Accredited Daycares in Beltsville MD

Accredited Daycares in Beltsville MD

Calverton KinderCare
OverviewWelcome to the Beltsville KinderCare in Maryland. We are very excited to meet with you and your family and hope this will be the last place you look for childcare. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child’s growth with their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development as well as making them apart of our Beltsville family. Here at Beltsville KinderCare, we believe that we must all work together for the betterment of the children in a safe, secure, caring and stimulating educational environment. The entire staff are experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children. Teachers & StaffAt the Beltsville KinderCare, we have many teachers with education and experience. Throughout the building, we have a very diverse team with teachers from all cultures, religions and backgrounds. We have several teachers who speak Spanish, Indian (variation) and French. Over 70\% of the staff have bachelor’s degrees in either education, science or business and over 95\% of the teachers are CPR and First Aid certified. You will find our team to be highly educated, creative and talented. Their attributes, creativity and dedication show in everything they do in their classrooms. We welcome you to come and visit. Health & SafetyOur center has a key pad entry system. Our team is First Aid and CPR certified. Our center meets the emergency preparedness guidelines. We have several trained members on our team who meet the medication administration guidelines for the state of Maryland.
Zam Learning Center
Hi! Thank you for visiting my business. I am a family childcare provider who is in the process of getting accredited nationally. I have the highest level of credential for early childhood professional. My daycare will be a safe place for your child to stay & at the same time fun place for her to develop her/his potential. We are focused on developing the child's strengths & potential, more on the content & process than memorization. Most of my children that graduated from my daycare were able to read & had an easy transition to kindergarten. I have a live video fed that you can check on your phone to see what we are doing here at ZLC. We are here to help ease parent's anxiety about living their child to a complete stranger. We are open from 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday. We accept children from 18 months to 5 years old. We are conveniently located in College Park, MD, just 10 minutes walk to the Greenbelt Metro Station. If you have questions feel free to call & leave a message to voicemail or email me for a tour of the facility. ZAM Learning Center Experience • Warm home like environment • Weekly Themes/Multi-lingual Songs & Activities/Writer’s Workshop • Teach educational concepts (phonics, phonological awareness, math, science concepts & more) • Special Days • USDA Approved Meals • Plenty of outdoor activities Provider Information • CPR, First Aid & SIDS Certified • 10 plus years of experience • Teacher’s Education: • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education • Bachelor’s Degree in Education • Participated the Maryland Model for School Readiness Program (MMSR) • Maryland Credential (Level 6), MD EXCELS, affiliated with NAEYC, NAFCC Support for Parents • Weekly E-Newsletter • Parent-Teacher Conferences • Live video feed available

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Other Accredited Daycares Near Beltsville MD

Maryland Child Services-Page Center

At Maryland Child Services, Inc. Centers, our program and academic curriculum are founded on our philosophy or nurturing well-rounded, balanced... individuals. We integrate age appropriate academic, creative, social and physical activities throughout the day. We recognize that each child is unique, and our program has built in flexibility to address each child’s strengths and weaknesses, as we prepare them for kindergarten. We daily explore new subjects, work on art and music project, and examine the world about us. We believe pre-school will have a profound effect on the social well-being of the child for years to come. For this reason, we emphasize social activities, such as eating together, collaborating and problem-solving on project in groups, and outdoor play time. Our staff interacts with and engages the children in a wide range of activities. We recognize that the field of early childhood education is a dynamic, evolving subject and best-practices and new approaches emerge with it. Consequently, we require our staff to annually attend early childhood education related workshops, conferences, and or complete college course work in order to stay current with new research findings and be able to confidently implement them into the classroom. We know that young children learn best by doing, so we are hands-on in our classroom activities. And finally, it is only through a strong partnership with a child’s family that we can help the child achieve his/her goals, so we further stress the importance of maintaining open and candid communication at all times. Objectives: -Each child is prepared to enter kindergarten, academically and socially. -Each child has sense of community and belonging. -Each child feels confident in her/himself. -Each child values differences and diversity in others. -Each child approaches learning new things with excitement and curiosity. -Each child develops social awareness on other’s needs. -Each child values physical activity and good nutrition. -Each child is able to engage in both group and individual activities Our Preschool program is located inside Page Elementary School.

