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Erin will be departing this year and a new director will be announced shortly. 

Meet our Program Director, Erin Crouse 

A Brief Q&A:


Q: What is your teaching philosophy?


A: As a seasoned educator, I believe in empowering children as active participants in their own learning journey. My approach involves guiding and facilitating situations that support, expand upon, and occasionally challenge their existing knowledge.

Q: What sets River Park Nursery School apart?


A: At River Park, we're more than just a school; we're a close-knit family. With our small class sizes and impressive 1:5 teacher-student ratio, we foster deeper connections not only with each child but also with their families. Our emphasis on social and emotional development ensures that children become well-rounded members of society. Additionally, our part-time schedule allows children to embrace childhood outside the confines of a full-time school day.

Q: Describe the typical River Park Nursery School student?


A: Our typical RPNS student mirrors any other 3, 4, or 5-year-old—curious, enthusiastic about learning, and eager to navigate new experiences. Supported by families seeking a nurturing environment, our students develop a strong sense of self and independence.

Q: Where do students head after River Park Nursery School?


A: RPNS alumni embark on diverse paths across the DC area, enrolling in both public and private institutions. Our graduates flourish in various educational settings, including DC Public Schools programs, as well as esteemed institutions like Capitol Hill Day School, St. Peter School, Burgundy Farm Country Day School, St. Patrick's, and Friends Community School.


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