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The Face of Play-Based Learning

The Country Day School
Office: 703-356-4282 | Admissions: 703-356-9165

Play comes naturally to every child. At CDS, play-based learning is child-initiated and teacher-supported. We provide a warm and safe environment where your children can explore, discover, ask questions, increase their ability to problem solve, and develop a love of learning. The teachers encourage learning through interactions that stretch students’ thinking to higher levels. 

Play helps develop social skills and allows children to gain self-confidence. Important skills include creativity, curiosity, time management, resilience, ethics and teamwork. Through play, they problem-solve, predict, or hypothesize.  

We are an independent private preschool and kindergarten for children 18 months to six years old, the first Early Childhood GreenSchool Program in the U.S., and accredited by NAEYC.