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New Day Pre school

12 West Montgomery Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850

(301) 340-3373


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We believe that each child is a unique and valuable creation of God, and therefore it is the purpose of the school to provide an environment conducive to developing the \"wholeness\" of each child. Within this framework, and under the thoughtful and sympathetic guidance of the teacher, we foster the development of each child's mind, body, and spirit.
We believe that a preschool environment that provides flexibility within a disciplined atmosphere will help each child grow as a whole person and an individual. Through a loving, nurturing, and fun atmosphere, we invite each child to discover who they are, their skills and talents, their rights and limits, and their worth as a child of God.
We believe the preschool experience should allow each child to become independent and confident so they grow in happy and trustful relationships with others while developing a sense of responsibility. It is our purpose to help each child develop their potential while gaining a better understanding and appreciation of themselves as a member of God's family.
To achieve these goals, we provide a multitude of satisfying experiences for each child to:
Play and work in a small group with children their own age
Express their feelings, make decisions, and discover their interests
Develop their language skills (listening, speaking, writing, and reading readiness), which are the foundation for elementary school learning
Verbalize their experiences and the wonders of the world
Carry out simple activities involving creative materials, drama, music, and indoor and outdoor play equipment
Test their newly developed physical skills
Understand the difference between right and wrong through meaningful experiences
Respect the rights of others
In short, we believe the preschool should provide a background of first-hand experiences that instill confidence and anticipation while preparing the child for future learning.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"The order of these activities will vary with the class program and playground schedule. Also, please keep in mind that the times listed are estimates to help you see how the children spend their day. 20 min. Greeting, free choice, centers
5 min. Clean-up
15 min. Story time
20 min. Music and movement
5 min. Hand washing, table setting for snack
15 min. Eat snack and clean-up
30 min. Outdoor playground or inside large muscle games
30 min. Class activity
5 min. Hand washing, table setting for lunch
25 min. Eat lunch and clean-up
15 min. Circle time--Calendar, work on numbers, alphabet, science
15 min. Sharing time
10 min. Ready to go home--gather items, coats, recap the day"
Excerpted from the preschool's website