Northwood Lab Preschool Program

2019 Preschool Graphic

Dear Families,

Thank you for your interest in the Northwood High Early Child Development Laboratory Program.

Montgomery County Public Schools will be building a new school at the Northwood site on University Boulevard over the next three years (2024 - 2027).  We will be moving to 11211 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville, Maryland  20832, for the next three years.

Our preschool program operates from early October through mid-May, and follows MCPS closings for holidays and weather related issues. There will be one session offered from 7:55 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Monday through Thursday.

The Early Child Development Program has been developed to provide training for high school students in the field of early childhood education. The preschool program is directed by high school students, under the guidance and supervision of the high school child development teacher. Students are provided with instruction in developmentally appropriate practices in accordance with guidelines established by Montgomery County Public Schools.  ​​

The program’s curriculum is appropriate for the year before a child enters kindergarten. Children must be toilet trained. Since many different high school students will be teaching the preschoolers, the program is designed for the pre-kindergarten child who can cope with daily changes and flexible scheduling. Special education services are not provided through this program. Younger children will be considered as space allows.

The Preschool Program is designed to provide an environment where children can develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially.  We ensure a warm, loving, kind environment with an exciting and adventurous atmosphere.  We are committed to a safe, healthy environment where learning can take place.

Please email Maureen McEneaney at with any questions or to get more details.

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