Best Part-time Daycares in Columbia MD

Part-time Daycares in Columbia MD

Lake Elkhorn Kids Playhouse
About Me: Welcome to Lake Elkhorn Kids Playhouse, my family home daycare in Columbia, MD! I am the owner and main caregiver and I have 6 years of child care experience. I am CPR and first-aid certified and MAT trained, so I can administer medication to the children in my care if needed. I hold an Associate’s Degree and also completed all required certifications to be a licensed child care provider and early childhood educator. I am a mother of 5, so I have a ton of first-hand experience with my own kids! Given a chance to care for your children, I can guarantee you that they will be in safe hands at all times! One of my top priorities is your little one’s health, so I will make sure that they practice the following habits: washing hands before and after meals, after using the bathroom and of course, after playing. I also clean and sanitize all toys in my facility to make sure that kids are free from bacteria and germs. Program: My family child care program is open 7 days a week from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. I can provide full-time and part-time daycare for infants as young as 6 weeks, as well as toddlers through preschoolers up to 5 years old (please note that regular tuition covers Monday through Friday; please call or email to ask about tuition for weekend care). I also offer before and after school care for school-age children up to 12 years old (my home is close to Cradlerock Elementary School, Stevens Forest Elementary School, Talbott Springs Elementary School). My facility offers a peanut and tree-nut free environment and I serve snacks to all kids in my care (included in the tuition). Curriculum: My curriculum offers a lot of creative and learning activities such as meet & greet and circle time. I will engage your little one in different educational activities such as arts, music, drawing, painting, blocks and many more. As part of our daily routine, I will read storybooks to the children. They will also have plenty of outdoor playtime since I have a fenced backyard perfect for riding bikes and my home is close to the community park. Location: Lake Elkhorn Kids Playhouse is located off Broken Land Pkwy and Cradlerock Way (near Lake Elkhorn Park access). Your commute to work will be convenient since my daycare has easy access to all major roads: I am just a few minutes away from Columbia Pike (route 29), Patuxent Fwy (route 32) and the I-95. Thanks for taking the time to read my profile, please send an email to schedule a tour. I will look forward to meeting your family! ​
Hickory Ridge KinderCare
OverviewWe would like to welcome you to the Hickory Ridge KinderCare Learning Center. We are each committed to providing all of our families with the best experience in early childhood education. We have been serving children and families since 1985. We are not only NAEYC accredited but have published at a Level 1 in Maryland Excles; and pride ourselves in following the criteria guidelines set forth by both NAEYC, Maryland and KinderCare Learning Centers. We believe in fostering the "Whole Child" by providing enrichment programs and activities that ensure each child excels socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. Our family oriented center provides a warm, nurturing atmosphere for the children. We also make safety of our entire "KinderCare Family" here a priority. We have a Health and Safety Coordinator, Ms. Lauren who has been with us for Three years. She ensures all safety guidelines are followed daily. We feel confident that our many years of experience, as well as our deep commitment and dedication, will provide your family with ease and assurance in your decision making process when choosing a Learning Center for you and your family. We look forward to serving your family in the future. Teachers & StaffHere at KinderCare our staff are dedicated to enriching your child's future. We have many staff members who have been dedicated to KinderCare for many years and offer a warm, loving, enriched classroom for children of all ages to thrive in. We hope that you and your family become a part of our KinderCare Family! Health & SafetyWe are tucked away in the Hawthorne neighborhood by the Community Center. We offer a secure keypad entry, signing in/out system, high fenced-in playground area and all staff are First Aid and CPR trained and certified.

Recent Reviews in Columbia MD

Lake Elkhorn Kids Playhouse

"We stressed finding a new daycare for our girls, but were so lucky to find this family daycare!! Our girls are excited to go every day, and come home every day happy, tired, and having learned more"

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Monarch Mills Children's Place

"This provider is a very loving and caring person she took care of my son from 2008 until 2013 never had any problem I was always worry free when my son was at her house."

