Southern Montgomery County Preschool Directory

This directory includes a variety of schools serving families across southern Montgomery County, Maryland. The information below applies to the 2019–2020 school year. However, some schools may have openings for the current school year. If you wish to search via key word, zip code, or other parameters, visit our directory search page.

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4 Corners Community Nursery

4 Corners Community Nursery logo

801 University Blvd W, Silver Spring, MD 20901
4ccndirector@gmail.com | www.4ccn.org | 301-681-9520

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Half day
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Play-based curriculum
  • Secular

Profile: At 4CCN, we believe that children have a natural curiosity and a strong desire to learn. We also believe that play is the work of children and that it is through meaningful play experiences that children’s overall development is fostered. Teachers at 4CCN support children’s natural curiosity by providing them with relevant, developmentally appropriate activities and materials that enable them to experiment and create. Information is not taught in isolation—it is integrated into the daily events and connected to the children’s experiences. Our curriculum is based on [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten & Nursery

9504 Brunett Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20901
monica@acornhill.org | www.acornhill.org | 301-565-2282

Overview of school type:

  • Full time or half day / part time with early drop-off and afternoon enrichment options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Waldorf
  • Secular

Profile: At Acorn Hill, we believe that play is the serious work of childhood and that learning by doing provides the foundation for critical thinking, problem solving, and a lifelong enthusiasm for knowledge. Our morning and full-day programs are designed for children 2 1/2 to 6 years old, with parent-child classes for infants, toddlers, and 2- and 3-year-olds. Please join us for a tour and a mini-morning to learn about our school and programs—register on our tours web page.

Class schedule:

  • 2.5-year-olds: M/T/W, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Arco Iris Somos

4105 Jones Bridge Rd, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
lupemarks@arcoirisomos.com | www.arcoirisomos.com | 301-913-9400

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full and half day with early drop-off and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Spanish immersion
  • Secular
  • Language offerings: Spanish immersion

Profile: Arco Iris Somos Preschool has been created as a natural extension of Señora Lupe’s Mommy and Me Circle Time, Spanish immersion enrichment program, and her Spanish immersion spring and summer camps. Our preschool operates as a full immersion Spanish program for children ages 2 through 5 years. We offer full- and half-day programs with before and after care 10 months of the year.

Class offerings:

  • Ages 2 to 5 years: Half-day (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) or full-day (9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) programs
  • Ages 3 to 7 years: Enrichment programs on weekdays from 4:45–6:00 p.m. and [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Aspen Hill Cooperative Nursery School

Aspen Hill Cooperative Nursery School Logo

1001 Twinbrook Pkwy, Rockville, MD 20851
aspenhillcns@gmail.com | ahcns.org | 301-424-7370

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Part time / half day
  • Parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Play-based learning, which encourages children to be creative problem-solvers and to develop their own ideas and understanding through play
  • Secular
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Profile: At Aspen Hill Cooperative Nursery School, caregivers and teachers work together in a warm and friendly atmosphere to raise each child’s educational and personal abilities through positive reinforcement, rewarding learning activities, and the friendly interaction of peers. As a consequence, pupils learn [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Audubon Nature Preschool

Audubon Nature Preschool

8940 Jones Mill Rd, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
stephanie.bozzo@ANShome.org | www.anshome.org/preschool | 301-652-9188

Overview of school type:

  • Half day with early drop-off options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Nature-based, play-based, emergent curriculum
  • Secular
  • Language instruction: ASL and Spanish (occasional)

Profile: Our goal at the Audubon Nature Preschool is to facilitate the development of academic, social, and physical skills through interactions with the natural world by using hands-on, nature-based activities. Children are born naturalists. They explore the world with all of their senses, experiment in the environment, and communicate their discoveries to those around them.

The Audubon Nature Preschool builds on children’s inherent curiosity. Children unravel the wonders of the natural world through a balance [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Barrie Montessori

13500 Layhill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906
admission@barrie.org | www.barrie.org | 301-576-2839

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full day or half day / part time with early drop-off, afternoon enrichment, and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Montessori
  • Secular
  • Language offerings: Weekly Spanish and Mandarin

Profile: Barrie’s Montessori classrooms are designed as a safe and secure environment for social and emotional learning, which is taught, practiced, and occurs spontaneously. Nurturing each child’s spirit is a sacred charge. As children walk in the door, they are welcomed warmly with respect and joy. Each child is someone who matters to the teacher. Teacher modeling of caring and compassion are tangible lessons transmitted to children

Our toddler program is designed to meet the needs of the ever-inquisitive toddler. At this age, children learn best by doing. Our thoughtfully prepared environments [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Bethesda Cooperative Nursery School

Bethesda Cooperative Nursery School logo

5033 Wilson Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
bcns@bethesdacoopnurseryschool.org | http://www.bethesdacoopnurseryschool.org/home.html | 301-654-1864

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Half day, early drop-off, and afternoon enrichment after half-day program
  • Both co-op and non-co-op options
  • Curriculum: Play-based, parent-participatory nursery school
  • Secular

Profile: The Bethesda Cooperative Nursery School (BCNS) is a play-based, parent-participatory nursery school where parents, on a regularly scheduled basis, interact with their children in a group under the guidance of a teacher. The classroom becomes a learning environment for both parent and child. Parents are able to learn about child development while participating in classroom activities.

