Best Peanut-Free Daycares Near Me

Peanut-Free Daycares 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.
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.

About Peanut-Free Daycares Near Me

Peanut-free daycares and preschools are quite common and can be found in all shapes and sizes, from small home daycares to larger child care centers and academically oriented preschools. Other than removing snacks and foods that contain peanuts or peanut butter, no other sacrifices need to be made to be a peanut-free daycare center. Therefore, many daycares choose this route, as a means of minimizing the potential for accidents among their students. Of course, peanut allergies can be extremely serious, even life-threatening, so diligence is always a good idea when considering a daycare that claims to be peanut-free.

It is important to keep in mind that the understanding of food allergies can vary. Therefore, even at a peanut-free preschool, one of the first questions you should ask is how the caregivers and teachers have been trained to avoid allergic reactions, and if they know how to respond if one occurs. If you have an infant or toddler (and even a preschooler), they may not be able to effectively communicate their peanut allergy, so it's important that the teachers and child care providers have a complete picture of what to expect in the case of an accidental exposure.

If you are considering a peanut-free home daycare, you may want to confirm that no food items at all containing peanuts are stored in the house. Similarly, you should always go over a list of safe and unsafe foods with daycare staff. Many peanut-free daycares also operate from within multi-purpose buildings such as places of worship or elementary schools, increasing the chances of cross-contact, especially if there is a shared kitchen facility. In those instances, or if your child has especially severe allergies, it might be best to pack alternative snacks and a lunch from home every day.

Even if you are satisfied with the precautions at your chosen daycare, events like birthday celebrations greatly increase the chance of a parent inadvertently bringing snacks with traces of peanuts. Although awareness of nut allergies has increased over the years, many parents still need to be educated, and some peanut-free daycare and preschools encourage parents to give presentations on the topic to other parents, as a means of dispelling myths and increasing understanding. You may also want to be proactive and suggest this yourself if you have concerns about how well other parents understand the risks to your child.

Ultimately, it's impossible to completely control an environment, but well- managed peanut-free daycares can be wonderful environments for a child to learn and grow without feeling held back or diminished by his or her allergy.

Other Peanut-Free Daycares Near Washington DC

Little Folks School

About Us The Little Folks School is an independent Nursery School for... children ages two and a half to five, located in Georgetown. Founded over 40 years ago, Little Folks is devoted to the needs of the whole child with a focus on the Arts. Curriculum At the Little Folks School we create an environment for your child to learn through active exploration and interaction with teachers, other children, and the physical world around them. Our approach to meeting the needs of the whole child informs every curriculum decision. Play Our program is “play-based” with significant portions of the day devoted to self-directed, imaginary play. Our goal is to support and encourage activities initiated by the young child. Time spent in this way has great purpose and significance for the child; these activities are not random and have a pattern and organization in keeping with the child’s level of mental ability. Allowing the child time and freedom to complete these activities to his or her personal satisfaction nourishes that child’s powers of concentration and attention. At Little Folks, we respect and value the self-initiated play of young children. Pro-social Development Our program utilizes 8 strategies for developing pro-social behavior. We provide child-sensitive, age-appropriate care. The emphasis is on cooperation rather than competition. We consider the layout and arrangement of classrooms. Children’s literature is utilized. We initiate discussions about sharing and provide concrete experiences. We develop altruistic projects. Children are required to be responsible toward others. We develop daily rituals that cherish children. Physical Education The goal of our Physical Education program is to help children develop body and spatial awareness and to help them refine their emerging motor skills. Classes include aerobics, balancing activities, obstacle courses, and work with balls of all sizes. In addition, one class per week is devoted to Health, Safety and Nutrition.

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.

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