Kensington Nursery School

3202 Decatur Ave, Kensington, MD 20895
info@knscoop.org | KNSCoop.org | 301-933-0041

This school is attending our 2019 preschool fair. Meet a school representative on Nov. 8. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Half day / part time with option for afternoon enrichment 
  • Parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Play based
  • Secular

Profile: 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. Teachers, parents, and children alike benefit from the exchange of ideas inherent in the cooperative structure.

Class offerings:

  • 2-year-olds: T/Th, 9:00–11:30 a.m.
  • 2- and 3-year-olds: T/Th, 11:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
  • 3-year-olds: M/W/F, 9:00–11:30 a.m. with extended day option until 2:00 p.m.
  • 3- and 4-year-olds: M–Th, 12:00–2:30 p.m.
  • 4-year-olds: M–F, 9:00–11:30 a.m. with M/W/F extended day option until 2:00 p.m.

Enrichment activities: Parent Education Program (PEP) scheduled throughout the year

Openings for 2019–2020: Yes

Openings for 2020–2021: Yes

Minimum enrollment age: Must be 2 years old by Sept. 1

Due date for enrollment applications: Mid-Jan., with late enrollment and waitlist options

Last updated: Sept. 3, 2019

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