Early Child Development 

 Child Development Webpage Photo (Left)  

The Seneca Valley High School Early Child Development Program is dedicated to providing young children from all backgrounds, ethnicities and cultures with the basic skills to be successful in kindergarten.

High school student teachers work on a daily basis to plan and prepare developmentally appropriate lessons which they teach in the preschool classroom.  A high school teacher provides oversight and supervision of all preschool activities, lessons and events.

The preschoolers enjoy interacting with their classmates and student teachers during activities, lessons and events.  Understanding that every child is special and unique, the program also provides individual attention by pairing each child with a student teacher who works with the child at least once a week on specifically designed language arts and math activities.

Typical Day

  • Parents sign in and children hang belongings in assigned places
  • Circle time
  • Transition time (songs, puzzles, table toys, etc.)
  • Lessons (math, language arts, science or social studies)
  • Clean-up time before snack
  • Snack time
  • Lessons (math, language arts, science or social studies)
  • Outdoor activity (children will go outside, weather permitting)
  • Closure with discussion of theme and objectives of the day and singing "good bye song"
  • Dismissal (parents sign dismissal log)

Application Information

Children must be four years old by September 1, 2019, be fully toilet trained, meet immunization requirements, and live in Montgomery County to be enrolled in the program.  Transportation is the responsibility of the family.

We offer a morning session (8:45am-11:15am for $225) or an afternoon session (12:10pm-1:40pm for $150) with 12 preschoolers in each session.

The classes meet four days a week, Monday through Thursday, from early October until the end of May.  We follow the high school emergency closings and holiday schedule. Preschool is not in session during high school finals or school-wide testing days.

Applications are accepted in person or by mail with a $100 deposit.  If your child is not enrolled or is placed on a waiting list, your deposit will not be cashed.  If your child is enrolled, the deposit is non-refundable and will be applied to the first semester’s tuition.

  • 2019-2020 SVHS Application
  • 2019-2020 MCPS Procedures 
  • Tuberculosis Policy
  • Health Assessment Form (due Fall 2019)