Greenbelt Nursery School

Greenbelt Nursery School offers nursery school classes for children ages two, three, and four as well as extended care programs. We are in session... from September through early June. We offer full-day educational programs. Extended care is open to children ages 3 and 4 who are enrolled in our nursery school classes. Children age 2 may also be accepted on a trial basis if their families and our staff agree that they are ready for it. Lunch Bunch is available from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The children play outdoors in our secure playground (indoors in inclement weather) for about half an hour. Then they have lunch. Children bring their lunches with them. We serve milk. Enrichment is available from 11:30 am to 4 pm or from 11:30 am to 6 pm. After lunch, the children rest on their cots, lights out. Some children nap, some don't. All have quiet time. Afterwards, we engage the children in a variety of activities and projects, in the classroom and - except in inclement weather - outdoors. We serve a snack. Each family is required to take on one job in the operation of the school. Many hands make light work! Families can assist with publicity, planning, scheduling, events, shopping, record keeping, and many other jobs. Committee responsibilities are determined and selected at the June membership meeting. Families can help staff the classrooms on a rotating basis, ensuring a high adult-to-child ratio. This is a wonderful opportunity to see your child interact at School, to get to know your child's classmates, and to participate in the basic function of the School. Classroom shifts are about three hours. Families who choose not to volunteer in the classrooms pay a higher tuition rate. For all classes, full co-op means that you will work two or three times a month depending on class size and number of classes per month. Limited co-op, all classes, means you'll work once a month. Non co-op means that you are not obligated to volunteer in the classroom. We limit the number of non co-oping families to one third of the class.

Silver Spring Nursery School

At Silver Spring Nursery School, teachers and parents work together to provide a secure, relaxed atmosphere where each child can progress at his or... her own pace. Our professional award-winning teachers, assisted by the parents, set the educational stage, guide the group unobtrusively and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, friendliness and freedom within carefully set limits. Our program allows children to learn through play and to create an environment that is supportive and stimulating. Our goal is to help children to develop a healthy sense of identity and self-esteem by discovering their emotional, intellectual, physical and social strengths. We offer a developmentally appropriate environment that is rich in possibilities for exploring, enhancing their curiosity, learning flexibility, understanding differences, learning problem solving, thinking creatively, making choices, and accepting responsibilities. At Silver Spring Nursery School, teachers and parents work together to provide a secure, relaxed atmosphere where each child can progress at his or her own pace. Our professional teachers, assisted by the parents, set the educational stage, guide the group unobtrusively and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, friendliness and freedom within carefully set limits. Our program allows children to learn through play and to create an environment that is supportive and stimulating. Our goal is to help children to develop a healthy sense of identity and self-esteem by discovering their emotional, intellectual, physical and social strengths. We offer a developmentally appropriate environment that is rich in possibilities for exploring, enhancing their curiosity, learning flexibility, understanding differences, learning problem solving, thinking creatively, making choices, and accepting responsibilities. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a class visit, please call (301) 434-2313 or email our Membership Chair.

