Play-based Daycares in Columbia MD

Play-based Daycares in Columbia MD

Lake Elkhorn Little Children's Place
Hi parents, welcome to Lake Elkhorn Little Children's Place, my home-based daycare and preschool in Columbia, MD. I’m the owner and main caregiver of this small family child care program. I’m a licensed provider and I have 17 years of experience with CPR and First-aid certifications. I’m a mother of 5 myself and I hold an Associates Degree in Psychology. In addition to my child care experience, I’m also a MAT trained, so I can administer medication to all children attending my program. My home daycare offers full-time and part time care from 6:30 am to 5:30 am, Monday through Friday. I accept infants as young as 6 weeks, as well as toddlers and preschoolers up to 5 years old. Before and after school care are both available for school-age kids up to 12 years old (my facility is close to Cradlerock Elementary School, Steven Forest Elementary School, Jeffers Hill Elementary School and Guilford Elementary School). All children in my care are served with snacks, already included in the tuition. In addition to English, I speak Urdu and Gujrati and upon your request, I can expose your little one to these foreign languages (however, my program is not a bilingual daycare). I always strive to make learning as much fun and engaging as possible, which is why I follow the Play-based teaching philosophy. I have fun extracurricular activities for my student such as Story Time, Music, Arts & Crafts, etc. Lake Elkhorn Little Children's Place is located near Lake Elkhorn, in the Owen Brown neighborhood of Columbia, MD. I’m right off Cradlerock Way and Broken Land Pkwy. Your daily commute to work will be convenient since I have easy access to these major roads: Patuxent Fwy (route 32), Columbia Pike (US-29) and the I-95. Please contact us to schedule a visit, I would love to meet 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 absolutely love this daycare! The first time we met these providers, we knew that our baby would be in a caring and nurturing environment. We feel extremely lucky to have them to care for our baby"

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Nabeela Tabassum Family Child Care

"My daughter attended Nabeela's Daycare from 6 months to 1 year old. She began to speak the Hindu language until I transfered my child to a center that concentrated on English as a first. The..."

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Other Play-based Daycares Near Columbia MD

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.

Narges Talaei Family Child Care

Narges Talaei Family Child Care is a year-round home-based daycare in Columbia, MD. Our family child care program is run by Narges Talaei who has 15... years of child care experience. We are open from 6:00am until 6:00pm and care for children as young as 6 weeks through 12 years old, including children with special needs. We offer preschool, as well as, both full time and part time child care, including drop in care. We also have private kindergarten, summer camp, as well as before and after school care for children up to 12 years old. If needed, transportation can be arranged. We provide meals. At a minimum, our teachers have a Bachelor's degree. To learn more, please call us or send us an email. Please ask for Narges Talaei and be sure to mention that you found us on CareLuLu.

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