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 children will need and use throughout their lives. Our TCS family is committed to celebrating and reflecting the diversity of our community.

We have a large, tree-covered playground, so being outside is important for our children, as they are outside morning and late afternoon for at least an hour each time. We have a large sandbox, a few different climbing options, a playhouse for dramatic play, space to ride tricycles, and smaller spaces where children can be alone or with a few friends. Our playground is outfitted with many loose parts that children use for imaginative play. Each classroom gardens each year, growing gourds, tomatoes, flowers, and more.

Class offerings:

  • 2–3-year-olds: 3, 4, or 5 full days/week
  • 3–4-year-olds: 3, 4, or 5 full days/week
  • 4–5-year-olds: 5 full days/week
  • Drop-off: 8:00–9:30 a.m.
  • Pickup: 5:00–6:00 p.m.

Enrichment offerings: Weekly music and yoga classes for all classrooms as part of tuition; 3–5 yr olds may participate in violin lessons through Music Kids

Openings for 2018–19: Please inquire

Minimum enrollment age: 2 years old by Sept. 1

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