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 or 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.
  • Early morning drop-off option: Starts at 8:30 a.m.
  • Late pickup option: 1-hour after scheduled class end time

Note: Information for the 2021–2022 school year was not yet finalized as of Nov. 5, 2020. Please contact the school to confirm its offerings.

COVID-19 precautions: Daily drop-off procedures include temperature checks and symptom checklist; reduced class sizes for the 3- and 4-year-old classes; increased time spent outside; mask wearing and social distancing; and increased cleaning and sanitizing of classrooms, toys, and equipment

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

Openings for 2020–2021: Yes

Openings for 2021–2022: Yes

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

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

Admissions documents:

Last updated: Nov. 5, 2020

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