Play-based Daycares in Brentwood MD

Play-based Daycares in Brentwood MD

Mount Olivet Playhouse
​​About the staff: Mount Olivet Playhouse is an intimate and charming home daycare and preschool in Washington DC. This family child care program is run by a team of 2 co-owners who have 12 years of combined experience in child care and early education. Both providers are moms, so they understand the needs and concerns of working parents. Their philosophy is to treat each child enrolled as their own children! They're both CPR and First-aid certified, and can also administer medication since they are MAT-trained. About the program: The daycare is open year-round from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The program follows the Creative Curriculum – helping children develop their creativity and lifelong critical thinking skills. They provide full-time daycare and preschool for infants as young as 8 weeks old, as well as toddlers through preschoolers up to 3 years old, including children with special needs. Drop-in care is also available for your occasional needs and this daycare offer a peanut and tree-nut free environment. Location: Mount Olivet Kids Playhouse is in the Trinidad neighborhood of Washington, DC. The facility is located off Mt. Olivet Rd NE and West Virginia Ave NE, just a few minutes away from Bladensburg Rd NE and New York Ave NE (US-50). Please send a note or call to schedule your tour!
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.

Recent Reviews in Brentwood MD

Manley Science & Technology Center

"don't waste your time. there is more hassle in store than anything else. the staff are all family members they are overwhelmed. don't write or read correctly. they taught my son bad language and"

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Mount Olivet Playhouse

"My son has been attending this daycare center since he was 3 months old, and he is now 16 months old. I like that it is a small center with a family feel that translates over into the care of the..."

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Other Play-based Daycares Near Brentwood MD

Safe Haven Child Care

Aurelia Moore is the Sole Proprietor of Safe Haven Child Care, a licensed Family Child Care facility. Safe Haven Day Care is located in Mount... Rainier, MD., near the West Hyattsville and Brookland Metro Stations and accessible to the F1 Cheverly/Takoma and R4 Highview/Brookland Metro Bus lines. Mrs. Moore cares for children beginning at 6 weeks old. Mrs. Moore has a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and Care and is a certified Medication Technician. Mrs. Moore received Americans with Disabilities Act Training and accepts children with special needs. She utilizes the ASQ-3, Ages and Stages Questionnaire a developmental monitoring system to assess development and she supports breastfeeding, providing a comfortable private space for mothers and their babies. Her Child Care environment is clean, spacious, sunny, literacy-rich and fully equipped with supplies that give children the opportunity to explore, make choices and develop and maintain positive social interactions. The Creative Curriculum is utilized at Safe Haven. The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is an award-winning research-based curriculum. The Creative Curriculum for Preschool features exploration and discovery as a way of learning, enabling children to develop confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills. The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is based on 38 objectives for development and learning. These objectives are fully aligned with the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework and state early learning standards and integrated into each and every one of the comprehensive collection of resources that makes up the curriculum. Educators can be confident that they are meeting important early learning standards every day, even while bringing their own creativity and expertise into daily planning. What’s more, the curriculum also offers daily opportunities to individualize instruction by helping teachers meet the needs of every learner, with a particular focus on English language development. In addition to the Creative Curriculum, Mrs. Moore considers the children's inquiries as an extension to the curriculum to ensure that the children comprehend what they are taught. Mrs. Moore provides a literacy-rich environment that includes field trips to the local library for Story Time and the children are provided with the opportunity to apply for a Library Card and browse and check out a book of their choice. Mrs. Moore is sensitive to the fact that children are active, therefore outdoor activities are a daily event when weather permits if only for a few minutes. These activities include neighborhood strolls and visits to the local parks to allow children to develop gross motor skills. Mrs. Moore has an extensive portfolio and references that she shares during interviews and is highly recommended by parents and local school officials.

Lullaby Daycare

Hi, my name is Katrina. I have been caring for infants, toddlers, and young children for over 15 years. I have worked with licensed agencies and have... been rewarded for one of the top childcare providers and the best daycare facilities. I have significant training in early childhood education, child development and family studies. I am Child/Infant CPR and First Aid certified and my daycare has been approved for fire exit and safety by Landover Hills Fire Department. I love children, and I believe that they are the most amazing things in our lives. I enjoy working with children of all ages, and I love to see them grow and develop their social and personal skills. It is such an incredible feeling when I help them to learn new things and explore the world around them. As a provider, I do understand your concerns for your children when they are being cared for by other people. When you leave your children at my daycare, you will realize that I do care for your children like they are my own. I operate my daycare by four principles: safety, healthy nutrition, interactive learning, and love... lots, and lots of love! When I care for children, my primary goal is to keep them safe, nourish them with healthy food, create an environment for them so they can learn through play and having fun, and give them love, so they can live the life that all children deserve. Safety is my number one priority. Children are vulnerable at these early ages, especially at toddler age. For the very same reason I have a dedicated space for my daycare. My facility is designed and built for childcare, so parents could have a peace of mind while I am caring for their children. I believe as children's there personalities, skills, and abilities develop during these early ages, their future fitness, eating habits and behavior will also be influence by how they are being nourished during this time. With that in mind, I only provide wholesome and freshly prepared homemade food at my daycare. When it comes to teaching kids, I think playing and interacting with others are the most effective way for children to learn, especially for toddlers. Toddlers have less patience for structured learning. Therefore, it is much easier and effective to keep them engaged while they are having fun and learning by singing, dancing, and playing. Last but not least, love is the most important factor in our children's lives, and also in my home. I believe nothing can replace a genuine affection that a child receives from you. When people get to know me, my family and my daycare, they learn that they don't just put their children in a daycare, they put their children in a true loving and caring home. Yours truly, Katrina Savoy

Young Achievers

Preschool (Ages 2-4 years old Young Achievers offer an excellent curriculum, which provides an age appropriate curriculum. Children are nurtured in a... safe, learning and child friendly environment. The curriculum has shown to improve cognitive and social, emotional outcomes in young children. The curriculum is designed to inspire creativity and present a variation of open-ended learning activities. Lesson plans are developmentally appropriate and includes: 1) Language and Literacy 2) Mathematical Thinking 3) Scientific Thinking 4) Social Studies 5) Physical Development 6) Personal and Social Skills 7) The Arts and Performing Arts and 8) Field Trips Children learn an exuberant amount of learning through play, teacher directed, problem solving and self-selected activities. Teachers maintain observation notes and children portfolio. Parent-Teacher conferences are offered three times per year. Extra programs for pre-school child will participate in include Spanish and Sign Languages classes, and Weekly Reader subscription. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are served as well as the milk at lunch time, parents pack lunches from home. Pre-Kindergarten This program is for children turning 4 by September 1, and 5 years after September 1, of the year entering the program. Children will enjoy all of the same activities mentioned above and receive individualized interactions with teachers due to the small group environment. Children in this program plan for their daily work in the classroom learning center. Before & After School Program Your school-age child attending Young Achievers, first through sixth grades, are provided and well planned series of activities and project to be involved in. The group produce and put on plays. The Before & After School Program planning is geared towards socialization, homework time, fun and challenging games, sports, and creativity for their enjoyment.

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