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

  • Capacity: 149
  • License Number: 16124
  • 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 Inspection Type Regulations Status
2018-08-13 Complaint 13A.16.08.03C Corrected
Findings: Discussed regulation. The complaint alleged that there were approximately 7 or 8 children in the 2 year old classroom with only one staff member. During this visit, this classroom had two staff present. However, the three/four year old classroom was observed to have 16 children with only 1 teacher. The other staff was due to arrive in 15 minutes. The director will re-arrange schedules so there will be two staff in this room earlier than currently scheduled to maintain staff/child ratio.
2017-12-18 Routine 13A.16.03.05B Corrected
Findings: There were no staffing patterns posted in any of the classrooms. Staffing patterns are completed and the licensing specialist has copies of them but they need to be posted in the classrooms. The licensing specialist will be notified when this is completed.
2017-12-18 Routine 13A.16.10.04I(1) Corrected
Findings: In the school age room, there was one blind cord on the blue blind that was not secured. Once this is secured, the licensing specialist will be notified.
2017-12-18 Routine 13A.16.11.03A Corrected
Findings: There was no hand washing poster posted near the hand washing sink in the kitchen. When this is completed, the licensing specialist will be notified. There were hand washing posters posted at every other hand washing sink in the center.
2017-02-06 Routine Open
Findings: No Noncompliances Found
2016-01-20 Routine Open
Findings: No Noncompliances Found

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