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Chevy Chase United Methodist Church Preschool

7001 Connecticut Ave.
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

(301) 652-7660


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Teachers work with each child at his/her own pace and ablity level.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

CCUMC Preschool believes that children learn best through play, and that parental involvement is good for both the parent and the child. The school's mission statement is "We are a school community within a Christian faith community, committed to developing a belief in God, and awareness of his role in this world and an ablity to deal compassionately with all people."

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year