BCNS was established in 1965 as a non-profit, non-sectarian organization by the Church in Bethesda (previously known as Bethesda First Baptist Church) as [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Bethesda Preparatory School

5910 Goldsboro Rd, Bethesda, MD 20817
bethesdaprep@gmail.com | www.bethesdaprepschool.com | 301-642-1140

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full and part time with early drop-off and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Creative Curriculum, and a learning-through-play educational philosophy
  • Religious affiliation: Christian
  • Language offerings: Weekly Spanish

Profile: The community of Bethesda has embraced Bethesda Prep with open arms because of the principles we uphold in our educational services for ages 2 to 5 years. We have carefully crafted an environment in which children are equipped for a successful future through our academic, social, and spiritual programming. Our staff is encouraging and nurturing and are experts in the field. The Bethesda Prep environment incorporates structure and consistency. We encourage positive reinforcement [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Bethesda Reggio Bilingual Preschool

8008 Newdale Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814
contact@bethesdareggio.com | www.bethesdareggio.com | 301-310-8008

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full day
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Reggio-Emilia inspired
  • Secular
  • Language offerings: Spanish immersion

Bethesda Reggio is a Reggio-inspired, bilingual immersion preschool for children from 18 month to 5 years old. We have two buildings in the 7-acre Lynnbrook Park near B-CC High School off East-West Highway. Our outdoor campus features wonderful nature areas, athletic fields, and playgrounds right outside our classrooms. We feature a unique project-based curriculum that prepares children to excel in kindergarten while also speaking Spanish with a native accent.

We offer classrooms in two separate buildings: Newdale Cottage welcomes toddlers as well as 2- and young 3-year-old children. Lynnbrook Center is our new kinder-prep program for older children to prepare them for kindergarten. Join us for visit or schedule a [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church Nursery School

Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church Nursery School logo

6601 Bradley Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817
info@bhpcns.org | www.bhpcns.org | 301-365-2909

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Part time / half day with early drop-off and afternoon enrichment options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Play-based emergent, creative curriculum
  • Religious affiliation: Christian
  • Language offerings: Spanish lessons weekly for 3s and 4s classes

Profile: Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church Nursery School provides an early childhood education that nurtures the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social growth of each child according to his or her needs. We believe young children learn best through play. Our programs incorporate stories, music, physical movement, indoor, and outdoor play, as well as creative and sensory activities to foster a life-long love of [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Bright Eyes Early Learning Center

Bright Eyes logo

Veirs Mill location
11711 Joseph Mill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906
jerraine@brighteyeschildcare.com | www.brighteyeselc.com | 301-946-2776

Glen Haven location
10900 Inwood Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20902
jerraine@brighteyeschildcare.com | www.brighteyeselc.com | 240-430-1008

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full time or part time / half day
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: InvestiGator Club and Creative Curriculum
  • Secular
  • Language offerings: Spanish (occasional)

Profile: Bright Eyes Early Learning Centers have been partnering with the community since 1991. Our philosophy helps to enable children to grow physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively at their own pace. We strive to ensure a program that is developmentally appropriate for your child’s age and skill level. Our program is [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Cedar Lane Nursery School

9601 Cedar Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
admissionsclns@gmail.com | www.clns.org | 301-564-1680

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Half day with option for afternoon enrichment
  • Parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Play-based, NAEYC-accredited preschool
  • Secular
  • Language instruction: Chinese every other week

Cedar Lane Nursery School (CLNS) is a play-based cooperative preschool located in the beautiful wooded grounds near Rock Creek Park in Kensington, MD. CLNS was founded in 1959 and is accredited by NAEYC, Maryland Excels, and the MD Dept. of Education. CLNS is a warm, welcoming environment where dedicated teachers and parents work together to make the best possible first school experience for our children.

Class offerings:

  • 2-year-old class: Tu/Th, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 2/3-year-old class: T/F, 9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • 3-year-old class: M/W/Th, 9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • 4/5-year-old class: M–F, 9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

[click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Chevy Chase United Methodist Church Preschool

7001 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
lbailey@chevychaseumc.org | ccumcpreschool.org | 301-652-7660

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Half day with early drop-off and afternoon enrichment options
  • Both co-op and non-co-op options
  • Philosophy: Learning through play
  • Curriculum: Creative Curriculum combined with Montgomery County’s Pre-K framework for STEM
  • Religious affiliation: Methodist with a virtues-based philosophy
  • Language offerings: Weekly French and Spanish immersion afternoons

Profile: At Chevy Chase United Methodist Church (CCUMC) Preschool, each child is encouraged to develop into their fullest potential. We strive to create a preschool community that not only nurtures our students and prepares them for academic success beyond our walls but also creates warm connections for our parents.

