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About Us


Who We Are

The Epworth Preschool & Kindergarten (EPK) is a non-profit organization created by the Epworth United Methodist Church in 1981 as an educational outreach program to children and their families in the greater Gaithersburg area. The preschool provides a developmentally appropriate preschool program for children ages 2 through 4 that is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).  The kindergarten program provides a developmentally appropriate Kindergarten program for 5-year-olds that is approved by MSDE



Epworth offers to its Preschool and Kindergarten children a warm, supportive atmosphere that fosters creative activities and individual growth through experimentation and exploration.  Children are unique individuals with varying rates of growth, capabilities, and interests.  They learn through trial and error, pleasure, imitation, participation, and exploration.  With ample physical space and child-size equipment, Epworth has designed a learning center that provides children with numerous opportunities to use their senses, muscles, curiosity and language.


Preschool Director
Andy Doerrman

At Epworth Preschool and Kindergarten, we are thrilled to have Andy Doerrman as our Director. With his extensive experience in education and his commitment to both his own family and the community, we know he will lead our school with excellence and compassion. Andy is dedicated to providing high-quality early childhood education that nurtures both the academic and social growth of each child. We look forward to welcoming you to our school and showing you the exceptional care and education we provide.

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