112 W. Montgomery Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 301-340-3373

Email: director@newdaypreschool.org

Four-Year-Old Class
This program emphasizes phonics, reading readiness, number concepts, motor skills, music, art, history, and basic science. Units that relate to national holidays add to the learning experience. This is accomplished through circle time, centers, arts and crafts projects, singing, and play. Children must be four years old by September 1st. Classes are offered Monday/Wednesday/Friday. Staff/student ratio is 1/8.

Pre-K Class
This is an educational program designed to prepare youngsters for kindergarten. This curriculum emphasizes phonics, reading readiness, number concepts, motor skills, music, art, history, and science. Children are taught through center activities (math, language, art, etc.), circle time (story, discussion, concepts of the day), and physical education (organized games, playground). Children must be four years old by September 1st. This class is five days per week, Monday through Friday. Staff/student ratio is 1/8.

Two-Year-Old Class
The two-year-old program focuses on the development of motor, social, and cognitive skills. Motor skills are practiced through such activities as climbing, running, throwing, arts and crafts, and finger plays. Social skills are learned through waiting for a turn, sharing, following directions, and accepting certain safety practices. Cognitive skills are strengthened through block building, puzzle solving, listening to stories, sorting shapes, etc. Children do not have to be toilet trained but must be two years of age by September 1st. Classes are offered two or three days per week: Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday. Staff/student ratio is 1/6.

Three-Year-Old Class
This fun and exciting program emphasizes motor and social skills, as well as counting and letter, color, and shape recognition. Children are also introduced to the seasons and various holidays. Topics are covered through a variety of small and large group activities such as circle time, story time, arts and crafts, music and movement, dramatic play, cooking, and field trips. Classes are offered Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday. Children must be toilet trained and 3 years old by September 1st. Staff/student ratio is 1/7.

Open since 1968, the preschool has always enjoyed an excellent reputation because of its fine program and dedicated staff. The program is developmental, emphasizing growth in all areas: physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual. Young children learn best through first-hand experiences. Our curriculum offers wide and varied experiences in art, music, literature, the natural and physical sciences and community life. It opens the door to new interests and enriches already existing ones. It provides the children with a chance to work and play with others and to practice those skills, which make daily living more enjoyable. We value parent participation, use of community resources and field trips. We also offer a variety of after-school enrichment classes.

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