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About US

RPCNS is a part-time, parent-run, cooperative that provides nursery school classes for children aged 2, 3, and 4.  Created in 1963, RPCNS was established by a group of parent parishioners from the Rockville Presbyterian Church. In 1969, the State of Maryland Department of Education granted fully accredited status, signified with a Certificate of Approval, to our school as a non-public nursery school. We separately incorporated from the Rockville Presbyterian Church as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 1985. RPCNS continues to offers high-quality, secular, preschool education under the guidance of an experienced director and qualified teachers. RPCNS welcomes children of all faiths, nationalities and races.

RPCNS is fully licensed by the Maryland State Department of Education Office of Child Care and is approved by the State of Maryland (#50012). RPCNS is a member of the Potomac Association of Cooperative Teachers (PACT) and of Parent Cooperative Preschools International (PCPI).

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Why Choose RPCNS?
  • Certified Teaching staff who are loving, enthusiastic, and have a passion for cooperative education

  • Low adult-to-child ratios (1 adult to 3 or 4 children in our Twos and Threes; 1 to 5 in our Fours/Pre-K classes) to enhance your child’s experience and safety 

  • A parent-led Board of Directors that oversees operations of the school

  • A safe, clean, well-maintained facility

  • Sturdy toys and materials to promote gross and fine motor skills

  • Puzzles, games, and books within easy reach of children

  • Opportunities for self-expression and creativity in arts, music, and crafts

  • Outdoor play each day on our large, fenced playground

  • Maryland State Dept. of Education-approved comprehensive curriculum including use of Handwriting Without Tears

  • Curriculum -based field trips to Nature Centers, Firehouse, Farms, etc.

  • Weekly music classes led by a dedicated “Music Together” -certified instructor

  • Monthly cultural awareness and science enrichment programs

  • Sibling nursery available onsite

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