Maureen Fernando - Silver Spring MD Registered Family Child Care Home

Briggs Road, Silver Spring MD 20906
(301) 978-1697
8 Reviews

About the Provider


I am licensed and insured home day care with CPR and First Aid certification. I have over twenty years of experience in child care. One of our core ideals is to make sure that your child is well prepared for school. We are committed to making your child feel welcome and motivated to learn new things. Little Star Day Care for children aged 6 weeks through 5 years. All programs at Little Star Day Care are appropriate for the developmental level of the child. All programs include opportunities for outdoor play, quiet reading time, art and crafts, games, music and dance, and free play. Our curriculum is theme based, with an emphasis on play-based learning. We focus on social relationships, language skills, problem solving, fine and gross motor development, self-help skills, and music and movement. In addition, we incorporate activities that promote letter, number, shape, and color recognition. We work to instill values with each child such as Respect, Caring, Patience, Politeness, Cooperation and Forgiveness.

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 8
  • License Number: 159526
  • Age Range: 0-23 Months, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, 5 years, 5 years to 12 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Type of Care: Full-Time
  • Schools Served: Glenallan 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
2018-03-27 Routine 13A.15.03.04A(1) Corrected
Findings: Emergency forms for children enrolled are missing source of health care and person to daily pick up daily.
2018-03-27 Routine 13A.15.09.01B(6) Corrected
Findings: Provider does not have a screen time policy.
2018-03-27 Routine 13A.15.12.01F Corrected
Findings: Daily schedule indicates that meals and snacks have more than 3 hours between lunch and snack.
2017-02-07 Routine Open
Findings: No Noncompliances Found
2016-03-08 Routine 13A.15.03.02A(1) Corrected
Findings: A written health assessment was not received for each child admitted to care.
2016-03-08 Routine 13A.15.03.04A(3) Corrected
Findings: Each child's emergency information form was not completed as required.
2016-03-08 Routine 13A.15.10.01A(4) Corrected
Findings: The emergency and disaster plan was not updated at least annually.

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Dora May 22, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

My daughter has been at the little star daycare, run by the exceptional Ms Maureen for all most a year. I couldn’t be more happier. I have watched my daughter grow educationally and socially. She has learned how to pick up after
herself, which translates to her doing the same at home.You can tell Ms. Maureen she loves what she does.There is always some sort of art project going on weekly which my daughter loves.My daughter is always well taken care of here. The daycare is clean and always well arranged.Unfortunately, we are moving away from the area, hence we are withdrawing her. I hope we find somewhere as nice as The Little Star Daycare.

Stephanie Stearns Jan 12, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I cannot say enough positive things about Little Star Daycare and Maureen Fernando's care. Our son has gone there for three years (from infancy until now) and we credit his advanced vocabulary, social maturity and empathy for others in large part to Maureen's care. Maureen emphasizes academic learning with structured lessons and activities while leaving plenty of space for imaginative play time. She prioritizes communication, cognitive skills and emotional development as well. Our son has been very verbal since before 12 months and learned his colors, letters, numbers and more before age 2 thanks to her guidance. More importantly though, he also demonstrates care and compassion for others and Maureen actively works with him during times of transition when he is working through new emotions/anxieties. While I had mixed emotions about being a working mom at first, she has eased that transition immensely because I know he is growing, learning and having the time of his life at her daycare. We love her so much, we have reserved a spot for our daughter who was just born one month ago. She will start there and have the same wonderful experience as our son starting this spring. I highly recommend Maureen for all ages- including toddler and school age children (before and after care).

Ricel Valdes Caldwell Nov 28, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Maureen has been caring for my children for 3+ years now, starting with the oldest and now with the infant. The choice was easy when deciding where to take my infant given the wonderful experiences we have had with her with my oldest. The setting of the in-home daycare is just lovely and large enough space for a pre-school style setting (with space for infant recreation) and a separate eating area. It's quite nice to see that the entire first floor of the home has been turned into the daycare space. Maureen's care, affection, and attention towards the children does not go unnoticed in addition to how she keeps every child's personal possessions organized, from diapers, clothes, feeding, etc.... It also goes without saying everything is kept very clean, which is so critical! Needless to say, we have been and continue to be very happy with having our children in her care, as it provides a great piece of mind knowing we can drop them off and are in a safe, clean, happy, and learning environment!

Elisabeth Anderson Sep 01, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Mrs. Fernando has been caring for my children for more than 4 years now. She is wonderful with both of my boys. I'm very happy to have such a warm and welcoming daycare so close to home. My children love her and they enjoy spending time in her care while learning.

Colleen H Aug 31, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

My daughter has been with Ms. Maureen from age 10 months to 4.5 years and loves going to her "school" everyday. Ms. Maureen runs a wonderful, well-kept in-home family daycare, providing a loving environment, engaging teachers and interactive learning. My daughter has learned so much with the preschool curriculum provided - the alphabet, she counts to 100, prints letters and numbers, and of course loves play time, fun songs and arts and crafts. My daughter has thrived under the kindness, patience, and routine of this daycare. I highly recommend it.

Roni Aug 29, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Ms. Maureen and her staff are excellent childcare providers. My son is only 1.5 and he already knows his alphabet, colors, shapes, and numbers up to 10 thanks to her. Her daycare is also very focused on manners and kindness so each child learns not only to play with one another, but to behave well, too. :)

Carmen Clarke Feb 07, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Miss Maureen and her home daycare have been a wonderful part of my two children's early lives. She is warm, caring and patient and clearly cares about all the children in her care. The home daycare is tidy and welcoming. I highly recommend this daycare.

Silver Spring Ma Jul 25, 2016
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

Excellent childcare provider in a beautiful home. Since taking my child there, he has mellowed out tremendously. She is always kind and greats each child with a smile and hello. She is careful with all of the childcare materials I provide my son (i.e. diapers, food, sheets). Highly recommended.

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