Our Program

Broad Branch Children’s House offers both a Toddler Montessori program for children ages two to three years, and a Primary Montessori program for children ages three to six years.

BBCH provides an educational experience that encourages students to explore, question, experiment and develop ideas on their own. Teachers guide the process, providing direction and support as students move through the Montessori curriculum.  The differing ages in the classroom allow for children to both learn from and mentor one another and help to create a community of mutual respect. The Montessori classroom offers an outstanding academic and social foundation during early childhood.



Broad Branch Children’s House is located in a residential neighborhood just east of the Chevy Chase circle on Connecticut Avenue. BBCH is found above the recently renovated Broad Branch Market across the street from Lafayette Elementary School.

Inside BBCH are four well appointed classrooms surrounded by windows that give the feeling of being in a tree house.

Outside BBCH you will find the children’s garden and a gated playspace for general play and gross motor activities. Our garden is planted and maintained with the children, offering hands on experience with the living world around us.

One block north of the school is beautiful Lafayette Park, an eleven acre park with many amenities including a playground and large open natural spaces for exploration.


BBCH offers a ten month academic program and a twelve month academic & enrichment program. Our schedule is designed to offer the wrap around services needed by many families.


10-Month Program Calendar 2017-2018

12-Month Program Calendar 2017-2018

BBCH is open from 8 am until 6pm daily.

8:00 – 9:00 Early Risers
9:00 – 12:15 Montessori Mornings
12:15 – 1:00 Morning Dismissal & Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 Quiet Afternoons or Montessori Afternoons
3:00 – 6:00 Afternoon Dismissal &
After School Program

* Children of Kindergarten age are required
to attend the afternoon class.

All programs are five days a week.

To learn more about our policies and procedures, you may read our BBCH Parent Handbook 2017-2018