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            ​​​​Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church Preschool

​                Nursery School   

Growing Minds & BHPCNS

invite you to our Monday morning coffee series
Starting Monday, October 3rd
9:30-10:30 am 
BHPCNS Library

Drop your kiddos off and come join the conversation. Childcare provided in adjoining nursery for parents with children in T/Th program or families with younger children.

Growing Minds has been providing BHPCNS teachers with the best social-emotional methods to meet each child where he/she is emotionally and developmentally.  They have been a tremendous resource for Bradley Hills. We hope you will find their expertise in early childhood valuable as well. These topics are just a starting point for the conversation. All questions welcomed. Any topic can be discussed at any time. We hope you will join us!

Oct 3 - Supporting separation challenges
Nov 14 - Holiday survival kit
Jan 9 - Kindergarten readiness
Feb 6 - Promoting siblings/social relationships
March 6 - Toilet prep and difficulties
April 17 - Picky eating and food avoidance
May 15 - Sleep challenges

Growing Minds specializes in Early Childhood.  


​They Offer:

  • Individual, Group, and Family Therapy
  • Playful, expressive, experiential, integrative approach
  • Evidence-based best-practices including: Play Therapy, Playful Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Filial Therapy, Behavioral Therapy from the root of the behavior, SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Emotions), Mindfulness, Theraplay
  • Parenting support and specialized strategies
  • Clinical assessment for comprehensive understanding of your child’s strengths and needs
  • Guidance on referrals to other specialists
  • Support during 504, IEP, Child Find, Infants and Toddlers, ECMHS, and other county services processes
  • Kindergarten readiness social-emotional assessment
  • Kindergarten readiness therapy group and social skills therapy group


And Can Help With:

  • Tantrums and challenging behaviors
  • Daily Routines including: bedtime, mealtime, toilet training and accidents
  • Adjustment to family transitions, difficult times, grief and loss
  • Sibling and parent-child relationships
  • Regressive behaviors
  • Peer relationships, play skills, self-esteem
  • Risk of preschool expulsion
  • Support for new parents
  • Stress, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, depression, rigid thinking, OCD, attention differences, ADHD, developmental delays, gender identity questioning



Play Skills, Feelings, & Friendships Child Group Therapy


FALL 2022

Ages 3 - 5

6 MONDAYs from Oct 24th - Nov 21st

2:30-3:30pm

intakes held Sept 26 - Oct 21

  • Small group (3-6 children) led by a registered play therapist and an early childhood specialist
  • Facilitation of play skills development
  • Building feelings vocabulary
  • Practicing managing big energy or low energy
  • Active, playful, in natural social environment
  • Comprehensive intake includes parent meeting, teacher meeting, child play assessment, in-school observation
  • Parent support through 2 virtual parent group meetings
  • Parents & school gain insight into child's strengths, needs, and supportive strategies


Register at intake@growingmindstherapy.com


​​We have availability in our MWF & MTWThF Pre-K programs. Register today 

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