Horizon Hill Bilingual French Daycare, Potomac

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Home-based Daycare
3 weeks - 12 years
Before School Care
After School Care
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School Environment

From infancy to preschool to kindergarten, at Lalla's Family Childcare your child will engage in exciting learning activities specifically designed to meet her or his developmental needs and help him or her advance and thrive. Our French Bilingual approach exposes your child at an early age to a second language, helping him or her become flexible problem solvers in a multicultural world.

My name is Lalla Dicko. I was born in Paris, France. I am the mother of four children I started taking English classes as a third language in high school. After graduating from high school, I attended college and got my Business Administration Diploma. I worked a few years as an:
- Office Assistant- Mayor's office in the Children Department in Cachan, France
- Executive Assistant Maria Deraismes High School in Paris, France
- Intern at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris, France

I got married and moved to the U.S. and started a new career as a French language teacher with Montgomery County Public Schools. I also worked as a teacher at Little Acorns Early Learning Center and at Bethesda Country Day School since last January to the end of August 2013 and I got transfer at Chesterbrook Academy in order to be around children.

I have always loved kids and wanted to make the best of my time. As a teacher, when I interacted with the children, I was overjoyed. Children looked up to me as a caregiver and even as a friend. I loved being with playing with them helping them and helping them learn. I developed such a close bond with the children, I couldn't wait to see them again the next morning. It was then that I realized I wanted to make this something a permanent part of my life.

My goal with the children is to help the kids build the necessary skills they need to lean in to the future. I feel that through my patience, care and dedication I care for any child and give them the care they deserve. I cannot imagine doing my other job in the world but child care.

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About Us

Hi parents, welcome to Horizon Hill Bilingual French Daycare, my home daycare in Potomac, MD! I’m the owner and main caregiver, and I am a mother of 4 children with 12 years of experience. I hold an Associates’ degree Business Administration and have my first-aid and CPR certifications. I run our family child care program with my assistant who is also a mother of 4 children!

I started my career in education as a French teacher for school-aged children in Montgomery County. I then decided to focus on early education, and worked at several child care centers and preschools. Taking care and teaching young children has always made me happy. I love spending time with children, playing with them, and helping them learn. That's when I decided to open my own home daycare! My goal is to help young children build the skills they need to learn and grow through patience, nurturing and dedication.

Our Program

From infancy to preschool to kindergarten, at Horizon Hill Bilingual French Daycare, your child will engage in fun and exciting early learning activities, specifically designed to meet her or his developmental needs. We offer a Bilingual French daycare, and our approach exposes your child at an early age to a second language. This has been proven to help children become more flexible problem solvers in a multicultural world. We focus not only on social and emotional skills, but also movement and motor skills

We offer full-time and part-time daycare, for infants as young as 3 weeks old, and also provide care for toddlers and preschoolers up to 5 years old. I can provide drop-in child care as needed, and we do offer before and after school care for older children, up to 12 years old. We’re open from 7 am to 6pm, Monday through Wednesday and from 7 am to 5:30 pm, Thursday to Friday. Transportation can be arranged and we provide lunch and snacks to the children in our care (we’re a peanut-free and tree-nut free daycare.)

Horizon Hill Bilingual French Daycare is conveniently located near the I-270, across from Horizon Hill Park in Potomac (we’re between Potomac and Rockville, near the Fallsmead Elementary School and Robert Frost Middle School.) Please call or send an email to schedule a visit, I look forward to meeting you and your little one!