School Openings and Education Events

preschool open houses
Aspen Hill Community Nursery Open House and Community Registration
Open House: Friday February 8, 9.45-11.45 am, New Member Registration: Saturday, Feb. 9, doors open at 8 am, registration 9-10am.
1001 Twinbrook Pkway, Rockville, MD.
You are invited to learn about the Apsen Hill Community Nursery school, classes, and community. The school is a non-profit organization that is parent owned and operated, professionally staffed and licensed by the Maryland Department of Human Resources and Childcare Administration. More info about classes and education.

Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten and Nursery School Information Evenings
February 13 and March 5. 7:30-9pm
9504 Brunett Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, 20901
>These evenings provide parents with a brief, comprehensive presentation of Waldorf early childhood education and our programs, followed by a question and answer period led by one of our teachers.  All enrolling parents are asked to attend. Adults-only, no registration necessary. For more info, call 301.565.2282.

Evergreen Montessori School Open House
Friday February 15, 9-11am.
10700 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20902
Seeing Evergreen in person is the best way to learn about the effectiveness of our Montessori approach and why parents choose us for their child’s start in school. There is nothing like experiencing a Montessori classroom in action. Tours usually start at 9:30 a.m. and are led by John DeMarchi, our Head of School.  They typically last an hour or so.  Tours are intended to be for adults (and infants) only. To RSVP for the Open House,  email or phone Lourdes Buenaflor.

Openings at St. Anthony Catholic School in NE DC
Families will have a chance to tour the school building and hear about all of the great educational programming and extra curricular opportunities offered at St. Anthony. St. Anthony Catholic School is located at 12th and Lawrence St. Washington DC  20017. Additional information regarding the school can be found on the school website or families can feel free to contact Mr. Michael Thomasian, Principal for additional information.

Opening in the 2’s, 3’s and 4’s Classes at St. Andrews Lutheran Preschool 
SALP offers Christian-based preschool programs for children ages two through four years. The program includes language and pre-reading skills, circle time, science, social skills, math concepts, large and small motor development, music, art and Bible Stories & Chapel Time. The school is located in North Silver Spring at 15300 New Hampshire Avenue. You are invited to visit the  school and observe the programs. To arrange for a personal visit or for more information, please call Preschool Director, Lia Mai Puskar at 301-384-2660.

The Silver Spring Day School is hosting a seminar for all parents: Sensory Challenges and Solutions — The Out-of-Sync Child on March 4, 2013 9:30-11:30 am.
Carol Stock Kranowitz, MA is the author the The Out-of-Sync Child. Both early childhood educators and parents are encouraged to attend. For special non-credit pricing for parents, call the office at 301 593-6581. Educators visit our website at

Keep Calm and Play On: Overcoming Barriers to Play
Wednesday March 13, 2013 at the Takoma Park Cooperative Nursery School, 8204 Flower Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912
March Armitage is an independent consultant, researcher and writer in children’s play and the wider social world of children and young people. His only DC-area seminar on his East Coast will look at healthy play and overcoming barriers to play. It will explore issues such as what is and isn’t play, our frustrations and how to stay motivated, identifying barriers, identifying solutions, and the “biggest” barriers we face. The class will benefit those working with children and young people of all ages, in any setting — particularly educators and school administrators, as well as parks and recreation, community support workers, etc. Tickets are $40.

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