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  • SSLC offers a variety of programs for toddlers (18-24 months), two-, three-, and four-year olds. Partial week, half or full day classes, early bird, and extended day care are available. 
  • We welcome children of all faiths and backgrounds.
  • We offer both Judaic Enrinchment and Regular 2-year-old classes and a choice of Hebrew Immersion or Regular Program 3's and 4's classes. 
  • All classes celebrate the Jewish holidays and have Shabbat parties/challah baking on Fridays. The Judaic Enrichment and Hebrew Immersion classes recite Tefillah during circle time.


  • Morning classes for two-, three- and four-year-olds [9:00a-12:00p]
  • Afternoon classes for two-, three- and four-year-olds [12:00p-3:30p]
  • Transitional class [Hebrew Immersion] for children who have completed preschool, but are not ready for kindergarten
  • Full-day classes for two, three and four year olds [7:30a-6:00p]
  • 2-day (Tuesday and Thursday); 3-day (Monday, Wednesday, Friday); or 5-day classes for two year olds
  • 3-day (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) or 5-day classes for three year olds
  • Hebrew Immersion program for three and four year olds (Program runs Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 12:00 - 3:30 p.m.). 
  • 18-24 month Toddler Class (9:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) -- optional add lunch hour 12:00p-1:00p
  • 18-24 month old Toddler Class (9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) 
  • 18-24 month old Toddler Class (7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.**)
  • The Toddler Class is available as a 5-day option only.
  •  All 4-year-old AM classes are 5-day only. 
  •  A.M. Hebrew Immersion classes (3 and 4 year olds) are 5-day only

Early Bird  7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 
Morning Program 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Lunch Bunch 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Program  12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
After Care  3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.**

**Please Note**  
Since we are housed in a synagogue, dismissal for After Care on Fridays [only] will be at 4:00 p.m. from fall - spring [approximately late Oct. until mid March].  As the days grow longer, we will gradually increase the time for Friday pick-up time until we revert back to the regular 6:00 p.m. dismissal time. [Dismissal remains at 6:00 for Monday-Thursday during this time.]

Registration for the school year is online only. The link to the registration program is: 

♦♦♦♦Summer registration requires the online registration  as well as the Summer Schedule Enrollment form to designate dates of attendance and schedule.♦♦♦♦. 

Click here to Download Summer Enrollment FormChildren will not be considered enrolled for the summer unless this form is returned to the SSLC office.♦♦♦♦

NOTE: All required forms can be accessed in one place from the "Download Documents" link found at the top of the "SSLC Home" page. There also is a "Download Documents" option in the pull-down menu which will take you directly to the document/form page.


Because we are a Jewish school, SSLC closes for most of the major Jewish holidays such as Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Purim, Passover, and Shavuot in addition to secular holidays such as Thanksgiving, Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, Presidents Day and Memorial Day.

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  • As part of our morning curriculum, the children participate in special weekly activities: Music with Mr. Charley and Israeli Dance with Morah Sharon.
  • We offer [optional] afternoon specialty programs for children in the 3- and 4-year-old classes for an additional fee. These 45-minute classes are available in Fall; Winter; and Spring: Basketball; Ballet; Gardening; Karate; Skits & Things; Spanish; and Yoga. 

The children enjoy playing outside on the playground or in our new indoor playgroom each day!

The children love the indoor playroom filled with colorful climbing apparatus and other gross and fine motor skill-enhancing toys and equipment. We continue to update the outdoor play area. Thank you to the families who have donated to the Playground Fund to date. As more money comes in, we will add more toys and equipment to the play areas.

All donations are tax-deductible.  Send check to:  SSLC Playground Fund, 1401 Arcola Ave., Silver Spring, MD  20902.


A continuation of our preschool program, our summer program is open to toddlers, two-, three- and four-year-olds as well as pre-kindergarten aged children. We welcome both existing and new families. Children are welcome to enroll for the Summer Program regardless of whether they attend SSLC for the school year.
  • A $100 non-refundable registration is required at the time of enrollment.
  • We require a two-week minimum, however the weeks do not have to be consecutive.
  • In addition to fun crafts, special programs, and a full schedule of morning of activities, the children will have water play (sprinkler) each day.
  • Children are required to bring water shoes daily (NO flip flops or backless crocs/clogs are allowed. Water shoes must have a secure strap at the back.) 
  • To supplement the daily routine, we have two specialty classes each week: Morah Sharon for Israeli Dance on Tuesdays and Mr. Charley for Music on Wednesdays.  
  • Several special programs such as petting zoos, Legos, Foam Party are planned for this summer. We also have scheduled several interactive performances throughout the summer to enhance to entertain the children.
  • Click on the Activity Calendar to check out our fun programs!
  • A favorite activity of the Summer is the Foam Party. If your child is scheduled to attend camp on Monday, July 22, you must return the attached Foam Party Waiver, as required by the vendor:  
  • Families must first register online and click either on School Year and Summer Only -or- Summer Only to apply to SSLC. After enrolling online, families must return the (hard copy) Summer Enrollment Form to specify the schedule and weeks. A child will not be considered registered for the summer until we receive this form. (Even if your child's schedule is the same for the Summer Program as for the 10-month School Year, we still need the summer form.)

Click on the following link to register online: