Best French Daycares in Fort Washington MD

French Daycares in Fort Washington MD

Nora's Family Daycare
Welcome to Nora’s Family Daycare, growing “little minds” in Alexandria, Virginia since 1997. About me: Hi, my name is Nora. My husband Paul and I live in the Collingwood area of Alexandria, VA near Waynewood Elementary School. I have been providing licensed family child care in our home since Feb 1997. I am bilingual, fluent in English and French. Our house is pet free and non smoking; we are very conscious of the environment. My hobbies are reading, arts & crafts and gardening. I share my love for these activities with the kids all year long. We have a big garden in our backyard that attracts butterflies, birds, and chipmunks that visit us at lunch time, to the delight of all the kids. I attend ongoing training in many areas including child development, safety, and literacy. I have attended more than 425 hours of training since 1997. I am CPR/First Aid and M.A.T certified (Medication Administration Training) to ensure your child’s safety. I have been a member of the Virginia Alliance of Family Childcare Association since 1998. Daycare Program: Nora’s Family Daycare offers a safe, fun, and nurturing home environment. It is my belief that a child learns more with a foundation of love, happiness, patience, confidence, and positive reinforcement. Through a variety of stimulating educational activities I promote success in social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills. Activities will include free playtime, structured playtime, large motor skill playtime, small motor skill activities, story time and theater activities, arts and crafts, music and dance activities, nature and ecology awareness, nutrition, cultural activities, and other fun educational activities. My Early Literacy Curriculum for infants/toddlers/preschoolers is implemented in our daily routine through interactive books, which come alive with our extended activities in art, music, movement, outdoor play, and science exploration. Kids will learn by doing things themselves and by providing them with an endless amount of enthusiasm, as well as tools with which to explore. Our daycare is filled with toys, games, musical instruments, sensory material, and age-appropriate books to expand their knowledge. A second language is spoken during the day through songs, finger play, games, and direct conversation in French. We have a large child friendly backyard, equipped with fun and safe playing equipment for children of all ages. We go outside twice a day, and eat outside as weather permits, to enjoy nature and listen to the birds. As soon as spring comes kids will be exploring digging in our garden, planting, watering vegetables, fruits and flowers. I incorporate lots of fun activities into their daily schedule that include arts and crafts, structured-play, water play, painting, music, movement, and coloring. I also provide nutritious meals and snacks. Food served is homemade, using natural, healthy ingredients to prepare all meals. Baked goods like bread, muffins, banana bread, cookies, pancakes, and waffles, are mostly homemade. The environment is peanut-free. As they get older, kids will participate in the cooking process as we make our bread, pizza, muffin, cookies, fruit salad, etc. My program is enrolled with the USDA Food program. I also encourage good personal hygiene skills and manners. My Philosophy: It is important that children have the opportunity to explore their environment and learn at their own pace through first-hand experiences. The activities offered are child-directed and are developed from the children’s abilities and interests. Our goal is to provide a home away from home where your child will learn and grow with patience, love, and laughter. Patience is something I use and teach at Nora’s Family Daycare. I know that kids do not operate on the same schedule as we do. Our daily routine is adjusted based on the children’s requests, attitudes, moods, and of course the weather. It is important to me that the children are safe, content, and happy while in my care. My goal is to provide a fun and safe learning environment for your child, while encouraging social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development. Your child will receive high quality and individualized care in a warm and loving home, where they can feel safe and happy, and can begin to build confidence and a positive self image. Our home is designed to provide both a nurturing home atmosphere along with large dedicated areas for the children to actively learn and play in a stimulating environment with spacious rooms rich in color giving each child an exciting world full of opportunities to explore, learn, and grow. Your children will receive the kind of close attention they deserve, helping to enable them to reach their full potential. All the children after the adjustment period are very happy to come and play together, their social skills develop rapidly as the months go by, and friendships become strong. This multi-age group setting allows the youngest to learn from the oldest in a gentle manner, the oldest helping the youngest raise high their self esteem. The oldest learn to take turns, and teach the youngest without rivalry. Each day, you will receive an evaluation report of your child so that you are kept updated on how and what they did that day, how much they ate, how long they napped, and what their mood was like. I understand that you are trusting me to care of your child, and I take this responsibility very seriously. I look forward to the opportunity to care for your child, while providing a positive influence in their life. I am excited to be able to provide your child with top quality care.

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Buckman Road KinderCare

OverviewWelcome to the Buckman Road KinderCare Learning Center.... We are an early education center and daycare near Fort Belvoir in Alexandria, VA. We are proud to be selected 2014 Best in Class among KinderCare Learning Centers! In addition, our center is under new management and new changes are underway! Your child’s safety and well being are paramount, therefore, you can rest assured our teachers and staff are 100\% CPR/AED certified, Standard First Aid Trained and MAT Certified. New ideas and opportunities are discovered each day at the Buckman Road KinderCare Learning Center. Please come visit and take a look around. We look forward to greeting you and your child! Teachers & StaffTeachers and staff at the Buckman KinderCare Learning Center are dedicated loving caregivers, and passionate educators. Our teachers have an average tenure of 7 years at KinderCare and an average of 12 years experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. Our teachers are actively engaged in courses to advance their careers and we are adamant about keeping abreast of policies, regulations and best practices in the field of daycare and education. It is the goal of the Buckman KinderCare Learning Center that all staff have attained or are working towards their Child Development Associate credential (CDA) or higher degree in the field of Early Childhood Education. Health & SafetyAt KinderCare, we take pride in the safety of our children and the confidence of our parents. Our security policies and protocols include daily sign in and out, adherence to strict parent/guardian identification, and single keypad access. We maintain rigorous standards for the safety and security of our staff and children in our care. Our center is equipped with secured key pad entry access to the classrooms and our playgrounds are fence secured. All staff are CPR/AED certified, Standard First Aid trained and MAT Certified.

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