Early Childhood (PreK - 1st Grade)

The Early Childhood curriculum is based on the belief that each child is a competent, eager learner who has already made many discoveries about the world. Our teachers provide an environment rich with opportunities, and nurture each child's ability to grow and develop emotionally, intellectually, and physically. We strive to affirm and stretch each child's individual potential, while helping her or him to understand the benefits and responsibilities of belonging to a group. Together, we develop a community of learners with classroom routines that build a safe and nurturing setting in which children feel comfortable taking risks in their learning.

Read the Early Childhood newsletter, Spotlight On, for more information on child development:

Spotlight On

Early Childhood students smiling on a boat on a field trip to the Anacostia River.
Early Childhood students jumping from log to log on the playground.
Two first grade students working in their classroom.