Montessori Daycares in Washington Navy Yard DC

Montessori Daycares in Washington Navy Yard DC

Little Stars Child Development Center
We Warmly Welcome You & Your Child To Little Stars Child Development Center! Our mission is to provide the best care and education for your child in a loving, nurturing, healthy, and safe environment. We believe that guidance by skilled trained teachers and caregivers promotes your child's physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development. Our age appropriate programs encourage imagination and a natural love of learning. Carefully selected learning materials and our trained staff combined to enhance children's skills, and help each child develop social and cognitive abilities through guided learning experiences. It is our daily mission to have a positive impact on the life of each child that attends Little Stars Child Development Center. Little Stars Child Development Center promotes a schematic design, which incorporates self-discovery connections amongst diverse families to provide real life experiences through providing a diverse curriculum to meet the needs of all children. The fundamental part of this curriculum enhances the uniqueness of each child and family within the center. About Us – Little Stars Child Development Center Affordable daycare for your child. Learn more about our evening, night & weekend program. Little Stars Child Development Center is a child care in Suitland Maryland facility which includes Infant care, Toddler care, Preschool, and Before and After Care classrooms. We have constructed our facilities using environmentally friendly furniture and materials obtained from companies utilizing ecologically friendly methods to produce the most non-toxic and pesticide free products. Our environment is spacious, inviting, beautiful, and well thought out to incorporate a design that promotes learning, self-discovery, nurturing, and the overall health and safety of each and every child enrolled in our program. In addition, our child care in Suitland, Maryland promotes real life experiences while incorporating the customs, languages, values, food & lifestyles that are shared among the diverse families all over the world. The importance of diversity is reflected as a fundamental part of the curriculum, promoting the uniqueness of each child & family within our center and in the world. Our Facility Preschool We use the Creative Curriculum while employing some of the influences and techniques of Maria Montessori and Reggio Emilia, Italy. We believe that children learn by doing and exploring in an environment where they feel nurtured and encouraged to strive for excellence and be who they want to be. Learning isn’t just repeating what someone else says; it requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work and to learn firsthand about the world we live in. The activities we plan for children, the way we organize the environment, select toys and materials, plan the daily schedule, and talk with children, are all designed to accomplish the goals of our curriculum and give your child a successful start in school. Our Efforts Going Green/Eco Healthy Child Care OEC created the Eco-Healthy Child Care® program in 2005 to support child care providers in creating child care settings that are as environmentally healthy as possible. The program allows parents to choose child care facilities that are committed to creating a safer, healthier environment for children to learn and grow. Reggio Emilia & Montessori The Reggio Emilia approach to teaching young children puts emphasis on the natural development of children as well as the close relationships that they share with their environment at the center of its philosophy. Alongside this approach, Montessori is characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological development, as well as technological advancements in society. We incorporate these techniques into our curriculum in order to cultivate the most effective learning environment possible.
Georgetown Montessori School
The Georgetown Montessori School, established in 1983, provides the "prepared environment" essential to Montessori education. The equipment is scientifically designed to provide the child with concrete examples of abstract ideas. It is self-corrective, allowing the child to develop his senses and learn for himself under the guidance of a skilled Montessori teacher. Children are free to talk and move around, are stimulated by purposeful learning activities of their own choosing, can discover and correct their own errors, and are treated with respect and trust. All these factors help the children to develop an inner discipline and a sense of responsibility. The materials are programmed, each piece prepares the child to take another step ahead in his learning, progressing from the simple to the complex, from the concrete to the abstract. The materials are multifaceted, so the child can learn a variety of increasingly complex things from a single piece. Grasping the initial idea behind the piece of apparatus is only the start for the child. The actual learning takes place when the child voluntarily begins a repetition of the work. It is this repetition, the concentration it develops, and the child's internal feelings of success and accomplishment that reinforce the learning. Thus, the child's main motivation comes internally. External reinforcers such as rewards, punishments or contrived competition are unnecessary in a Montessori environment. Education, to Maria Montessori, was a preparation for life, not merely a search for intellectual skills. The Georgetown Montessori School consists of a toddler program and a primary program. The children in our Toddler program begin at 24 months and continue until they are approximately three years old. Classes meet three or five mornings weekly. This offers the child their first school experience. The class consists of fifteen two year olds with one Montessori teacher and two assistants. The toddlers develop in the areas of language, movement, independence and socialization. The child learns to make choices, and "work" alone, or in small groups. Through their work, they develop concentration and self confidence. In group activities, the children participate in singing, stories and snack. This is your child's first exposure to a larger community. The Montessori Primary program, for ages 3 to 6, emphasizes the following areas: PRACTICAL LIFE EXERCISES These are exercises in polishing, washing, pouring, or learning to lace and tie a bow, for a few examples. They help the child to become independent and to care for his or her own needs. In addition to being intrinsically satisfying to the child, such "real" activities help develop large and small muscle coordination, orderly work and study habits, and deep concentration. SENSORIAL These exercises help the children become aware of the world around them. Exercises are designed to help the child isolate, compare, and classify perceptions of sounds, smells, colors, textures, sizes, and shapes. Sensory exercises progress naturally to a variety of activities such as art, music, geography, history, the sciences, and plant and animal studies. LANGUAGE... The study of the English language begins with a phonetic approach. It gradually encompasses all forms of the language, including writing, reading, punctuation, grammar, spelling, and dramatization. French is introduced in singing , counting and beginning vocabulary lessons. MATHEMATICS The Montessori approach to teaching math is a basic one, beginning with concrete objects, moving to the abstract ideas, and associating the two together. The curriculum goes from learning quantities, to the decimal system, and on to addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. GEOGRAPHY: The children learn the continents of the world as well as the countries of these continents. They also see visual impressions of the different continents and cultures. They learn how to make flags of different countries and listen to various international music. MUSIC, ART: Music is part of our everyday curriculum during a mid-morning circle singing time. A music class is also offered once weekly during which time children are introduced to instruments of the orchestra and are introduced to timbre, pitch and elements of Jazz. A creative art class is offered in small groups five mornings per week as an introduction to different art mediums. Seasonal Programs: The children perform seasonal productions for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. This allows the parents to socialize and the children to become more self confident with their performance skills. Georgetown Montessori School Inc. is a child care center in Washington, DC. We are open from 8:00am to 6:00pm. To learn more about us, please send us an email.

