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30 Years Experience in Private Early Childhood Education

Glenwood Country Day School has been providing private early childhood education to children for more than 30 years. Our program is situated on a beautiful 40 acre property with many amenities for children to experience throughout the day. This setting meshes perfectly with our multi-sensory learning programs and is surprisingly less expensive than many traditional day care centers.

Our challenging, child-centered, academic program emphasizes a strong foundation in the basics, the development of critical thinking skills, and applied problem solving. The learning day is composed of language arts, math, science, and social studies. Along with these classes children also explore art, music, computers, and physical education daily.

Glenwood Country Day School is proud to be accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education.

We Want EVERY Child to Feel Excited About Learning!

Our individualized teaching approach gives all children the opportunity to grow and have fun through learning. We recognize that children learn differently and our curriculum is individualized to meet each child where they are in their development and learning abilities. Tuning in on their strengths and exploring ways to nurture and expand on their learning styles.

The Perfect Learning Environment

Our community of families and staff work to provide a safe, structured, inclusive setting that supports, encourages and inspires each child. We want children to have a lasting love for learning that grows and expands with their education.

The Importance of Accreditation

We follow the Maryland State Department of Education’s standards, curriculum and assessment, and use professional development resources to support the teaching and learning of children at Glenwood Country Day School. Our goal is to promote children’s learning and development both now and as a foundation for future success.

  • I read to these friends every Tuesday and they are the most polite, caring and attentive children for this age group that I have ever worked with. Jeannie
  • Love the place, they treat my kids like family. Nick
  • When Mrs. Poland gave me a tour of GCDS, I felt like she was the owner of the school. Her compassion shown through. Beth
  • Being a resident of Columbia, it was refreshing to place my child at Summer Adventures Camp. Lee
  • It was refreshing to have my child at Summer Adventures Camp on 40 wooded acres. Jonathan
  • Having a class size of only 6 is why my child goes to GCDS. Jennifer
  • I just want to thank you and the rest of your team for a great first day for Emma and Jack. They had a wonderful time and I just want to thank you for caring for them and keeping them safe in these trying times. Krystal
  • We want to thank you for your hard work in creating engaging lessons and meeting with students every day. As a teacher, I know how difficult it is to facilitate meaningful interaction with students in the current circumstances. Evelyn looks forward to circle time and loves watching your videos every day. Scott and Katherine
  • I've said it before to Mrs. Poland, but I'll say it again...my kids LOVE camp. I asked Ollie all kinds of questions on Saturday about it and he was getting very excited about everything he was telling me. He loves lunch outside. He also told me this weekend that he hurt his leg, but it was ok, Mrs. Harp would clean it and make it better at camp. Vivian usually dreads the idea of swim lessons, but because of camp, she thinks maybe she could handle swim lessons, and when I ask her if there is anything she doesn't like at camp, she told me she likes everything! Thank you for all of your hard work! Katie
  • I can't believe we're already signing up for the last week :( We are all so sad to see camp ending after next week. The kids really enjoyed it - they loved the activities and their teachers. Thanks for putting on a great camp, especially considering the pandemic! Erin