Morning classes from 9:00 a.m. to [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Clara Barton Center for Children

Clara Barton Center for Children logo

7425 MacArthur Blvd, Cabin John, MD 20818
info@clarabartoncenter.org | www.clarabartoncenter.org | 301-320-4565

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full day or half day / part time with early drop-off and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: 2-year-olds, Healthy Beginnings; 3–5-year-olds, Creative Curriculum 5th Ed.
  • Secular

Profile: The Clara Barton Center for Children is a fully licensed non-profit daycare established to facilitate learning through play by providing a varied, developmentally appropriate program that nurtures creativity and exploration and fosters children’s social development. We provide quality, comprehensive, and child-centered learning environments and child care services for children ages 2–5 years. We are accredited by the Maryland State Dept. of [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Concord Hill School

Concord Hill Photo

6050 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
sarzt@concordhill.org | www.concordhill.org | 301-654-2626

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full or part time / half day with early drop-off, afternoon enrichment, and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: A developmentally appropriate, play-based curriculum, encouraging children to embrace knowledge and value their social and emotional awareness
  • Secular
  • Language offerings: Spanish two times per week

Profile: Concord Hill School is a coeducational school for children ages 3 years to grade 3, focusing on the early childhood years. We are small with one class per grade level, and each class has two lead teachers. In addition, we offer special subjects (art, library, music, PE, science, and technology) to reinforce the [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Crossway Montessori

3015 Upton Dr, Kensington, MD 20895
ezifcak@crossway-community.org | www.crosswayschool.org | 301-929-2505

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full or half day / part time with early drop-off, afternoon enrichment, and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Montessori from Nido to Primary
  • Secular

Profile: Crossway Community Montessori School aims to cultivate every child’s own natural desire to learn; we aim to cultivate curious, compassionate, self-directed, socially responsible citizens who work collaboratively, respectfully, and peacefully as interdependent learners in a diverse intergenerational community. Grounded in Maria Montessori’s theory of human development, each Montessori classroom supports each child’s development according to his or her readiness. Each child is free to explore within a specially prepared environment and with the guidance of the Montessori-trained teachers, or “guides.” Designed to be beautiful, orderly, and calm, each classroom is a community of peaceful, purposeful, and developmentally appropriate activity.

[click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Early Childhood Center

100 Welsh Park Dr, Rockville, MD 20850
info@eccpreschool.com | www.eccpreschool.com | 301-424-8065

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full or half day / part time with early drop-off and afternoon enrichment options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Purposeful play-based curriculum, Creative Curriculum, and hands-on, active learning to offer a developmentally appropriate, child-centered program
  • Secular

Profile: Early Childhood Center (ECC) offers a play-based learning program for children ages 2–5 years old. We inspire children to develop a love of learning that will continue to grow with them throughout their lifetime. Families appreciate our small class sizes; low student-to-teacher ratios; nurturing environment; and highly qualified, degreed teachers. We have been an integral part of the Rockville community for over 45 years.

ECC is dedicated to providing children with a quality education that compliments their individual needs. For the success of each child, we have small class sizes with two experienced teachers [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Early Childhood School at B’nai Shalom of Olney

Early Childhood School at BSO logo

18401 Burtfield Dr, Olney, MD 20832
sarah.meytin@bnaishalomofolney.org | www.ecsolney.org | 301-570-0699

  • Schedule: Full or part time / half day with early drop-off, afternoon enrichment, and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Play-based, constructivist, developmentally appropriate
  • Religious curriculum: Jewish
  • Language offerings: Hebrew weekly and integrated

Profile: The Early Childhood School at B’nai Shalom of Olney (BSO) is a warm and nurturing Jewish preschool open to all children. With flexible part- and full-time scheduling between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; enrichment programs that include soccer, karate, yoga, and more; and a play-based, developmentally appropriate approach, we provide high-quality care and education. Registration and tuition information is available on our website.

Class offerings:

  • 2- [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Evergreen School

10700 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20902
kstegeman@evergreenschool.com | www.evergreenschool.com | 301-942-5979

Overview of the school type:

  • Schedule: Full or half day / part time with early drop-off, afternoon enrichment, and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Montessori philosophy of education
  • Secular
  • Language offerings: Spanish

Profile: Evergreen School is celebrating our 55th anniversary this year. We are a traditional Montessori school serving children ages 2 years through 3rd grade. Children in a Montessori environment learn at their own pace, foster independence, and have a strong love of learning. We offer art, music, PE, library, and Spanish. In addition, we offer before care, after care, enrichment programs, and summer camps.

Class offerings:

  • 5 day/week program with half-day (8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) and full-day (8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) options
  • Before care: 7:30–8:30 a.m.
  • After care: 3:00–6:00 p.m.

Enrichment offerings: All children [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Feynman School

Feynman School logo

11810 Falls Rd, Potomac, MD 20854
admissions@feynmanschool.org | www.feynmanschool.org | 301-770-4370

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full- and half-day classes with early drop-off and late pickup options (after full-day program)
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Accelerated, differentiated education without a ceiling for gifted students and strong social-emotional support for their unique needs
  • Secular
  • Language offerings: Spanish multiple times a week, Chinese enrichment

Profile: All students in Feynman School are gifted. We don’t offer gifted education as an enrichment or separate track from a separate curriculum; all we do is gifted education. Your children will learn alongside the peers that they naturally gravitate toward already in public school, and from teachers who have all been [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Forcey Christian School

2130 East Randolph Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20904
kelly-marroquin@fcs.school | www.fcs.school | 301-622-2281

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full or half day / part time with late pickup option
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Developmentally appropriate curriculum helps children to grow cognitively, physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually
  • Religious affiliation: Forcey Bible Church

Profile: Forcey Christian School is fully accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The preschool program is connected with grades kindergarten through 8 on the same campus for smooth transition.

