Best Daycare Centers in Pasadena MD

Daycare Centers in Pasadena MD

Postal Court KinderCare
OverviewOur experts designed our classrooms - and every activity and lesson - to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning! Diane Adams, Center Director Teachers & StaffThe staff at Pasadena KinderCare welcomes you. All of Pasadena KinderCare staff members have been carefully selected for their ability to work with and care for young children. They all meet or exceed the Maryland State Department of Education requirements for pre-service training, education and experience. We are proud to say we have one of the lowest staff turn-over rates. Most of our teachers have been with us for over four years. The longest term teacher has been with us for 27 years! We welcome all visitors to tour our learning center and ask any questions. Health & SafetyEvery employee is fingerprinted and must pass a background check through the Central Justice Information System. All doors are locked from the outside, unless a class is on the playground. Everyone must enter the main door and use the key pad with a code to enter the building. The office and lobby is staffed at all times to see who is entering the building. Children are only released to authorized persons listed on their emergency contact form. All of our staff members are certified in Infant and Child First Aid and CPR and fire drills are held at least once per month.
Galilee Lutheran Preschool
Galilee Lutheran Preschool is a Christian-based preschool, with more than 25 years of service to the community. Children are taught Bible stories, verses and songs. Programs are offered for both 3 and 4 year olds as well as a full day pre-kindergarten program. Galilee Lutheran Preschool has a letter of compliance from the State of Maryland All teachers have early childhood certifications All teachers have been certified in child and infant CPR and first aid Galilee Preschool begins the day with gathering the children together for circle time. Our time together focuses on a bible story, verse/song, interactive discussions about the letter, color, shape and number of the day as well as music and dance. The Children will participate in teacher guided and student guided activities. Each day, while guided by the teacher and assistant, the children will complete one or more projects relating to a topic discussed during circle time. The children will also have the opportunity to visit developmental centers of their choice which coincide with current skills and themes. The goal of our centers is to reinforce skills and encourage interactive, small group play. We conclude our day with a snack provided by Galilee Preschool and gross motor time to play either outside or in the narthex. Throughout the day, the teachers are modeling appropriate behaviors and encouraging children to play, talk and cooperate in a way which shows kindness and Christ-like behavior. Once a week, the children attend chapel lead by Pastor Hank Simon and Director of Discipleship, Emily Phoenix. The children will also have music time which centers around our theme for the month.

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Other Daycare Centers Near Pasadena MD

Magothy Cooperative Preschool

Magothy Cooperative Preschool’s mission is to provide our students a... stimulating child-directed environment that encourages creativity, environmental consciousness, self-expression & socialization. The result is a nurtured well-rounded and independent child who has enthusiasm for learning and a positive attitude towards themselves and the world around them. We integrate environmental education into all of our subjects and promote interaction with the natural world as part of our curriculum and operation. A preschool program is your child’s first step into the academic world. Your child will have the opportunity to explore our two spacious classrooms with various independent learning centers. We have four spaces for learning: our Outdoor Classroom, our Music & Movement Room, and our two Discovery Rooms. Our children rotate with the class and teachers through these spaces during the day. A Theme Curriculum is quite successful in a preschool environment. Children appreciate and respond to an ever changing and stimulating environment. The theme will be integrated throughout the learning centers, and will promote hands on approach. For all ages, a general monthly theme will serve as a framework for the introduction of skills and concepts. Vocabulary, letters, sounds and mathematical concepts will be introduced as they relate to the children and topics of study, and as they are age appropriate. Holidays, seasons and weather conditions will be studied as they occur and are experienced by the children. Along with the thematic material, students will learn other helpful skills, such as: character education, diversity and self-help skills. In creating these developmentally appropriate classroom spaces, each child’s needs and interests will be met. Not all children are at the same level to do the same teacher directed activities, and not all children are interested in the same things. Our differentiated classroom environment will help meet each individual child’s needs. Our school is certified through the Maryland Department of Education as a non-public school and as an early childhood development center. Our teachers all hold Bachelor’s Degrees and meet continued ed. requirements. Magothy Cooperative Preschool is a member of Parent Cooperative Preschools International.

