Best Infant Daycare Near Me

Infant Daycare Near Me

Kiddie Academy of DC - West End
Kiddie Academy provides children with a solid academic foundation by implementing a multi-sensory integrated approach to education. Our days are filled with learning and fun, the key ingredients of our Life Essentials® educational philosophy. Our goal is to prepare the global citizens of tomorrow by exposing children to vast forms of education supported by our AdvancEd accredited curriculum and incorporating music program, foreign language, science, technology, and even health & fitness program. See the smiles on your child’s face every day! The words from our children’s parents will impress you. Some of the best learning happens without your child knowing it, as our skilled teachers teach children to be independent learners and thinkers while engaging them in fun play-based activities. It takes more than love and passion to do this; this is why our lead teachers hold advanced degrees. Learning a second language at a young age provides children with a firm foundation for greater educational success. We offer Spanish lessons in our infant to 2 year old classrooms. Our full-day Spanish Bilingual Program is available for children in the Pre K classes. Research has shown that it is never too early to begin exposing children to a second language. We have developed this unique preschool program with a coordinated approach to the English curriculum and to everyday, meaningful conversation. We realize the tremendous level of trust you place in a childcare provider. From hot meals to our indoor gym, Kiddie Academy is more than daycare. You want your child to thrive in an environment that's as clean, safe and nurturing as your home. Kiddie Academy sets the standards for safety, education and trust.

About Infant Daycare Near Me

Infant daycare can be found in a variety of settings, although child care for infants will generally be provided within a child care center or home daycare attended by older children as well. Accepting children as young as a few weeks old, infant child care centers can be a lifesaver for families in which neither parent will be staying at home full-time. Besides being able to work, many working parents will also enjoy the social network of other families that often arises within a child care community. However, because of the lower teacher-to-child ratio required, the cost of infant child care is higher than for older children. Indeed, infant daycare costs can be as high as $22,000/year for full-time infant care in a center, and up to $16,000/year for a home daycare.

Depending on the philosophy of a given infant child care program, a typical day might vary, but in general, a consistent schedule and guided exploratory play will be the rule. While new parents are often concerned about being separated from their baby, it's important to note that a number of infant daycares allow parents to stop by to check on their child during the day. Some even have nursing rooms for breastfeeding mothers who want to continue nursing their infant without switching to a bottle. This is especially common in infant daycares that are sponsored by the mother's employer (although it is available in many home daycares for infants, as well as child care centers.)

Some parents may worry that placing their baby in a daycare center might impact their ability to forge a strong parent-child bond. However, many studies have shown that there is no evidence to support that theory, as long as parents remain engaged with their children when they are together. In fact, most young children thrive on consistency and regular attendance at a daycare for infants provides a comfortable setting that they can rely on. Additionally, the trained child care providers, age-appropriate early education program, and face time with other little ones all can lead to a happy child and a positive developmental outcome.

While there are many potential benefits to sending your infant to a daycare, there are also some drawbacks that should be considered. First, the high cost of infant daycare can prevent a lot of families from enrolling their child in an early childhood education program. Also, while parents appreciate the social aspects of a daycare center, it's worth noting that children get sick more often in daycare. However, the good news is that they get sick less often when they get older! Finally, some parents simply prefer to have the additional bonding time that comes with keeping their child at home. Part-time child care or drop-in daycare might still be good options for those parents.

Other Infant Daycare Near Washington DC

Mount Olivet Children's Center

About Us Mount Olivet Children's Center is a family-owned child care... center and preschool in Washington, DC. I am the owner and as a mother myself, I know that finding safe and quality child care is important. Our director is also a mother, she has 15 years of child care experience, and she holds a Bachelors’ degree in Early Childhood Education. She’s also CPR and first-aid certified, as well as MAT trained. At Mount Olivet Children's Center, we offer a play-based early learning environment. We are open from 7:00am until 6:00pm and care for children between 6 weeks and 5 years old. We offer a preschool program, full-time and part-time daycare, as well as drop in care. We also have a summer camp, as well as before and after school care. We provide snacks to the children in our care, and offer a peanut-free environment. Our child development center is located near Gallaudet University, in the Trinidad neighborhood of Northeast Washington DC (off Mt Oliver Rd NE). We look forward to meeting you and your little one! Philosophy Our goal at Mount Olivet Children's Center is to provide high quality child care and early education for infants as young as 6 weeks, through 5 years old. Our underlying belief are that children need to be loved, respected, and accepted. Trust is critical and trust is built in an environment where caregivers respond appropriately to our children through communication. We also believe that young children learn through their senses, by watching and touching. Therefore, we offer our students lots of age-appropriate hands on activities to allow them freedom of movements, which we believe is also a key element for their development. Our Curriculum The daily program for our little students includes both independent and collaborative activities. Children are encouraged to quietly explore and discover on their own, but we also believe that in today’s world, it’s critical for children to learn to work socialize and learn and work in a group. Our caregivers and teachers also cater to the needs of each child, and will provide an early learning environment to meet infants’ unique developmental needs. We create daily routines and develop both verbal and non-verbal communication skills in a personalized and nurturing environment. Daily activities include communication and vocabulary for language development, fine and large motor skills, and socialization (we practice manners and courtesy.) We help with potty-training and also involve children in the preparation of our meals and the care of their classroom so they develop practical life skills very early on.

Northwest Settlement House CDC

The Northwest Settlement House Infant and Toddler Early Learning... Center provides stimulating and nurturing child care for infants and toddlers ages 6 weeks to 3 years. We are an intimate organization serving no more than 44 families in our daytime program. In September 2009, the Infant and Toddler Early Learning Center was opened to compete with the start of the art Providers in the Washington, DC Area. Our Center is bright, full of windows and can be viewed from the 7th Street side. We are located on the 1st floor of the Madison Haven Apartments, directly across from the Shaw/Howard Metro Station. Entrance is on the S Street side. The Center is currently undergoing accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The NWSH accepts families who participate in the District of Columbia Childcare Subsidy Program, and Private Pay and Corporate families. All interested parents/guardians who wish to enroll their child at NWSH should contact the center. Families are placed on a wait list and once a space opens up in the child's age group the next family will be contacted. There is no special preference for any given families; Enrollment to NWSH is based on space availability and overall capacity. All new families are required to participate in an orientation with the Center Director. Once the family has gone through orientation, an enrollment packet needs to be completed. The NWSH Infant and Toddler Early Learning Center uses the Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers, and Two's. We agree with the overall mission of the Creative Curriculum®, that children learn best by doing! We want children to become creative and enthusiastic learners by exploring their ideas and teaching them to not be afraid to act on those ideas. The curriculum allows children to learn at their own pace and in ways that are best for them.

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