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Other Part-time Daycares Near Columbia MD

Bryant Woods Montessori Children's House

Bryant Woods Montessori Children’s House is an independent,... non-profit school which is committed to educating the 3 to 6 year old child from diverse backgrounds. Our school promotes joy in learning and positive character development as well as stimulating the intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth of the child through the implementation of the Montessori philosophy and methodology. We strive to promote the development of initiative, independence, responsibility, curiosity, cooperation and respect for self and others.. About Us: Bryant Woods Montessori Children’s House was established at the time of the city of Columbia’s founding in 1969. Our Staff: Our current staff comprises two Montessori Directresses one full-time Classroom Assistant and an Executive Director. At a minimum, the Executive Director and both Directresses hold Montessori certificates (AMS or AMI) and a bachelor’s degree. Please view our staff page for more in depth information about our staff. Class Size/Ratios: We have a classroom capacity of 28 students. During all three of our sessions (Morning Half-Day, Afternoon Half-Day, Full Day), we have two Montessori certified teachers and one classroom assistant who work to provide support to the classroom. Affiliations & Certifications: Our school is accredited with the American Montessori Society and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. We hold a Maryland State Board of Education Certificate and our Kindergarten program is certified by the Maryland State Department of Education. We are also a member of the Montessori Schools of Maryland. School Hours: Half-Day Morning session: 8:45 AM – 11:45 AM Half-Day Afternoon session: 12:45 PM – 3:45 PM Lunch Bunch: 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM (offered as an addition to the Half-Day sessions, space permitting) Full Day session: 8:45 AM – 3:45 PM, includes lunch and lightly structured group socialization activities from 11:45 to 12:45 and is available to the 4-6 year olds. Our Mission Statement: Bryant Woods Montessori Children’s House is an independent, non-profit school that is committed to educating the 3 to 6 year old child from diverse backgrounds. Our school promotes joy in learning and positive character development as well as stimulating the intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth of the child through the implementation of the Montessori philosophy and methodology. We strive to promote the development of initiative, independence, responsibility, curiosity, cooperation and respect for self and others. School Governance: The Board of Trustees, consisting of community members and current parents, is responsible for the policies and overall financial management of the school. The Executive Director implements the policies and is responsible for the overall daily operation of the school. The Parents Guild is the school’s parent association that works to build a sense of community for the school (i.e.: events, fundraising, and service projects). Please see the Parent’s Page for more information on our Parents Guild. Bryant Woods Montessori Children's House is a center. We are open from 8:45am until 3:45pm and care for children as young as 3 years through 6 years old, including children with special needs. We offer both full time and part time child care. We also have private kindergarten and summer camp. Bryant Woods Montessori Children's House is a language immersion program. At a minimum, our teachers have a Bachelor's degree. To learn more, please call us or send us an email. Please be sure to mention that you found us on CareLuLu.

Oakland Mills Nursery School

Oakland Mills Nursery, Inc., (OMNS) was established in 1970, is a... non-profit, cooperative nursery school. The mission of OMNS in partnership with teachers and members, is to ensure a safe, fun, and educationally enriched environment that successfully introduces young children to school. OMNS welcomes a diverse community of members and celebrates cultural diversity in the classroom. We strive to create and maintain a supportive and nurturing environment for all families. OMNS Philosophy: The OMNS philosophy affirms the individual learning styles of each child. The spirit of play is present in all activities to promote the social, physical, intellectual and emotional development of the children. Our individually developed and MSDE approved curriculum is focused on kindergarten readiness through the discovery approach and learning through play philosophy. The OMNS curriculum provides thematically based developmentally appropriate activities to foster a love of learning and growth in all domains of learning. While the majority of the school day is devoted to child-directed exploration, it is balanced by structured small and large group activities. A wide variety of toys, games, books, music, and art supplies enhance the learning process; build thinking skills and stimulate a child’s imagination. All aspects of the OMNS program incorporate research based best practices, and are aligned with MSDE early childhood standards. We are committed to on-going program evaluation and improvement. Using yearly school-wide surveys and the MSDE accreditation self-evaluation instrument, we continuously strive to improve our program. (Accredited since December 2010) OMNS supports and requires on-going professional development for our teachers. A quality program depends on a high level of continued professional training. Teachers attend classes and conferences to improve their teaching skills and knowledge. OMNS promotes and builds relationships with families, community agencies and resources. By partnering with our broader community, we strengthen our program and better support our members.

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