As caregivers, educators, and a child-centered business, we strive for excellence. To objectively measure our levels of service, we regularly seek feedback from parents and guardians. We use this information to continually assess, maintain, and improve our practices, environment, and relationships.
"The staff are professional, it is well-run, and my child is thriving. What else is there to say?"
“The teachers are very knowledgeable and loving to the children, and engage them in age-appropriate activities.”
“The classroom structure and organization foster a wonderful and age appropriate education environment. Children learn through play and motivating experiences.
“A great atmosphere where children are able to learn and grow as individuals.”
“My child has thrived since being part of the program.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find some of the most frequently asked questions by parents and guardians. If you have specific questions, don’t hesitate to contact us by email at Children's Center or call 301.846.2612.
Q: Is there financial assistance to help pay for child care?
A: Applications are available in Adult Services or the Foundation Office.
Q: Does my child have to stay all day?
A: Different part-time options are available based on the classroom. Please contact us to discuss available options for your child.
Q: Are the child care providers qualified?
A: Yes. Teachers have all taken classes in early childhood education. Most of the teachers have a minimum of an AA degree - many have a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field.
Q: What if I only need child care for an hour or so?
A: Unfortunately, the Children's Center is not licensed for and does not have space to provide drop-in or hourly care.
Q: Do the teachers teach the children or do they just play?
A: Play is a child's work. Play is how children learn. The teachers plan activities based on themes and create many opportunities for children to learn through play. Themes and activities are chosen based on the ages of the children, interests of the children, and challenges which can help the children learn new concepts and master new skills.