Empower Your Child Socially & Academically
Over 40 Years Of Top-Quality Early Education & Lasting Friendships
Pre-Kindergarten | 4 - 5 Years | Offered at Gaithersburg, North Potomac, Potomac, & Silver Spring, MD
Preschool and Pre-K children must be 3 and 4 years old on or before September 1st as part of the MSDE age requirement.
Children Study Their
World Curriculum (CSW)
With a project-based approach to learning and backed by evidence-based practices, each Pre-K student has the opportunity to explore, learn and experience the world around them. While using hot topics like Our Bodies, Our Community, Builders, Showtime, and Babies, your child will come home excited about what is happening at school.
Develop Your Child's Mind With Technology
Tech tools like Smartboards, Chromebooks, and iPads will prepare your child for Kindergarten and give them the mental stimulation they need to thrive in an academically challenging space.
Ready Your Little One With Social-Emotional Skills
As your child prepares for the new Kindergarten environment, social-emotional skills empower them to connect, interact, and feel confident about themselves. Help them to develop into responsible, mature, independent, and capable individuals.
PRE-K EXPANSION GRANT:
Federally Funded, Income-Based, & Fully Integrated Pre-K Program! Located In The Rockville, Gaithersburg, & Silver Spring Locations.
A Trusted & Committed Team Promote Stability
Your Pre-K student experiences enough changes as they grow and learn; give them the confidence they need by allowing them to experience a staff qualified to teach and care for them consistently. The environment provides them with the tools they need to succeed.
Professional Cleaners Make Play Spaces Safe Spaces
Give yourself peace of mind knowing that your child is staying safe in a clean environment where their health is a top priority. Onsite cleaners ensure regular sanitization and a daily deep clean.
Healthy Meals & Snacks Build Strength
Your little one is growing fast, and provided breakfast, lunch, and snack options make sure they have the energy they need to learn, play, and discover throughout the day. Never worry about keeping them fueled after you drop them off.
Advance Your Child's Learning With Smaller Teacher-To-Child Ratios!
This Approach Provides Your Child With:
Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten Success
Making sure your child has the necessary tools for Kindergarten is a top priority. Kindergarten know-how ensures your Pre-K student feels empowered and more than ready for their next level. They feel confident and ready to advance in school.
Parent Partnership To Increase Self-Esteem
Parent partnership is a primary aim; join the Parent-Teacher Exchange Committee or volunteer within the classroom. Your child’s success hinges on this partnership that supports self-esteem, positive behavior, and school success. Parent involvement enhances their experience.
Cameras, limited access entries, and emergency preparedness keep your Pre-K student in the safest environment possible. The team also communicates via walkie-talkie, which helps keep your child safe for your daily peace of mind.
Excite Your Little One With Virtual Field Trips
Virtual trips are an excellent way for your Pre-K student to explore the world around them, learn, and interact with others. They experience a break from their traditional environment while keeping them in a safe space.
Gross Motor Play That Promotes Healthy Living
Gross motor play is just as important as academic learning and development. Play scapes and structures, garden areas, a pavilion, and toys provide plenty of outdoor options, and large multipurpose rooms are great for group activities.
Academy provides one morning snack and one afternoon snack depending on your child’s daily schedule. All families are required to provide a healthy lunch for your child(ren).
Please refer to the Academy Family Handbook for healthy food choices in the classroom. Click here
Academy’s operating hours vary based on location. Please visit your preferred center’s location page.
At this time, there are no indoor extra-curricular activities (i.e., soccer, ballet, yoga) until further notice.
Each center has trained staff who facilitate the sanitation of toys and manipulatives throughout the day in addition to frequently touched surfaces. Professional cleaners clean school buildings top to bottom every evening after pick-up.
Academy children, staff and families have the option to wear a mask throughout the day. Academy supports each individual’s personal choice! If there is a reported or suspected case of COVID-19, Academy reserves the right to require all children, staff and families to wear a mask for a minimum of 5 days while inside the facility.
Academy follows guidance provided by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other state and local health officials. Please refer to the most recent COVID-19 guidance for licensed child care here: https://earlychildhood.marylandpublicschools.org/system/files/filedepot/3/covid_guidance_full_080420.pdf
Each age group and program have their own capacity guidelines provided by the Maryland State Department of Education. Please click here for state guidelines: https://earlychildhood.marylandpublicschools.org/system/files/filedepot/3/staff-child_ratio_chart_-_child_care_centers.pdf
Yes! On October 7, 2021 Academy’s Board of Directors announced its mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for employees. As of December 9, 2021 we are happy to announce 100% of Academy’s staff members are fully vaccinated.