". . .age-mixed play allows the younger children to learn skills and sophisticated ways of thinking from older ones and it allows older ones to learn how to nurture, lead, and, in general, be the mature person in a relationship" - Peter Gray
My child care philosophy
is based on the understanding that children need a safe and secure environment
where they can succeed and be appreciated for their uniqueness. I support the
theory that play is the foundation for a child’s learning, so
to facilitate this I will supply the materials for play and the guidance
necessary to help each child achieve. The hildren will participate
in a variety of individual and group activities intended to develop good
social, emotional, cognitive and physical development as well as lay the
foundation for language and reading readiness skills. Consistency and
creativity are key elements and I am committed to supporting all stages of each
My mission is to provide the best quality child care using proven resources that will enhance the early learning and
development.of each child. Everyday the children will be exposed to developmentally appropriate fun activities that will encourage creativity and discovery on the part of the child. I will provide an environment for gaining friendships, self-esteem and confidence that will hopefully last a lifetime. I am a Level 5 Child Care Provider with the Maryland Credential Program. I have hundreds of hours of child development training and am currently working towards a degree. I have taken both versions of the Maryland Model for School Readiness and use the model for my curriculum. I am once again serving on the Board of Directors for the Maryland State Family Child Care Association to further my professional development.
Located in Odenton, MD, with quick access to Fort Meade, Annapolis and Baltimore. Three minutes from the Marc station and the intersection of 170 and 175.
Offering all day care for children 1 to 4 years and before/after care for kindergarten through second grade in Odenton Elementary School District.
Provider has excellent long term references and 20 years experience in a play based/hands on learning environment that is developmentally appropriate.
Provider is CPR/First Aid/SIDS Certified, has achieved a Level 5 Credential and is currently seeking a college degree.
Follow USDA recomendations for meals and snacks in a smoke and pet free environment.
Note that I follow the Federal Government/Fort Meade for weather related closings.
Maryland State Department of Education Registration #02-4692