Home Daycare in DHS MD

Home Daycare in DHS MD

Llave del Mundo Bilingual Child Development Home
Llave del Mundo Bilingual Child Development Home is a home-based child care and preschool program in Washington, DC. The child care facility is located near Kalorama Park in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC (off Columbia Rd NW and Calvert St NW, near the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro Station and the Smithsonian National Zoological Park). PHILOSOPHY: As a child care provider, I have a strong belief that ALL children are diverse and unique individuals who have strengths and are naturally curious. Children need to be provided with an organized, child-directed learning environment that emphasizes mutual respect, fun, discovery, literacy and addresses sensory needs. In a supportive environment, I will provide the conditions for all children to construct knowledge, focusing on the learning process rather than the end product. Program Philosophy is based on principles of child development supporting the child to gain a sense of self-worth by helping them develop at their own individual pace while learning basic skills feeling confident, secure enough to explore and grow in a stimulating educational and social environment. CURRICULUM: I incorporate a preschool curriculum into our daily activities to support infants and toddlers to have a nurturing, consistent, and loving environment, and to prepare older children for school. I offer individual activities that are specifically designed to help the child grow and develop based on his/her strengths and weaknesses; addressing all areas of development. I use The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool and Montessori curriculum that includes new research and theories from the field of early childhood education into a practical, easy-to-understand approach to working with children and their families. It is a comprehensive curriculum with a clear organizational structure and a particular focus on interest areas. MISSION: I am a dedicated and supportive provider and the mission of my program is to: - Continue to grow professionally in order to better serve children and families. - Provide appropriate services to ALL children. - Utilize strengths and challenge weaknesses. - Foster self-esteem while celebrating children’s successes. - Establish a fun and safe learning environment. - Enable children to make discoveries and realize their potential. - Support and build a trusting relationship with parents, children, and other professionals in my community. GOALS: - To offer early childhood care services in a way that is specifically designed by my knowledge in early childhood education, according to the family’s priorities, beliefs, and needs of the child. - To develop a nurturing relationship with each child and their family. - To provide play opportunities for all children who are enrolled in my program. - To provide support and help for families as they seek out resources to meet their child’s needs. To help children: - Develop effective communication skills; - Develop the ability to choose and follow through on personally meaningful experiences; - Develop large and small muscles through play-based activities; - By demonstrating through interaction with the developmentally appropriate environment and through self-initiated and teacher-facilitated activities, increasing levels of conceptual and cognitive development; - By demonstrating an awareness of daily routine; - Develop a level of independence in self-care skills; - Develop problem-solving strategies; - Develop aesthetic appreciation as they explore the developmentally appropriate environment around them
Mount Olivet Playhouse
​​About the staff: Mount Olivet Playhouse is an intimate and charming home daycare and preschool in Washington DC. This family child care program is run by a team of 2 co-owners who have 12 years of combined experience in child care and early education. Both providers are moms, so they understand the needs and concerns of working parents. Their philosophy is to treat each child enrolled as their own children! They're both CPR and First-aid certified, and can also administer medication since they are MAT-trained. About the program: The daycare is open year-round from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The program follows the Creative Curriculum – helping children develop their creativity and lifelong critical thinking skills. They provide full-time daycare and preschool for infants as young as 8 weeks old, as well as toddlers through preschoolers up to 3 years old, including children with special needs. Drop-in care is also available for your occasional needs and this daycare offer a peanut and tree-nut free environment. Location: Mount Olivet Kids Playhouse is in the Trinidad neighborhood of Washington, DC. The facility is located off Mt. Olivet Rd NE and West Virginia Ave NE, just a few minutes away from Bladensburg Rd NE and New York Ave NE (US-50). Please send a note or call to schedule your tour!

Recent Reviews in DHS MD

Llave del Mundo Bilingual Child Development Home

"My son spend from 5 months to two years here, the entire time after he was born that we were in DC. I cannot say enough good things about what is essentially a large, loving, educational nanny share."

