A portion of all sales at Sweet Leaf Cafe in McLean will benefit CDS on Wednesday, September 26th. Read more for details and electronic flyer.
News & Events
Your source to stay involved and informed with topical early childhood education research, what's going on in the classrooms and on the grounds, and upcoming events and projects.
CDS is pleased to announce a new afternoon Twos program for 2018-19. Continue reading for details about this exciting addition to our offerings.
Simplify back to school labeling while supporting Country Day
In the event of weather closure, CDS may announce that school is closed for the full day, cancel morning classes, or dismiss early. Please refer to our Inclement Weather Policy in the full news item or your CDS Family Handbook for more details regarding each possible schedule adjustment.
Learn more about why it is so important that children at CDS connect with nature through our curriculum, as discussed in an NPR interview with experts in the field.
See why the caring, dynamic, developmental program CDS offers is so important during the preschool years.
Dr Alison Gopnik, a leader in the study of how children learn, discussed with NAEYC her findings about how young children learn best. Read her take on the value of play and developing social and emotional skills in the full article.
Explore how one of our Fours teachers uses art to meet cross-curricular goals. A hallmark of learning through play is that it looks so seamless while so much purposeful planning goes into each activity and classroom design.
See how Ms. Lauren integrates the "See, Think, and Wonder" routine into her STEAM enrichment classes. This routine for exploring works of art and other interesting things was put forth by Harvard's Project Zero initiative.