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Other Montessori Daycares Near Washington Navy Yard DC

Childrens House of Washington

Through a traditional Montessori education we are a community committed to establishing the intellectual, emotional, and physical foundation that... will develop the skills for your child to become a self-directed learner, flexible thinker, creative problem solver, and support their ever-increasing curiosity about the world in which they live. The Children’s House is child-centered within a nurturing environment where exceptional and experienced teachers support and guide each student with warmth and respect. Our single minded focus is to teach children the foundational skills they will need to succeed in each school they attend as well as in the larger context of their adult lives. We invite you as parents to become active participants in our learning community. Whether you volunteer to help with class projects or on field trips, we welcome your commitment to your child’s education. I look forward to welcoming you and your child at The Children’s House of Washington! The Montessori method of teaching aims for the fullest possible development of the whole child, ultimately preparing him for life's many rich experiences. Complemented by her training in medicine, psychology and anthropology, Dr. Maria Montessori (1870 - 1952) developed her philosophy of education based upon actual observations of children. Children pass through sensitive periods of development early in life. Dr. Montessori described the child's mind between the time of birth and six years of age as the "absorbent mind". It is during this stage that a child has a tremendous ability to learn and assimilate from the world around him, without conscious effort. During this time, children are particularly receptive to certain external stimuli. A Montessori teacher recognizes and takes advantage of these highly perceptive stages through the introduction of materials and activities, which are specially designed to stimulate the intellect. Encouraged to focus her attention on one particular quality, the child works at her own optimum level – in an environment where beauty and orderliness are emphasized and appreciated. A spontaneous love of "work" is revealed as the child is given the freedom (within boundaries) to make her own choices. Montessori teachers are trained facilitators in the classroom, always ready to assist and direct. Their purpose is to stimulate the child's enthusiasm for learning and to guide it, without interfering with the child's natural desire to teach himself and become independent. Each child works through his individual cycle of activities, and learns to truly understand according to his own unique needs and capabilities. Everything in a Montessori classroom has a specific use or purpose. There is nothing in the prepared environment that the child cannot see or touch. All of the furniture and equipment is scaled down to the child's size and is within easy reach. A quality Montessori classroom has a busy, productive atmosphere where joy and respect abound. Within such an enriched environment, freedom, responsibility, and social and intellectual development spontaneously flourish! BEYOND THE CHILDREN'S HOUSE OF WASHINGTON The Children’s House is proud that its graduates are accepted to schools in the Washington DC area and surrounding areas and transition to traditional classrooms with ease. We have been in Washington for 35 years, serving many local families, and building an admirable reputation. This is due to our wonderful Montessori program and the commitment of our staff to Dr. Montessori’s philosophies.