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Little Kids Playhouse

"This provider is loving and clearly cares for the children. The house is clean and plenty of toys and books."

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Other Home Daycare Near DHS MD

Elonda's Daycare

Children ages 6 weeks to 24 months receive loving, nurturing attention, stimulation, and fun age-specific activities engaging their natural... curiosity. We offer an inviting and caring atmosphere for infants and toddlers to explore their continually expanding world around them. We provide an environment filled with responsive interactions and positive reinforcement; an individualized approach that meets the developmental needs of each child. Our intent is to give your child a place where they can feel safe and happy and can begin to build confidence and a positive self image. Our goal is to stimulate and challenge your infant or toddler by constantly singing, talking, holding, and playing with them. We continually tell your child what we are going to do to them before we do it (i.e. diaper changes, feeding, etc). This gives your infant or toddler a sense of control in their otherwise fully dependent lives. We always interact at their level, and every sound and movement your child makes is met with a warm response: a word, a smile, and a touch, thereby, nurturing a foundation for development and helping to enable your child to reach their full potential. Children ages 2 to 4 years old receive loving and individualized care in a stimulating environment with spacious rooms rich in color giving your child an exciting world full of opportunities to explore, learn, and grow. We offer a place where fun, learning and laughter go hand in hand with a caring atmosphere, a reassuring routine and creative activities, providing toddlers and preschoolers with a sense of security and over all well being; where they can feel safe and happy and can begin to build confidence and a positive self image. Our goal is to provide a fun and safe learning environment for your child, while encouraging social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development. We always interact at their level, listen to every word and encourage meaningful conversation with their peers and us. Each child is different, unique, and special. Therefore we strive to meet the developmental needs of each child in our care; by giving them a world filled with responsive interactions and positive reinforcement, nurturing a foundation for development and helping to enable your child to reach their full potential. A toddler's growth and development is boundless. Their minds and bodies are literally sponges, soaking up every word and action presented to them. They are learning how to act and react towards every emotional and environmental stimulus. They are beginning to combine ideas and words into sentences and to better understand themselves and the world around them. Because of this newfound freedom, they struggle with their feelings of independence versus dependence. They want to do everything by themselves, yet they also realize they need love, attention and help to accomplish these goals. Through patience and understanding we walk this fine line with your toddler, providing the guidance they need along with the independence they crave. As your child grows and makes the transition from toddler to preschooler we begin to incorporate structure into their day. Children of this age find security and comfort through consistency of care. We provide this for your child, with a reassuring routine and a familiar schedule. Preschoolers are very curious and inquisitive by nature; asking many questions and expecting many more answers. We not only give them the answers they need, but also ask why, when, where, and how; thereby encouraging expressive conversation, fostering an imaginative and free-thinking child. For children’s ages two through five, we offer a structures preschool curriculum. We supplement this curriculum with tons of enriching activities ranging from art and craft projects to games, songs, finger plays, storytelling, creative dramatics, exercises, science, shapes, numbers, colors, alphabet, and much more through various monthly themes. Some of these projects will be taken home to share with you, and others will be group activities that you can ask about. Here toddlers and preschoolers start their day with Morning Circle Time, where the children join together to discuss a daily topic, the weather and the day's exciting activities. During this time, children learn to listen, share, take turns, cooperate, express themselves, and give and receive feedback; giving them a chance to demonstrate what they are learning. We introduce one concept at a time in a logical natural sequence, so your child feels proud, not frustrated. We know that children learn best when they are actively involved. Therefore, we offer hands-on activities, which are unique, and knowledge building, providing a balance of important preschool skill experiences. All in an effort to help develop happy and confident children; children who smile while they sing, talk, dance, rhyme, count, play, create, and write. Your child will leave us well prepared for kindergarten and beyond, empowered to become a creative problem-solver and life-long learner.

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