The Learning Tree, LLC is a licensed Family Child Care Home (FCCH) located in Germantown, MD.
Our curriculum is a play-based, Reggio inspired program engaging the whole child in a safe, nurturing and welcoming environment that is Developmentally Age Appropriate within the domains of learning (Social/Emotional, Motor, Cognitive, Language & Literacy and Self Help).
Charlene Gooding, Director/Owner is a highly experienced individual in the field of Early Childhood Education. Charlene became an educator to children ages 6 weeks through Pre-K in the private sector in 2002. Charlene has acquired vast experience as an early childhood lead teacher at Friendship Cooperative Play, Bethesda Country Day School (Chesterbrook Academy), The Goddard School at King Farm and most recently at Washington Hebrew Congregation’s Edlavitch-Tyler Early Childhood Center (ET-ECC) in Washington, DC Toddler Program.
Charlene has a BA in Anthropology from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Charlene is Certified Child Development Associate (CDA), CPR/First Aid certified, SIDS certified, Certified in Emergency and Disaster Preparedness for Child Care Providers and Infant & Toddler Development Curriculum Planning (45 hours) and is approved from the Office of Child Care (OCC) to provide care to children. Charlene continues to take courses designed to keep her skills up to date in the field of child development, education and with the Office of Child Care (OCC).
Louise Gooding, is approved from the Office of Child Care (OCC) as a Designated Substitute. Louise has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and a BA in Elementary Education from The George Washington University Washington, DC.
Louise is CPR/First Aid certified and SIDS certified. Louise continues to take courses designed to keep her skills up to date in the field of child development, education and with the Office of Child Care (OCC).
Ioanna Mantzouratos is approved from the Office of Child Care (OCC) as a Designated Substitute. Ioanna is a graduate of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Olney, MD. Ioanna is currently enrolled at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Ioanna is majoring in Exercise Science. She plays Lacrosse, Attack position for The Colonials. Ioanna is fluent in Greek.