Preschools in Millersville MD

Preschools in Millersville MD

Severna Park KinderCare
OverviewOur experts designed our classrooms - and every activity and lesson - to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning! Colette Barnes, Center Director Teachers & StaffThe staff here at the Severna Park KinderCare looks forward to meeting you and your child! We have a talented staff with many years of childcare experience. Our staff provides a wide variety of fun-filled learning experiences for children. Age-appropriate programs and a staff of dedicated teachers ensure your child gets the positive learning experiences they need to grow up happy and confident. Health & SafetyAt Severna Park KinderCare safety is our number one priority. We have a fenced playground and a keypad entry to the inside of the center. Teachers are trained thoroughly in our Safety Standards. Our Health and Safety Coordinator, Cheri Kistner, has 23 years experience as our coordinator and Infant teacher.
Nichols-Bethel United Methodist Preschool
PHILOSOPHY: We will nurture the “whole child” in the areas of intellectual, social/emotional, behavioral, physical, moral, and spiritual development through age-appropriate activities in a faith-based environment. We will treat each child as special and seek to meet his/her individual needs by offering a wide variety of developmental and instructional learning experiences, both social and academic. Children will learn through individual instruction, large and small groups, teacher-directed and self-directed activities, and exploration of varied learning materials. We will encourage your child to be independent and confident, to problem-solve, to be kind to others, and to pray. We are committed to helping your child experience the love of the Father through relationship with Jesus Christ. We understand and value the important role that parents play and will partner with families in their child’s education. With family support and with teaching that embodies Christian principles, we expect your child to grow and mature in all of the above areas. MISSION STATEMENT Our mission is to inspire a life-long love for the Lord through educational instruction that promotes children’s intellectual, moral and behavioral development. CURRICULUM: The curriculum at NBUMC is based upon Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Early Childhood Education. This means children will be learning concepts by playing with and manipulating materials. Children learn best through supervised play. Play is the work of children. Children will be physically moving their bodies and touching materials through hands-on activities in order to better make sense of the world around them. There are opportunities for the children throughout our daily schedule to engage in large and small group activities. Children are given experiences with teacher-directed activities as well as activities that are child-initiated, such as Centertime, Outdoor time, Independent Reading, etc. The curriculum at NBUMC is theme-based. We do NOT subscribe to a branded curriculum. These curriculum programs are expensive and don’t provide us with anything we don’t know already. Our imagination and ingenuity are limitless! The activities included in the curriculum are intended to stimulate your child’s intellectual/cognitive, social/emotional, behavioral, physical, moral, and spiritual development. Specific activities will include: worship, literacy, math, science, social studies, art, music, group games, outdoor play, snack, and special in-house events. All activities are age-appropriate, tailored to meet the unique needs of both the 3 and 4 year old programs and are imbedded in every part of our daily routine. TEACHERS: Jen graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.S. degree in Human Resources. She graduated with three certifications: Nursery/Kindergarten, Young Exceptional Children (Special Education), and Child Life. She joined the Nichols-Bethel Preschool as a teacher in Fall 2009 and became the school’s director in Fall 2010. Deborah graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine with a B.S. degree in Medical and Research Technology and a Chemistry minor. She first served at Nichols-Bethel Preschool as a classroom volunteer when her children attended our program. Deborah came on board as a substitute teacher in the fall of 2014. Deborah has been a full-time teacher with the preschool since January 2017.

