At the Maryjo and Ira Sherman Early Childhood Center, we believe that each child is a capable and unique individual. Our program provides learning and positive social interaction opportunities for all children through a play based, child-centered, inclusive and developmentally appropriate program. We nurture children and families in a safe and supportive community. Our program strives to meet the individual needs of every child and encourages them to explore their environment through meaningful, relevant and hands-on experiences.

Calendar Calendar

Our calendar is an eclectic variety of intriguing and captivating activities. Parents are encouraged to join in the festivities and cheer us on through active participation. Check what’s happening and get involved!

Classes Classes

Our classrooms are uniquely structured to nurture the development of each student, flexibly embracing the learning style of each student in a play centered environment.

Developmental Goals Developmental Goals

Play and project work go hand-in-hand in relation to developmental goals. Kids learn better when the experience comes naturally. In response to the latter, we set developmental goals and strategies, and we implement them well!

Resources Resources

Find all the resources to prep your child to enjoy a successful year in the Sherman ECC. We have compiled all the forms, state-required documents and all the paperwork you could ever wish for in one place. Explore today!

Upcoming Events


The ECEC will open on time today, as per our policy following MCPS decision regarding day cares in schools. Staff may take unscheduled leave. Please drive carefully. 

This is a Test

The five boxing wizards jump quickly. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. How quickly daft jumping zebras vex. Jinxed wizards pluck ivy from the big quilt.

We’re Back!

We’re back! It was great seeing everyone today. We were happy to be altogether again. I know that everyone is anxious to hear about our talk about Brownie.   When the children arrived at school today they found paper and...

Break Has Arrived!

Break has arrived! The children shared some of their plans for vacation. It sounds like everyone is going to have a great time. We spent the day hanging out, cleaning up, listening to music and having a relaxing last day...