Accredited Daycares in Glenn Dale MD

Accredited Daycares in Glenn Dale MD

Glenn Dale Montessori School
Established in 1992, Glenn Dale Montessori School (GDMS) is a fully accredited private Montessori school located in Glenn Dale, MD. Founded on the principles of the Montessori method, education at GDMS is tailored to the unique needs and expectations of the community that we serve. Our mission is simple: educate the whole person, intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Accordingly, we foster independence, concentration, a sense of order, and coordination within our students, and we help them construct their evolving adult personalities. Our students develop a life-long love and appreciation for learning, inquisitive exploration, and relationship development. Explore our website to learn more about GDMS's Toddler, Primary, and Elementary programs. Our toddler program is a preparatory program designed for toddlers between the ages of 24 and 36 months. Employing a hands-on curriculum delivered by lead teachers who are credentialed in both early childhood education and the Montessori method of instruction, the GDMS toddler program develops students' concentration, order, independence, and coordination. Operating five days a week between the hours of 6:30 AM and 6:30 PM, our toddler program is open to children who are not fully potty-trained. With a maximum of 12 children, each toddler class is lead by two trained teachers. Our primary program—a multi-age program designed especially for children ranging in age from three to six—provides students an academically enriched environment and well-ordered social community. Students enrolled in the program are encouraged to absorb their environment, language, and culture, and to develop at their own pace. The primary program operates five days a week. Academic instruction for the three- and four-year-old students takes place between 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM. Instruction for the kindergarten fours, those students who will turn five by December 1 of the current academic year, and the five-year-old students, however, is delivered from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, allowing for more advanced study in language, math, geography, and science. Our elementary program curriculum is designed to allow for personalized academic growth and development; it challenges the most able students and offers flexibility to those who require additional support. An enriched academic program that integrates language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and history, this program allows students be responsible for their own behaviors and help the community by observing the rules necessary for peaceful living. A microcosm of society as a whole, the elementary classroom is a place where students work together to learn in harmony, while retaining their individuality. Indeed, our elementary program strives to develop the whole child—physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially.
Lanham KinderCare
OverviewWelcome to the Lanham KinderCare. Here at KinderCare, we realize that one of the most important decisions you'll ever make is where to start your child's education. Our safe, stimulating and home-like environment is the perfect place for children to discover their unique gifts and talents, as well as the world around them. Our exceptional research based educational programs have been developed by early-childhood education experts. Our dedicated and experienced teachers make learning fun for your child while challenging them to reach new goals. You'll always know what your child is doing and how they are performing in our care. KinderCare in Lanham has been providing children ages six weeks through 12 years with quality care since 1991. We have consistently maintained innovative educational programs that prepare children for school and inspire a lifetime love of learning. Teachers & StaffAt the KinderCare in Lanham our teachers work hard to provide a safe and nurturing environment that cultivates self-confidence. Our teachers are passionate about your child's education and happiness and are dedicated to developing your child's learning potential. At the KinderCare in Lanham, we have high educational and training standards and our teachers are some of the most experienced in the business. Health & SafetyAt the KinderCare in Lanham, Health and Safety is a top priority. We are located at the end of a single access street in a quiet business park. We do not have the hustle and bustle of homes and other businesses around us. Our entryway is coded and the code is changed periodically throughout the year. Our outside play areas are separated by age and are fenced in to provide ultimate security. Each of our team members is certified in both First Aide and CPR so that there will be immediate response in an emergency situation. We are trained in Emergency Preparedness and have Fire and Disaster drills regularly. We do all that we can to keep your child safe and give you peace of mind.

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Other Accredited Daycares Near Glenn Dale MD

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.

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.

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