The Sunrise School

The Sunrise School

Pre-Kindergarten Program in Maryland

About Bar-T’s Pre-K Program

Child smiling duing pre kindergarten in Maryland at Bar-TThe Sunrise School, Bar-T’s Pre-Kindergarten Program, is designed to provide a high quality, creative, hands-on, child-centered learning environment for children. Students must be 4 years old by September 1st and be fully toilet trained, or 3 years old by September 1st and fully toilet trained at our Lakewood Elementary program.

The Bar-T staff are committed and experienced professionals who provide children with a caring and stimulating atmosphere. They listen carefully and respond quickly to the needs of each child. Our teachers are certified in Early Childhood Instruction. Each class has one assistant who is trained to aid children in their learning experiences. We are dedicated to positively contributing to a child’s life.

The rooms at our sites are safe, inviting, attractive and well equipped with a wide variety of multisensory materials. We provide opportunities for each child to have new and unique educational experiences, think and problem-solve, dream and imagine. We always strive to create a spontaneous classroom where children have opportunities for activity and choice. We believe a child will learn best as he or she interacts with others, using concrete objects, and sharing real experiences.
Young girl playing at pre kindergarten in Maryland

Our Pre-K Curriculum

Our curriculum is based on the guidelines of the Creative Curriculum, nationally known for its forward-thinking model. It focuses on meeting the needs of individual children, while honoring and respecting the role that teachers play in making learning engaging and meaningful for every child. The Creative Curriculum focuses on the following developmental domains:

  • Personal and Social
  • Language and Literacy
  • Mathematical Thinking
  • Scientific Thinking
  • Social Studies
  • The Arts
  • Physical Development and Health

The Sunrise School Locations

3 and 4 Year Olds

Lakewood 3 & 4’s  Thurgood Marshall
Teacher Ellen Miller  Lauren Wise and Randi Bostic
Phone (240) 314-7150  (301) 948-3172

4 Year Olds

Belmont ES Diamond ES* Matsunaga ES Poolesville ES
Teacher Leah Cagle Dana Hanlon Melissa Porter Kim Hull
Phone (240)654-7795 (240)676-5167 (240)751-3392 (240)205-5254

*Note: Diamond ES is not going to be a Pre-K location for the 2017-18 school year. Families can still enroll for this location for the 16-17 school year.

Sample Daily Activities:

Child eating lunch outside at Bar-T's pre-k in Maryland

  • Open Centers for Skill Development
  • Morning Class Meeting
  • Movement and Music
  • Small Group Activities
  • Independent Choice Learning Centers
  • Snack
  • Outdoor Play
  • Story Time
  • Lunch
  • Quiet/Rest Time
  • Afternoon Round Up

2017-2018 Tuition

Standard Class (9:00am – 1:00pm): $715.00/mo
6 Hour Day  (9:00am – 3:00pm): $910.00/mo
After Care Pre-K (9:00am-6:30pm): $1125.00/mo
Extended Day (6:30am – 6:30pm): $1250.00/mo

Register Your Child for Pre-Kindergarten in Montgomery County or Northern Virginia

Registration for the 2017-2018 Pre-Kindergarten Programs begins in January 23rd at 9am on a first-come first-serve basis online at http://registration.bar-t.com and at the Bar-T Main Office. We are pleased to announce that our Pre K programs will now have limited 2 and 3 day options.  Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the 3 day option, and Tuesday and Thursday for the 2 day option.  This will be first come, first serve.  Once the spots are filled, parents can go a on a waitlist for spots if they become available.

Please feel free to contact the teacher and schedule a time to visit the classroom, learn about the curriculum, and view samples of projects completed by the students currently enrolled. Throughout the year, if space is available, we will continue to enroll students. Please note that Children must be 3 by September 3rd for the Lakewood 3’s class and 4 by September 4th for the Lakewood 4’s class.

Please contact us via email or call us at 301-948-3172 for more information.

Register Now for the 2017-18 School Year