Maryland Child Care Centers

With 3,003 preschools and child development centers operating in the state of Maryland, the right daycare option is waiting for you. Whether you prefer a larger preschool with an innovative early childhood curriculum or the cozy personalization of smaller daycare centers, there are Maryland childcare centers to fit every preference and budget. Check out the Quick Search box on the right hand side of the page in order to search for childcare providers by zip code or city/state. You can also click on your county and follow the links. You will be able to access information about scores of different childcare providers in your area, complete with reviews, business hours, a street view map, the age ranges the childcare providers service, the size of the service, and where the provider is located.

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Creative Kids

Creative Kids

Baltimore, MD 21225 | (667) 212-3101

Currently Enrolling Now! • Quality childcare at Affordable Prices • Year-round Full Academic Programming • Certified and Nurturing Staff • POC Vouchers Accepted • Nutritious Meals and Snacks • Limited Space • Enrolling 6 weekss & Up • Free Registration for a Limited Time Only!! • Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 5:30 pm

The Calverton School

The Calverton School

Huntingtown, MD 20639 | (410) 535-0216

Fostering a culture of respect, high expectations, and shared experiences, The Calverton School instills in students intellectual curiosity, personal responsibility, and a strong work ethic to prepare them for higher education and responsible citizenship in a democratic and global community.

Evangel Christian Child Care Center

Evangel Christian Child Care Center

Beltsville, MD 20705 | (301) 595-4400

Located in Beltsville, Maryland, Evangel Christian Child Care Center offers high-quality child care and Christian education programs. To ensure your child gets a great start to their academic career, we use a state approved program, as well as A Beka Book™ Christian curriculum, which is one of the most well-known and widely used faith-based educational programs. This system is geared towards wholesome development. From the tuition to the facility, we want you to be happy with our services. We are located inside a church that is part of a safe and quiet neighborhood. Our daycare services are available at affordable rates, and we work with our parents to ensure that they are fully-satisfied with the education their child is receiving. Our founder has a background in education, child development and a Master's degree in home economics. With more than 25 years of experience in the industry, our founder knows what kids need to excel in school and life.

Precious Gems CELC

Precious Gems CELC

Forestville, MD 20745 | (301) 735-7407

We are committed to ensuring a Fun, Loving, Safe, Nurturing environment for all students. Quality and Affordable care that you can trust in. Every Gem gets their time to shine here, no gem is too small, to enhance it's learning ability.

Serenity Child Care Center

Serenity Child Care Center

Prince Frederick, MD 20678 | (410) 535-1068

Serenity Child Care Center exists to provide a safe, developmentally appropriate environment for children and infants. Our main focus is to provide a stimulation early care and educational experience which promotes each child’s social/emotional, physical, and cognitive growth. We provide an environment where children are encouraged to develop at their own pace. Serenity Child Care Center staff is committed to the families we serve, providing support and encouragement. One of our main goals is to support children’s desire to be life-long learners. Our Curriculum… Circle Time… Circle Time is a great time to have children learn to express themselves. This daily routine is integrated into the curriculum to help children incorporate listening, speaking, and taking turns. This is also a wonderful time to include time awareness, mathematics, colors, shapes, the alphabet, and much more! Study Time… Study Time is a great time for children to discover the world around them. By presenting a wide array of topics, children are more aware and open to discuss different things. Children will become more aware of the solar system, different countries, different states in the nation, and different animal groups within their world. Starting curriculum early and repetitiously encourages the growth and grasp of concepts that will further blossom in the child’s life. Don’t be surprised when your little one comes home talking about all the new and exciting things that they have discovered during their day! Potty Time… Potty Time is prompted at least every 2 hours, on the even hours of our day. Children under the age of 2 are changed every 2 hours at a minimum, but are changed whenever necessary. Children 2 and older are encouraged to begin potty training. Story Time… Story Time is a time to focus on literature with a positive character trait or moral in place. It is also a time for interactive communication. Children are asked about what the retained from the story and how to apply it to their lives. Art and Music Time… Exposure to art and music at an early age has been shown to provide measurable gains throughout a child’s life. It improves pattern matching capabilities, critical thinking, creative expression, and the ability to learn new things. It builds up the levels of self-confidence, self-esteem, motivation, cooperation, and communication in children. It helps children understand other people’s opinions and points of view as well. It helps them sharpen their problem solving and decision-making skills and gives them the possibility of really exploring their imaginations. So in a way, art and music are as important as academics in the building up or our characters. Children are encouraged to make a “big art project,” participate actively in song and dance, and have complete freedom to compose artistry at any time. Dramatic and Creative Play… Free dramatic play and creative play time are crucial to building critical social skills with peers, encouraging creative thinking, and allowing children to get lost in their imagination. Children learn to become independent by creative imaginative play. Children also learn to incorporate teamwork and team play through group oriented dramatic play. Meals and Snacks… Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks are served family style with all the children together. Each child is tasked with a responsibility to help feel included in the preparation of the meal. Children will learn and utilize proper mealtime etiquette, manners, and gestures. Examples include: napkin in lap, elbows not on the table, mouths closed while eating, use of napkin for facial cleaning, and the use of “please” and “thank you.” Parental Involvement… Parental Involvement is highly encouraged. Serenity Child Care Center offers an outline to our weekly and monthly curriculum for parents to take home. We also have a complete weekly lesson plan available for review each day you sign your child(ren) into care. Tuition and Admissions… Tuition fees are available on Serenity Child Care Center’s Facebook page and available on the Tuition Leaflet. Admission forms required prior to enrollment are: * Parent Handbook (signed receipt) * Vaccination Records (Print out from child’s physician) * Emergency Form * Signed Contract * Health Inventory Completed * Consumer Pamphlet About Serenity Child Care Center… At Serenity Child Care Center, our goal is to produce happy, intelligent, and well-mannered children. Here you will find a nurturing, educational environment for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. We recognize that each child has unique talents, learning styles, and personalities. Our highly qualified staff are committed to working within each child’s comfort zone to ensure optimal social, emotional, and educational results.

Maryland Child Care Licensing Agency

Maryland State Department of Education
Division of Early Childhood Development
Office of Child Care Licensing Branch
200 West Baltimore Street
10th floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-7805
Toll Free: 800-332-6347
Web Site: isions/child_care/licensing_branch/licensing_branch.htm

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