Classes & Programming

our classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers are different because we’re different - we focus on quality programming emphasizing skill-building and family education


save the date!


family education session at SkillZone
Weds, Jan 30 - 6:15-7:30pm
Tues, Feb 12 - 6:15-7:30pm

you've heard about DC's free pre-kindergarten, but have you combed through the government websites, done the detailed enrollment research, or fully understood which charter or public schools work best for different families?

Lindsay Ferrer has - she's an expert in early childhood education and will be providing insight on DC’s Pre-K programs and covering basic eligibility and lottery info, different models such as Montessori and bilingual programs, sources of data on schools, and tips for finding a school that fits your needs

we'll be accepting sign-ups and reservations right here soon, with pricing options for individuals, couples, and families (with child care)


Preschool Prep

nervous about preschool? want to give your child a leg up for their next big step? anxious about those first “drop offs”?

our 6-week Preschool Prep series is focused on helping you and your child prepare for success in a group-based educational environment – whether it’s Pre-K, Montessori, or any group care program

from fundamental skill development, to preparing for transitions, to navigating education options, our program is specifically crafted to help families with children 20 months to 3 years get ready

our experienced professionals with backgrounds in child development, education, speech therapy, and more will guide families in sessions that build over a 6-week curriculum

evolving from parent + child education sessions to full drop-off ‘preschool practice’, sessions occur once per weekend from 9-11am

both parents / primary guardians are encouraged to attend to maximize the benefits for the whole family



what to expect from Preschool Prep


outcomes for your child

  • gain independence – build self-esteem and self-awareness

  • boost social skills – play nicely, share, and take turns with others

  • become a student learner – adapt to a routine and follow instructions

  • work on listening – practice sitting still (momentarily!) and listening skills

  • transition successfully – separate from parents / caregivers and adapt to change with confidence

outcomes for the family

  • reduce stress during drop-off transitions by being able to see your child on live video stream

  • understand appropriate expectations for your child’s abilities and behaviors based on stage of development

  • develop strategies to help the whole family through times of transition and managing change

  • be equipped with take-home exercises and strategies to continue boosting your child’s readiness for classroom success



Program Tuition

*membership not required

**15% discount for current members

our Preschool Prep program $399 tuition includes a 6-week series of 2-hour sessions for the whole family, PLUS a free “O” elemeno family membership!

that means your family can enjoy play time inside SkillZone and the STEM Family Lounge 3 times in the month, outside of class

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Schedule & Application

we are now accepting applications for the following Preschool Prep series - sessions are 9am-11am and are offered on a Saturday or Sunday track

March 2-3 through April 6-7

March 30-31 through May 11-12
(note: no classes Apr 20-21 for Easter)


please see “Curriculum Overview” above for payment and make-up session policies


Adults as Guides in the Child-Led Learning Process