Infant Daycare in Takoma Park MD

Infant Daycare in Takoma Park MD

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 15 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!

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Safe Haven Child Care

Aurelia Moore is the Sole Proprietor of Safe Haven Child Care, a licensed Family Child Care facility. Safe Haven Day Care is located in Mount... Rainier, MD., near the West Hyattsville and Brookland Metro Stations and accessible to the F1 Cheverly/Takoma and R4 Highview/Brookland Metro Bus lines. Mrs. Moore cares for children beginning at 6 weeks old. Mrs. Moore has a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and Care and is a certified Medication Technician. Mrs. Moore received Americans with Disabilities Act Training and accepts children with special needs. She utilizes the ASQ-3, Ages and Stages Questionnaire a developmental monitoring system to assess development and she supports breastfeeding, providing a comfortable private space for mothers and their babies. Her Child Care environment is clean, spacious, sunny, literacy-rich and fully equipped with supplies that give children the opportunity to explore, make choices and develop and maintain positive social interactions. The Creative Curriculum is utilized at Safe Haven. The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is an award-winning research-based curriculum. The Creative Curriculum for Preschool features exploration and discovery as a way of learning, enabling children to develop confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills. The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is based on 38 objectives for development and learning. These objectives are fully aligned with the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework and state early learning standards and integrated into each and every one of the comprehensive collection of resources that makes up the curriculum. Educators can be confident that they are meeting important early learning standards every day, even while bringing their own creativity and expertise into daily planning. What’s more, the curriculum also offers daily opportunities to individualize instruction by helping teachers meet the needs of every learner, with a particular focus on English language development. In addition to the Creative Curriculum, Mrs. Moore considers the children's inquiries as an extension to the curriculum to ensure that the children comprehend what they are taught. Mrs. Moore provides a literacy-rich environment that includes field trips to the local library for Story Time and the children are provided with the opportunity to apply for a Library Card and browse and check out a book of their choice. Mrs. Moore is sensitive to the fact that children are active, therefore outdoor activities are a daily event when weather permits if only for a few minutes. These activities include neighborhood strolls and visits to the local parks to allow children to develop gross motor skills. Mrs. Moore has an extensive portfolio and references that she shares during interviews and is highly recommended by parents and local school officials.

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