The Goddard School

Our infant care play area is filled with toys and books that help... your baby develop at his or her own pace. Teachers sing songs and read stories to encourage language acquisition. They also pass balls and play games to develop motor skills. In many Goddard Schools, American Sign Language is introduced to encourage children to express their thoughts or needs. Goddard Teachers also work with the parents to ensure a balance of home and school. Together they develop the child’s daily schedule including nap times, play times and bottle times. As part of the Infant Program, the First Steps classroom helps the child transition from Infant to Toddler as the budding explorers learn new vocabulary and self-help skills. Through The Goddard School® F.L.EX.® Learning Program, teachers plan daily activities in a bright and cheery environment to encourage eager investigation of the world. Within the consistent structure toddlers crave, they enjoy a daily balance of quiet activities, spirited music and movement and plenty of outdoor climbing, running and jumping. Learning Centers are always open for imaginary play with blocks and puzzles, creative art and lots of books. Circle time incorporates stories and songs that encourage language skills and social growth. Children are guided through activities that strengthen gross motor skills, such as using balance beams and standing on tip-toes; and fine motor skills through crayon and marker use. The Goddard School® F.L.EX.® Learning Program sets the stage for self confidence by encouraging progress at a child’s own pace, according to individual needs and abilities. Learning centers for math, science, dramatic play, music, creative art and computers provide opportunities to balance both shared and independent learning experiences. Fitness, art history and manners are incorporated into the preschooler's daily schedule, as well. Visits by local museums and libraries, community helpers, and theatrical productions supplement classroom learning within the safety of our schools. Our programs promote cooperative play and collaborative problem-solving skills through classroom-appropriate lesson plans. Most Schools offer music appreciation, foreign language, world cultures and access to computers, as well. The Goddard School Pre-K/Junior K Programs have earned AdvancED and Middle States accreditation after demonstrating the highest standards in early childhood education. This means The Goddard School® F.L.EX.® Learning Program will help each child gain exceptional skills for kindergarten success. Each classroom has a balance of quiet reading time with social and imaginary play. The Goddard School® F.L.EX.® Learning Program's fun activities, guided by highly trained teachers, foster the cognitive and social development of every child. Most Schools offer further educational diversity with foreign language, yoga, world cultures, manners and computer skills in order to expand their learning opportunities. Each Goddard School works with local districts to ensure every child's smooth transition between Kindergarten and First Grade. Goddard School's trained teachers provide your child with individualized homework assistance, as well as supervised computer time to promote technical literacy. The Goddard School® F.L.EX.® Learning Program ensures that socialization, problem-solving and a balance of academics and play, are still integral to the activities for all school-age children through music, creative art and games.

Grannie Annies Childcare & Learning Center

Grannie Annie’s Child Care & Learning Center has been providing cozy... care and quality education for families in Pasadena, MD since 2003. The owners, Ann Golueke (Grannie Annie, herself) and Ruthi Claytor each have more than 22 years of experience caring for children of all ages. At Grannie Annie’s our mission is to create an environment where parents and caregivers work together in the development of our children. We provide every child the opportunity to grow in a safe, loving, healthy, and imaginative atmosphere. With a class size of only three children in the Bee's Room, we are able to offer each child one-on-one attention from the teacher throughout the day. The parents and teachers use a written daily note to communicate important information about the child and his day. Our teachers are very knowledgeable in child development and use regular observations of the children to track progress and provide opportunities for growth towards the next milestone. In the Caterpillar Room, the children are working mostly on social and emotional skills. We guide them in learning how to get along in a group, take turns and sharing. We also assist in self help skills like potty training and dressing. With lots of sensory activities, fine-motor manipulation and gross-motor play, the children are working on their pre-reading, pre-writing and pre-math skills. By the time our children leave the Butterfly Room, they are very ready for Kindergarten. Our MSDE approved curriculum, Little Treasures, prepares the children in all of the domains of development: Math, Science, Social Studies, Language and the Arts. There are ten units in the curriculum, each very relevant to the children's lives, which are covered during the school year. Our children’s learning continues through the summer with a Camp theme that changes each summer. We also continue the social / emotional development in this classroom to be sure that the children enter Kindergarten ready to learn! We provide Before and After School care for Riviera Beach and Sunset Elementary Schools. Transportation is provided to and from school. After school, we give the children snack and an opportunity to play for a bit before starting their homework. Seasonal activities and arts & crafts are planned for inside play time as well as board games and manipulatives. But if the weather is nice, we just like to be outside after school on our large, shady playground.

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