Two-Year-Olds:  This loosely structured program gives children an opportunity to interact with their peers as the explore their natural world through activities which stimulate their cognitive and emotional growth.

A Typical 2's Day

 9:00 - ARRIVAL and take ROLL - Announce Line leader & Snack Helper

 9:10 - FREE CHOICE of:  Listening/Writing/Cutting Center, Quiet Corner, Pretend Play, Blocks, Easel, Sand play, Water play, Manipulativves, Playdough or Good

***Age-appropriate ART/CRAFT PROJECT***

10:00 - CLEAN UP

10:15 - SNACK

10:30 - OUTDOOR PLAY or Rainy Day Room

11:00 - Cognitive Circletime:  Calendar, Cognitive Game, Show & Tell

11:30 - Wash hands - set out lunches

11:40 - LUNCH - Listen to story tape, record or CD

12:05 - MOVEMENT,  LITERATURE, SONGS, & FINGER PLAYS

12:20 - Jackets, Bags, Belonging - Goodbye

12:30 -  DISMISSAL


Three-Year-Olds:  This program broadens and introduces more formal cognitive experiences.  Through creative play-based lessons children are exposed to the foundations of learning and social skills.

 9:00 - ARRIVAL - FREE PLAY

 9:10 - CIRCLETIME:  Greetings, Assign Classroom Helpers, Present Daily Plan, Present Art/Craft Project; Calendar

9:20 - FREE CHOICE of:  Art Center, Book Corner, Manipulatives, Pretend Play, Blocks, Easel, Sand play, Puzzles, Writing Center

***Age-appropriate ART/CRAFT PROJECT***

 9:55 - CLEAN UP

10:00 - SNACK

10:15 - OUTDOOR PLAY or Rainy Day Room

10:45- CIRCLETIME:  Literature, Singing, Science and/or Social Studies

11:00 - FREE PLAY - Continue working on art/craft project

11:45 - CLEAN UP, Wash Hands

12:00 - LUNCH

12:20 - Jackets, Bags, Belonging - Goodbye

12:30 - DISMISSAL

​​Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church

Nursery School

All schedules are adaptive to work with each individual child’s developmental needs and/or recommendations of his/her individualized learning plan.  For example, if it is recommended that a child be allowed to stand during Circle Time this is allowed; Or if a child has fine motor delays the teacher will guide the child toward those activities which will develop fine motor capabilities.

Curriculum   Click here for Spring Term '21information

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A Typical 3's Day

Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church Nursery School - 6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda MD  20817 301.365.2909 (office) - 301.467.6784 (fax) - info@bhpcns.org-

A Typical Pre-K/TK Day

 9:00 - ARRIVAL and take ROLL

 9:10 - FREE CHOICE of:  Housekeeping Center, Sand play, Block play, Water play, Dramatic play, Manipulatives, Easel painting, Playdough, Books, Art Center

***Age-appropriate ART/CRAFT PROJECT***

10:05 - CLEAN UP

10:15 - SNACK

10:30 - OUTDOOR PLAY or Rainy Day Room

11:00 - Circletime:  Use of LITERATURE, INTERACTIVE FELTBOARD STORIES, SONGS & FINGER PLAYS

11:15 - MOVEMENT, INSTRUMENTS or DANCE

11:25 - Jackets, Bags - Goodbye

11:30 - DISMISSAL


Play, Grow, Learn---More and more studies are showing that a play-based curriculum in preschool lays the best foundation for academic learning later in life.  BHPCNS has always believed that children learn best through play.


BHPCNS is perhaps unique in that we give children a large amount of free play time to explore the world around them and discover themselves.

Pre-K & TK:  These programs utilize group games and activities that build children's interpersonal relationships and leadership skills while continuing to focus on each child's cognitive development in preparation for more structured kindergarten programs.