Kensington Cooperative Nursery School

knslogo3202 Decatur Avenue
Kensington, MD 20895
(301) 933-0041

  • Class schedule: Part time with option for afternoon enrichment knswebsite_treelogo
  • Parent co-op
  • Curriculum: play-based and includes developmentally appropriate and thematically based activities
  • Secular curriculum

Kensington Nursery School was the first cooperative nursery school in the Washington metropolitan area and was founded in 1939.

Kensington Nursery School is dedicated to providing a nurturing and enriching environment for preschool children and their families. Play is the major activity through which children develop social skills, work out difficulties and exercise their physical, sensory, emotional and cognitive abilities. We accept each child as a person, encouraging individual strengths and fostering a positive self-image.

Daily experiences are structured to broaden the child’s understanding of the world. The wide variety of materials is used selectively to give children many opportunities for exploration. The atmosphere of the classroom encourages freedom of expression, while respecting the rights and feelings of others. Specially-trained teachers guide a thematically based program and work with cooperating parents to ensure that each child is attended to as part of a group and as an individual. Children are able to expand their appreciation of their community, the environment and the natural world.

Parent perspective is broadened through participation in the classroom and the Parent Education Program. Skills and insights learned at school can be used at home. Children value parents’ participation and they begin to learn the meaning of community involvement.

Class offerings:

  • AM 2’s T Th 9:00‒11:30am
  • Lunchtime 2/3’s T Th 11:45am‒2:15pm
  • AM 3’s M W F 9:00‒11:30am*
  • PM 3/4 M T W Th 12:00‒2:30pm
  • AM 4 M T W Th F 9:00‒11:30am*

*Extended Day Offered for AM3s and AM4s – M,W,F 11:30 – 2:00

Openings for this year: Please inquire

Minimum enrollment age: Child must be 2 by September 1st

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