Best French Daycares in Takoma Park MD

French Daycares in Takoma Park MD

Montessori School of Chevy Chase
The Montessori School of Chevy Chase was founded in 1999 and serves approximately 60 children from many diverse cultures and backgrounds each year. Our school enjoys a reputation for academic excellence and active parent involvement. Our founder/director of the school, Marlene Cherry, holds an AMI Primary Montessori Diploma, a Masters Degree in Montessori Education and a BS in Education. All teachers are Montessori certified and take ongoing classes to further their education. The Montessori School of Chevy Chase is a member of the International Montessori Council and the American Montessori Society. Overview Montessori is an educational approach focusing on independence, respect for a child’s natural development, and freedom (within limits). It is founded on the premise that while children develop in different ways and at different rates, they do so in a defined sequence. The Montessori approach holds that young children have a natural drive to understand the world around them and they can best learn through self-teaching in carefully prepared environments, under the guidance of a caring teacher. Montessori Teachers Montessori teachers help individual children find challenges appropriate for their skill level. While traditional teachers tend to act as leaders and organizers, Montessori teachers serve more as a guides and facilitators. It is their job to provide positive reinforcement and steer children towards challenging activities while respecting their freedom of choice. Montessori Classrooms Classrooms in Montessori schools are specially designed to spark curiosity, minimize unnecessary failure and promote feelings of joy when achievement occurs. Children start by focusing on concrete and manipulative tasks then shift to more abstract tasks as knowledge and proficiency increase. In a Montessori classroom, the goal is to stimulate the desire for self exploration and understanding. Our Program Child The Montessori School of Chevy Chase provides quality learning and growth opportunities for children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old. All of our programs fully embrace the Montessori method of teaching which includes an emphasis on self-directed learning, mixed age group classrooms and building independence & confidence.
Children In The Shoe East West Towers
The Children in the Shoe Inc. provides high quality early care and education for young children. Our programs are play-based, emphasizing creativity, cooperation and social development. Our emergent curriculum is inspired and driven by the imaginations of children and supported by skillful, knowledgeable teachers, who plan developmentally appropriate experiences based on demonstrated effective early childhood practices. We strive to instill in each child, a joyful passion for learning and a secure social foundation based in cooperative play, self-expression and positive conflict resolution. Academics such as letters, numbers, science, geography, and social studies flow naturally from the creative and exploratory process of guided play. A child who has discovered that the learning process is fun and rewarding is truly prepared to meet the challenges of the more directed teaching methods that they will encounter in Kindergarten and beyond. The Children in the Shoe develops strong caring partnerships with each child's family through daily communication and by listening carefully to parents' ideas and effectively addressing their concerns. We offer regular parent teacher conferences and child assessments, as well as observations, resources, referrals and advice from infancy through preschool. It is our goal to enrich the lives of our employees by providing a safe, happy and supportive place of work. We endeavor to inspire our teachers and directors to continue to advance in the field of Early Childhood Development and to laugh and have fun with the children for whom we are so privileged to care.

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Other French Daycares Near Takoma Park MD

