About Us

History

SSPC CC was established in 1975 as a service to familes in the community who desired quality child care in a warm and caring envioronemnt. The Center is sponsored by the Silver Spring Presbyterian Church.  We offer child care for infants, toddlers and two's as well as our Nursery School Program for preschoolers ages 3-5.   The center is open year round and offers a spacious Outdoor Play Area, Caring and Dedicated Staff and a Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum in a warm and caring environment.

Our Teaching Staff
Our Lead Teachers have a variety of experience and backgrounds. Their credentials range from Child Development Associate (CDA) to Undergradate degrees in early childhood and/or realted fields. All are Maryland Credentialed. Teacher Assistants  and Substitutes are an integral part of the teaching teams.  Many have completed training in the early childhood/child care field.  A number are college students pursuing degrees in the early child care and education industry. Some assistants and substitutes also meet Child Care Teacher qualifications and may work in dual positions in our program. SSPC CC also  regularly hosts student interns from the local high schools, colleges and universities.

Overall Management
The Center is governed by a Board of Directors called the Preschool Weekday Education Committee (PWEC), which is responsible to the sponsoring organization, the Silver Spring Presbyterian Church. The PWEC is comprised of parents, community volunteers, SSPC members, the Center Director and staff representatives. The Board is responsible for the overall operations and quality assurance of the Center’s programs.  Continuous program evaluation, sustainability and policy issues that affect the Center are primary concerns of this body.

Licensing/Regulatory Agencies

SSPC CC is a Maryland State Department of Education - Office of Child Care  (MSDE/OCC) licensed and accredited early childhood program. We also hold a MCDHHS Private Educational Institute license.

 

SSPC CC does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed or religion, national origin, sex, or disability in administration of its admission, education, employment and programming policies and practices.