Gates of Discovery: The Preschool of Shaare Tefila - Olney MD Licensed Child Care Center

16620 Georgia Avenue , Olney MD 20832
(301) 593-3410
1 Review

About the Provider


Gates of Discovery is a joyful and nurturing learning environment committed to meeting each child’s unique developmental needs, honoring traditions and emphasizing extensive, interactive, and diverse play experiences to promote the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development of each child.  We welcome all families to join our school community.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 158561
  • Capacity: 88
  • Age Range: 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, 5 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Languages Supported: English, Hebrew
  • Type of Care: After School, Before School, Before and After School, Daytime, Full-Time, Part-Time
  • 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 Type Regulations Status
2019-06-04 Full 13A.16.12.01A(4) Corrected
Findings: Only 2% milk was available to be furnished by the operator to enrolled preschool age children.
2019-06-04 Full 13A.16.03.04C Corrected
Findings: The name, address, and telephone number of more than one child's physician or health care provider was not documented with the emergency information.
2019-06-04 Full 13A.16.06.02 Corrected
Findings: The orientations of two staff people listed on the current personnel list could not be verified.

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gilib Oct 25, 2014

After a not-so-great experience with another preschool in the Olney area, my husband and I were searching for a school meeting fairly specific criteria: a place where he would be encouraged and challenged, but without the expectation (and judgment) that all children have the same capabilities and ultimate goals; a place that would embrace his individualism, but also teach the importance of collaboration, teamwork, and mutual respect. We are fortunate to have found the Gates of Discovery at Shaare Tefila. Under the skillful leadership of the Director, Beth, every aspect of the school experience is exactly what we were looking for. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Incidentally, the program is non-denominational. I’m told about half the children who attend are Jewish.

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