Recent Reviews in Millersville MD

Nichols-Bethel United Methodist Preschool

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Other Preschools Near Millersville MD

Edinboro Early School

PHILOSOPHY Children learn best in an accepting, loving atmosphere, alive with opportunities to explore, experiment and discover. Our goal is to help... children, through such experiences, to develop into confident, competent human beings, imbued with a love of life and a real appetite for all that life has to offer. We want to invite children to use all their senses, to think creatively and to become involved. Only in this way can they achieve their maximum potential and develop a sense of worth and fulfillment. We believe in a small group environment, allowing for maximum participation and affording frequent opportunities to experience "hands on" situations. Learning is a continuous process beginning at birth. By the time the child arrives at preschool, his personality traits are well on the way to being developed. His background of experiences and knowledge is significant and constantly increasing. He is a person with a self concept, and that self concept will greatly affect his learning. Increasing that self concept is one of our goals. In the role of organizer and planner, the teacher will guide students through rich and varied activities including socialization experiences, motor development, language development, reading readiness, math concepts, social studies, science, music, art and dramatics - an integrated program providing creative outlets for each child to develop his learning skills as well as to stimulate his natural curiosity. The environment, the materials, the people, and the program all contribute toward meeting the needs of the child and helping him to become a happy, contributing, responsible member in an organized society. ACADEMIC PROGRAM The primary goal of all our activities and experiences at Edinboro Early School is to develop the physical, social,emotional and intellectual growth of each child. Our degreed teachers implement a Maryland State Department of Education approved program providing unique, quality instruction in a warm and caring, small group environment. KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM: Our Kindergarten program emphasizes readiness skills particularly in Language, Reading, and Math, but also in Science and Social Studies. We work on letter and number recognition and formation, and on sound association. Concentration is placed on math concepts, terminology and operations. Social Studies brings the child from himself and his family, into the community, and beyond. The Science experiences help the child to better understand his environment. In addition, music, art, socialization and physical activities are all part of the Kindergarten program. Our very small group atmosphere allows for a great deal of attention and individualized instruction. NURSERY SCHOOL PROGRAM: At the earlier developmental level, our concentration is on socialization skills, language development, listening skills and following directions. Large and small motor activities are also emphasized. Literature is a most important component of our program with many stories, poems, finger plays and nursery rhymes. Children with rich vocabularies and extensive language experiences will be most successful readers at the appropriate time. Through our many and varied activities including music, art and dramatics, we plan for balance between directed and non-directed activities. We offer an unhurried loving, caring environment where children can work, play, learn, explore, create and grow. CHILD CARE--NURSERY SCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN AGES We offer before and after school care for those children in attendance during our school day. This program is approved and licensed by the Department of Human Resources. Children may arrive as early as 7:00a.m. and may depart as late as 6:00p.m. The hours outside our school time are part of our child care program. These times include qualified supervision for free play, stories and activities in the mornings; and lunchtime, nap time, snack time, outdoor (weather permitting) and indoor activities in the afternoons. All of our registered students can participate in our child care program. TWO YEAR OLD CHILD CARE PROGRAM Unlike all of our other Maryland State Department of Education fully accredited educational programs, the two year old activity is a Maryland Department of Human Resources approved child care program. We do, however, have many well planned learning experiences built into each day. Our twos listen to stories, work on language development, have circle time, explore various art media, learn to share and play both inside and outside with their friends, and experience music activities. It is most exciting to see how the twos change from non-speaking to quite verbal, from diapers to reliability, from demolition experts to great clean up helpers--all in one year! We cannot accept a child into this group until he is two years of age. But he could begin on the birth date, assuming there is an opening. Toilet training is not essential at this age for entry into the program. We do work with the child and parents to facilitate this milestone, and by the end of the year we hope everyone is reliably toilet trained. This is a requirement for attendance in our 3 year old nursery school class. Our twos do not venture out on field trips, but do participate in any in-house programs should they be in regular attendance on a performance date. Such programs include the aquarium outreach program, a magician, the story lady, or our visiting music teacher. Programs vary from year to year. We have three lengths of day, half day, full day and extended day. We offer 2,3 or 5 days. As with our other programs, we follow the Anne Arundel County Public School schedule for beginning date, major holidays, as well as snow closings. Our twos can also sign up for our summer session which runs 9 weeks between regular sessions. SUMMER CHILD CARE PROGRAM Our summer program is available for ages 2 through 6. All ages may choose 2, 3 or 5 day programs, and one of three lengths of day. Our summer hours are 7:30a.m. to 5:30p.m. This program begins in June at the completion of the regular session and ends one week before the start of the regular session in the Fall. We feature one central theme throughout the summer. We also provide for a 2 week optional swim class at a local pool for those 3 years and older. We enjoy field trips and a relaxed, imaginative experiences during these weeks. Our instructors are all senior staff trained and are assisted by qualified aides. Some children attend our summer session only, and are not a part of our regular school year. Registration for the Summer Child Care Program begins in January at our annual Open House and continues until classes are full.

