Creative Beginnings - California MD Licensed Child Care Center

22840 Three Notch Road , California MD 20619
(301) 863-2345

About the Provider

Description: Creative Beginnings opened its doors in 1982 with the goal of providing high quality childcare to St. Mary's County. Licensed by the State of Maryland and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children , our mission is to assure that your child receives the best care available. Our school is a private preschool-day care center serving children from infancy through 5th grade. Young children learn best through manipulation of materials and hands-on experiences. These activities are carefully planned and facilitated by knowledgeable teachers. This learning looks very much like play - but play with purpose and intent. Teachers organize and display materials so that children use them to figure things out, practice skills, and learn new concepts. Children are allowed enough time to explore those materials again and again. Repetition and success develops the confidence to take risks and try more complex and demanding activities. We believe in a developmental approach to education and that children go through an orderly series of developmental stages but at different rates. National accreditation is essential to our mission of maintaining the highest standards of care available.

Additional Information: MSDE-Approved Education Program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 16124
  • Capacity: 144
  • Age Range: 6 weeks through 17 months, 18 months through 23 months, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, 5 years, 5 years to 15 years
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations Maryland State Department of Education
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Schools Served: Town Creek Elementary
  • District Office: Region 10 - Southern Maryland Office
  • District Office Phone: (301) 475-3770 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Type Regulations Status
2022-02-23 Mandatory Review 13A.16.06.12B(1) Corrected
Findings: There is one aide who did not complete any training for last year's training cycle in 2021. His training cycle is January to December each calendar year. He has completed 6 hours of training in 2022, which will make up for training not taken last cycle and a correction will be entered. The aide will still need to take 6 more hours of training in 2022 to remain compliant.
2022-02-23 Mandatory Review 13A.16.12.04A(1) Corrected
Findings: There were two classrooms that had children's lunches from home being stored in their lunch boxes in their cubbies with ice packs. Director was advised that perishable food brought from home must be stored in a refrigerator and not in the cubbies with ice packs.
2021-01-07 Full
Findings: No Noncompliances Found
2020-08-27 Other
Findings: No Noncompliances Found
2020-07-30 Other
Findings: No Noncompliances Found
2020-02-05 Mandatory Review 13A.16.03.06A(2) Corrected
Findings: There were three employees who were no longer working at the center. The licensing specialist received the personnel staff change form deleting these individuals during this visit.
2019-01-29 Full 13A.16.10.02E Corrected
Findings: The center needs to add tape to their First Aid Kit. Once this is completed the licensing specialist will be notified.
2019-01-29 Full 13A.16.03.06A(2) Corrected
Findings: One staff member left in November 2018 and the licensing specialist just found out during this inspection. A staff change form was completed by the director during this visit.

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