Greenbelt Children's Center

Greenbelt Children's Center is located in the Greenbriar Condominiums Community Center on the corner of Greenbelt Road and Hanover Parkway. [Map it]... The child care center is located in the lower level of the building surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds. The center opened in 1976 and was acquired as Greenbelt Children's Center in 1990. Classroom 3, for five year olds and Before & After Elementary School children, is located to the immediate right of the front door entrance in the open space of the center, with the Director's office immediately adjacent to Classroom 3. Classroom 2 has threes and young fours, and is on the left as you enter the center and Classroom 1, which is the Prince Georges Public School Pre-k, is at the far left adjacent to Room 2. The facility has a full kitchen, a large walk-in closet, and an office for staff located at the back of the center, which are shared by all three classrooms. A drinking fountain, separate bathrooms for boys and girls, and sinks for handwashing are centrally located. The center has a private playground with climbers, slides, sand box, swings, playhouse, construction blocks, outdoor easel, water play tables and a storage shed for wheeled vehicles and movable large muscle equipment. Other amenities at this facility include swimming and wading pools adjacent to the playground and available to our program each summer and a large room for meetings or special programs, made available to our center twice per year. Preschool (Ages 2.5 to young 4 year olds) This program is the beginning experience for young children who enroll at Greenbelt Children's Center. Children are immersed in a nurturing and print rich environment, with an emphasis on social skills and individualized learning. Teachers plan for a wide variety of experiences in all domains: Language and Literacy, Mathematical Thinking, Scientific Thinking, Social Studies, Physical Development, Personal and Social Skills and The Arts. Lesson plans are posted weekly so that parents are aware of all the planned activities, including weekly cooking projects and Show and Tell. We have found this to be an important communication tool for parents to help in discussing the experiences with your pre-school child at the end of the day. Activities are developmentally appropriate, learning through play, teacher directed and self selected activities. Children select Lending Library books that are signed out for parents to read at home and then return. Child assessment utilizes the Work Sampling System of observation and child portfolio development and Parent-Teacher conferences are offered twice per year. Extra programs your pre-school child will participate in include Spanish Language Classes, Music Instruction, Physical Education Instruction and an artist in residency program with Wolftrap for the Performing Arts, all included at no extra fee. The staff to child ratio is 1 teacher per every 6 children. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are served as well as the milk at lunch time, parents pack lunches from home. Pre-Kindergarten This program is for children who turn four by September 1st of the year entering Pre-Kindergarten. The program in Room 1 has enjoyed a special partnership with the Prince George's County Public School System through a Judith P. Hoyer Grant from the Maryland State Department of Education. In addition to the same parameters as the pre-school program (see above), this classroom will enjoy going on field trips, taking home Back Pack At-Home Activities to do with parent and will participate in a drama and literacy program with InterAct Story Theatre. The Houghton Mifflin Curriculum is used in addition to Hugs & Tugs and other supplements, such as a classroom subscription to "Weekly Reader Pre-K" by Weekly Reader. Children in this program use a Management Board to plan for their daily work in the classroom learning centers. Two GCC Pre-K Teachers and a full time public school teacher from Greenbelt Elementary School work together providing a print rich and nurturing environment and were featured in a story by USA Today in December 2007. Alternative Kindergarten/Pre-Kindergarten Alternative K/Pre KindergartenThis program is for children turning 4 or 5 years old by September 1st of the year entering the program. Children in Classroom 3 enjoy all of the same activities mentioned in the two descriptions above plus use the McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders Reading/Language Arts Curriculum and McGraw-Hill My Math Curriculum. Children in this classroom receive very individualized interactions with teachers due to the small group environment. Children in this program use a Management Board to plan for their daily work in the classroom learning centers. Work samples sent home for you to view will have "At-home" activities for you to do with your child. Your child will be also build skills through participation in shared writing and interactive writing experiences. Your child receives a classroom subscription to Scholastic "Let's Find Out". Your child turning five years old at the beginning of the year receives a certificate of attendance at the completion of the school year that shows proof of their alternative kindergarten experience for entry into the first grade for the next school year. For information on enrollment and registration. Before & After School Program Your school-age child attending Greenbelt Elementary School in the first through third grade is offered a relaxing, creative, and social environment, taking into consideration the length of the academic school day that the children have attended. After school activities include snack time, outdoor play, homework help, cooperative games, arts and crafts and age appropriate board games, in addition to classroom learning centers. Activities also include Adventures in Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution to support the children in developing valuable problem solving skills. Parents are expected to support the program's expectations that children will solve problems using words. Summer Program Swimming at the pool. Your child will have the opportunity to participate in an enriching summer program during the weeks that public school is closed. Planned activities include special weekly themes and special events such as Funtastic Fitness, Mad Science, Catriona's Castle, a Family Night Potluck dinner with children's entertainers and pony rides. Summer Activity Plans are posted to keep you informed of the daily activities of arts and crafts, science and nature, story time, group games, outdoor play as well as weekly cooking projects and reading for recreation Your child will go swimming every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday as part of the regular program and you may sign your child up for optional swimming lessons with the Greenbriar Pool. Tuition is charged only for the weeks that you reserve in your written reservation schedule. A weekly non-refundable Summer Activity Fee is submitted with your schedule in advance and covers the additional staff and lifeguard hired to make swimming a safe activity as well as the budget for the enriching special event programs.

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