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Forest Knolls Playhouse is a home daycare in Silver Spring, MD. I’m the owner and main caregiver, and I have 7 years of child care experience. I hold an Associate's Degree and I’m CPR & First aid certified, as well as MAT trained (if needed, I can administer medication to children in my care). I’m also a mom of 2 kids, so I can relate to parent's concerns and challenges when it comes to finding a safe and affordable daycare! My family child care program is open from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday (year-round). I provide full-time care for infants as young as 6 months, as well as toddlers through preschoolers and school age children up to 12 years old, including children with special needs. I serve snacks to all kids in my care and due to possible allergies, I run peanut and tree-nut free child care facility. I believe that children learn best through play and thus, I follow the Play-based teaching philosophy. This approach helps each child to boost their confidence and develop their socio-emotional and cognitive skills. In addition to English, I also speak Amharic and upon your request, I can expose your little one to this foreign language (however, my program is not fully bilingual or language immersion). Forest Knolls Playhouse is in the Forest Knolls community of Kemp Mill, in Silver Spring, MD. My facility is near Forest Knolls Elementary School, and has easy access to all major roads: the I-495, University Blvd W, Colesville Rd, and Columbia Pike. Please send an email or call to schedule your visit, I’d love to meet your family!

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Chioma K.
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Posted 4 months ago
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I started taken my son to the daycare when he was 1year. I love how she cares for him. Today my son is 2years and he loves going to his daycare. I love his experience with this place.
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Robert K.
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Posted 5 months ago
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The love and support my child from this child care is unmatched. They really go above and beyond to make sure my son gets the support he needs, and have been a major contribution to his development
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Cameron M.
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Posted 8 months ago
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We started with this daycare in October 2022 when our daughter was 9 months old. She took to the new environment well, in large part because of the great care and attention she received from her. Today our daughter is nearly 18 months old and loves daycare as much as any park or other activity we can think of. We are very thankful for her and her team's loving care and thoughtfulness. We are extremely lucky to have found this daycare and gotten... more
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Claire B.
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Posted 9 months ago
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We started taking our son to this daycare when he was 6 months old. He loves going! Every day when the owner opens the door to greet us our son smiles and laughs. When we pick him up he's always in a good mood. Starting daycare can be stressful but this daycare made us feel comfortable and our son has really thrived since starting. I highly recommend this daycare.
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Kyle J.
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Posted 9 months ago
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We have had a great experience! Our child has attended for before care this year, prior to the start of his preschool opening. It has been a great match as our child enjoys the staff and other children. Importantly, we have been pleased with the collaborative and flexible responses as we have worked together to address late bus arrivals and the other issues that inevitably pop up. This is a great daycare to work with and our child has loved it!
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Maura S.
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Posted 1 year ago
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The owner has created a loving and warm environment that our daughter loves going to everyday!! She can’t wait to see her friends and the owner treats her like she is her own. My daughter’s social and communication skills have greatly been enhanced since attending this daycare as well. She is aware of developmental milestones of children and she works to make sure she is working on those with the children in the daycare on a daily basis. My... more
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Christine S.
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Posted 2 years ago
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This is my daughter’s first time in daycare and we were very nervous. The caregiver was patient and kind. She is knowledgeable and treats the children as if they were her own. I feel so good knowing my child is loved and cared for well. She is two years old and loves going to her daycare!
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Kimberly T.
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Posted 2 years ago
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We have loved our experience here and can't say enough wonderful things about this provider!! She cares for my child like he is her own and is incredibly thoughtful in how she guides him and helps him develop. I have absolute confidence in her care. She is meticulous about all aspects of the facilities, is playful and loving, knows child development, and has been flexible with us when needed. During COVID, she has been appropriately cautious and... more
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Senait Z.
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Posted 2 years ago
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I can’t say enough great things about my experience with this Home Daycare! She has been absolutely wonderful with my son. I will say wholeheartedly; this provider is just as good if not better; she is loving, nurturing, and genuinely cares for the children in her Daycare.
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Joshua S.
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Posted 2 years ago
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The providers show a lot of care and love for the kids and we feel safe dropping them off at her daycare.
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Anna D.
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Posted 4 years ago
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Our 18 month old son has been at this family child care for over a year, and I tell people all the time that I feel like we hit the daycare jackpot. As a first time mom returning to work when my baby was just 3 months old, I was a wreck about whether or not I would ever be able to feel comfortable with him in someone else’s care. I can honestly say that I feel 100% confident in the care that he is provided each day. We love that each child... more
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Mark M.
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Posted 4 years ago
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This provider is great with our daughter, we would absolutely recommend her if you are looking for daycare
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Joann P.
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Posted 5 years ago
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This provider and her team are absolutely wonderful. I can't recommend her enough. She helped our 4 month old get on a nap schedule and routine...he is a very happy boy with them. She has always been so caring, she loves her daycare kids as if they were her own. Made mom's transition back to work a manageable experience!!
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Elissa S.
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Posted 5 years ago
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My son enjoys going to daycare everyday, and he has learned so much. I go to work peaceful everdY because I know my son is safe and we taken care of.
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Linda J.
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Posted 5 years ago
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My daughter is 3 months old and has been going to this provider for two weeks now. I feel like my daughter is a part of her family. The provider is so loving and caring that I don't have to worry about my daughter while I am at work.
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Meet The Staff
Owner & Caregiver
Owner & Caregiver
7 years of experience, mom of 2
Home-based
Home-based
Hours
7:30am - 5:00pm
Ages
6 months - 12 years
Kindergarten
No
Before School Care
Yes
After School Care
Yes
Accreditation
No
Meals Provided
No
Transportation
No
Facilities
  Multipurpose Room
  iPads/Tablets
  Library