Cooperative Preschools in Beltsville MD

Cooperative Preschools in Beltsville MD

Greenbelt Nursery School
Greenbelt Nursery School offers nursery school classes for children ages two, three, and four as well as extended care programs. We are in session from September through early June. We offer full-day educational programs. Extended care is open to children ages 3 and 4 who are enrolled in our nursery school classes. Children age 2 may also be accepted on a trial basis if their families and our staff agree that they are ready for it. Lunch Bunch is available from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The children play outdoors in our secure playground (indoors in inclement weather) for about half an hour. Then they have lunch. Children bring their lunches with them. We serve milk. Enrichment is available from 11:30 am to 4 pm or from 11:30 am to 6 pm. After lunch, the children rest on their cots, lights out. Some children nap, some don't. All have quiet time. Afterwards, we engage the children in a variety of activities and projects, in the classroom and - except in inclement weather - outdoors. We serve a snack. Each family is required to take on one job in the operation of the school. Many hands make light work! Families can assist with publicity, planning, scheduling, events, shopping, record keeping, and many other jobs. Committee responsibilities are determined and selected at the June membership meeting. Families can help staff the classrooms on a rotating basis, ensuring a high adult-to-child ratio. This is a wonderful opportunity to see your child interact at School, to get to know your child's classmates, and to participate in the basic function of the School. Classroom shifts are about three hours. Families who choose not to volunteer in the classrooms pay a higher tuition rate. For all classes, full co-op means that you will work two or three times a month depending on class size and number of classes per month. Limited co-op, all classes, means you'll work once a month. Non co-op means that you are not obligated to volunteer in the classroom. We limit the number of non co-oping families to one third of the class.
Silver Spring Nursery School
At Silver Spring Nursery School, 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. Our program allows children to learn through play and to create an environment that is supportive and stimulating. Our goal is to help children to develop a healthy sense of identity and self-esteem by discovering their emotional, intellectual, physical and social strengths. 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. At Silver Spring Nursery School, teachers and parents work together to provide a secure, relaxed atmosphere where each child can progress at his or her own pace. Our professional 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. Our program allows children to learn through play and to create an environment that is supportive and stimulating. Our goal is to help children to develop a healthy sense of identity and self-esteem by discovering their emotional, intellectual, physical and social strengths. 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. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a class visit, please call (301) 434-2313 or email our Membership Chair.
Greenway Learning Center For Infant And Children
Greenway Learning Center is committed to providing a positive, stimulating environment for your child’s emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Our staff is highly trained and experienced in early childhood education. Specifically, the staff at Greenway Learning Center is committed to providing a warm and nurturing environment with plenty of hugs as well as attention to individual emotional needs. Children are encouraged to play together, help one another, and develop caring relationships with each other and with the staff. Plenty of opportunity is provided for play, both free, unstructured play time, and coordinated group activities. Children love to play, and it is their major mechanism for learning about the world and how they fit into it. Positive, gentle and respectful guidance form the basis for discipline. Children learn how to interact with others for the well being of all the children. Greenway Learning Center is committed to making the most of a child’s first five years by creating an early childhood environment that supports the needs of young children. he Greenway Learning Center operates as a non-profit, tax-exempt, parent cooperative. When you enroll your child, you become a member of the cooperative. This entitles you to a vote in electing the Board of Directors and allows you to run for Board membership should you desire. All voting members of the Board are parents with children enrolled in the Center. The Board of directors has full policy-making power. Parents are asked, on an elective basis, to perform tasks for the center. We look forward to working together with you. Days at Greenway begin and end with children of all ages engaging in supervised free play together. By 9 a.m. the children have retired to their individual classrooms to begin the day’s curriculum with their teachers. We have separate rooms for the infants (8 weeks to 18 months), toddlers (18 months to 2 years), twos (2 year olds) and pre-schoolers (3 to 5 year olds). Our curriculum focuses at the earlier ages on physical development and achieving age-appropriate milestones. Starting with twos, we begin to introduce academic topics such as letters, numbers, colors and shapes. However, at this age children learn primarily through play, so the day is also filled with various group activities, crafts, and playing outdoors or going on walks. We celebrate special occasions throughout the year from Super Bowl Friday and Valentine’s Day to the antics of the leprechaun in March, an Easter egg hunt in April, water play twice a week during the summer months, a picnic to celebrate the end of summer, a visit to the pumpkin patch in the fall, a Halloween parade, Thanksgiving, and even a visit from Santa in December. From Mother’s Day breakfast to Back to School night to that special moment when your pre-schooler finally graduates and goes off to kindergarten, Greenway’s schedule is packed with ways for parents to come and interact with their children.

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