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Daily Programs

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.
  • Outdoors, children climb, swing, ride tricycles & scooters, dig for dinosaur bones, and build sandcastles.
  • Read more about our Program Options in Admissions »

Our 2s are coming to school for the first time. They learn to say goodbye to mom and dad. They attach their trust and emotions to other caring adults.

As 3s, children become more aware of the other children around them. They continue to play alone but begin to make friends with their classmates.

Our 4 year olds begin to build self confidence and independence. They play more collaboratively and are able to focus for longer periods of time.

Our pre-kindergarten students have opportunities to use the outside world as their classroom. More formalized instruction is used to prepare our students for kindergarten


In addition to the enriching classroom experience, SSDS offers classes in art, music, Spanish and drama as part of its curriculum. These special classes are offered bi-weekly or monthly and are taught by our very talented specials teachers. Read more about Specials in Programs »


Every day at SSDS is a special day but sometimes we add just a little bit more. SSDS strives to offer a variety of opportunities for our students and parents. Each year, teachers volunteer to work together to plan school-wide “SSDS Days” that are fun for the children. An SSDS Day is scheduled on two different days so all children can participate. SSDS Days might include: a Halloween parade, Pizza & Pajama Day, St. Patrick’s Day Hunt, Earth Day, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Read more about SSDS Days in Programs »

In-house Field Trips

Every year SSDS plans several in-house field trips for the children to enjoy. These field trips include storytellers, puppet shows, musicians, storytellers, magicians and the Catoctin State Park Scales and Tails program. Read more about In-House Field Trips in Programs »

SSDS Early Bird Program

Add an extra hour to your child’s day. Offered between the hours of 8:00 to 9:30 am daily. Click here for more information. Read more about Early Bird in Programs »

Little University

Little University is an after school arts program offered to children currently enrolled at SSDS and to children in the community who are interested in taking advantage of our creative afternoon classes. Whether you would like to extend your child’s day or choose a class that you think would interest your child, Little University has something for everyone. Read more about Little University in Programs »

Summer Program

Silver Spring Day School continues to offer enriching and creative activities for our children with its summer program. Each year we offer 6 sessions for children 3 (by June 1) to 7 years of age (fully potty trained). Every session is full of activities that include: music, water play, bubbles, movement, art, games, storytime, nutritious snacks and plenty of time for playing with new and old friends. Sessions run daily from 9:00 am to 1 pm.  Read more about Summer Programs in Programs »