Thank you for your interest in our school. Silver Spring Day School (SSDS) is a parent participatory preschool with over 180 children in classes designed for two-year-old to pre-kindergarten students. For over forty-five years, SSDS has remained steadfast in its belief that children learn best when they are actively engaged in their learning. Our program is designed to nurture and encourage children in all aspects of their development. Our play-based philosophy allows for just the right balance of challenge and fun. SSDS allows each child the opportunity to explore the world around them, build meaningful friendships, and make discoveries about themselves. This fosters a strong sense of independence and social awareness. Our goal is to guide and engage children into becoming well-balanced, productive, life-long learners.
SSDS bases its developmentally appropriate program on Jean Piaget’s theories of child development. We believe that young children are active learners. They need to manipulate and explore the world and then share their discoveries with friends and caring adults. At SSDS we provide numerous opportunities for these kinds of real life experiences, offering challenge and fun in an atmosphere that allows children to learn at their own pace. Therefore, we prepare our class plans flexibly, to allow for individual differences among children. We strive to have children realize their individual potential and feel successful. Children at Silver Spring Day School develop positive images of themselves and build strong relationships with peers and adults.
I encourage you to explore our website and make plans to visit with us in person. We welcome the opportunity to show you around and answer any questions you have about us!
Richelle B. Meer
Executive Director, Silver Spring Day School