The excellent program features positive, loving, [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Garrett Park Nursery School

Garrett Park Nursery School logo

4812 Oxford St, Garrett Park, MD 20896
membershipgpns@yahoo.com | www.garrettparknurseryschool.org | 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 [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Gates of Discovery

preschool children pouring water into cups

16620 Georgia Ave, Olney, MD 20832
badler@shaaretefila.org | www.gatesofdiscovery.org | 301-593-3410

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full day or half day with early drop-off, afternoon enrichment, and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Reggio-inspired, nature-focused program
  • Religious affiliation: Jewish

Profile: At Gates of Discovery, the Rose and George Teller Preschool of Shaare Tefila, we believe that meaningful learning happens in a place where cognition meets the imagination, emotion, creativity, and aesthetics. Children interact with their world in an unswerving way, and their encounters are characterized by dialogues, critique, comparison, negotiating, hypothesizing, and problem solving.

As we believe that in any learning moment both the teachers and the children are researchers, [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

German International School Washington D.C.

8617 Chateau Dr, Potomac, MD 20854
admissions@giswashington.org | www.giswashington.org | 301-767-3846

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full or part time / half day with afternoon enrichment or late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: German early childhood curriculum; play-based, multicultural, 2-year-old group, 3- and 4-year-olds in mixed aged groups
  • Secular
  • Language offerings: German immersion

Profile: German International School Washington D.C. (GISW) preschool is in a wonderful, child-friendly building where work is done by hand, through imagination, and while having fun. Activities are designed to stimulate the senses and promote fine and gross motor skills. Our goal is to help children become strong, competent, and self-confident. We follow a German preschool curriculum model that includes 4 major experience areas:

  1. Personal skills—I am myself: [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Glenbrook Cooperative Nursery School

glenbrook coop logo

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

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Part time / half day with lunch or afternoon enrichment options
  • Parent co-operative
  • 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 [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Grace Episcopal Day School

Grace Episcopal Day School logo

9411 Connecticut Ave, Kensington, MD 20895
karen@geds.org | www.geds.org | 240-292-5237

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full time or half day / part time with early drop-off, afternoon enrichment, and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Emergent Curriculum; the principles of play-based learning to build on children’s curiosity
  • Religious affiliation: Episcopal
  • Language instruction: Spanish beginning in kindergarten

Profile: What does it look like when a school built to provide an excellent education to children from across Greater Washington lives its mission? And when that school cultivates each individual child’s capacity to feel, to wonder, to create, and to relate to others with empathy and kindness? The answer is Grace.

Our early [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Holy Cross School

4900 Strathmore Ave, Garrett Park, MD 20896
office@hcross.org | www.hcross.org | 301-949-1699

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full time or half day / part time with early drop-off and late pickup (after full day) and afternoon enrichment options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Play-based, hands-on learning enriched with literacy and mathematics
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic

Profile: Holy Cross develops the whole child with activities designed to foster social, emotional, and cognitive growth. Students enjoy a play-based curriculum that builds confidence, sharing, friendship, and collaboration. We provide a warm, nurturing, and safe environment for all children.

Class offerings:

  • Pre-K 4-year-olds: Full and half day
  • Pre-K 3-year-olds: Full and half day

Enrichment offerings: Club SciKidz science and technology, chess, and soccer

Openings for 2018–19: No

Minimum enrollment age: Children must be 3- and 4-years-old for their respective programs by Aug. 31

[click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Holy Redeemer Catholic School

9715 Summit Ave, Kensington, MD 20895
d.monahan@hrs-ken.org | www.hrs-ken.org | 301-942-2567

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full time or half day / part time with option for late pickup
  • Both co-op and non-co-op options
  • Curriculum: Play-based curriculum
  • Religious curriculum: Roman Catholic

Profile: Founded in 1950, Holy Redeemer is a pre-K–8 Catholic parish school dedicated to the development of the whole child. We continue today to be an integral part of a vibrant community that comprises Holy Redeemer Parish.

Our mission statement: Holy Redeemer Catholic School, a community rooted in faith and academic excellence, fosters spiritual growth, personal development, and service to others in a nurturing and inclusive environment.

Class offerings:

  • 3-year-old options:
    • T/Th, 8:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
    • M/W/F, 8:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
    • M–F, [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Jamon Montessori Day School

52 Randolph Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20904
jamon.montessori@gmail.com | www.jamonmontessori.com | 301-384-3131

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full time or part time / half day with early drop-off and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Montessori
  • Secular
  • Language instruction: Spanish

Profile: The mission at Jamon Montessori Day School (JMDS) is to provide a quality education for children ages 2–6 years old, using the Montessori method to enable them to develop social, emotional, physical, and intellectual skills in accordance to their abilities. JMDS is committed to maintaining a safe, caring, and peaceful environment that fosters a partnership between the child, the school, and home.

