Best Accredited Daycares in Greenbelt MD

Accredited Daycares in Greenbelt MD

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.
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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Other Accredited Daycares Near Greenbelt MD

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

Sunny Days Early Learning Center

Sunny Days at USAPHIS features: Accredited by the National Associate... for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Serves children ages six weeks through age five in a nurturing, whole-child environment. Nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack catered daily Nurturing environment for infants and toddlers with plenty of natural light and stimulating materials An updated and accessible playground for daily outdoor fun Convenient to I495/95 and University of Maryland at College Park Programs offered at Sunny Days Campus: Campus hours: 7:00a.m.-6:00p.m. Infants through Pre-Kindergarten Newly renovated playground Enriching field trips and in-house special events, such as puppet shows and music performances. Morning specialist classes in Spanish and Music 9.5 hour or full day options available. Before care is available starting at 7:00a.m. After care is available until 6:00p.m. If you need more information, or if you would like to schedule a tour, please contact the campus for additional information at 301-851-2699 or send us a message using the form on our Contact page. Infants & Toddlers Infants and Toddlers Nurturing is particularly essential for the healthy growth and development of infants and toddlers. Georgetown Hill’s infant/toddler program offers individualized schedules, sensory-rich environments, and loving relationships with caregivers. Trusting and responsive relationships will provide a foundation for growth and development. In a child-centered environment, a teacher: Nurtures children with love and empathy; Helps children learn trust and cope with adjustment challenges; Invites parents into a partnership of caring and shared responsibility; Routinely evaluates and, as needed, changes the environment; Monitors and records each child’s development daily; Provides children with safe, clean and stimulating materials, objects, and places to explore; Provides an indoor and outdoor environment that satisfies a young child’s need for both quiet and active play; Reinforces each child’s physical, emotional and social emergence; Provides a balance of one-on-one time with caregivers and independent exploration. Twos & Threes The emerging young child is increasingly interested in how an environment works, in the people who surround him and in his own reaction to a more challenging environment. The teacher affirms a child’s emotional and social development by establishing over time a relationship of trust and caring. Implicit in this initial “go slow” approach to early education is the knowledge that learning is an emerging and often unpredictable process – one that requires a delicate balance between work (skill-oriented activities) and play. Of great importance is the task of nurturing a disposition for learning that will prepare the young child for his next level of development. Counting raindrops, playing nonsense games, engaging in storytelling interactions, making letters in the dirt, are but a few examples of the many ways that children begin the transition process. In a child-centered environment a teacher: Encourages self-affirmation through independent and social play; Promotes sensitivity to one’s immediate and larger world; Encourages early literacy through meaningful activities, materials, and a print-rich environment; Encourages self-respect and respect for one’s environment; Begins to foster in children an ability and desire to function in a group; Presents as a role model – a person who children can trust and draw inspiration from; Encourages an “I can” attitude. Pre-K & Trans-K At this exciting level of development, the young child transfers what he has experienced to a new and more challenging world with more centers, more choices and more expectations. An emerging literacy and mathematics curriculum communicated through themes, projects and special activities invites children into a new world of ideas and possibilities that is something like but also quite different from what they have experienced in the past. Academic areas of the program become more formalized. To prepare children for the next step, teachers become facilitators for learning. Language, math, the arts, social studies, and science are not only woven through themes, but also very evident in learning activities that are more goal-centered. Our Level 2 programs are supplemented by well-regarded curricula such as Everyday Mathematics (UniversityofChicago), Handwriting Without Tears, and Primary Phonics. In a Level 2 environment, a teacher: Is continuously evaluating and enriching an environment; Is prepared and ready to teach the young child through multiple experiences in literacy and language development, the arts, theme-centered projects, math, science, physical education, creative play and field trips within the immediate and larger community; Provides hands-on and real-world experiences in mathematics and literacy; Offers children a wide-range of learning experiences to respond to varied learning styles; Presents exciting, integrated themes reinforced by in-depth projects; Encourages children to think and to solve problems; Encourages children to work and to learn together. There is a $50 fee to be added to the waiting list.

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