Play-based Daycares in Essex MD

Play-based Daycares in Essex MD

Recent Reviews in Essex MD

Little Laughter Licensed Childcare

"I am glad that my daughter learns me thing and engage with friends at Little Laughers. It’s safe and has many toys for everyone to play with. The outdoor is nice. Christy works with me to discipline"

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Happy Feet Enrichment Child Care

"She started going here after my 8 weeks were up and we haven't left since and she's now 9. I appreciate everything you did for us . Being in you child care she actually started school at the age of 3..."

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Other Play-based Daycares Near Essex MD

Giggle Box Learn N Play

Giggle BoxLearn N Play is a family-owned and operated child care center right here in Essex, MD. Since our company opened its doors in 2008, we... treated every customer like they were a part of our family. Other companies may offer similar services, but our service are the best, and come with a personal touch. Giggle Box Learn N Play provides quality child care to parents in the Essex and Baltimore, Maryland area. Were a leader in the child care profession, designing innovative and flexible opportunities that achieve superior outcomes for children and families. We offer a safe and loving environment for infants to 8 years old. Students are cared for and educated by highly trained, dedicated directors, teachers and staff. Our home-like setting and safe environment make day care at Giggle Box Learn N Play the perfect place for children to play, laugh and discover. Their days are sure to go by quickly with fun activities, enriching curriculum and, of course, laughter and love! Infants and ToddlersProgram (6 weeks - 23 months) Develop and reinforce each infant individuality. Children participate in sensory-base learning experiences, while receiving positive and nurturing guidance. Since every moment with an infant is precious we coo, cuddle, rock and do everything possible to bond with your baby and develop a sense of trust. Through simple games like peek-a-boo, our loving teachers begin the foundational work for later learning and help infants grow in areas like: •Motor Skill Development — grasping, clutching, movement •Sensory Development — touching, feeling, listening •Play and Rest Two's Program (Age 2) Our toddlers are offered a variety of opportunities to explore their world through play. Gross motor skills and social skills are developed through both structured and unstructured play. As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Their days are filled with music, art, dance, story time and more. Since toddlers are learning their independence we support the following skills: Social •Imitating and responding to the words and actions of others •Identifying and naming familiar items •Engaging in conversations using pictures and puppets •Following simple directions and asking questions Emotional •Learning to understand and express emotions appropriately •Developing strong listening skills through storytelling •Interacting with peers in a group setting Physical •Learning about body parts through songs and rhymes •Crawling, jumping, running, kicking, and tossing •Gaining enhanced eye-hand coordination through writing, drawing, and lacing shoes Intellectual •Learning and responding to own name •Identifying and sorting basic colors •Learning cause and effect through trial and error with musical instruments Preschool (Ages 3-4) / Before & After School Care Although it may seem like fun and games to preschoolers, the curriculum we follow is packed with educational elements. Games abound that teach pre-reading skills like phonemic awareness and letter and sound recognition; basic math concepts, and hands-on science exploration. Before and After Care children are given a quiet environment for homework and projects. Crafts, game and physical activities are also provided.

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