JMDS was established in 1995 by Lisa Miller, head of school. The school was conveniently relocated to the Colesville section of Silver Spring, MD, in 1996 and is proud to serve the Washington [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Kensington Cooperative Nursery School

knslogo

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

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Part time with option for afternoon enrichment 
  • Parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Play-based and includes developmentally appropriate and thematically based activities
  • Secular

Profile: Founded in 1939, KCNS was the first cooperative nursery school in the Washington metropolitan area. KCNS 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 [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Kids Adventures Academy for Early Learning

Kids Adventures Academy logo

Adat Shalom location
7727 Persimmon Tree Ln, Bethesda, MD 20817
www.kidsadventures.com/adat-shalom-ael | 240-678-6964

Takoma Park location
7511 Holly Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
www.kidsadventures.com/kaacademy-tp | 240-678-7239

Wayside location
10011 Glen Rd, Potomac, MD 20854
www.kidsadventures.com/wayside-ael | 240-204-0060

Wheaton Woods Park location
4501 Faroe Pl, Rockville, MD 20853
www.kidsadventures.com/wheaton-woods-ael | 240-204-0051

General contact info
sarah@kidsadventures.com | www.kidsadventures.com

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full or half day with early drop-off and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Creative Curriculum
  • Secular
  • Language offerings: Weekly Spanish

Profile: [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Kreative Kids Learning Center

Kreative Kids logo

14500 Layhill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906
kkidzlc@gmail.com | www.kkidzlc.com | 301-598-5432

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full day or half day / part time with early drop-off, afternoon enrichment, and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: MSDE-approved curriculum, The Investigator Club, which aligns with the Common Core Curriculum
  • Secular
  • Language offerings: Basic Spanish and ASL

Profile: Kreative Kidz has specialized preschool and pre-K programs for children ages 2–5 years. We offer full- and part-time schedules, and we are open year round. Our program also offers preschool and pre-K summer camp options. Please contact us to schedule a tour.

Class offerings:

  • M–F, 6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • M/W/F, 6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • T/TH, 6:30 a.m. [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Language and Academically Rich Center

5000 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20011
ccoleman@kingsbury.org | www.larcprogram.org | 202-722-5555

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full day with early drop-off and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Hands-on curriculum includes lessons from Lively Letters, Stern Math, Bringing Words to Life, We Thinkers, and Let’s Dig In!
  • Secular

Profile: The Language and Academically Rich Center (LARC) is a pre-K / transitional K program that provides a supportive learning environment that blends a focus on nurturing the development of social emotional skills and academic and linguistic growth.

Class offerings: M–F, 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Opening for 2018–19: Yes

Minimum enrollment age: 4 years old

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Learning Center for Young Children

Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church
10123 Connecticut Ave, Kensington, MD 20895
lcyc@warnermemorial.org | warnermemorial.org/lcyc | 301-949-2933

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Half day / part time with optional extended day add-on
  • Both co-op and non-co-op options
  • Curriculum: Play-based
  • Secular
  • Religious affiliation: Presbyterian

The Learning Center for Young Children (LCYC) believes in nurturing self-confidence in children by providing experiences that help develop the ability to be independent, to listen to and follow directions, and to solve problems. The program is designed to help children develop cognitive skills such as counting and recognition of letters, numbers, shapes, and sounds through informal activities and educational games, play, and hands-on experiences. Our play-based programs place an emphasis on helping children to learn the discipline of social interactions. The program provides a relaxed atmosphere of loving and caring in which children are encouraged to [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

National Child Research Center

National Child Research Center logo

3209 Highland Pl NW, Washington, DC 20008
admissions@ncrcpreschool.org | www.ncrcpreschool.org | 202-363-8777

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full time or part time / half day with early drop-off, late pickup, and afternoon enrichment options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Play based
  • Secular
  • Language offerings: Sign Language and Spanish

Profile: Founded in 1928, the National Child Research Center (NCRC) provides a collaborative approach to preschool education in an environment that nurtures the whole child, fosters partnerships with families, and is committed to the inclusion of children with special needs. A highly trained, multi-disciplinary faculty employs developmentally appropriate practices, supported by ongoing professional development and sound research. Essential to its role as a [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Rock Creek Montessori School

Rock Creek Montessori logo

3701 Spruell Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20902
info@rockcreekmontessori.com | www.rockcreekmontessori.com | 301-942-9561

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full time or half day / part time with early drop-off and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Montessori Curriculum developed by Maria Montessori
  • Secular
  • Language offerings: Spanish immersion

Profile: The Rock Creek Montessori School is a 5-days/week program. The main goal is to help children develop a rapport with their environment and to support them as they develop physical, social, and intellectual independence. The teacher follows each child’s progress and presents carefully designed lessons and materials on a one-to-one basis as the child is ready.

We focus on language, Spanish, mathematics, [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Rockville Day Care Association, Inc.

Bel Pre location
13801 Rippling Brook Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20906
belprecdc@rockvilledaycare.org | https://rockvilledaycare.org/center/bel-pre/ | 301-871-0159

Sargent Shriver location
12518 Greenly St, Silver Spring, MD 20906
sargentshrivercdc@rockvilledaycare.org | https://rockvilledaycare.org/center/sargent-shriver/ | 301-933-1785

Woodlin location
2103 Luzerne Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910
woodlincdc@rockvilledaycare.org | https://rockvilledaycare.org/center/woodlin-child-development-center/ | 301-608-9693

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full day
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Creative Curriculum Gold
  • Secular

Profile: Bel Pre Child Development Center (CDC), Sargent Shriver CDC, and Woodlin CDC are located in the Silver Spring area [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Rockville Presbyterian Cooperative Nursery School

