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Early Childhood School at B’nai Shalom of Olney

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The Early Childhood School at BSO is a warm and nurturing Jewish preschool open to all children. With part-time and full-time (7am-6pm) options, enrichment programs that include soccer, karate, yoga, and more, and a play-based, developmentally appropriate approach, we provide a high quality care and education.

Basic Facts

    Available Spots: (1) spots remaining in the Pre-K 4's class, and a few in the 2's and 3's class.

    Age Range:
    2 years - 5 years

    Who you serve:
    Co-ed, Preschool

    The mission of the Early Childhood School at BSO is to experience learning through meaningful play. What may appear as “just play” is constructive work for young children beginning to gather meaning from their environment. Young children learn by manipulating, questioning, creating, observing, exploring, experimenting, interacting, and by using their senses. We provide both formal and informal experiences throughout each day that promotes this type of learning. As a Jewish school, important components of our program include celebrating Shabbat and holidays, teaching Jewish values and customs, and a love for Israel. Children of all backgrounds are welcomed into our school, and we strive to ensure that all families find the ECS to be a comfortable “second home.”

    Our experienced teaching staff understands how children learn and develop. They will offer guidance, assistance and encouragement, and provide developmentally appropriate learning materials and experiences. We believe that parents are partners and value open communication and collaboration. We recognize the uniqueness of each child and will provide experiences that are relevant to each child’s social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs, helping each student make progress. It is our desire to provide a warm, loving environment where all children are welcome, feel secure, and where learning is meaningful and fun!


    Available Hours:
    7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Contact Details

  • Address: 18401 Burtfield Drive, Olney, MD 20832
  • Zip Code: 20832
  • Phone: (301) 570-0699
  • Website: http://www.ecsolney.org/

Important Q&A

    What differentiates your school from all others?
    We are a warm and welcoming small preschool, where every teacher knows every student, and all of our students across the classes know and care for each other. In some ways, we have the feel of a home-daycare, with the resources, skills, and team of a school-based setting. It's the best of both worlds! We are a play-based, Jewish preschool but warmly welcome children and families of all backgrounds and faiths.

    Whats one myth about your school thats just not true?
    Many families think a family must be Jewish to send their child to the ECS. We warmly welcome children and families of all faiths and backgrounds. We eagerly embrace diversity in our students, families, and staff. While we do teach about Jewish faith, holidays, and traditions, we work to ensure all of our families are comfortable and feel welcomed in our community!

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