Gan Gurim - Rockville MD Licensed Child Care Center

5 Rollins Court, Rockville MD 20852
(301) 770-7221

About the Provider

Description: Gan Gurim is an Israeli home based child care center with a preschool program. It is a place where children 2-4 years old have the opportunity to learn and grow while having fun. With a 100% Hebrew-speaking team, children from Hebrew-speaking families can master one language before being introduced to a second one (usually English) and children from English-speaking families can be introduced and become fluent in Hebrew. At Gan Gurim the focus is on age-appropriate activities, ranging from gross/fine motor-activities through cognitive and social skills. At Gan Gurim the children and their individual needs are listened to and are respected. Children are given the tools to solve social conflicts, with the adult as a guide and not a judge. We are not afraid of getting messy – different sensory encounters are on top of our list! That includes finger-paint, dough, sand, water and many more! The children meet for 2 circle times every day, where we discuss the weather, count the days of the month, play social and educational games and sing lots and lots of Hebrew songs. We also have a weekly music class (taught by the lead-teacher, a “music-together” certified teacher) and have a weekly yoga/movement class. During this time we also read many books, use finger-puppets and make every day a meaningful one. Outdoor activities include water-play, sand box, sand and water tables and also free time (for sliding, riding, playing balls and more). The children also get structured time for putting puzzles together, playing board games, lacing, sorting and categorizing, working on language and math concepts and more. With 12 kids to a group and a ratio of 6:1, the children enjoy a personal touch in a warm loving environment. We created a little kibbutz-style place that offers Israeli education, following the Jewish calendar and holidays (baking Halla every Friday, making “Hanukiyot”, planting for Tu b’shvat etc. etc.). Gan Gurim is located in Rockville and is open Mon-Fri 8:30 to 4:00, September through July. Gan Gurim is a licensed registered child care center and is run by a certified experienced pre-school teacher

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 12
  • License Number: 135259
  • Age Range: 6 weeks through 17 months, 18 months through 23 months, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, 5 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Schools Served: Farmland Elementary
  • District Office: Region 5 - Montgomery County
  • District Office Phone: (240) 314-1400 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Inspection Type Regulations Status
2018-04-26 Routine 13A.16.05.12D Corrected
Findings: There was a shed with pesticides accessible to children and an uncapped outlet on the outside garage. Corrected at inspection.
2017-04-20 Routine 13A.16.03.04C Corrected
Findings: All required emergency information was not present for each child in care.
2017-04-20 Routine 13A.16.09.01C(6) Corrected
Findings: The center did not have a written screen time policy.
2017-04-20 Routine 13A.16.12.01A(4) Corrected
Findings: Milk furnished to a child did not meet applicable requirements.
2016-06-06 Routine Open
Findings: No Noncompliances Found
2015-04-23 Routine 13A.16.03.04A Corrected
Findings: Written records for each child in care were not maintained on the required forms.
2015-04-23 Routine 13A.16.03.05B Corrected
Findings: A staffing pattern was not posted.
2015-04-23 Routine 13A.16.10.01A(2) Corrected
Findings: The center did not maintain the required emergency and disaster plan.
2015-04-23 Routine 13A.16.10.01A(3)(c) Corrected
Findings: The emergency and disaster plan was not practiced as required at all of the specified intervals.

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