About Us

  • Our Curriculum

    Our curriculum is state-approved and we follow Howard County Pre-K standards.

    We use the Little Treasures curriculum in our four year-old class.  This curriculum is one of six curriculum packages approved by the State of Maryland.  In the two-year-old and three-year-old classes, we follow the learning principles and early childhood development practices of the Howard County Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum, which is based on recommended practices from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

    Through a wide variety of “learning through play” activities, we expose children to the areas of language arts, music, mathematics, social development, and science.

  • Our Philosophy

    Our school’s goal is to provide a setting where children are comfortable and happy and where their individual needs are met as fully as possible in all developmental areas.

    Social and emotional skills such as self-confidence, responsibility, sharing, self-expression, exploration, and many others are developed through a wide variety of free play experiences, teacher-directed activities, and the use of Wilde Lake’s extensive collection of materials and equipment.

    Teachers meet the cognitive needs of each child through individual, small, and large group activities. Language arts, math and problem solving skills can be enhanced as children are free to pursue individual styles of learning at varied levels of development.

    Physical development is also important at our school. The teacher’s selection of activities, materials and indoor and outdoor play help to accomplish this goal.

    Each child’s progress in all areas is communicated to parents at regularly scheduled conferences, as well as on an informal basis.

  • Our Classroom

    WLCN is located at the Faulkner Ridge Neighborhood Center across the road from the Wilde Lake Village Center.
    • Sensory table with seasonal items for exploration
    • New instruments, science equipment, and toys
    • Extensive selection of puzzles, puppets, games, and other learning materials
    • Outdoor play yard with new, regularly maintained climbing equipment, clean covered sandbox and riding toys
    • Variety of role-playing equipment and costumes
    • Peanut-free and very accommodating to other allergy conditions
    • From the very outgoing to the more introverted, every child is given the type of attention they need to thrive and prepare for kindergarten.

      The Sassi Family
    • We are so appreciative and thankful for WLCN and how accommodating and knowledgeable they are to kids with food allergies.

      The Min Family
    • WLCN is everything a preschool should be – a fun environment for kids to play, make friends, and learn.

      The Michalke Family
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