Baldwin Child Care Center

Mission Statement The mission of the Baldwin Childcare Center is to promote independent, responsible, caring, creative, spontaneous, and happy... individuals by teaching the love of God in the manner Jesus did; to enable the children to love God, themselves, and each other. Baldwin Childcare Center provides affordable child care for the surrounding community, incorporates developmentally appropriate activities for developing school readiness, social interaction and emotional development in a loving atmosphere and safe environment. Baldwin Childcare Center affords children the opportunity to develop their faith in God while establishing an environment that is safe and secure where everyone is accepted and that reflects the love of God and the influence of Christian belief. Qualified teachers support children’s interests as a motivation for learning. This approach fosters a love of learning, curiosity, and self-direction. Affiliation Statement Baldwin Childcare Center is affiliated with the Baldwin United Methodist Church as a part of it’s mission of community outreach. Reverend Phillip Tocknell is the Pastor of the church. Pastor Phil loves children and enjoys his Bible time with them. Each month Pastor Phil teaches the class “Pastor Phil’s corner.” He reads and tells Bible stories and discusses them with the children. Our Staff Baldwin Childcare Center staff is a group of warm, loving, caring educators who are dedicated to the early childcare profession with a true love and compassion for children and learning. Our teachers hold degrees in education or a related field and many of our assistants are working towards their degrees! All of our staff are committed to teaching through the use of the most current developmentally appropriate practices. Baldwin Child Care Center is a licensed child care center in Millersville, MD. At Baldwin Child Care Center, we enroll children as young as 24 months through 5 years old. We are open from 6:30am to 6:00pm. To learn more about us, please send us an email.

The New Edge Learning

The New Edge Learning Center has been blessed to play an important role in the formation of many children’s lives. We believe that the first steps... towards appropriate childhood development build confidence and success in children. Our goal is to provide a safe and fun learning environment that promotes social, physical, emotional, cognitive, and intellectual freedom. We believe that a child’s basic needs must be met in an environment that is nurturing, comfortable and specifically structured to meet each individual’s unique physical, emotional and developmental needs. That all children – regardless of ability – should have the opportunity to become independent and successful in an educational environment that meets their unique needs. First steps to success! The New Edge Learning Center has been blessed to play an important role in the formation of many children’s lives. We believe that the first steps towards appropriate childhood development build confidence and success in children. Our goal is to provide a safe and fun learning environment that promotes social, physical, emotional, cognitive, and intellectual freedom. We believe that a child’s basic needs must be met in an environment that is nurturing, comfortable and specifically structured to meet each individual’s unique physical, emotional and developmental needs. That all children – regardless of ability – should have the opportunity to become independent and successful in an educational environment that meets their unique needs. Infant/Toddler & Preschool Program The New Edge provides quality early childhood education for children 6 weeks to 5 years. We have an engaging curriculum, including ASL and Spanish. Onsite Yoga and music & movement classes. Nutritious meals and snacks are provided. Children are taught and nurtured by professional and experienced teachers. TNE, students love to learn and learn to love. Before & After School Program The New Edge program, provide a safe, fun, caring environment for the children of working parents. A variety of age-appropriate, supervised games, sports, arts and crafts, and enrichment opportunities are offered, as well as healthy snacks, scheduled homework time and daily opportunities to socialize with peers.

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