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A Note From Our Principal

A Note From Our Principal

As we kickstart the month of October, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the changing seasons and the wonderful opportunities that await our students. Fall offers the perfect backdrop for learning. Our students will explore the outdoors and feel the crisp air as they participate in memorable, seasonal activities. We have a lot of exciting things planned this month, including pumpkin picking, our costume parade, trunk or treat and more. We will keep you updated via Links to Home. Thank you for entrusting us with your child’s education. We look forward to a season filled with growth, learning, and fun.


Ms. Mila, Principal

Ms. Brittany, Assistant Principal

Ms. Ceci, Administrative Assistant

School Hours – 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

  • 7:00am – 8:30am – Before Care
  • 8:30am – 12:00pm – Half Day
  • 8:30am – 3:00pm – Full Day
  • 3:00pm – 6:00pm – After Care

Holiday Closures

Our school does not follow the MCPS schedule as we are open more days per year. Please see below the days we are closed:

  • Labor Day,  Veteran’s Day,  Thanksgiving Day,  the day after Thanksgiving,  Christmas Eve,  Christmas Day,   New Year’s Day,  President’s Day,  MLK Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Friday before Summer Camp,  Independence Day,   Friday before School Year.
  • NOTE: If a holiday falls on a Saturday, BCDS will be closed on Friday, if a holiday falls on a Sunday, BCDS will be closed on Monday. Please check our yearly calendar for more information. We reserve the right to modify our schedule at any time of the year.
  • Winter Break and Spring Break – School hours 8:00am – 5:00pm – Registration Available for ALL programs.
  • 2023-2024 – BCDS School Year Calendar
  • 2023-2024 – MCPS – Traditional Calendar

Important Dates To Remember

  • Thursday, October 5th – Fall Festival
  • Charleston Wrap Fundraising Program. Order Deadline: October 9th!
  • For School-Age Students:
  • Enrichment 2023-2024 Schedule
    • Please visit our monthly calendar tab for more information about our enrichment programs.
      • Zany Brainy Science, Amazing Athletes, Young Chef’s, Dance, Kyle’s Karate, Tennis, Tennis/Pickleball, Jam Cats Music & Movement, and Soccer.
  • Winter Gap Camp Calendar Registration 2023
  • BCDS – Bethesda Country Day School
  • MCPS – Montgomery County Public Schools

Family Referral Bonus

Do you know a colleague who has recently had a baby, a friend in need of care who just relocated to the area, or a family member who is seeking a new preschool for their child? Invite them to our Open House on October 21. When you refer a friend and they enroll, you’re eligible for a free week of discount.  Ask us for details!  ECE Family Referral Flyer 2023   and ECE Family Referral PRINTABLE Certificates 2023.

Illness Policy Reminder

Our parents are vital partners in helping us to maintain a safe and healthy environment for the students in our school. The most important thing you can do to assist us in creating a healthy environment is to keep your child home if they are ill. This reduces the spread of illness and allows your child to fully recuperate. For more information please see our Parent Handbook or reach out to a member of our administrative team.

Links 2 Home

We want to communicate school happenings as clearly as possible to ensure that no one is left out. Daily reports are sent via email each day, but our Links 2 Home app keeps all school communications in one place and is always accessible. The app also allows you to communicate absences to your child’s teacher, leave drop-off notes, and read school notes in detail. We encourage you to visit the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to download the app today. You will need to login with the email address you use for ALMA. Please let us know if you have any issues.

If you’re not currently receiving photos and daily reports for your child you can easily change this by downloading the Links 2 Home app on your phone. Just type ‘Links 2 Home’ in the search bar for the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. After downloading Links 2 Home you can register with the same email address that you used to enroll your child in our school.

Join Us for Our Virtual Parenting Workshop About managing Big Emotions

October 3 at 4PM PDT / 7PM ESTYoung children can quickly become overwhelmed by big feelings that lead to crying, meltdowns, aggression, and other challenging behaviors. Learn ways to teach your child to develop coping skills and manage disappointment. Help them handle separation anxiety and other worries while establishing self-soothing techniques. Sign up at: https://conta.cc/47XmCrZ

Did You Know?

Research shows that students who are exposed to opportunities for creative expression are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement later in life?

Rollee Polle

Rollee Pollee Pillow + Blanket + Cot Cover All-in One!  This ingenious naptime fix combines a snug blanket and pillow into a single, conveniently compact unit. To order please visit https://rolleepollee.com/category/early-education/

Updating your information in ALMA

Have you changed your email address or phone number? Need to add or remove an emergency contact? You can do this at any time in ALMA. If you need help logging in or accessing the system please let us know.

Love our school? Leave us a review

In today’s connected world, many families turn to online reviews to learn more about schools for their children. That is why we are asking you to take a few minutes to visit our school profile on Yelp, Google or GreatSchools to share the wonderful experiences you have had with our school. We will raffle $100.00 off your monthly installment tuition. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you!

Tuition information

 If the final date of school attendance occurs in the months of April, May or June, you will be responsible for paying the entire balance of the annual tuition.

For more information

For more information please call us at 301-530-6999 x2.

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