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OPENINGS: Starting August 17th, 2024, we have a short-term opening for 2 years old and above until February 18th, 2025.
About Me
Welcome to Bradmoor Educational Playhouse, my licensed home daycare and preschool in Bethesda, MD. I’m the owner and main caregiver and I have 13 years of child care and early education experience. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Communication and I’m CPR & First-aid certified. I am an experienced teacher, and my passion is working with children. I just love being immersed in their world! A dream came true when operating my family child care program, a place where I create a nurturing, creative, and joyful environment for children. Before opening my own home-based daycare, I was a teacher at a multilingual international elementary school in California. Prior to working there, I was also a teacher in Iran after earning a degree in communication. I am very passionate about art and early childhood education, and I am determined to expand my knowledge in this field.
Philosophy
I truly believe in creating an environment conducive to curiosity, creativity, and altruism. I think that a simple but organized environment, in which natural materials play a pivotal role, best serves my educational purpose and is productive for learning and growing. Most of my teaching materials are Montessori-based, and I have a clean, modern layout that creates a serene and peaceful atmosphere. My space includes a comfortable infant nap room with toys, books, puzzles, and blocks. In addition to Montessori principles, I have also taken advantage of elements of the Waldorf teaching philosophy to encourage and nurture creativity and imagination in children. I have also added some elements of the Reggio Emilia approach to develop a curriculum that is reflective of my mindfulness of the children's different personalities. Having these differences in mind, I strive to instill in children a profound respect and understanding for the world they live in.
Curriculum
I have a separate curriculum for infants and toddlers to address their developmental needs separately. With infants, our activities include singing songs, practicing tummy time, and engaging in sensory activities while reading books. For toddlers, we follow the Waldorf Philosophy, emphasizing learning through nature-based experiences. In addition to English, I am fluent in Farsi, Persian, and Turkish, and I'm more than happy to introduce your child to these foreign languages upon your request. Moreover, my assistant is proficient in Spanish and can offer language instruction to your child if desired (however, please note that my daycare is not a bilingual program).
Program
My family child care program is open year-round from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. I provide full-time care for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers between the age of 6 weeks and 5 years old. I run a peanut and tree-nut free environment and can serve lunch (with additional fee) to your child.
Location
Bradmoor Educational Playhouse is in the Bradmoor neighborhood of Bethesda, MD. I’m right off Greentree Rd, near Bradley Park, within walking distance from Bradley Hills Elementary School (also close to Wyngate Elementary School and Bethesda Elementary School). Your commute to work will be convenient since I have easy access to Old Georgetown Rd (route 187), Bradley Blvd (route 191) and the Capital Beltway (I-495). Please call or send an email to book a tour, I would love to meet your family :)

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Annie Z.
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Posted 4 months ago
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This provider and her staff have become members of our family. They truly care about our son, and they keep us well-informed about his development. She goes above and beyond to ensure the well-being of the children in her care. We can tell that our child feels safe and happy with her. When we drop him off in the morning, she welcomes him with open arms, and a wide smile appears on his face. The environment she provides and her genuine dedication... more
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Penelope P.
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Posted 1 year ago
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The provider created a second home for our son and loved him as if he were her own child. He started at nine months old and at age 3 transitioned to a Montessori school. We are career educators and prioritized a warm and loving environment that emphasized play and curiosity. She delivered on both! We highly recommend her home to any family that prioritizes building another home for their child:).
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Rose H.
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Posted 1 year ago
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This provider is absolutely wonderful! It is so reassuring to know our little boy is in such a loving and nurturing environment. He was previously at a larger commercial daycare which was good but was much less personal and had frequent staff changeover. Here I know the providers really know and care about him and he gets cuddles from the same people every day. I have been really impressed by the curriculum and stimulation for the children -... more
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Allison H.
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Posted 2 years ago
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This caregiver is simply amazing. When our previous childcare facility closed abruptly and unexpectedly, she was heaven-sent to our stressed-out family! She is inherently nurturing, always encouraging, and also SUPER FUN with the kids. My 2 year old continues to blossom in her care because he is regularly challenged in creative, engaging and PLAYFUL new ways. He is more confident and adventurous now, given the continual opportunities to explore... more
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Paula P.
