Play-based Daycares in Mount Rainier MD

Play-based Daycares in Mount Rainier 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 Mount Rainier MD

Oakwood Knolls Playhouse

"This provider is so loving and patient! My baby is happy and all smiles at drop-off and pick-up. This provider is an excellent caretaker and I couldn't be happier with her daycare! I highly recommend"

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Flower Avenue Little Playhouse

"This daycare is the best place for my baby, when he spend his day at this daycare I have nothing to worry about. My baby is happy to be there."

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Other Play-based Daycares Near Mount Rainier 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.

Tomorrow's Promise Expanded Child Development Home

Expanded child development home run by a current DC licensed Registered Nurse. Bilingual (Spanish), licensed, regulated and insured. Clean,... organized, clutter free environment for ages 3 months to 5 years. Currently accepting new students. It is the philosophy of Tomorrow’s Promise Child Development Home, that early childhood should be a time of fun, warmth, security, education, exploration and discovery. We will provide an atmosphere that encourages social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth through the children’s play and small group instruction. The curriculum includes dramatic play, creative art activities, music, science activities, block play, sensory experiences, daily outdoor activities, the celebration of birthdays, and holidays. Our mission is to provide child care that meets the needs of both the child and family in a safe and educational environment. We pride our home development focus on the developmental needs of each individual child, while providing quality reliable child care. We offer the opportunity for each child to develop physically, socially, and cognitively according to his or her individual learning style. Each child is considered unique in temperament and rate of development, therefore, a curriculum is planned to enhance and challenge particular, individual needs, interests, and abilities. Activities and relationships occur in a healthy, positive and relaxed environment, where qualified staff provide personal attention, guidance and nurturing to each child. Please ask for Marina Kamara and be sure to mention that you found us on CareLuLu.

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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