Wesley Nursery School of Bethesda United Methodist Church

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Wesley Nursery School (WNS) offers half-day programs for 2 through 4 year-olds. WNS offers an opportunity for each child to develop as an individual and as a member of a larger community. Our staff strives to promote a loving environment encompassing trust, character development and the value of diversity. Wesley Nursery School offers additional programs before and after regular program hours. WNS is governed by the Wesley Nursery School Board and is certified by the Maryland State Board of Education. WNS is committed to equal education opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, or national origin in admission or treatment of students, or in the employment of faculty and administrative staff.

Basic facts

  • Available Spots:  We currently have a few openings in our 2s, 3s and 4s programs.
  • Age Range:  2 - 4 years
  • Years Established:   1961
  • Average Class Size:  2's and 3's - 5:1 student/adult ratio -- 4's - 8:1 student/adult ratio
  • Tuition:  $1,530 - $5,250
  • Who you serve:  Preschool
  • Mission/Philosophy:  

    WNS promotes the emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual and physical development of each child by using a play-based age-appropriate curriculum that is loosely structured. A caring environment is provided by the teachers through guidance and love given throughout their daily schedule of activities, and by the family members who are encouraged to participate in school celebrations, activities and, of course, co-oping.

    Child-initiated play is greatly encouraged at WNS. Supported by Piaget’s premise that children learn best from activities they plan and carry out themselves, children are allowed and encouraged to make decisions and solve problems on their own in the classrooms. We focus on independent activities and processes and believe children learn best by experiencing their world through direct, hands-on activities.

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