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Mission & Philosophy

Silver Spring Day School is a community of preschoolers, families, and early childhood educators who work to develop the whole child through a curriculum based in exploration and play. Together, we foster an environment where children, families, and educators share in the journey of life-long learning.

Our community shares the following priorities:

For our children to:

  • gain confidence, independence and take initiative
  • develop resilience and self-control
  • build positive relationships and social responsibility
  • cultivate creativity and critical thinking

For our families to:

  • share their talents with the school community
  • participate actively in the classroom
  • understand different facets of our children as they interact with others
  • acquire new strategies to support our children’s development

For our staff to:

  • support SSDS in maintaining standards of excellence in teaching
  • model developmentally appropriate practices
  • exchange ideas and provide peer assistance in a collegial environment
  • participate in ongoing professional development

SSDS is a school evolving to meet the needs of the community.