Best Cooperative Preschools in District Heights MD

Cooperative Preschools in District Heights MD

Recent Reviews in District Heights MD

Rising Generations Early Learning Center

"Rising Generations is a great facility. At this point my two nephews have attended and graduated from the school. The teachers are so friendly and develop a personal relationship with your child."

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Good News Learning Center

"My daughter started daycare about a month ago. She started at 12 weeks old and absolutely loves the staff there. All of the women there are friendly and show a vested interest in my daughters care. I..."

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Other Cooperative Preschools Near District Heights MD

Capitol Hill Learning Group

Capitol Hill Learning Group (CHLG) offers teacher-led classes... beginning at 2.5 years and includes a teacher-led cooperative for primary aged students that combines classroom based education with home based education. We're a cooperative program, and parents contribute by assisting in their child's classroom on a rotating basis and by volunteering in other capacities to help keep the school running smoothly. CHLG is faith-based in the Christian tradition, and while we are organized in such a way that there is freedom to talk about God, Jesus Christ and the Bible, we welcome families from other faiths as well as families who do not consider themselves religious. CHLG's preschool program provides curriculum for all areas of a child's growth- physical, emotional, spiritual, social, linguistic, aesthetic and cognitive. We focus on what is familiar to children and on creative play through which children learn social roles, cooperation and problem solving. Children learn through experimenting, observing, wondering, exploring and questioning. Our curriculum seeks to provide children with the skills that will both help them learn as well as develop a love for learning. We promote a child's inner drive and excitement about learning as they use and apply knowledge, process and skills. The Hybrid Academy at CHLG is a unique primary schooling opportunity that pairs classroom learning with home based education, allowing for a rigorous academic program that can be tailored to the individual child's strengths and needs. Our Hybrid model consists of small classes (10 children maximum) taught by professional teachers. Classes meet on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00-1:00. Our teachers partner with parents in the education of the child by providing consults on an as needed basis and by regular written communication regarding assignments to be completed at home on non-class days (Mondays and Wednesdays).

Young Achievers

Preschool (Ages 2-4 years old Young Achievers offer an excellent... curriculum, which provides an age appropriate curriculum. Children are nurtured in a safe, learning and child friendly environment. The curriculum has shown to improve cognitive and social, emotional outcomes in young children. The curriculum is designed to inspire creativity and present a variation of open-ended learning activities. Lesson plans are developmentally appropriate and includes: 1) Language and Literacy 2) Mathematical Thinking 3) Scientific Thinking 4) Social Studies 5) Physical Development 6) Personal and Social Skills 7) The Arts and Performing Arts and 8) Field Trips Children learn an exuberant amount of learning through play, teacher directed, problem solving and self-selected activities. Teachers maintain observation notes and children portfolio. Parent-Teacher conferences are offered three times per year. Extra programs for pre-school child will participate in include Spanish and Sign Languages classes, and Weekly Reader subscription. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are served as well as the milk at lunch time, parents pack lunches from home. Pre-Kindergarten This program is for children turning 4 by September 1, and 5 years after September 1, of the year entering the program. Children will enjoy all of the same activities mentioned above and receive individualized interactions with teachers due to the small group environment. Children in this program plan for their daily work in the classroom learning center. Before & After School Program Your school-age child attending Young Achievers, first through sixth grades, are provided and well planned series of activities and project to be involved in. The group produce and put on plays. The Before & After School Program planning is geared towards socialization, homework time, fun and challenging games, sports, and creativity for their enjoyment.

Christian Family Montessori School

Over three decades ago, a small group of parents desired a school for... their children where the teachers would treat the students respectfully, as human beings loved by God, as well as nurturing them academically. Christian Family Montessori School opened in September of 1981 with 12 students, meeting in the living room of Catherine and Charley Maresca. Rebekah Rojcewicz was their teacher, called to our school from her study in Rome with Sofia Cavalletti, initiator of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. In March 1982 CFMS made its home at St. James Catholic Church in Mt. Rainier, MD where it would remain for nearly 30 years. During those years the school added a second Primary class and two Elementary classes serving children from age 2 1/2 through 12 year olds in the sixth grade. In June 2012 CFMS moved to its present home located at St. Paul's Rock Creek Episcopal Parish surrounded by the beautiful grounds of the historic Rock Creek Church Cemetery. As the school celebrated its 30th year, it also was able to offer both Traditional and All-Day Primary Montessori programs to provide various scheduling options for families including half-day and full-day classes between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The two Elementary classes have a full school day from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with the option of Elementary Extended care until 6:00 p.m. Through its growth and in various locations, the school has maintained its founding vision of providing an education that nourishes children in body, mind, and spirit. Since its opening, CFMS has offered financial assistance in an effort to serve an economically diverse community of families. The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) recognizes Christian Family Montessori School as a recognized A.M.I. Montessori School at the Primary and Elementary levels.