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

Metta Montessori School

Metta Montessori School follows the philosophy, methods and materials developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. The Montessori Method emphasizes the... development of all facets of a child’s personality – intellectual, social, emotional, and physical. The prepared environment contains a wide variety of scientifically designed materials from which a child may choose what is appropriate for her. The Montessori teacher acts as a guide to connect the child to the environment by observing the child’s needs and presenting materials to meet that particular stage of development. The guide encourages exploration, and practice until the child reaches mastery. She gently establishes a culture of caring and support in the classroom community through the grace and courtesy lessons and role modelling. Awareness of the interconnectedness of all living things and the environment is offered to the children from the very beginning, and they are encouraged to be caretakers of the earth. We are fully committed to the Montessori formula of the Prepared Environment, the Prepared Adult and Freedom and Responsibility. The activities in a Montessori environment are planned to allow the child to be independent of the adult. It allows for movement and to work with manipulatives. Concepts are introduced with concrete materials, and children are encouraged to explore and repeat until mastery is reached. The primary curriculum consists of 5 basic areas: Practical Life Activities Sensorial Exercises Language Mathematics Cultural Studies Practical Life The Exercises of Practical life are the familiar activities such as cooking, cleaning, etc. that the child sees being performed at home every day. They are the activities that take care of the person and the home. Because of their familiarity they create a bridge between the home and the school and ease the transition from one environment to the other for the young child. The Exercises of Practical life help the child develop concentration, refine fine motor skills, and become independent in the care of oneself. The child also acquires a strong sense of order and develops social graces. The Sensorial Activities The Sensorial material was carefully designed by Dr. Montessori to meet the needs of the child of this age group. With the Sensorial material children use their senses to identify the properties of the environment and describe them. They learn to discriminate using their senses and organize the sensory information they experience. They help the child to lay the foundation for further work in scientific observation, descriptive writing and art appreciation.They also help the child develop and refine fine and gross motor skills. Language The period of birth – 6 is an intense period of language acquisition. The Montessori Language program gives the child a rich vocabulary, a strong foundation in phonics, and a deep appreciation of literature. It helps develop reading skills, and written expression, and supports the study of the function of words Mathematics Mathematics concepts in the Primary Montessori classroom are presented with scientifically designed, concrete materials, which lead the child to abstract concepts. The materials allow for exploration and discovery. They give the child a strong understanding of place value and the four operations amongst other things, and lay a solid foundation for further studies in the Elementary classroom. Cultural Studies The cultural studies include the natural and physical sciences, history, geography, art and music. In the sciences, geography and history the goal is to introduce basic concepts and language to arouse the child's interest. Art introduces various media and teaches specific skills, and gives to child opportunity create their own works of art. Music helps the child gather a repertoire of songs, an appreciation of music, and an opportunity to compose music.

Maria Paola Miranda Family Child Care

We are a bilingual Spanish facility. I assure you, that your child/children is in good, safe, and loving hands. I have great references from several... different families. I also have one child of my own. I am located close to metro station Columbia Heights Metro. My hours of operation are from Monday through Friday 7-6pm. First Aid/CPR/OSSE Certified and Home Development License. The kids are allowed laugh and be goofy while they are also learning and growing. I like to go over alphabets, colors, numbers, shapes and fine motor skills. It helps 3 and 4 year old kids learn or practice important preschool skills. I follow a daily schedule and book reading is done for 30-40 minutes a day. I have 4 openings for ages 1 to 4 years of age.

The Montessori School of Washington

The Montessori School of Washington aims to introduce children to the joy of learning at an early age and assists the child in creating an inner... order. This self-discipline becomes the basis of freedom, within a framework, for children to learn through their senses according to their own timetable of growth and level of interest. By achieving continuous success in learning experiences, the child will develop self-confidence and competence, attributes which are carried into maturity. When children acquire self-mastery and self-respect, they then respect others. IN THE CLASSROOM, EACH CHILD FOLLOWS A NATURAL PROGRESSION THROUGH FOUR CATEGORIES OF LEARNING The Practical Life Exercises involve simple tasks relating to care and maintenance of each child's environment. They give each child a sense of organization and concentration, as well as an appreciation of a completed cycle of activity. The Sensorial Materials help each child organize, categorize and refine the perceptions of his senses, e.g., colors, sounds, geometric shapes and relative sizes. The Language Materials prepare each child for writing and reading. Children are made aware of phonetics, vocabulary and the functions of words. In Mathematics, each child is exposed to concrete materials that introduce counting and the association of numbers with quantities. The program then progresses to more abstract concepts in preparation for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. MSOW's goal is to develop patterns of concentration and thoroughness in early childhood in order to produce a competent and confident learner in later years. THE GOALS OF OUR PROGRAMS ARE: Provide opportunities for each child to be successful, creating a positive self-image. Help each child become competent, independent and self-confident and to learn to respect freedom with responsibility. Encourage each child's natural curiosity and love of learning within a structure but with flexibility. Provide natural, ungraded, vertical grouping of children so that they may learn from each other. Encourage independent study as well as group cooperation to foster self-discipline.

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