RPNCS logo

215 West Montgomery Ave, Rockville, MD 20850
info@rpcns.org | www.rpcns.org | 301-762-1293

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Half day with early drop-off and afternoon enrichment options
  • Both co-op and non-co-op options
  • Curriculum: Play-based curriculum with an emphasis on parental support
  • Secular

Profile: Rockville Presbyterian Cooperative Nursery School (RPCNS) is a secular, non-profit, cooperative preschool that emphasizes play-based leaning and parental involvement. Our unique model offers the parent the opportunity to be an active participant in their child’s first school experience. Our parent members work together with our professionally trained teachers to create a safe, nurturing environment for our children. Located in the heart of historic Rockville, RPCNS has been a fixture of the community for over 50 years. We [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Sandy Spring Friends School

Sandy Spring Friends School logo

16923 Norwood Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860
admissions@ssfs.org | www.ssfs.org | 301-774-7455

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full day with early drop-off and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Dedicated to educating the whole child, focusing on each child’s growth academically, physically, socially, and spiritually
  • Secular curriculum
  • Religious affiliation: Quaker
  • Language offerings: Weekly Spanish

Profile: At Sandy Spring Friends School (SSFS), we believe students learn best when creative thinking, active listening, and positive interactions are reinforced in the classroom. Through close collaboration between teachers and peers, students develop a deep love of learning. Our students learn to shape questions about concepts and ideas, to reflect upon their learning, and to put their learning [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Sidwell Friends

Lower School location
5100 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
missions@sidwell.edu | www.sidwell.edu/academics/lower-school | 202-537-8111

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full day with early drop-off, afternoon enrichment, late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Religious affiliation: Society of Friends (Quakers)
  • Language offerings: Spanish 3x/week; Chinese 1x/week

Profile: Founded in 1883, Sidwell Friends School (SFS) is a pre-K–12, co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Bethesda, MD (grades pre-K–4), and Washington, D.C. (grades 5–12). SFS offers a challenging academic experience in a warm, supportive environment. We seek students who demonstrate the potential to meet high academic and personal standards and contribute to the vitality of the school.

SFS is grounded in the Quaker belief that there is “that of God in everyone.” Individually and collectively, we challenge ourselves to pursue excellence in academic, athletic, and artistic realms. We are committed to the joys of exploration and discovery. [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Silver Spring Day School

33 University Blvd, Silver Spring, MD 20901
admin@silverspringdayschool.org | www.silverspringdayschool.org | 301-593-6581

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full day or half day with early drop-off, afternoon enrichment, and late pickup options
  • Both co-op and non-co-op options
  • Curriculum: Play-based with an emphasis on social-emotional skills
  • Secular
  • Language offerings: Spanish twice monthly

Profile: Silver Spring Day School (SSDS) is a parent participatory preschool with more than 150 children in classes designed for 2-year-old to pre-kindergarten students. For over 45 years, SSDS has remained steadfast in its belief that children learn best when they are actively engaged in their learning. Our program is designed to nurture and encourage children in all aspects of their development. Our play-based philosophy allows for just the [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Silver Spring Nursery School

Silver Spring Nursery School logo

10309 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20903
membership@silverspringnurseryschool.org | silverspringnurseryschool.org | 301-434-2313

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Part time / half day with early drop-off, afternoon enrichment, or late pickup options
  • Parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Play-based philosophy focusing on the development of each child’s emotional, intellectual, physical, and social strengths
  • Secular

Profile: Silver Spring Nursery School (SSNS) is a part-time, play-based, cooperative nursery school for children ages 2–5 years. Teachers and parents work together to provide a secure, relaxed atmosphere where each child can progress at his or her own pace. Our professional award-winning teachers, assisted by the parents, set the educational stage; guide the group unobtrusively; and maintain an atmosphere of [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Silver Spring Presbyterian Church Children’s Center

SSPC Children's Center logo

580 University Blvd E, Silver Spring, MD 20901
sspcchildrensctr@aol.com | sspcchildrenscenter.com | 301-439-2942

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full time or half day / part time with early drop-off and afternoon enrichment options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Investigator Club Just for Threes (for our 3/4’s class) and Pre-K Curriculum (for our 4/5’s pre-K class)
  • Secular curriculum

Profile: Silver Spring Presbyterian Church (SSPC) Children’s Center (CC) is a Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) licensed and accredited early care and education program, providing child care and non-public nursery/preschool services. SSPC CC has been in existence since 1975.

Why SSPC CC? Our mission statement says it all: SSPC CC exists for the purpose of providing high-quality early childhood services to [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Spring Bilingual Montessori Academy

Spring Bilingual Montessori logo

3514 Plyers Mill Rd, Kensington, MD 20895
office@spring-bilibgual.org | www.spring-bilingual.org | 301-962-7262

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full time or part time / half day with early drop-off, afternoon enrichment, or late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Montessori
  • Language offerings: 45-min immersion in Spanish, French, or Italian

Profile: Spring Bilingual Montessori Academy (SBMA) seeks to create a learning environment in which the student is encouraged to explore his or her own innate sense of curiosity and eagerness to gain knowledge.

