SSDS CLOSURE SSDS is closed for the 2020-2021 school year due to the ongoing Covid crisis. Stay tuned for various school community events to connect during this pause. And we can't wait to see you when we reopen again!
Daily Programs
Ready to Play

The curriculum at SSDS is designed around themes that are of interest to young children, such as nursery rhymes, animals, dinosaurs, and seasons.

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
  • Out of doors children climb, swing, ride tricycles & scooters, dig for dinosaur bones, create fairy dust and build sandcastles

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.

Programs
Specials

In addition to the enriching classroom experience, SSDS also offers a more intensive learning experience in art, music, drama, Spanish and social/emotional in 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.

Yearly Schedule of Specials

  • Two year olds – Music, social/emotional
  • Three year olds – Music, Spanish, art, drama, and social/emotional
  • Four year olds – Music, Spanish, art, drama, and social/emotional
  • Pre-K – Music, Spanish, art, drama, and social/emotional
BACKGROUND
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 Days

Each year, SSDS holds school-wide “SSDS Days.” SSDS Days are scheduled on two different days so that all the children can participate. SSDS days may include the following: Halloween celebrations, Pizza & Pajama Day, St. Patrick’s Day Hunt, Earth Day, Mother’s Day celebration, and Father’s Day celebration.

  • Halloween Celebrations, October
  • Celebrate an Author Week, January
  • Pizza Pajama Days, January
  • Mother’s Day Spa (PreK), May

In-House Field Trips

Every year SSDS plans several in-house field trips for the children to enjoy. These field trips include a Truck Touch, performances by musicians and storytellers, hands-on experiences with reptiles and insects, and more.

By Parents For Parents

Many times parents organize things that make life at SSDS just a little easier. Such parent driven activities include: playgroups for siblings, babysitting swaps, summer get-togethers and more.

More

Classroom teachers, with the help of parents in the class, organize other in-house field trips as well as field trips outside the school throughout the year.  These trips may include: pumpkin picking, bread-making, dining at a Chinese restaurant, exploring at Brookside Gardens  and much more. Field trips outside the school are only offered in the pre-K classes.

Schedule & Fees
Half In-Class Participation Fee, Annual (Max of 6 Participation Days/Year)$800/Year
Pay for Faculty Participation Fee, Annual (Pay for a faculty member to serve as Participant in your place)$1,600/Year
Rolling 2s View Program
Rolling 2s September StartTu, Th9:30 am - 1:30 pm$4,540/YearTurn two b/w Sep 2 - Sep 30, 2020
Rolling 2s October StartTu, Th9:30 am - 1:30 pm$4,085/YearTurn two b/w Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2020
Rolling 2s November StartTu, Th9:30 am - 1:30 pm$3,630/YearTurn two b/w Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2020
Rolling 2s December StartTu, Th9:30 am - 1:30 pm$3,180/YearTurn two b/w Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2020
Rolling 2s January StartTu, Th9:30 am - 1:30 pm$2,725/YearTurn two b/w Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2020
2s View Program
2 Day 2sTu, Th9:30 am - 1:30 pm$4,540/YearTurn two b/w Sep 2, 2019 - Sep 1, 2020
3 Day 2sM, W, F9:30 am - 1:30 pm$5,450/YearTurn two b/w Sep 2, 2019 - Sep 1, 2020
5 Day 2sM-F9:30 am - 1:30 pm$9,080/YearTurn two b/w Sep 2, 2019 - Sep 1, 2020
3s View Program
3 Day 3sM, W, F9:30 am - 1:30 pm$5,020/YearTurn three b/w Sep 2, 2019 - Sep 1, 2020
4 Day 3sTu-F9:30 am - 1:30 pm$5,940/YearTurn three b/w Sep 2, 2019 - Sep 1, 2020
5 Day 3sM-F9:30 am - 1:30 pm$7,430/YearTurn three b/w Sep 2, 2019 - Sep 1, 2020
preK View Program
Pre-KM-F9:15 am - 1:30 pm$7,280/YearTurn four b/w Sep 2, 2019 - Sep 1, 2020
All dollar amounts rounded