The school offers a variety of class times, including two to five half-day classes, morning or afternoon, for children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years.
Our program is unique in that we have both outpatient therapy and our inclusive developmental preschool program with school-based therapy services.
Our Pre-K program is for children who missed the Kindergarten cut-off date, have late summer birthdays or would benefit from the gift of an extra year.
Available Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 - 9 a.m. Your child can bring breakfast, their favorite book or game, or just come play with us.
Pediatric O.T. is a wonderful resource that focuses on sensory motor integration which is an essential element of child development.
Available Monday through Thursday from 12:00 -1:00 p.m., after morning classes. Includes times to eat and play with friends.
Weekly enrichment activities include art, music and movement. We also offer special in-house performances and after-school programs.
Two fun-filled summer camp sessions, filled with special projects, games, music, art, imaginative play, in-house field trips, and more.
The therapy service delivery model for the preschool program is a combination of pull-out therapy, classroom-based therapy, and collaboration consultation services.
The Dolley Madison preschool is a great environment for children, parents and everyone that is involved in the day to day operations. It was such a pleasure and privilege to be a part of the preschool. We miss being a part of it, although our son has been an alumni for the past six years. We cannot thank them enough for giving our child the happiest possible start of his education. Teachers and Therapists were warm and caring towards all the children. Dolley Madison was a second home to us, and we feel extremely grateful to be a part of such a special place.
My brother and I attended Dolley Madison Preschool many years ago and when we moved from DC back to Virginia I was looking for a place for my son to spend a second pre-Kindergarten year. I didn't hesitate; I knew DMPS was the right place for him in so many ways. The teachers are wonderfully loving yet structured, and I appreciate the play-based curriculum and the after-school enrichment offerings.
Being part of the DMPS family, including the SL program, changed the course of my child's life. At a very young age, when he most needed a loving, nurturing, encouraging and supportive pre-school environment, DMPS provided all that and more. We are eternally grateful that we found this unique program!
Dolley Madison was a God send for my son. He got immense support to come out of his shell. The teachers and the speech therapist, Sue Lyons, are all wonderful and go way above and beyond to help the families!
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