Our program is carefully designed to meet the individual needs of each child. The difference between our environment and that of other Montessori institutions lies in the parallel instruction of foreign language to all facets of [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Spring Knolls Cooperative Early Learning Center

Spring Knolls logo

8900 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910
springknolls4@gmail.com | www.springknolls.org | 310-650-0086

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Part time / half day with afternoon enrichment option
  • Both parent co-op and non-co-op options
  • Curriculum: Play-based learning and the Creative Curriculum
  • Secular

Profile: Spring Knolls embraces a play-based learning philosophy, focusing on the whole child and fostering their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth. Our experienced and dedicated staff, in strong partnership with parents, empowers children to reach their full potential through the power of play. Spring Knolls is a place where children are taught to appreciate themselves and the world they live in. The faculty and co-oping parents work as a team in the classroom [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

St. Andrew Apostle School

11602 Kemp Mill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20902
standrew20902@standrewapostle.org | https://standrewapostle.org | 301-649-3555

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full and part time with early drop-off and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Dedicated to educating the whole child in a nurturing and challenging environment in partnership
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic
  • Language offerings: Weekly Spanish for the preschool & pre-K

Profile for the Early Learning Center: St. Andrew Apostle Early Learning Center (ELC) is a full-day, year-round, educational program for infants starting at 6 weeks of age through 3 years old from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The ELC is dedicated to teaching the entire child: mind, body, and soul. The staff uses the Creative Curriculum and High Reach Learning System in conjunction with spiritual [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

St. Luke’s Christian Day School

9100 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910
cds@saintlukekids.org | www.saintlukekids.org | 301-588-3866

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Half day
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Play-based program using “Opening the World to Learning
  • Religious affiliation: Christian

Profile: Saint Luke Christian Day School provides a play-based educational program focused on the whole child. Through curriculum-based free play, stories, music, creative art, and readiness activities, children are prepared for kindergarten in an environment of love.

Saint Luke Christian Day School offers a variety of part-time educational programs at each age level: 2 years old, 3 years old, and pre-K. The school year runs 9 months, Sept. through May. Children may enter the school at any age level on a space available basis.

Class offerings:

  • 2-year-olds: M/W or [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

St. John’s Christian Preschool

4629 Aspen Hill Rd, Rockville, MD 20853
director@sjkidspreschool.org | www.sjkidspreschool.org | 301-946-4977

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Half day
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Designed to promote social and emotional growth with an emphasis on the development of positive self-esteem
  • Religious affiliation: Christian

Profile: St. John’s Christian Preschool believes that children learn best through play. Activities are centered around weekly themes and often include special visitors, trips, dress-up days, and related snacks. Our curriculum is designed to promote both social and emotional growth with an emphasis on the development of positive self-esteem. To meet these goals, children are exposed to a variety of academic readiness activities through active discovery and guided learning. The children’s spiritual growth [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

St. John’s Episcopal School

3427 Olney Laytonsville Rd, Olney, MD 20832
margaret.curry@stjes.org | www.stjes.org | 301-774-6804

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full time or half day / part time with early drop-off and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Theme-based academic program nurturing character and faith
  • Religious affiliation: Christian

Profile: St. John’s Episcopal Preschool is a theme-based academic program nurturing character and faith for children ages 3–5 years. Our primary mission is to provide a safe, caring, and positive environment that fosters a lifetime love of learning. Our engaging program encourages the social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual development of the whole child. We proudly focus on teaching our students our core values of kindness, honesty, respect, and [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

St. Jude Regional Catholic School

4820 Walbridge St, Rockville, MD 20853
glenn.benjamin@stjuderockville.org | www.stjuderockville.org | 301-946-7888

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full day with early drop-off and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Archdiocese of Washington curriculum standards
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic

Profile: St. Jude’s preschool promotes an environment where children become independent, confident, lifelong learners with a strong sense of self. We proudly offer a positive, child-centered preschool experience that fosters a love of learning in a nurturing community.

St. Jude offers an exciting age-appropriate curriculum that enriches and prepares the children for a successful transition into the next school year. St. Jude recognizes the significant relationship among teachers, students, parents, and families and encourages continuous collaboration in a climate of mutual respect, cooperation, and shared responsibility.

Class offerings: Pre-K 3-years-old class and pre-K 4-years-old class, full day, 8:30 a.m. – [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Stone Ridge

9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814
admissions@stoneridgeschool.org | stoneridgeschool.org | 301-657-4322

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full day with early drop-off and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: The Creative Curriculum and The Project Approach
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic
  • Language instruction: French

Profile: Stone Ridge is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school in the Network of Sacred Heart schools for girls, grades 1–12, with a co-educational early childhood program, Little Hearts, which serves children 3-month-olds through kindergarten age.

The Stone Ridge Little Hearts classrooms engage the hearts and minds of young children, using developmentally appropriate practices based on information about how children develop and learn; their individual strengths, interests, and needs; and their family cultures and community. They learn to ask questions, solve problems, respect themselves, and care responsibly for others. Our cognitive expectations taught through [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Sugar Plums

6003 Executive Blvd, Rockville, MD 20852
deborah@sugarplumscenter.com | sugarplumscenter.com | 301-468-6003

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full day
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Creative Curriculum
  • Secular
  • Language offerings: Spanish daily

Profile: Sugar Plums’ intention is to foster a nurturing environment of open-ended exploration, creativity, curiosity, and growth for children, teachers, and parents that promote our connections to the community and the world around us.

We find the best way to engage and encourage each and every child at a level that makes them comfortable in their surroundings. Our child-centered program is a play-based curriculum rooted in sound research and developmentally appropriate practices that reveal and enhance each child’s skills.