Communikids Preschool

Our mission at CommuniKids is to prepare young children to become the... global citizens of tomorrow by creating a joyful, playful, and nurturing environment that immerses students in a second language. Our program strives to instill the disposition, knowledge, and skills required to succeed in a highly interconnected world. At CommuniKids, we prepare young children to become the global citizens of tomorrow while immersing them in a second language. We offer our NAEYC-accredited preschool, which immerses children in a second language and new culture, while also preparing them for kindergarten. Preschool is available for children from age 2 1/2 – age 5. Our DC and Loudoun County, VA locations offer preschool in only Spanish. Our Falls Church location offers preschool in Spanish and French. Our Richmond, VA location offers preschool in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. Our afterschool Language Enrichment Program offers classes for children from age 18 months up to age 8, in order to further practice their language skills in either Spanish, French, Chinese, or Arabic. These classes provide developmentally-appropriate ways for children to learn the new language, including: singing, dancing, playing, and, for the school-age students, reading and writing as well. Our summer camps offer summer fun while learning about nature, animals, and plants. All of our summer camps offer Spanish-language immersion, and some of our locations offer French or Mandarin, as well. CommuniKids began as a small, parent-run cooperative preschool in 2003 and has developed into the DC Metro area’s premier children’s language center and preschool. At the very beginning, three of our top executives were inspired by the idea of having their own children develop into multilingual, multicultural global citizens. They had their own children enrolled in their new school, and have been thrilled to watch their children grow into the global, multilingual young people they see today. Seeing these extraordinary linguistic and cultural developments in their own children, they hoped to be able to do the same for other families as well. As a team, in 2005, we began broadening our scope into afterschool programs for children. We established our preschool program in 2009 in both Falls Church, VA and Washington, DC. In the spring of 2015, we opened a new preschool center in Richmond, VA and in the summer of the same year, we opened another center in Loudoun County, VA. CommuniKids was the area’s first language center to offer classes for children ages 18 months to 8 years of age in Spanish, French, Mandarin, and Arabic, and is currently the only children’s language center to offer a full-time, Spanish and French-immersion preschool in the greater Washington area. We are proud of our story and are very excited about its future chapters.

Caterpillar Preschool

Caterpillar Preschool Through both Spanish and French language... immersion programs, children naturally develop or enhance their target language by engaging in age appropriate, authentic, hands on learning experiences. Caterpillar Preschool strives to provide a successful learning experience for both children and their families by creating a community of dedicated individuals who value communication, respect, and growth. We come from all walks of life, forming a culturally rich environment with varying perspectives and backgrounds. We have a diverse group of families. Several of our families are English speakers! We also have children who may have one or both parents who are bilingual or native speakers. Some children are themselves native French or Spanish speakers. Our mission is to provide a safe, developmentally appropriate, inclusive environment for preschool and school age children. Our focus is to provide an education experience which promotes each child's social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. City Gate/Caterpillar Preschool will provide child care that meets the needs of each child and family through collaborative staff, child and parents involvement. City Gate/Caterpillar prides itself in meeting the individual needs of each child, while providing quality, reliable and safe child care. City Gate/Caterpillar Preschool is dedicated to providing a warm and loving family environment for children. With our small size we are able to give quality, individualized care to families at affordable prices. As we view City Gate/Caterpillar Preschool as a family, the importance of family bonds cannot be understood; siblings are encouraged to interact with one another, and we want everyone involved; children, parents and staff alike; to feel like they are part of our extended family. We follow the creative curriculum, a research based guide designed specifically for Early Childhood. The framework of the Creative Curriculum takes into consideration how children learn and the physical environment in which learning takes place. In addition, our teachers bring their own unique contributions from their years of experience in teaching. You will notice Montessori, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia inspired ideas intermingled within the classrooms. Incorporating our monthly themes into the learning process enhances our program.

Spring Bilingual Montessori Academy

Spring Bilingual Montessori Academy (SBMA) seeks to create a learning... environment in which the student is encouraged to explore his own innate sense of curiosity and eagerness to gain knowledge. Our program is carefully designed to meet the individual needs of each child. The difference between the SBMA environment and that of other Montessori institutions lies in the parallel instruction of foreign language to all facets of the learning process. It has been shown in countless educational research studies that the child is most sensitive and receptive to a second language during the period from birth to age six. During these crucial developmental years the child tends to learn most effectively not through conventional teaching means, but by absorbing information through activity within the environment to which he is exposed. This is a natural process, embraced by the child with a tremendous amount of enthusiasm. The goal of the teacher in this process is to prepare a structured environment in which the child has access to information and activities which promote positive learning. At SBMA, learning the language of another culture is as natural as are the stimuli used to write, to count, to associate names with places and animals, and to develop sensory awareness and practical life skills. The advantages of this added understanding go beyond the simple acquisition of a second vocabulary. SBMA believes that to know something of the spoken and written language of another group of people is akin to being acquainted with them. Language enables us to penetrate into another culture’s philosophy, folklore, literature and music. Through this understanding, we can begin to bridge the unnatural barriers separating the world today. We wish to give our children the inspiration to create a better world tomorrow

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