Accredited Daycares in Wheaton MD

Accredited Daycares in Wheaton 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.
La Creche D'Or
Our Curriculum Our curriculum is structured keeping in mind that each child has a different personality. We try to incorporate play time to our curriculum and use it as an essential means to impart knowledge to the children Infants (0-48 weeks) In addition to nurturing and basic care, our teachers stimulate infants’ senses to encourage their mental and physical development. Links to Learning’s Infant Program provides an ideal environment in which your child will learn to grasp toys, vocalize sounds, recognize pictures of familiar objects and acquire a variety of other skills. Teachers work with each child in a series of stimulating activities that incorporate the natural routines of feeding and play. The teacher reinforces the babies’ development without disrupting their daily schedule. Infants need interaction and to develop a sense of trust with their caregiver. That’s why we coo, cuddle, rock and do everything possible to bond with your baby. We play simple games like peekaboo. We read stories. We do everything it takes to promote an infant’s growth. In our safe environment, our loving teachers help infants develop in key areas. Toddlers (1-2-years) Toddlers are bundles of energy. As infants mature and become toddlers, we continue to stimulate their senses and encourage them to explore their world. Your child will learn such skills as pushing and pulling objects, turning and bending, sorting objects by color and size, exploring the concept of big and little, and building an early vocabulary. At this stage, your toddler will start to experience a somewhat more structured classroom routine. He or she will start to learn valuable skills such as taking direction from adults other than parents, how to co-exist with other children in a learning environment, and how to share. (2-4 years) Early Pre- School to Junior Pre-K The Links to Learning Beginner Program for ages 2-3 years expands on the foundation established in the Toddler Program. At this point, your child will begin experimenting and interacting with other children and the environment. More routine and structure are introduced into the daily schedule. Your child will start to learn how to find uses for familiar objects, and how to explain everyday occurrences using simple reasoning. At this point, we introduce a Spanish- language program. Our daily activities continue to reinforce age- appropriate social development. Pre-K (4-5 years) These years are critical for the emerging learner to be prepared for elementary school. In Pre-K, your child will gain the final skills to be prepared for kindergarten. Some of the skills Pre-K children will learn include letter-sound relationships, how to sound out unfamiliar words, and how to read and recognize sight words. They will learn match concepts such as greater than, less than and equal to, and their number sense will grow. In Pre-K, your child will learn to make predictions based on prior knowledge, delve into traditions of other cultures, and will learn to write all uppercase and lowercase. Trained and Authentic Teachers We only employ highly qualified and trained teachers/caregivers. Our program uses diverse, engaging, developmentally appropriate educational and cultural experiences for each language by authentic speaking teachers Natural Development Our classes ensure that there is natural development of French and English. A community of multilingual families who feel at home at our center! Language Readiness Education Program We provide a year round bilingual (French/English) programs taught by native French and English speaking, bilingual teachers. During activity blocks children learn content in all three languages and conversationally throughout the day children experience a multilingual immersion environment. The curriculum is based on Theory and Research that supports five core components: (1) How Children Develop and Learn (2) Learning Environment (3) What Children Learn (4) Caring and Teaching (5) Partnering with Families. Pre-School Program Our Pre-School Curriculum is aligned with the Maryland Department of Education Early Learning Standards and developmental milestones and focuses on meeting the needs of individual children and making learning meaningful and engaging for every child. Before Care Program Our Before Care Program is intended to make our customer’s busy morning routines easy.

Recent Reviews in Wheaton MD

Culver Care Family Daycare

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Glenmont Forest Bilingual Playhouse

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White Flint Children's House Montessori School

Our Mission Statement Our Program Banner In keeping with Dr. Maria Montessori's vision, the mission of White Flint Children's House is to awaken the... love of discovery in our students by nurturing creative, artistic endeavors, evoking a passion for learning, and allowing children to achieve their potential at their own pace, while teaching the values of acceptance, family, leadership, pride, respect, diversity, and independence. Our Vision Our vision, firmly rooted in our unshakable dedication to the principles and ideals of the Montessori method, it to significantly expand our reach and influence by creating a broader circle of Montessori families, enlarging the size of our student body while representing even greater diversity, establishing further innovative programs, and improving upon our cadre of imaginative and dedicated teachers. In the long-term, these efforts will substantially increase our overall contribution to the creation of a solid foundation that provides our children with a balanced, effective education and a life-long love of learning. Laying this groundwork plays an imperative role in nurturing young children while equipping them to engage life as global citizens who will become active participants in solving the various challenges of our time. Our Curriculum The classrooms are comprised of several interrelated areas: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, Art, Social Studies, Music/Movement, Geography and Science. The daily routine is complemented by a full range of cultural experiences including: drama, music, poetry, art, Spanish, and occasional field trips. White Flint Children's House instills in each child a sense of acceptance and understanding through our diverse learning environment. The school is non-denominational and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability in the admission of students, employment of faculty, or administration of policies.

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