From the moment you walk through the front door, every aspect of [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Takoma Children’s School

6925 Willow Street NW, Washington, DC 20012
office@takomachildren.org | takomachildren.org | 202-726-9220

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full day
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Play-based and inspired by Reggio Emilia philosophy
  • Secular

Profile: Takoma Children’s School (TCS) is a progressive year-round preschool serving 2–5-year-old children and their families with part-time through full-day options. We are inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy and are strongly play-based in our approach to children’s learning. Our school’s outstanding teachers and staff provide a nurturing, safe, and fun-filled environment that fosters creativity and a love of learning through play and exploration.

We value each child’s unique needs and contributions, as we foster social, emotional, physical, and thinking skills that [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Takoma Park Cooperative Nursery School

Takoma Park Cooperative Nursery School photo

8204 Flower Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
admissions@tpcns.org | takomacooperativeschool.org | 301-585-7272

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Half day / part time
  • Parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Project-based approaches of Lilian Katz and Loris Malaguzzi (Reggio Emilia); Vygotsky’s philosophy of developmental scaffolding; arts based, play based, nature infused
  • Secular

Profile: Founded in 1942, Takoma Park Cooperative Nursery School, is a nursery school for children ages 2–5 years. At the school, informed, committed parents work, or co-op, in their child’s classroom alongside professionally trained, dedicated teachers. Our community is strengthened through monthly membership meetings and periodic training sessions, and parents assume administrative roles essential to the school’s operation.

The school presents a distinctive, research-supported early [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Center

10101 Connecticut Ave, Kensington, MD 20895
eccgary@templeemanuelmd.org | https://templeemanuelmd.org/early-childhood-center | 301-942-2000

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Both full and half days with early drop-off and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood learning and the progressive values of Temple Emanuel
  • Religious affiliation: Jewish

Profile: Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Center was founded 10 years ago as an integral part of a larger community that honors spiritual and intellectual growth, a deep appreciation of the natural environment, a commitment to social service, and a deep respect for the diversity of our community. Starting with a blank canvas, a strong vision, and a group of dedicated early childhood educators, we have grown into one of the most highly respected early childhood programs in the D.C. Metropolitan area.

Our pedagogy is based [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Washington Waldorf School

4800 Sangamore Rd, Bethesda, MD 20816
llawson@washingtonwaldorf.org | www.washingtonwaldorf.org | 301-229-6107

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full or half day with early drop-off and late pickup options
  • Both co-op and non-co-op options
  • Curriculum: Waldorf or Steiner philosophy, which is a home-like, developmentally appropriate, play-based program
  • Secular: We value a spiritual life but are not a religious school
  • Language offerings: Spanish exposure in pre-K and kindergarten; Spanish and German grades

Profile: Washington Waldorf School (WWS)—Imagine a better way to learn. In Waldorf early childhood programming, children meet themselves in the realm of the imagination through stories, songs, puppetry, and play. They meet the world through tasks like baking, sewing, hammering, sweeping, cooking, sawing, and gardening. These activities nourish and protect a sense of awe and wonder while offering the children a way to rehearse for life as a productive adult. An abundance of outdoor play [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day

Wonders logo

5272 River Rd, Suite 530, Bethesda, MD 20816
admin@wonderslearning.org | www.wonderslearning.org | 301-654-5339

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full day with early drop-off and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Designed to nurture each child’s social and emotional development, guided by the Creative Curriculum
  • Secular

Profile: Wonders Early Learning at Edgemoor and Wonders Early Learning at Leland are NAEYC accredited and Maryland Excels Level 4 early childhood programs that teach the foundations of lifelong learning and social responsibility. We support the interests of each child, helping children grow in social-emotional and cognitive skill development through hands-on experimentation [click school’s name at the top to read more…]

The Woods Academy

Woods Academy logo

6801 Greentree Rd, Bethesda, MD 20817
mmcnamara@woodsacademy.org | www.woodsacademy.org | 301-365-3080

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full or part time / half day with early drop-off, afternoon enrichment, and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Montessori
  • Religious curriculum: Catholic
  • Language offerings: Spanish and French

Profile: A Montessori preschool, the Woods Academy’s inviting classrooms, experienced teachers, well-equipped playground enhanced by PE, art, music, and world language provide a joyful learning experience. The preschool is AMS accredited.

Enrichment offerings: World language, art, music, PE, and technology

Openings for 2018–19: Please inquire

Minimum enrollment age: 3 years old by Sept. 1

[click school’s name at the top to read more…]

Whole Kids Academy

Whole Kids Academy logo

6006 Executive Blvd, 3rd Floor, Rockville MD 20852
info@wholekidsacademy.com | wholekidsacademy.com | 240-242-4957

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full time or part time / half day with late pickup option
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Language immersion; Creative Curriculum, fostering a love of learning, nourishing minds, bodies, and planet
  • Secular
  • Language offerings: Spanish immersion

Profile: Whole Kids Academy is Bethesda’s premier Spanish immersion preschool dedicated to providing the highest quality of care, education, and enrichment to children from birth to pre-kindergarten. We are a family-owned preschool; as parents of 2 young boys, we sought to build a well-balanced program that we would be excited for own children to be a part of. We have created a [click school’s name at the top to read more…]