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Early Childhood Program


Welcome to the Early Childhood Program at Stone Ridge!

As a division of the Lower School, the Early Childhood Program provides a strong social, emotional, and academic foundation for our youngest learners at Stone Ridge. In keeping with the philosophy of the School, the Early Childhood Program is focused on the development of the whole person. By incorporating the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart education, the program provides the first exposure to a Sacred Heart education for boys and girls from three months to four years of age. We provide the building blocks for a lifetime of learning based on faith, intellect, service, community, and growth.

The program encompasses an Infant/Toddler Program and a Preschool. The children are exposed to rich Sacred Heart traditions and participate in many of the School’s special feast days and celebrations. All students in the program participate in French, Art, Music, and Physical Education classes. In addition, they visit the Lower School Library each week.

We believe young children learn best through play, hands on activities, and rich interpersonal relationships. The children are encouraged to explore, interact, imagine, create, and solve problems. The Early Childhood Program at Stone Ridge teaches an integrated, theme-based curriculum that is designed to enhance cognitive, physical, emotional, spiritual, and social growth at developmentally appropriate levels. Above all, the program provides a safe, loving, creative, and stimulating environment and nurtures a love of learning.

I look forward to meeting you and working with your young child as he or she starts the journey to becoming a life-long learner in the Sacred Heart tradition.

Warm regards,

Meghan Ellis
Director of the Early Childhood Program
301-657-4322 ext. 373

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