Best Daycare Centers in Washington DC

Daycare Centers in Washington DC

Green Hill Child Development Center
Welcome to Green Hill Child Development Center, our licensed child care center and preschool in Silver Spring, MD! About The Staff Our Director has 12 years of experience and holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Early Childhood Education. Our staff members are all experienced and qualified; they are also CPR and First-aid certified, as well as MAT trained (if needed, we can administer medication to all children in our care). Our lead teachers have at least an Associate's Degree. We’ve been in business for 45 years so you can be sure that your little one will receive the quality care and early education they deserve! Teaching Philosophy We believe that every child is unique and they can grow and succeed through encouragement and praise. Our teachers and caregivers help our little students build self-confidence by giving them proper guidance, positive feedback and rewards. We nurture them and always bring out the best in them so they can see the world around them with wonder and awe. Our staff is very diverse, and at our daycare center, we pride ourselves on teaching children cultural diversity. Curriculum We follow the Discovery method combined with the Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy, where students are guided as they learn through Play, Cause & Effect, Songs, Movements, Rhythm and Syncopation, Read Aloud Story Time, and Health & Safety. In other words, our program approach is not rigorous, but uses Intentional Teaching Strategies through the Nationally Approved Creative Curriculum with Maryland Module for School Readiness (MMSR) certified teachers. Our curriculum is mostly in English, however, we also introduce different languages such as Spanish as well as the American Sign Language. Our educational team and our curriculum allows children with varying special needs to be a part of our program with or without the help of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy (both onsite and offsite). We also help parents teach their children to be involved in the community. Program Our child care and preschool program is from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. We provide full-time and part-time care for infants as young as 6 weeks, as well as toddlers and preschoolers up to 5 years old, including children with special needs. All kids attending our program are served with breakfast and snacks in the afternoon (already included in the program), but parents have to provide lunch. We’re also open in the summer and we offer a fun summer camp program! Location Green Hill Child Development Center is located in the Takoma Park neighborhood of Silver Spring, MD. Our facility is right off Sligo Creek Pkwy (between Piney Branch Road and Maple Avenue) and has easy access to these major roads: Philadelphia Ave (route 410) and Carroll Ave (route 195). Our center is near Takoma Park Middle School, Takoma Park Elementary School, and Piney Branch Elementary School. Thanks for reading our profile, please call or send us an email. We look forward to meeting you and your family!
Joe's Movement Emporium
Joe’s Movement Emporium (World Arts Focus, Inc.) is a performing arts center in Mount Rainier, Maryland that offers programs in education, production and artist services. Joe’s offers rehearsal space, performances, event-rental, and classes year-round for adults and children. Joe’s Movement Emporium promotes practice and preservation of world performance traditions with an emphasis on dance and movement. Through programs in art education, production and artist services, Joe’s increases community access to creative experiences and creates local economic opportunities. Based in Mount Rainier, Maryland in the Prince George’s Gateway Arts District since 1995, Joe’s serves more than 70,000 visitors annually and is home to 25 professional performance groups. Club Joe’s, now in its 18th year of operation, is a Maryland state licensed program that offers parents the comfort of knowing that their child is in an environment that is conducive to learning. Our staff have over 20 years of professional education experience. Club Joe’s benefits the intellectual, personal, and social development of all students. Youth learn team building, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, while also sharpening their fine motor and cognitive skills. Our classes, designed for school-aged youth 5-13 years old, are offered in a creative, vibrant and supportive arts based learning environment. Currently, Club Joe’s serves children attending Mount Rainier, Thomas Stone, Glenarden Woods, Cesar Chavez, Hyattsville, University Park and Riverdale Elementary schools.

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St. Columba's Nursery School

“St. Columba’s is a welcoming Christian community that seeks to be... open in spirit, deep in faith, rich in worship, active in service.” This mission statement is embodied in all that we do, from making music and celebrating the Eucharist, to the many ways we engage in lifelong faith and formation, to the ongoing care and hospitality that we extend to one another and to those outside our walls. A sense of mission is woven through the very fabric of this place. It’s not by accident that the first phrase after “seeks to be” is “open in spirit.” We long to be open to the transforming power of God’s love and to live that love in active service. We know that we meet God in the rich vitality of our worship and we place a strong emphasis on the power and importance of continuing formation and education for all ages. In all of our seeking we value hospitality, the sincere welcome of new companions on the journey of Christian life and witness. At this point in our history and in the complexity of our time, we seek to be open to the wonder of God’s creation and human diversity. All are welcome here. We seek to be grounded in such depth of worship that our lives are transformed and renewed each Sunday. The faith that grounds us also sends us out in service to the world. Our Celtic cross carries the message in its interlocking knots: open in spirit is represented by the dove on the right, deep in faith is the fish on the left, rich in worship is the trinity on top (a form of the Celtic triquetra, symbol of the one God in three persons) and active in service is the heart on the bottom. These four elements weave together to form a cross, the ultimate symbol of a Christian community, which makes a powerful visual statement about the work and mission of our parish. We seek to be rooted in the joyous wonder of the Celtic tradition, vibrant in color and moving forward into God’s Future. Every child is special. Each one changes and grows along a developmental continuum in a pattern as unique as a thumbprint. The philosophy of St. Columba's Nursery School affirms that every individual connected with the school is regarded as a person with an inestimable capacity to grow and learn - children, parents, and staff. Young children, of course, are the primary focus of the school. Discerning the child's level of development and challenging him or her with new and varied experiences are the goals of our approach to teaching and learning. At St. Columba's we guide and support our students as they grow in self-sufficiency, motivation to learn about and explore the world around them, and in becoming eager collaborators in the classroom. We believe that the best preparation for on-going school, and quite frankly, for life, is to help children learn to take care of themselves and their belongings, express themselves in acceptable ways, and to learn the give and take of leadership and collaboration. Children need space to grow in mind, body, and spirit and so half of each school day is spent outdoors. Our large well-equipped playgrounds with their paved areas for riding vehicles, wide-open slopes for sledding and rolling hoops, places to dig and burrow, sandboxes, gardens, running water, slides, climbing structures and swings has no equal in our area. Our full-time playground coordinator ensures that the playgrounds are ready and inviting for play each day. Similarly, our six classrooms, music, and environmental science spaces are light-filled, spacious and attractive and filled with materials and equipment to promote children's learning and exploration. Since 1959 St. Columba's has been a haven for childhood, embracing play as the child's most natural and effective way of learning. We'd love to have your child join us for a rich, joy-filled, and exuberant first school experience. Child care is an important part of our welcome to St. Columba’s youngest members and their families. It offers a place where infants and young children can experience the love and care of this community, and it offers parents an opportunity to give their full attention to worship and other church activities. Child care is available for infants and children up to age 3 every Sunday morning and for occasional evening services and lectures. Sunday hours are from 8:45 am to 12:45 pm (September through early June) and from 10:15 to 11:45 am during the summer service schedule. Children can stay for any length of time while child care is in operation. We have three adult child care providers to engage with children. You will be asked to sign in your child, inform the child care workers of any special information and tag your diaper bag. You will be given a beeper in case we need you to return to the child care room.

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