Resurrection Children's Center

Resurrection Children's Center is a non-sectarian, non-profit,... cooperative preschool supported by the Church of the Resurrection. The school admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities. RCC is an inclusion preschool. Children with special educational needs or disabilities are included in each class. Resurrection Children's Center has been developing creative approaches to early childhood education since 1970. It receives numerous grants from private foundations and service organizations for the development and implementation of its innovative programs. From 1972-78 the school was funded as a national model demonstration preschool by the U.S. Office of Education. Since then, the school has received many awards and commendations from public and private organizations, locally and nationally, for its outstanding work. The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC), an organization that guides parents nationwide, and The Danny Chitwood Early Learning Institute, which provided consultation and training, began their outreach to the community at RCC. A Little About Us Resurrection Children's Center is a private, non profit, non-sectarian preschool founded in Alexandria in 1970. Resurrection Children's Center admits children of any race, color, national or ethnic origin and is licensed by the State of Virginia. Our Program Resurrection Children's Center offers a dynamic and innovated early childhood education program for 45 children. Children at Resurrection Children's Center participate in community service projects and look forward to weekly visits with residents at a Goodwin House, our neighboring retirement community. Outdoor activities are a priority and children spend at least 30 minutes each day on a well-equipped playground. Resurrection Children's Center also provides annual vision and sensory integration screenings. Our Mission Resurrection Children's Center offers a model for family-centered, inclusive, cooperative preschool education to the community. Our mission is: to provide children with active learning experiences which facilitate social-emotional, cognitive, and physical growth through the use of the developmentally appropriate HIGH/SCOPE curriculum; to promote inclusive classrooms where diversity is treasured and children with differing needs, abilities, and cultural backgrounds learn to grow together; to create a supportive environment where parents are active participants in the classroom, work as a team with teachers, and become effective, life-long advocates for their children. Curriculum At the heart of RCC's program is the nationally recognized and developmental High/Scope Curriculum. This internationally acclaimed educational system views children as decision makers and active learners who learn most naturally through play. Within the context of play, the curriculum emphasizes independent thinking, problem solving, and the development of socialization and cognitive skills, as well as creative exploration through art, music, and movement. Children leave Resurrection Children's Center as confident and eager learners, ready for the challenges of kindergarten. In addition, goals and activities from the Handwriting Without Tears program and Ramps and Pathways (designed to provide hands on exploration of the physical sciences) are woven into the daily routine in each classroom as appropriate. Parent Education and Involvement In our cooperative preschool, all parents work in their child's classroom on a rotating basis. This gives parents the opportunity to take an active role in their child's first learning experience away from home. Resurrection Children's Center also offers a supportive parent education program, including monthly coffees and a parenting hotline. Formal parent-teacher conferences are held twice a year. The Staff Teachers and administrators are trained, caring, and skilled in assessment and individualized planning. They work closely with families to create an effective educational program for each child. A speech and language therapist, an occupational therapist, and an educational consultant are on staff to guide and support teachers and parents and work with children who need additional services. Teacher-Student Ratio Each class is limited to 9 to 12 students and is conducted by 2 highly qualified teachers and a parent helper. There is a ratio of 1 adult to 3 students in the youngest class and 1 adult to 4 students in the older classes. Community Support Resurrection Children's Center depends on community support, corporate and foundation grants, and individual donations to fund its unique program. It participates in both the United Way and the Combined Federal Campaign. The Church of the Resurrection houses our program and the congregation has provided strong support for the Center since its founding. Other community organizations that support Resurrection Children's Center include: Katherine Pollard Maddux Memorial Mental Health Foundation Alexandria Day Nursery and Children's Home (an extension of the Alexandria Rotary Club) Ivakota Association, Inc. The Kathy Wilson Foundation Washington Forrest Foundation The Kiwanis Club of Alexandria Alexandria-Lincolnia Lions Mt. Olivet Foundation Financial Assistance A limited amount of financial assistance for tuition or therapy is available.

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