Best Methodist Daycares Near Me

Methodist Daycares Near Me

Board of Child Care
The Board of Child Care’s mission as an outreach ministry of The United Methodist Church is to serve children and families who require physical, emotional, behavioral and social support. Through residential and community-based services, the organization endeavors to provide a safe, healthy and caring environment that seeks to sustain children and families by fostering self-esteem, respect for the community, a sense of purpose and life skills needed to achieve their highest potential. The Board of Child Care provides quality child care services for children, ages 6 weeks to 5 years, at the Early Learning Program in the District of Columbia. Our dedicated staff are compassionate and professional, providing attentive care and lifetime learning experiences for your child. LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT Our Center uses the Creative Curriculum Gold– which encompasses the Core curriculum and ensures our children are ready for the public school system and are meeting targeted benchmarks. Our classrooms are spacious and well lit, and children are in age appropriate groupings, allowing us to individualize when needed to meet the needs of the whole child Activities include story reading, dance, music, block and puzzle play, dramatic play, arts and crafts, computer time, water play, introduction to academics, pre-reading, science, math, social studies, field trips and outdoor play. Parents are invited to participate in activities any time of the day. SAFETY AND SECURITY Safety comes first at the Board of Child Care. Controlled access and security cameras are in place throughout the building. Webcams allow parents to watch their children remotely. Our indoor playroom and rooftop playground are spacious and safe. MEALS A nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack are included in the monthly tuition. The food is catered and approved by the United States Department of Agriculture. There is a $25 fee to be added to our waitlist.

About Methodist Daycares Near Me

Methodist daycares and preschools can be a great fit for families of all backgrounds, although it goes without saying that they are especially well suited to those of the Methodist faith. In the United States, the United Methodist Church is a mainline protestant Christian denomination and is known for a relatively tolerant stance on doctrine. Most Methodist daycares embrace an inclusive attitude regarding the beliefs and backgrounds of parents and their attending children.

It's possible to find Methodist child care programs ranging from small Methodist home daycares, all the way up to large and academically-oriented preschools. However, most of them are affiliated with a particular Methodist parish. They are often, though not always, less expensive than comparable secular facilities and some even offer sliding scale tuition programs to help families afford what can be one of the most expensive aspects of raising a child. Methodist schools will always emphasize strong moral values consistent with a Christian upbringing, while employing educational activities similar to those used in more secular early education programs, including enrichment activities such as foreign languages.

Music has a rich tradition in Methodism, so it is likely that singing and dancing will be a regular part of your toddlers and preschoolers' days. While biblical teachings and prayer are also typical, some Methodist preschools offer a relatively non-doctrinal environment. All of them, however, will stress standard early childhood education goals such as productive socialization and developmentally appropriate skill building. If you're considering a Methodist child care center, you should note that there have been regional disagreements within the Methodist Church on certain doctrinal questions, especially with regards to controversial social issues. It would thus be wise to inquire with specific Methodist daycare centers and learn more about their intended approach, should those topics be of concern to your family.

Many children thrive in consistent environments, and parents agreeing with the moral tenets of Methodism can be assured that their children will receive consistent reinforcement of those values. Even non-religious families might enjoy the tight-knit community that often forms around Methodist and other Christian daycares and preschools. Parents looking for a certain level of Bible study or prayer in their child's education should confirm with their child care center how often each appears in the curriculum, as the frequency of explicit religious instruction can vary between programs.

