About Our Preschool

IALAC the lamb is our school mascot.  IALAC stands for: I Am Loving And CapableSt. John's Christian Preschool is a non-profit organization and an outreach of St. John's Lutheran Church. The preschool was established for the purpose of promoting the mental, physical, emotional, social and spiritual growth of children. The professional staff supervises and guides the children through a program of play and instruction with a daily emphasis on Christian attitudes.

All teachers are degreed and have experience working with young children. The maximum number of children in each 2-year-old class is 10 with a teacher and an assistant, 14 with a teacher and assistant in each 3-year-old class and 18 with a teacher and assistant in each 4-year-old class.

The curriculum is designed to promote both social and emotional growth with an emphasis on the development of positive self-esteem. These goals are met by utilizing a variety of academic readiness activities involving active discovery and guided learning. Children learn through play, and activities are centered on weekly themes, special visitors, trips, dress-up days and related art activities and snacks.

A typical day includes circle time, music, games, creative art, stories, indoor and outdoor play and snack. A music enrichment teacher meets with all classes weekly. Our large and attractively decorated classrooms are well equipped and furnished for preschool aged children. A recently remodeled playground offers the children an ideal place to develop physical fitness while having fun.

Because the preschool is a mission of St. John's Church, the children’s spiritual growth is nurtured through weekly Bible stories and Christian attitude lessons emphasizing God’s love for everyone. The Pastor leads a weekly chapel service to instill values that children may remember and apply throughout life. At St. John’s Christian Preschool children learn that they are special!

Classes are 2, 3 or 5 days a week from 9:00am-1:00pm. The 2's class is 9am -12 noon. If you would like more information about our program, please call Francesca Russo, Director, at (301) 946-4977.

St. John's Christian Preschool admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis or race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs.



St. John's Christian Preschool

4629 Aspen Hill Road

Rockville, Maryland 20853

Located on Aspen Hill Road half-way between Connecticut Avenue and Veirs Mill Road.

(301) 946-4977

Francesca Russo, Director

Certified by the Maryland State Board of Education.

Established in 1966 as an outreach program of St. John's Lutheran Church for 2, 3 and 4-year olds.

License #15-43094