Best Accredited Daycares in Ashton MD

Accredited Daycares in Ashton MD

Sandy Spring Friends School
Sandy Spring Friends School is a progressive, coeducational, Quaker college preparatory school serving students from preschool through 12th grade with optional boarding programs in the Middle School and Upper School. In Our Preschool program, play-based learning is woven into the curriculum through fun hands-on activities both in the classroom and outside on our beautiful campus and natural playground. Our exceptional, caring teachers create a welcoming environment for our littlest ones so they can feel safe exploring the world around them while fostering a lifelong love of learning. Our preschoolers are part of the Lower School community, and our older students frequently interact with our littlest ones. At SSFS, we view our students as active participants in their learning. We seek daily to create an environment in which children can follow their curiosity into experimentation and engagement, applying their energy to full participation in collaborative learning, hands-on activities and opportunities for academic enrichment. Our students learn best when creative thinking, active listening and positive interaction are reinforced in the classroom and at play. By asking questions and seeking answers, each child remains receptive to taking ownership of all aspects of learning. In order to support their growing self-advocacy, we offer a nurturing and responsive approach to instruction. All children pass through cognitive stages of growth, yet differ in the rates and patterns of that growth. We acknowledge that individual factors such as culture, interests, beliefs and learning styles contribute to these developmental differences and enrich our Lower School student body. At each grade level, we strive to provide time, appropriate challenge, positive experiences and acceptance. While we value the products of learning, we place even greater value on the ongoing process of learning and the development of higher level thinking skills and deeper conceptual understanding. Our hope for students is that they discover, and continue to rediscover, the joy of learning throughout their lives. We believe in the value of establishing a foundation for interdependence, as well as independence, by emphasizing cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy and self-control. In keeping with our Quaker belief of that of God in everyone, we honor the unique gifts within each child. We focus on every student’s academic, physical, social, emotional and spiritual growth. By emphasizing the individual strengths of our students, we nurture their sense of self-worth and give them the confidence to take risks within a safe and supportive environment. Lower School students are encouraged to be responsible and responsive listeners and fully present members of a community. Through active listening and interactive modeling, they demonstrate their understanding and readiness to learn. By allowing every person to have a voice and a chance to shine, they recognize that each of their fellow students should be revered for their ideas, experiences and expertise. Our dedication to celebrating diversity, nurturing awareness, and inspiring compassion among our students sustain our community of global citizens. Through our emphasis on peaceful conflict resolution, community service and a deep commitment to environmental stewardship, our Lower School students become involved and invested in making a positive impact on the world community.

Recent Reviews in Ashton MD

Harding Rd Little Children's Place

"I love that I can drop my daughter off at a place that feels like home. She talks about her friends and teachers every day (including weekends!). This facility has been nothing but supportive,"

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Colesville Park Bilingual Playhouse

"We toured a lot of places, but my very shy daughter seemed to feel most at home here! I loved that this provider always had a new activity for her to do every day, they spent time outside playing,..."

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Other Accredited Daycares Near Ashton MD

Laurel Knowledge Beginnings

OverviewWelcome to Laurel Knowledge Beginnings. We understand that... your children are the most important and precious things in your life, which is the reason that our staff is committed to providing all of our families with the highest quality in early childhood education. We have been serving children and families since 1992. We are NAEYC accredited and pride ourselves in following the criteria guidelines set forth by both NAEYC and our parent company, KinderCare Education. We believe in developing your child's educational foundation through enrichment activities that will further their social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth. Our family oriented center provides a warm, nurturing atmosphere for the children. We look forward to serving your family in the future. Teachers & StaffOur teachers and staff are dedicated to providing the best quality care possible. Many of our teachers are parents themselves with young children who attend the center, so you can rest assured that your child will receive nothing less than what we would want for our own children. When you visit our center our passionate teachers will be more than happy to show you their classroom, tell you about all of the exciting things the children are working on, and answer any questions you may have. Health & SafetyOur health and safety coordinator is Binni Naik. Through monthly inspections, teacher trainings, and fire and disaster drills, Ms. Binni makes sure that our center and a safe and healthy place for the children, families, and staff.

Emmanuel United Methodist Preschool

Emmanuel Methodist Preschool is a Christian school that has been... serving Howard County since 1978. Emmanuel was the first preschool to be accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) in 2009 in Howard County. Our stability and longevity is a result of a dynamic, age-appropriate child-centered program, active parent involvement, and dedicated, experienced staff. Our Mission: We provide a safe, nurturing, fun loving environment in which children will learn and grow. We promote Christian values, such as sharing, honesty, compassion, fairness, caring, cooperation, respect, and tolerance. We provide an active, challenging hands-on curriculum that allow the children to explore and discover the world around them. Our Philosophy: Our goal is to provide an exceptional early childhood experience while preparing them for a successful transition into kindergarten. We do this by providing developmentally age-appropriate, hands-on activities and programs which foster emotional, social, physical, and spiritual development. We also provide a safe and happy atmosphere where each child is recognized as an individual person of infinite worth. We help build self-esteem and create a nurturing atmosphere where children can learn and socialize with their peers as they grow at their own pace. We encourage each child to think, reason, question, discover, and practice newly emerging skills, and we help develop language skills, such as listening, speaking, writing, and reading readiness. Curriculum: The curriculum is hands-on and allows the children to explore and discover the world around them. Our MSDE approved and researched-based curriculum incorporates whole and small group, as well as individual instruction in core areas: Social and Personal Development, Language and Literacy, Mathematical Thinking, Scientific Thinking, Social Studies, Art, and Physical Development. Enrichment: Each child participates in extra-curricular activities designed by specialized teachers to offer additional experience in art, music, physical education and storytelling, which fall outside of the normal realm of our school curriculum. Field Trips: Field trips are integrated into the curriculum and provide new experiences. We increase motivation for learning through environmental education programs, visits to nature centers, parks, visiting musicians and storytellers. Chapel: The teaching of Christian values and practices are a valuable part of our program. The children gather monthly for engaging and meaningful age-appropriate Bible based lessons and activities that include storytelling, songs, drama, crafts, movement and prayer.

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