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Frequently Asked Questions




Is your school accredited?

SSNS has a Certificate of Approval from the Maryland State Board of Education and is licensed by the Maryland Department of Human Resources.

Do you have a discipline policy?
Yes. In a nutshell, we give children clear guidelines for respecting people and property. We help children communicate their needs as well as feelings. We talk with children about appropriate ways to resolve conflicts. Follow up conferences are held with the parent if the child repeatedly has difficulties.


Does the school provide transportation?
The school does not have transportation services. Parents often arrange carpools and the school assists in this by providing membership lists to each family.


If I have an emergency and can’t make my co-op shift, what can I do?
You may trade your shift with another parent or pay for a substitute.  The school provides contact information for approved substitutes.

Can I bring my infant when I co-op?

Unfortunately, no.


Can I bring my mandolin or my quilting?
Please do! Parents are encouraged to share their special talents. Do remember to share your idea with the teacher before you come to co-op.


My doctor has not filled out the health forms yet. Can my child attend school? Can I co-op?
NO. State regulations require that health and immunization forms for children as well as TB test results for cooping parents be at school before the child may attend.


Are you affiliated with the Unitarian Church?
While we have rented space from UUCSS for more than 35 years and maintain a healthy relationship, we have no official affiliation.

Is it ok to come in and stay for part or all of the morning if it is not my co-op day?

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