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Posted 2 years ago
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This provider has a very loving and caring environment, great outdoor and indoor space full of light! I always felt my kids were being loved which was the most important thing for me but also, she made sure they ate properly and enjoyed their time over there. She provides plenty of activities, crafts, etc - my twins loved this daycare
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Ryan R.
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Posted 2 years ago
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She has been great as a care provider for Wilhelmina!
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Vanessa R.
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Posted 2 years ago
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We are so lucky to have found these providers. Our daughter started there when she was 3 months old, and she is so happy every day when we drop her off and pick her up. She was able to adjust within a week to her new schedule, which I fully attribute to the care that she's receiving at daycare.
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Rebecca C.
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Posted 2 years ago
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I can’t say enough wonderful things about this provider and this center. My daughter started there when she was 7 months old and every morning she goes to the door with a big smile on her face and leaps into this provider’s arms. I can tell that all the children are very happy and loved, and I couldn’t be happier.
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Leo S.
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Posted 2 years ago
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Our kids loved their teacher and their friends.
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Heloise D.
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Posted 2 years ago
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I liked this daycare center at first sight. The atmosphere was calm and serene, the small group of children were attentive and we were welcomed very warmly by this provider and his family. I am so happy to have found this place for my daughter! The separation was less painful because I trusted this provider completely. Even with the Covid 19, I knew I was making a good choice. Indeed, this year at the daycare has been wonderful for my baby, she... more
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Linda Z.
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Posted 3 years ago
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This provider is amazing! Our son loves to go to daycare and sometimes doesn't even want to leave (even it hurts my feelings a bit, I know that it means he is happy there :)). This provider is creative. She always finds different activities for the kids. You can tell she genuinely enjoys taking care of children. In addition, she prepares homemade meals with organic products for the children which is a big plus for us.
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Natalie R.
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Posted 3 years ago
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This provider is a treasure. The time of COVID-19, this provider never failed to keep families informed about what was going on. We were thrilled to be able to return to the daycare when it reopened. My infant daughter never smiles or laughs as much as she does when she sees this provider every morning. I am confident that my daughter is safe, happy, and appropriately stimulated in this provider's care. Plus, this provider has a fantastic... more
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Linh N.
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Posted 4 years ago
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This provider is very kind to my daughter. She's attentive to my kid and accommodating to her need. Her facility is clean and has many new and interesting toys. There are various activities throughout the day. I recommend this daycare to other families.
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April P.
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Posted 4 years ago
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This provider has been amazing! She is very patient and loving. My son who used to not let anyone other than my husband and I hold him now reaches to go to her. She is flexible and understanding of each individual's needs. They have a lot of creative play and there is an emphasis on using natural items and playing outdoors. We have been very happy with the care of our one year old who has been there a few months now.
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Karina G.
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Posted 4 years ago
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Excellent daycare!
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Jay J.
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Posted 4 years ago
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This provider takes such wonderful care of my little boy. Her house is well set up for day care with all the toys and books a kid could want and all the safety features a parent wants to see. My kid comes home every day happy and content and excited for the next day.
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Firuzeh M.
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Posted 5 years ago
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I know this provider both personally and professionally. She took care of my child during afterschool hours at Golestan school. She also watched my child at her house as her son and mine played together. My child was late in being comfortable sleeping with us (his parents) in the room. I was quite surprised that he asked to sleep over at this provider's house the second time ever that he was there. This provider is responsible, loving,... more
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Nada P.
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Posted 5 years ago
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This provider is a very nurturing and attentive caregiver. She genuinely cares about the well-being and development of the children she works with and, as a parent, it was very comforting to leave my child with this provider. I would 100% recommend this provider!
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Meet The Staff
Owner
Owner
Bachelor's Degree In Communication
13 years of experience, mom of 2
Home-based
Home-based
Hours
7:30am - 5:30pm
Ages
6 weeks - 5 years
Kindergarten
No
Accreditation
No
Meals Provided
Yes (extra fee)
Transportation
No
Facilities
  Fenced Facilities
  Playground
  Multipurpose Room
  Smartboard