Parents are strongly encouraged to tour the Clara Barton Center for
Children prior to submitting an application. By visiting the Center,
parents gain greater understanding of the Center’s preschool program
and philosophy. Applications for the 2018-2019 school year will be accepted
beginning October 2, 2017. We encourage you to visit our classrooms
before submitting an application. Please view our tour
schedule and then call (301) 320-4565 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
to schedule a tour.
Children entering the two-year old class (Toucans) must be
two years old upon entry. Children entering the three to pre-kindergarten
programs must be fully potty trained.
Clara Barton Center for Children admits children regardless
of race, color, religion, ethnic background, or gender, and
encourages diversity among its student body.
The Clara Barton Center for Children offers flexible programs
designed to meet the variety of needs of the children and
families in our community. The Clara Barton Center for Children
offers part-time and full-time programs for the school year
(September – mid-June). Two co-teachers teach each class.
|2 Year-Old Toucans
||8-10 per day
||1 Adult for every 3 children
|2 ½ Year-Old Hummingbirds
||10-12 per day
1 Adult for every 4 children
|3 Year-Old Puffins
||14-15 per day
||1 Adult for every 7 children
|4 Year-Old Cardinals & Eagles
||16-17 per day
||1 Adult for every 8 children
The Center also offers a Summer Camp program (mid-June –
mid-August) that complements the school year. Part-time and
full-time programs are offered each Summer Camp session. A
separate registration is required for Summer Camp, beginning
in February of each year.
Placement decisions are based on a number of factors, including
age of the child, family childcare needs, prior school experience,
and availability of space. The number of spaces available
for enrollment is determined by the licensed capacity in each
classroom. Priority consideration is given to children of
staff, siblings of current students, siblings of former students,
residents of Cabin John, and employees of Montgomery County Government, although we do not guarantee
placement due to those considerations.
In all of our classes, we seek a distribution of morning preschool
only and morning preschool plus extended day enrollments.
The number of part-time and full-time enrollments available
to incoming families is dependent on the needs of the Center’s
continuing families, and, consequently, is determined following
the placement of continuing children.
The Clara Barton Center for Children does not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin
in the admission of students, the employment of faculty and
administration, or in the administration of its programs.
The Center is committed to fostering and maintaining diversity
in the socio-economic makeup of its student body. This commitment
is reflected in the Center’s admission policies and
its financial aid program for families in need.
The Clara Barton Center for Children attempts, but does not
guarantee, to maintain an equal balance of boys and girls,
as well as a developmental age span, in each classroom.
Children in the Toucan, Hummingbird and Puffin classes may
attend three, four or five days a week. Children in
the Cardinal and Eagle classes are required to attend five
days a week.
Children enrolled in the Toucan and Hummingbird classes do
not need to be toilet trained at the time of entrance
to these classes. Children enrolled in the Puffin, Cardinal
and Eagle classes must be toilet trained at the time
of entrance to these classes.