Best Weekend Daycare in Bladensburg MD

Weekend Daycare in Bladensburg MD

Happy Faces Learning Center I
Welcome to Happy Faces Learning Centers – WHERE LEARNING IS FUN! Happy Faces Learning Centers has served the Brentwood area of Washington, DC for the past 28 years, and has strived to remain one of the leaders in affordable child care. Originally family owned, Happy Faces Learning Centers operates under The Bean Foundation, a non-profit organization named after our founder Linda Bean. We have been recognized by publications including the Washington Post, for our stellar program as well as our "around the clock” service! We provide services for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 6 years. We are a fully licensed center with a staff of early childhood professionals who are all high energy, creative, and dedicated to the development of young minds. We Operate 24 hours, 7 days a week!* Our services include: Full-time, Part- time, Before & After Care, as well as "Easy Care” (Care Your Way) We are accredited through NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children),and are a LEVEL II GOLD PROVIDER THROUGH OSSE (Office of the State Superintendent of Education) We are a recipient of the Pre-K Enhancement & Expansion Program and Pre-K Facility Improvement Grants DISCOUNTS TO CURRENT MILITARY, POLICE, and FIRE workers Curriculum Happy Faces Learning Centers uses curriculums that have been proven to be beneficial to the development of our young minds. Our educational program is evaluated annually to ensure all educational standards are met within our curriculums. For our infants and toddlers in our program, we follow the Creative Curriculum. For our Pre-K students we follow High Scope Curriculum. Both of these programs: Are OSSE (Office of the State Superintendent of Education) approved Have the assessment tools needed to appropriately track a child’s learning development skills Are aligned with the DC Common Core Early Learning Standards In addition, we are a provider of the Pre-K Enhancement and Expansion program which prepares students for the transition into grade school. This program operates under OSSE (Office of the State Superintendent of Education) and mirrors the DC Public Schools Pre-K program by aligning itself with high quality teachers. Students in this program are given a wide variety of educational opportunities including lessons in technology, multiculturalism, sign language, and monthly field trips designed to enhance the lessons learned in the classroom. Despite the age of the student, we focus on making learning as fun as possible. Our educators work diligently to plan fun, interactive lessons that have proven to have a high retention rate amongst our students. Former students of Happy Faces Learning Centers have gone on to do stellar things in their educational endeavors, and have returned to let us know of their great successes! OW ENROLLING CHILDREN FOR OUR PRE-K INITIATIVE PROGRAM Children must be 3 or 4 years of age before September 30th, or becoming 5 years of age after September 30th of the upcoming school year. Must provide proof of DC Residency. FREE TUITION (9AM - 3PM) Daily. [Before/After Care options available as well] Our Team Here at Happy Faces Learning Centers, our staff serves dual roles as both educators and nurturers. We have a strong belief that the development of our young minds should be a collaborative effort of our educators, as well as all families. We prioritize the importance of communication between our educators and parents, we ensure so by providing every member of our staff email accounts to ensure that the lines of communication are always open. All members of our staff are highly qualified individuals that possess a true passion for the education and development of young children. Our staff includes high energy, creative individuals that meet or exceed the continuing education requirements each year in Early Childhood Development and Education. In addition our staff must successfully pass drug/alcohol testing, as well as FBI and local police clearances. We offer an added bonus to all parents of an online system that is used to communicate with families daily. This system provides parents with instant snapshots of their child’s day, and adds a bit of extra peace of mind while in our care. Stop by to take a look at this innovative system!

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Happy Family Day Care

Every child is unique and we believe that success and growth come... from encouragement and praise. Our teachers focus on building every child’s self esteem and confidence through positive feedback and rewards. We nurture their natural strengths. A child see’s the world around them with wonder and awe, we believe in encouraging their natural curiosity. ​ At Happy Family Daycare Center children are allowed to be children. They are not pushed to walk before they are ready, pushed to share when they can’t or pushed to recite letters, numbers, colors and shapes by rote. Children learn these concepts through play. This play includes active hands on activities in all areas of our curriculum. Children are allowed to develop at their own pace and our infants are allowed to eat and sleep according to their own biological needs. Our on going professional development is essential for high quality care of our children. Our staff trainings exceed the usual requirements set by the office of childcare in the state of Maryland. ​ Children are enrolled at Happy Family Dare Care Center regardless of race, color, religion or national origin. They are taught to respect each others similarities, differences and also to recognize the uniqueness of each individual. Programs Infant Program (6 Weeks - 15 Months) Infants grow and learn every day. Our program provides a safe and nurturing environment for your baby to explore and discover their world. Our infant room is designed to give your baby the skills that will serve as a building block for a lifetime of learning. Toddler Program (15 Months - 24 Months) Our toddler program is based on the fact that children learn best through play. Your toddler will experience their world through various play activities each day that will help them develop their language and social skills as they interact with staff and make their first friends. Pre-School Program (2 ½ Years - 4 Years) At 2 years, children are beginning to make new discoveries and to exert their independence. Our program prepares them and opens their eyes to a world of learning through daily activities in music, arts & craft and early learning activities that continue to grow with them through pre-school. At age 3-4 years, they have gained self-esteem and ready to take to the world. Our pre-school program enhances that confidence through structured and independent activities such as math, science, early literacy, social-studies and movement throughout the day . We provide both indoor and outdoor activities for a healthy child. School Age Program (5 Years – 12 Years) We provide before and after school care for your school age children and assist with home-work. Meal Program We provide breakfast, afternoon snacks and a nutritious hot lunch. Our menus are approved by the USDA, no need to "pack a meal" for your child.

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