Other Methodist Daycares Near Washington DC

Washington St. United Methodist Church

Washington Street United Methodist Church Preschool's primary... ministry is teaching God's unconditional love and acceptance, and learning to live lovingly. We provide a child-centered, nurturing environment that enables young children to develop to their fullest potential, socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically, and cognitively. Our Preschool was established in 1991 as a ministry of the Washington Street United Methodist Church and serves children two and a half to five years of age. The educational program reflects our philosophy of learning through play by using weekly themes to introduce and reinforce units of study. Using themes allows our teaching staff to convey subject matter in a concrete and creative manner to make your child's experience in school fun, interesting and growth providing. Monthly newsletters and lesson plans are distributed by classroom teachers to help you monitor your child's progress and joy of learning. A developmentally appropriate, hands-on program enables teachers to incorporate language experiences daily, allowing children to grow their vocabulary naturally. A balanced schedule is achieved through focused, quiet activities such as circle time, table activities, and story time. Quiet activities are then followed by opportunities for exploration during art projects, water and sand table activities, block play, music and movement, science center activities, and dramatic play. Washington Street United Methodist Church Preschool accepts families of all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. As a church sponsored program, Christian traditions are emphasized. However, our program also embraces and celebrates other cultural and religious tradition. By sharing customs, ideas, traditions, and meanings, we help promote understanding and acceptance. Washington Street UMC Preschool is program operated as a ministry of the Washington Street United Methodist Church. It operates under the supervision of the Preschool Board which is made up of church members, parent and teacher representatives, the Director of the Preschool, and the WSUMC Pastor. The Preschool Board makes policies, sets tuition and fees, and oversees the curriculum for the preschool. Our central message is one of God's unconditional love. We believe that each person is a child of God. Our ministry involves helping children to learn to live lovingly. Each child at our preschool will have every opportunity to develop socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically, and intellectually to his or her fullest potential. To support spiritual growth, the Preschool holds Chapel on a monthly basis led by the Preschool Director. Chapel consists of age appropriate stories, songs, and prayer. As children play with each other - They learn to see other children's point of view and begin to become empathetic and caring. - They learn to use language in new ways to describe their play, express their needs and wants, and to interact with others. - They develop their muscles, balance, stamina and coordination. Special attention is given to each child's abilities and interests, using his or her strengths to foster development in all areas. Through art, music, drama, and play, children enrolled in our program are encouraged to expand their imagination, develop confidence in their abilities, and build a strong self-image.

St. Luke's United Methodist Preschool

St. Luke’s United Methodist Preschool would like to welcome you to... our website! At St. Luke’s United Methodist Preschool, we adhere to the highest standards of teaching, security, safety, and loving care. We recognize and value the uniqueness of each child at his or her own level of development. Our classrooms are designed to foster this uniqueness and support the child’s growth, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. You and your child are of the greatest importance to us! We have been proudly providing quality childcare services in the Falls Church, Virginia area since 1980. We are state licensed, with teachers that are CPR and basic first aid certified. If your need is not immediate, please bookmark our site for future reference. Come by, call or email St. Luke’s United Methodist Preschool for more information. Be sure to mention you found us online. St. Luke’s United Methodist Preschool operates on a year round full day schedule. There are a limited number of part time spaces also available. Parents may register their children for 1, 2, or 3 days per week, but should realize that it is the eventual goal of the center to primarily serve full-time children due to the Preschool’s budget. Upon acceptance of a child into the program, the Enrollment Agreement needs to be filled out and signed, with a deposit (one week’s tuition) and registration fee to reserve the child’s place in the program. This deposit is refundable with proper notification of withdrawal from the program (30 days prior to the child’s last date of attendance). The first month’s tuition is due the first day of enrollment. Accident insurance is provided for all the children attending St. Luke’s United Methodist Preschool and is included in the tuition. No reimbursement or discounts will be made for absences due to illness or vacation. Federal holidays and other school closings listed in the Preschool’s calendar are taken into consideration when the tuition rates are figured and are paid for as regular day. Additional Information Operating hours 7:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. There will be a discount offered for siblings (“sibling rate”) if all children are enrolled full-time (M-F). *Sibling rates only apply if all children are full-time. Part-time parents please schedule in advance the days you will be attending. Parents picking up their children after the Preschool’s closing (6:00 p.m.) will be assessed a late fee.

Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church Shining Stars

The history of Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church is one... rooted in faith. Since moving from the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC to Fort Washington, Maryland in 1983, the church has taken many steps of faith, and God has blessed it exceedingly and abundantly. It is a tremendous story of hope. Some people call it “The Miracle on Allentown Road.” The Association of African Methodist Episcopal Scouts (AAMES) is a denominational Scouts Association recognized by the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts United States of America. Scouting is one of the ministries of Christian Education in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Membership is comprised of individuals and AME congregations who support AAMES goals. Children’s Bible Study is an interactive praise service with teaching, praise and crafts for children beginning at age four. Children come together weekly to lead in prayer, learn about worship and study the word of God. The worship service includes “Praise Breaks” during which the children go “berserk” for God; games including “Bible Holy Man,” a spin on the traditional Hangman game; an Offering Time, during which children give talent and financial offerings, ranging from five cents to five flips; and, of course, a bathroom break. Following the interactive lesson during which children pretend to be Bible characters and engage props and costumes in bringing the Bible to life, each child participates in a craft project. On Friday nights, children are trained in the way they should go so that they will have a firm foundation and will not depart from the Lord when trials and questions arise in their lives. The Bible Study group takes periodic field trips on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons for children at 4 to 11. Cubs Scouts are from the age of 1st to 5th grade. Boy Scouts are from 5th grade and must complete prior to the age of 18 The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society. Meetings are located at Friendly High School 1st and 3rd Friday's from September until May at 7pm. (Website: Boy Scouts Only)

Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church Weekday School

Welcome to Mount Vernon Weekday School, located in Alexandria, VA. We... understand that making the right preschool choice can be a real challenge and we're here to help you through this process. Our mission is to provide you with a quality preschool experience and peace of mind while offering your child a safe, loving, stress-free and educationally-rich environment. Our children are our future: let us help them grow through: Leadership Communication Critical Thinking Problem Solving Creativity Values and Ethics Empathy Citizenship Our Program Goals: To provide experiences which enhance each child’s social, physical, intellectual, emotional and creative growth. To offer a curriculum that is child-centered, open-ended, process oriented, and play-based. To create opportunities for exploration and experimentation. To help children understand their feelings and the feelings of others. To allow children choices and decision-making opportunities. To develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. To promote acceptance of diversity. To promote self-esteem, confidence, individuality, positive self-image, autonomy, and success. These goals are incorporated into the daily lesson plans through developmentally appropriate practices. All children are encouraged to progress at their own pace and according to individual needs and abilities. Our philosophy on caring for children Our curriculum encompasses methods prescribed by various teaching models such as Piaget, High Reach, High/Scope and Montessori. We incorporate what we feel are the best aspects of each model into our program; as they fit our philosophy of child development and early childhood education. Our school also follows guidelines set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Their standards require teachers to employ developmentally and age appropriate practices with each child. Although academics are extremely important, we believe that young children do not truly learn through a rote approach, employing techniques such as worksheets and drill skills. We believe that real learning happens when young children are taught an emphasis on process instead of product. In essence, we believe that children learn best through play. Each teacher facilitates learning through interesting and engaging planned activities. Children enjoy their "play" while they are meeting goals set for them. Teachers are sensitive to needed changes in curriculum, based on the needs and interests of the children. At MVWS, our goal is to equip children with the tools they will need to become successful students, such as critical thinking, problem solving, conflict resolution, life skills and social cognition; as well as a values system based on respect. Our curriculum encompasses methods prescribed by various teaching models such as Piaget, High Reach, High/Scope and Montessori. We incorporate what we feel are the best aspects of each model into our program; as they fit our philosophy of child development and early childhood education. Our school also follows guidelines set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Their standards require teachers to employ developmentally and age appropriate practices with each child. Although academics are extremely important, Mount Vernon Weekday School believes that young children do not really learn through a rote approach, employing techniques such as worksheets and drill skills. We believe that real learning happens when young children are taught an emphasis on process instead of product. In essence, we believe that children learn best through play. Each teacher facilitates learning through interesting and engaging planned activities. The children enjoy their "play" while they are meeting goals that are set forth for them. Teachers are flexible and sensitive to needed changes in curriculum, based on the needs and interests of the children. At MVWS, our goal is to equip children with the tools they will need to become successful students. These tools must include critical thinking, problem solving, conflict resolution, life skills and social cognition; as well as a values system based on respect.

St. John's United Methodist Church

St. John's Center for Early Childhood Education General Information ... School Logo PHONE (703) 256-7748 E-mail:CECE@saintjohnsumc.org Kathy Boyt, Director Linda Meaney, Administrative Assistant St. John's CECE promotes the mental, physical and spiritual growth of our children through a program including instruction, work and play. We offer preschool classes for children two years of age to five years of age. Our after school care program is for our preschoolers. We invite you to learn about our program. We would love for you to come visit us and see our school. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. There is a teacher and an assistant teacher in every class. 2 year old classes up to 10 children 3 year old classes up to 14 children 4 year old classes up to 16 children Our School day is 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. We provide a snack and parents must provide lunch. All classes have scheduled time for a Rhythms class which is in a separate room with a Rhythms Teacher. Our program is for the preschool child age two through five years of age, based on age as of September 30 of the school year. Registration is available until the class is filled. All children in our preschool are eligible to attend our Child Care Center. Extended care is open from 8:00 am to 9:00 am and 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm. We offer an extended summer program for current students that runs the last week of May through the first two weeks in June. We have specific themes and special activities every week.

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