Play-based Daycares in Ashton MD

Play-based Daycares in Ashton MD

Sandy Spring Friends School
Sandy Spring Friends School is a progressive, coeducational, Quaker college preparatory school serving students from preschool through 12th grade with optional boarding programs in the Middle School and Upper School. In Our Preschool program, play-based learning is woven into the curriculum through fun hands-on activities both in the classroom and outside on our beautiful campus and natural playground. Our exceptional, caring teachers create a welcoming environment for our littlest ones so they can feel safe exploring the world around them while fostering a lifelong love of learning. Our preschoolers are part of the Lower School community, and our older students frequently interact with our littlest ones. At SSFS, we view our students as active participants in their learning. We seek daily to create an environment in which children can follow their curiosity into experimentation and engagement, applying their energy to full participation in collaborative learning, hands-on activities and opportunities for academic enrichment. Our students learn best when creative thinking, active listening and positive interaction are reinforced in the classroom and at play. By asking questions and seeking answers, each child remains receptive to taking ownership of all aspects of learning. In order to support their growing self-advocacy, we offer a nurturing and responsive approach to instruction. All children pass through cognitive stages of growth, yet differ in the rates and patterns of that growth. We acknowledge that individual factors such as culture, interests, beliefs and learning styles contribute to these developmental differences and enrich our Lower School student body. At each grade level, we strive to provide time, appropriate challenge, positive experiences and acceptance. While we value the products of learning, we place even greater value on the ongoing process of learning and the development of higher level thinking skills and deeper conceptual understanding. Our hope for students is that they discover, and continue to rediscover, the joy of learning throughout their lives. We believe in the value of establishing a foundation for interdependence, as well as independence, by emphasizing cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy and self-control. In keeping with our Quaker belief of that of God in everyone, we honor the unique gifts within each child. We focus on every student’s academic, physical, social, emotional and spiritual growth. By emphasizing the individual strengths of our students, we nurture their sense of self-worth and give them the confidence to take risks within a safe and supportive environment. Lower School students are encouraged to be responsible and responsive listeners and fully present members of a community. Through active listening and interactive modeling, they demonstrate their understanding and readiness to learn. By allowing every person to have a voice and a chance to shine, they recognize that each of their fellow students should be revered for their ideas, experiences and expertise. Our dedication to celebrating diversity, nurturing awareness, and inspiring compassion among our students sustain our community of global citizens. Through our emphasis on peaceful conflict resolution, community service and a deep commitment to environmental stewardship, our Lower School students become involved and invested in making a positive impact on the world community.

Recent Reviews in Ashton MD

Olney Oaks Educational Playhouse

"This provider was Chiara’s first teacher and she was with her between 18 months and nearly 3 years old. This provider had unending love and patience in the classroom. She had high expectations of the"

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Gayfields Kids Playhouse

"This is so cute, I love it! Keep it up!"

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Other Play-based Daycares Near Ashton MD

Skye's Daycare

We believe that children in the right environment find ways to learn and grow. Our purpose is to give children the guidance and freedom to explore... and learn while they play and have fun. Omaira and Blanca

Gayfields Kids Playhouse

Gayfields Kids Playhouse is a home-based daycare and preschool in Silver Spring, MD. The program is run by a mother of 2 with 5 years of professional... child care experience and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. She's also CPR & First-aid certified, as well as MAT trained so if needed, she can administer medication to children in her care. The daycare offers full-time and part-time care for infants as young as 9 months, as well as toddlers and preschoolers up to 5 years old, including children with special needs. The curriculum and activities are tailored to children based on their age and developmental stage, play-based for babies, and Creative Curriculum for toddlers and preschoolers. In addition to English, the provider also speaks Amharic and can expose your child to this foreign language if you’d like (however, please note that this is not a bilingual child care program). She also offers before and after school care for school-age kids, up to 12 years old. Snacks with milk and juice are served to all attending kids (they are already included in the tuition.) Gayfields Kids Playhouse is open year-round between 6:30 am and 6:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The facility is in the Gayfields neighborhood of Silver Spring, right off Layhill Rd (route 182), near MD State Route 200, Norbeck Rd and Layhill Local Park. Please call or send a message through CareLuLu to schedule a visit!

Good Hope Family Daycare

Good Hope Family Child Care provides a relaxed atmosphere of loving and caring in which a child is encouraged to develop his/her own talents,... uniqueness and self-esteem. We nurture all aspects of a child's growth: social, emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual. Our program places equal emphasis on helping the child learn the disciplines of social interaction and personal responsibility. The Child's development is enriched by variety of learning experiences, such as free play, art, dramatic play, books, music, science and stories. Our program is loosely structured. Interaction with other children during free play while learning. The play areas are divided into sections: Development section: children can play with blocks, dolls, housekeeping, manipulative toys. Creative and Sensory activities: children can play with easel painting, crayons, gluing, play dough and water play. Cognitve Skillis section: children can play with games, puzzles, finger play, songs, and music Large muscle development- children can play outdoors in the patio or playground. This Provider/owner has 25 years of experience, loves working with children and believes the best way to learn is through play. Learning is fun in a loving environment! Both providers are accredited at a national level and state level. The Daycare is accredited by the State of Maryland at a level four plus! We follow all the regulations mandated by Montgomery County and prepare the children to be ready for school.

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