Gingerbread Play House - Frederick MD Registered Family Child Care Home

4922 Arctic Tern Court, Frederick MD 21703
(301) 228-2753
5 Reviews

About the Provider


At Gingerbread Play House, we invite children to play, explore, discover and learn using their imaginations!  Our engaging play house is beautiful, joyful, print-rich and multi-culturally inclusive.  Our mission is to provide exceptional and loving care to preschoolers, ages 3 to 5-years old, at affordable weekly rates that include kid-friendly and nutritious meals...all in the comfort of home.  

Check out Gingerbread Play House to see what truly sets us apart! Read my article on "open ended play" recently featured on Learning and Exploring Through Play Blog: 

We are all about LEARNING and use a play-based and mostly child-led program that follows the developmentally appropriate practice (DAP). Learning centers include our very own unique discovery & sensory area; a well-stocked block center; a dramatic play area (play kitchen, dress-up center, market place, kitchen table & baby station); a process art area with open-ended materials; a creation station/drawing area; a music center; a transportation area; a storytime & puppets area; giant chalk board/magnetic board center; large dollhouse & fairy treehouse; and, a Lego center. Our fenced-in backyard includes a mud pie kitchen, sandbox, mini-digging garden, water table; truck dirt pit w/big honkin' Tonka trucks and child-operated sand-digger crane; a slide; and, a bubble & potion station. 

Children will experience a variety of hands-on sensory play with natural materials like sand, water, dough, clay, soil, seeds, pebbles, sea shells, pine cones, feathers and mud. We revel in loose parts play! We create authentic art using process art exploration techniques and open-ended materials. This is what early childhood learning is all about...exploring our world...and discovering our place in it!  Monthly newsletters help keep parents informed. Regular assessments and parent conferences keep parents posted on their child's progress and kindergarten readiness. My rates are in line with other area providers AND your child benefits from a wonderful preschool program that will help prepare him/her for kindergarten and for life. I am also taking enrollments for end-of-August. If this sounds like the top quality preschool program you have been searching for, please call or email me soon to secure a spot, while they last. 

Additional Information:

I would love the opportunity to meet with you and your child to learn about your child care and preschool program needs.  I do run a wonderful child care program for preschoolers, ages 3 to 5-years and can provide you with lots of references for both current and former child care parents.  Thank you for your interest!  Please visit website for virtual tour and extensive photo gallery and visit me on Facebook at:  (Gingerbread Play House recently changed our name (formerly Gingerbread Lane Family Daycare). 

Gingerbread Play House Photos: (Click to enlarge)

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 8
  • License Number: 156621
  • Age Range: 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, 5 years, 5 years to 12 years
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations MD EXCELS, MD Credentialing Level 5, Self-Study Phase of NAFCC Accreditation
  • Rate Range $165 - $175
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: Daytime, Full-Time, Part-Time, Year Round, Summer Care
  • Schools Served: Ballenger Creek Elementary
  • District Office: Region 12 - Frederick County Office
  • District Office Phone: (301) 696-9766 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Inspection Type Regulations Status
2019-05-20 Routine
Findings: No Noncompliances Found
2018-05-01 Routine
Findings: No Noncompliances Found
2017-04-25 Routine
Findings: No Noncompliances Found
2016-05-02 Routine Open
Findings: No Noncompliances Found

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Kate Alden Sep 17, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

My son Ben went to Gingerbread Play House for a year and absolutely loved it. Ms. Leisha really cares about all the kids and takes the time to make sure they are all comfortable and engaged. Ben felt like Ms. Leisha’s was a home away from home and really looked forward to going to her house and playing with his friends. Ms. Leisha is also clearly well practiced at the art of balancing play and learning and I really felt like she was invested in my son’s overall development. The range of activities (walking to parks, amazing parties, playing in the mud, creative art projects, ect) was impressive and she also has an excellent collection of exciting and unique toys for the kids. I really loved knowing that my son was not only safe but also learning and having fun every day. Great daycare!

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Kevin Aug 12, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I highly recommend Leisha's Gingerbread Play House!

Leisha is extraordinarily dedicated to providing childcare of the highest quality in all respects. She is truly a FIND! Our daughter spent 2 years with Leisha and she had a great time from the outset! She learned how to socialize with others with proper manners, etc. and she received terrific developmental support educationally such that she excelled upon starting a high-performance private Kindergarten class.

Leisha also goes above and beyond by communicating in a great way with parents, providing thoughtful evaluations, etc.

You can't go wrong with Leisha!

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Tia Dowdell Aug 11, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Leisha lovingly cared for my daughter for two years and until she entered kindergarten. My daughter felt safe and comfortable from day one. Leisha is dedicated, dependable and extremely knowledgeable about early childhood development. She incorporates aspects of some of the leading early childhood education theories and at the same time helps reinforce the basics such as manners and conflict resolution. My daughter learned so much thanks to Leisha's unique approach to helping young children enjoy learning. She was both well rounded socially and well above the state and county academic learning requirements upon entering kindergarten. I highly recommend Leisha's daycare to anyone who wants their little one to benefit from a warm family environment and a great learning environment!

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A. Augustine Aug 11, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Gingerbread Playhouse was a wonderful first school experience for our son. We were so fortunate to find her! She is loving, caring and provides a fantastic preschool curriculum. As soon as you step in her home, you will fall in love with the home preschool. It is amazing all the fun activities she provides.

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Christina Aug 10, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

My daughter spent 2 years with Miss Leisha before she went to kindergarten. I knew from the moment I walked in that this was the place for her. After having a bad experience with home daycare when my son was little, I was very hesitant and cautious about choosing a provider. I never second-guessed this decision! I never had to worry about my daughter because I know that she had the best care in Frederick. Ms. Leisha is well organized and truly passionate about helping the children learn and grow as individuals. You won't find a better program than hers!

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