- Age Range: 2 - 5 years old
- Years Established: 1939
- Enrollment: 24 max
- Average Class Size: 10 Caterpillars, 14 Butterflies
- Tuition: $5820 for Co-op, $7350 for Buy-out
- Who you serve: Co-ed, Preschool
At Norwood Park Preschool, we strive to offer a quality, nurturing, and a productive learning environment for your preschooler. Your child will have the opportunity to learn and play with his/her peers in a variety of different ways. Various activities, both teacher-led and student initiated, will allow for your child to grow into an independent preschooler.
Our curriculum is based on different themes. We will spend a week (or more) on a particular topic. Some topics covered throughout the school year include water, seasons, holidays, shapes, and many more! This approach will allow us to spend a great deal of time on different projects, reading, and play related to each topic. When appropriate, special activities will be incorporated into our day (special snacks, visitors, field trips, activities, and more). And of course, spending lots of time exploring the outdoors within our own backyard of Norwood Park.
Our students learn through an Emergent Curriculum, which builds on students' daily interests, inquiries, as well as family and community values to motivate the love of learning. In exploring topics of relevance to them, our students are excited to participate as authors, engineers, illustrators, dancers, scientists— their imaginations guides who or what they want to learn about, become, question, and explore.
The emergent curriculum we follow is different from a preplanned, "canned" thematic model, in that our student's interests become the main focus as well as motivation for learning. In addition, our teachers possess knowledge of Maryland's standards as well as content goals to ensure Kindergarten readiness. If that weren't enough, adding to our unique approach to learning is the fact that our teachers promote cultural tolerance and awareness through the use of developmentally appropriate practices.
- Capacity: 24
- Available Hours: 9 AM - 2:30 PM M-F
- Address: 4715 Norwood Dr, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, USA
- Zip Code: 20815
- Phone: (301) 986-0677
- Website: http://www.bccnurseryschool.org/