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CURRENT OPENINGS: We have an infant opening for a child who must turn 2 years old by September 15th, 2024.
Hi parents, welcome to Home Away From Home! There is no better place for your child to learn and grow. We are a licensed child care provider located in North Potomac, offering a wonderful learning environment and individualized program to help your child reach their full potential.
Philosophy:
Our program is designed to provide an environment where teachers support the nurturing and learning that the children want and need. Students are offered the opportunity to develop their natural curiosity and creativity and they can develop a lifelong love of learning. Learning concepts are brought to life in fun and imaginative ways, and enrichment programs are also available to expose children to the skills necessary to support their active lives, develop positive self-esteem and set the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. We stress the importance of a single, consistent caregiver for the majority of the day. This caregiver provides a written daily report for the parents. There is one caregiver for every 3 children in the infant and toddler room. Each room has a primary caregiver who performs the entire one on one range of care giving routines (feeding, changing, comforting, etc.) for that child, and with whom the child forms a bond of intimacy and reassurance.
Curriculum & Activities:
In the infant room, our experienced caregivers is carefully trained to help babies feel safe, loved and well cared-for. They understand the importance of talking to the children, making eye contact, singing silly songs, cuddling and the gentle guidance needed by the children through the use of positive discipline. In the toddler room, the environment is rich in materials which encourage exploration, active, and interactive play. Once young children develop a sense of trust, we help them become independent and self confident as they develop social, language and motor skills. Daily activities include story time, music, song and dance, exercise, outdoor play as well as indoor play with age appropriate toys. Toddlers also do art and crafts activities each day using a variety of materials. The activities incorporate shapes, colors, numbers, and animals. We use Carol’s Affordable Curriculum to offer a preschool program for kids up to 6 years old; they are introduced to activities such as sequencing and matching, story telling, process-writing to foster cognitive skills, social skill and language and art skills. We have a large private backyard playground with bicycles, slides, swings, and a sand pit.
Program & Facility:
Our daycare is open from 7:00am - 6:00pm, for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Our learning centers encourage self-reliance and provide opportunities for children to develop their self confidence. Children also practice their decision making as they navigate from center to center. Children are encouraged to progress at their own pace according to their individual needs and abilities. We provide cribs, cots, sheets, blankets, morning and afternoon snacks, milk and juice. Diversity is an important part of our program and is emphasized in every room. We happily accept children of all races, nationalities and lifestyles. We will do our best to accommodate children with special needs. Thank you so much, we look forward to welcoming you and your child at Home Away From Home!

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Benita P.
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Posted 6 months ago
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My daughter has been at this daycare with the owner and her caring staff since she was 10 months old. What struck me when I first visited was how clean and spacious the daycare was. All the staff are very meticulous with their cleanliness, and as a result, my daughter did not get sick for a few months after she started daycare. She has a fun, safe, and large indoor space for the children, as well as a huge grassy backyard and numerous play... more
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Amy L.
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Posted 1 year ago
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My daughter had a fun time everyday and the teachers made the transition easy for her and are very caring! The indoor space and backyard are also big compared to other in home daycares, and kept clean. The staff is very friendly and professional. We are very pleased with the overall quality.
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Ss S.
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Posted 1 year ago
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My baby has been going to this child care since he was four months old. The attention and affection I saw from the teachers, made my transition back to work after maternity leave a bit smoother. I consider myself blessed to have found such a clean, safe and caring environment for my little one. I would highly recommend this child care to any mom who is looking for a trust worthy, professional, attentive and caring child care facility!
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Nicole L.
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Posted 1 year ago
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Words can not express how grateful I am to have found this daycare. from the moment I met with the owner I knew it was going to be the perfect fit. The care that they show towards the children is as if they are caring for their own and certainly makes them feel right at home. I would recommend this daycare a thousand times again! I am grateful to have found such a great center with this daycare.
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Shih-Han T.
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Posted 3 years ago
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The environment is great, and both the owner and caregivers at the daycare are good: experienced and friendly. The owner is a decent lady but we had some challenges communicating to her when it came to money, for example when they refused to return the deposit. Basically no or extremely slow responses. I would say we felt dishonored sometimes. Overall it is a good daycare and our son enjoyed his time there and loved his teachers, but we just... more
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Natalie S.
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Posted 4 years ago
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This daycare has been absolutely wonderful for our family. They’ve been taking care of our son for over a year now, and we are so pleased with our choice to send him here. Every person that works here really loves the children, and forms a bond with each of them. The kids are so happy and social, with each other and the adults. My little guy needs a little extra support with his language development, and from the moment I asked them to help... more
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Monica M.
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Posted 4 years ago
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My son started attending this Home Day Care when he was only a few weeks old. Today he is 3 and half! I couldn't be happier with this provider and her staff's devotion toward my son. They all display genuine tenderness and warmth! Activities include daily projects, painting, dancing, dressing up and even the occasional piano lesson! I feel that he is in a safe environment with caregivers that love him. I will cherish their dedication, always!
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Mary S.
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Posted 6 years ago
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My son and daughter both attended this daycare. We were very happy with the caring teachers and the clean facility. I woud highly recommend this daycare!!
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Farah S.
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Posted 6 years ago
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This daycare has provided my husband and I with much peace of mind and a safe, fun location for our daughter. She started at 6 months and has been there for a whole year. Each caregiver is well trained, gentle, and knowledgeable on how to take care of infants and toddlers. The three most important criteria I look at in a child care program is exactly what the owner, the provider, is very strict with: cleanliness, safety, and child development... more
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Alexandra A.
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Posted 6 years ago
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Our son went here for a little over a year and we were very happy with this daycare. All of the staff that worked with our son were great. He was always happy to go to daycare and we always felt like he was safe and in good hands. They helped us with potty training and they offered a good basic pre-k program to get him ready for a more structured environment.
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Emily M.
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Posted 6 years ago
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We love this daycare! After touring several daycare centers we walked in to this “in home” daycare and immediately felt a sigh of relief that our baby would be in great hands. Our son has allergies and their team has done a great job of ensuring he doesn’t have a reaction. I recommend this home daycare to all of my friends and coworkers!
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Sonja B.
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Posted 6 years ago
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We have been extremely happy with this daycare. The staff maintains an impeccably clean facility. They engage the children and really treat the children like their own. My daughter has flourished under their care and she has developed strong loving relationships with the staff. So much so that some days she doesn't want to leave and cries when I come to pick her up.
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Gerard R.
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Posted 8 years ago
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My daughter was 5 months old when we enroll her there. The owner was great along with her staff. Even though my daughter is in school we still keep in contact.
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Paul K.
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Posted 8 years ago
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My wife and I have had a great experience with the staff here. They have cared for our son for almost 3 years and we completely trust them with our most prized possession! The facility is always clean and well organized. Most importantly our son Teddy loves everyone of them!
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Hisani M.
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Posted 8 years ago
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We love Home Away From Home Daycare! Not only is the children safe and having fun, but it is very clear the love that the staff has for the kids. My daughter who is now two and a half has been attending since she was 10 weeks and I am very pleased with the facility. And now that she's a bit older she always comes home with a worksheet or two that she's worked on during the day. I would definitely recommend Home Away From Home Daycare to other... more
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Kathryne K.
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Posted 8 years ago
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We have been more than happy with Home Away from Home Daycare. This provider and the staff are wonderful caregivers and I know my child is truly in great hands.
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