Garrett Park Nursery School

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4812 Oxford St, Garrett Park, MD 20896 | | 301-933-5254

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Half day / part time with afternoon enrichment option
  • Parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Play-based cooperative preschool that seeks to encourage the total development of the child
  • Secular

Profile: Garrett Park Nursery School (GPNS), founded in 1953, is located next to the Garrett Park Elementary School. We believe that every child is unique and should be allowed to develop at his or her own pace in a warm, encouraging, and stimulating atmosphere. We believe that children learn through play, and we want each child’s earliest school experience to be positive and successful. Our program strives to encourage each child to develop a strong, positive self-image and skills for successful interaction with other children and adults. In a cooperative nursery school, the child benefits from a more gradual separation from home and from the opportunity to interact closely with a variety of interested adults with different skills, talents, and enthusiasms. Parents benefit from the opportunity to work under a teacher trained in early childhood education and to observe the ways in which other adults interact with young children in various situations. The classrooms are spacious and well equipped with materials to encourage the spontaneity and creativity of each child. Classrooms include sand and water tables, easels and art supplies, housekeeping and dress-up areas, reading corner, science center, and a loft play area. We also have a shady, fenced outdoor playground.

Class offerings:

  • 2-year-olds: T/Th, 9:15–11:45 a.m.
  • 3-year-olds: M/W/F, 9:15–11:45 a.m.
  • 4-year-olds: M–F, 9:15–11:45 a.m.
  • Extended day option for 3- and and 4-year-olds: 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Enrichment offerings: Music lessons

Openings for this year: Yes

Minimum enrollment age: 2 years old by Sept. 1

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