Silver Spring Nursery School

10309 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20903 | | 301-434-2313

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Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Half day / part time with early drop-off and afternoon enrichment 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 warmth, friendliness, and freedom within carefully set limits. We offer a developmentally appropriate environment that is rich in possibilities for exploring, enhancing their curiosity, learning flexibility, understanding differences, learning problem solving, thinking creatively, making choices, and accepting responsibilities.

In addition to co-oping in the classroom every other week, each family is involved in the administration of our school, creating a community for all children to thrive.

Class offerings:

  • Toddler Time (18–26 months): Th, 9:45–11 a.m.; parent-child class; 6-week session
  • 2-year-olds: M/T, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • 2-year-olds: W/Th, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • 3-year-olds: M–W, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • 4- and 5-year-olds: M–Th, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Options for early morning drop-off starting at 8:30 a.m., lunch bunch, and 1-hour late pickup

Enrichment offerings: Theme class (an optional day each week focusing on different monthly themes) and Toddler Time program

Openings for 2019–2020: Yes, limited openings for 4-year-olds

Openings for 2020–2021: Yes

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

Due date for enrollment applications: Jan. 31, with late enrollment and waitlist options

Last updated: Sept. 10, 2019

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