Accreditation for the school is granted by the State of Maryland Dept of Education, with licensing by the Office of Child Care. Kindergarten is fully accredited with basic, supplemental, and enrichment Math and Language Arts. Kindergarten concentrates on developing the whole child with many hands-on experiences. The Pre-K programs also use many hands-on experiences/activities and enrichment curriculum materials to develop self-confidence and prepare them for the academics of Kindergarten.
Half Day Programs
Our 1/2 day programs are taught by outstanding early education teachers and assistants who provide a balance between individual freedom and daily routines/guidance. Our teachers encourage creative self-expression, development of self-confidence, and constructive self-discipline. In a typical program, a child can experience free-choice play with a variety of materials/equipment joined with small group projects and activities. Stories, snack, music and the learning circle bring the group together. Many activites go on simultaneously where the teachers help, encourage, supervise and join the fun.
Three year-old class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays for children whose third birthday is between April-August prior to the start of the school year. Three year olds whose 3rd birthday is after September 1st and before November 1st will be accepted only if the class is not filed with children whose birthday is before September 1st as long as they are emotionally, socially, intellectually, and physically ready to attend a preschool session.
Young Four year-old class meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for children who will turn four September - March during the school year.
Pre-K(4) class meets 5 days per week (M-F) for children who will turn five between April - August during the school year.
Pre-K(5) class meets 5 days per week (M-F) for children turning 5 between September - March during the school year.
Kindergarten class meets 5 days per week (M-F) for children turning 6 during the school year.
Summer Session is held for 5 weeks during June and July. Enrollment is limited. Priority is given to current students, then siblings of students, and then opened to the public if spaces remain. Registration fee (non-refundable) and tuition are separate from the school year fees.