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Daily Core Programs
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The curriculum at SSDS is designed around themes that are of interest to young children — such as fairy tales, animals, space, seasons, transportation, families & friendship, nature, the 5 senses…or whatever a particular class may fancy!

Each themed-based unit includes:

  • Learning for small and gross motor skills
  • Social and emotional development
  • Cognitive development (activities in math, science, reading, social studies)
  • Dramatic play, art and music

Teachers take into consideration the interest of children with the understanding that each child is unique and learns at his or her own pace.  We want SSDS students to leave here feeling confident, able to express feelings, and make friends.

Play is a child’s work.  Playing allows them to learn not only what they need to know in kindergarten, but many things that will allow them to become happy and healthy adults.

SSDS designs activities and events that are appropriate for each age group every day. The curriculum is accumulative and constructed to grow with each child.

Our daily programs provide:

  • A familiar rhythm of indoor play, circle time, snacks, and outdoor activity
  • Indoor play choices—blocks, puzzles, play dough, paints, dress-ups, water and sand play, crafts and cooking
  • Circle time features stories, songs, finger plays
  • An opportunity to play outside on our nature based playground where children run, climb, swing, ride tricycles & scooters, dig for dinosaur bones, build sandcastles, and travel to faraway lands

Participation Fees: As a parent participatory school, SSDS welcomes all families to play an active role in caring for children alongside our educators.  With full respect for and recognition of the fact that some SSDS families may not take on this role, parents have the option to pay to cover the cost of supporting the classroom in lieu of committing to be in the classroom themselves.


In addition to the enriching classroom experience, SSDS also offers a more intensive learning experience in art, music and social/emotional in a student’s regular class as part of the curriculum.  These special classes are offered monthly or bi-monthly and are taught by our very talented specials teachers, who visit the classes and introduce the students to more in-depth concepts or activities in their specialty.

Cultural Arts

Silver Spring Day School provides students and parents a variety of enriching opportunities that extend beyond the school day. These opportunities include:

SSDS Celebrations

Each year, SSDS has a variety of in school celebrations that may include: Halloween celebrations, Pizza & Pajama Days, Sharing Stories Month, Earth Day, Mother’s Day celebration, and Father’s Day celebration.

  • Halloween Celebrations, October
  • Sharing Stories Month, March
  • Pizza Pajama Days, December & March
  • Mother’s Day Spa (PreK), May

SSDS Community Events

In addition to our in school celebrations, SSDS also has some fun community events: Ice Cream/Popsicle Social, Trunk or Treat, Plant Sale & our adult only Spring Celebration!

  • Ice Cream/Popsicle Social, September
  • Trunk or Treat, October
  • Plant Sale, April
  • Spring Celebration (adults only), May

In-House “Field Trips”

Every year SSDS plans several in-house field trips & cultural events for the children to enjoy. These field trips include the long time tradition of our beloved Truck Touch, performances by musicians and storytellers, exploring a planetarium, hands-on experiences with reptiles and insects, and much more!

Family Sharing

We have always encouraged our families to come in and share their cultures, traditions & passions with us! During our ’21-22 school year, although we could not have parent participants in the classroom, we welcomed an incredible number of families on the playground to share what is meaningful to them with our students. It was truly special and we can’t wait to see what each year will bring.

PreK Field Trips

Covid dependent, these trips may include: a performance at Imagination Stage, pumpkin picking at a local farm, bread-making at a local bakery, exploring at Brookside Gardens.

Schedule & Fees
Full In Class Participation (12 Days/Year)$0/Year
Half In Class Participation (6 Days/Year)$800/Year
Quarter In Class Parent Participation (3 Days/Year)$1,200/Year
Opt Out of In Class Parent Participation (0 Days/Year)$1,600/Year
Rolling 2s View Program
Rolling 2s September StartTu, Th9:30 am - 1:30 pm$5,054/YearTurn two b/w Sep 2 - Sep 30, 2023
Rolling 2s October StartTu, Th9:30 am - 1:30 pm$4,550/YearTurn two b/w Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2023
Rolling 2s November StartTu, Th9:30 am - 1:30 pm$4,046/YearTurn two b/w Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2023
Rolling 2s December StartTu, Th9:30 am - 1:30 pm$3,542/YearTurn two b/w Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2023
Rolling 2s January StartTu, Th9:30 am - 1:30 pm$3,038/YearTurn two b/w Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2024
2s View Program
2 Day 2sTu, Th9:30 am - 1:30 pm$5,054/YearTurn two b/w Sep 2, 2022 - Sep 1, 2023
3 Day 2sM, W, F9:30 am - 1:30 pm$6,069/YearTurn two b/w Sep 2, 2022 - Sep 1, 2023
5 Day 2sM-F9:30 am - 1:30 pm$10,115/YearTurn two b/w Sep 2, 2022 - Sep 1, 2023
3s View Program
3 Day 3sM, W, F9:30 am - 1:30 pm$5,593/YearTurn three b/w Sep 2, 2022 - Sep 1, 2023
4 Day 3sTu-F9:30 am - 1:30 pm$6,615/YearTurn three b/w Sep 2, 2022 - Sep 1, 2023
5 Day 3sM-F9:30 am - 1:30 pm$8,274/YearTurn three b/w Sep 2, 2022 - Sep 1, 2023
preK View Program
Pre-KM-F9:15 am - 1:30 pm$8,106/YearTurn four b/w Sep 2, 2022 - Sep 1, 2023
All dollar amounts rounded