At Greenwood we have a deep commitment to a quality preschool education and day care. We feel an outstanding preschool should provide a warm, loving atmosphere where a child can grow intellectually, socially, physically and emotionally. We want each class to be taught in a positive and non-threatening manner which allows for stimulation and growth. We feel children should be treated with respect so they will value the feelings and ideas of others.
Greenwood believes each day of a child’s life is full of curiosity and learning. Parents and teachers play an important role in responding to and supporting learning experiences. By working together, we can help our children develop into healthy, intelligent human beings. Our teachers are college graduates and experienced in early childhood. Our faculty consists of teachers, senior staff, and aides. Greenwood serves children from varied economic, social, and ethnic backgrounds.
Greenwood School’s physical facilities have sufficient floor space in nine classrooms to accommodate all of our children. Each room is divided into clearly defined learning centers with materials and equipment appropriate for that learning center and the age of the children.
Our faculty strongly believes that children learn through first hand experiences, structured and unstructured play activities, and involvement with their peers. The staff at Greenwood helps create an environment that is conducive to learning in this manner.
Inclement Weather/Emergency Policy: Greenwood follows the Federal Government operating status. If the Federal Government is closed, Greenwood is closed. If the Federal Government announces Unscheduled Leave or Unscheduled Telework, Greenwood opens at 9:00am. If the Federal Government announces a delayed opening, Greenwood also delays opening by the same amount. For example, if the Federal Government announces a one hour delayed opening, Greenwood opens one hour late, at 8:30am. Visit the Office of Personnel Management website www.opm.gov/status for Federal Government operating status. Greenwood reserves the right to make alternative closing arrangements to provide for the safety of its staff and students. Call 301-277-6877 if you have a question about the current Greenwood opening/closing/delay status.