Birchtree Little Children's House, is a small family child care program in Silver Spring, MD. I have 20 years of child care experience, and I’m also CPR and first-aid certified, as well as MAT trained. I am a mother myself with a LOT of experience (I have raised 8 children of my own!) I offer full-time child care as well as part-time daycare from 6:00am to 6:00pm. I am licensed for a maximum of 5 children, and will thus offer a “home-like” environment with individual attention to each child. My goal is to offer a warm and caring atmosphere, in a clean and safe environment.
My family child care program provides care for infants (newborns), toddlers and preschoolers through 5 years old. I also provide before and after school care for school-aged children up to 12 years old (the closest elementary school is Bel Pre). In addition to English, I also speak Arabic (I can speak to your child in Arabic if you’d like!) I provide lunch and snacks to the kids in my care (we’re a peanut-free daycare).
Discipline Policy: our goal is to promote a positive and appropriate behavior for each child who walks through our door. We believe in healthy and fair discipline. Each child will be taught our rules and how to follow them. If a child disobeys, an appropriate set of procedures will be taken and the parent will be informed at pickup time. First, we'll ignore the misbehavior (unless it affects the safety, of course). This is because sometimes, children misbehave to seek attention. Then, we offer redirection: for instance, if a child wants a toy that another child is playing with, I will give the child a different toy to play with. If that does not work, we'll communicate with the child verbally and raise awareness of the problem. We also try to show the child the logical consequences of his/her actions by removing them from the activity. If all ou attempts don't work, a parent will be called and informed immediately.
Our family child care and preschool program is located in the Aspen Hill area of Silver Spring, off Georgia Ave (near Birchtree Ln.) We’re only half a mile away from the Bel Pre Elementary School. To learn more about my daycare and to come by for a visit, please call or send an email. Thank you!