Glenbrook Cooperative Nursery School

10010 Fernwood Rd., Bethesda, MD 20817
membership@glenbrookschool.org | www.glenbrookschool.org | 301-365-3190

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Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full time and part time / half day with lunch and afternoon enrichment options
  • Parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Play-based cooperative
  • Secular

Profile: Glenbrook Cooperative Nursery School is a supportive, nurturing preschool for 2-, 3-, and 4-year-olds. Our programs offer the perfect opportunity to play a part in your child’s first school experience, and our flexible co-op options are designed to fit into many families’ schedules.

Our students learn and grow through meaningful, age-appropriate play within a structured environment. Our 4-year-old program provides additional structure to help prepare children for kindergarten, with the option to enroll in our enriching lunch bunch program two days a week.

As a co-op, parents play an active role within the school, primarily acting as the teachers’ assistants in the classroom. This close relationship between teachers, parents, and children builds a sense of community and togetherness.

Glenbrook is located at the intersection of Democracy Boulevard and Fernwood Road, inside the Bethesda United Church of Christ. (Glenbrook is not church affiliated.) Through the efforts of dedicated parents and staff, Glenbrook has been part of the community fabric of Bethesda since 1942.

Class offerings:

  • 2-year-olds: T/Th or Fri. only, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • 3-year-olds: M/W/F or M–Th, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • 4-year-olds:
    • M–F, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    • Lunch bunch (STEM) option: T/Th, 12:30–2:30 p.m.
    • Stay and play option: Wed., 12:30–2 p.m.

NOTE: Information for the 2021-2022 school year was not yet finalized as of Nov. 4, 2020. Please contact the school to confirm its offerings.

COVID-19 precautions: Glenbrook will use an outdoor classroom. All MSDE and CDC guidelines will be followed. Plans for small class size, health screenings, and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting are in place. The outdoor setting allows children to continue to learn through play in a a safe and developmentally appropriate way.

Enrichment offerings: Weekly music class; twice monthly JumpBunch; and Brit-Am soccer class (extra fee)

Openings for 2020–2021: Please inquire

Openings for 2020–2021: Yes

Minimum enrollment age: Must be age of class by Sept. 1

Due date for enrollment applications: Late January, with late enrollment and waitlist options

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Last updated: Nov. 4, 2020

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