Playful Discoveries Daycare - Bethesda MD Registered Family Child Care Home

Belhaven Rd, Bethesda MD 20817
(301) 956-9576
4 Reviews

About the Provider


At Playful Discoveries Daycare we help every child to discover the love of learning through play. Every single day is filled with fun, creative and educational activities. Our caring teachers create a cozy environment for children to grow into confident and independent explorers. Every child is offered enough opportunities to become comfortable with subjects such as math, science, music, art, and even cooking. We also have plenty of space (inside and outside) for children to safely run or crawl around and play sports. You do not need to worry about packing any food for your child. We provide healthy organic meals and snacks. We guarantee that your child will be happy with us! 

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 8
  • License Number: 160644
  • 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: Daytime, Full-Time, Part-Time
  • Transportation: Emergency Only
  • Schools Served: Ashburton 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
2019-01-18 Routine 13A.15.03.02A Open
Findings: Please obtain Part I and Part II of the Health Inventory and the current immunization record for one child. Correct within 48 hours.
2019-01-18 Routine 13A.15.03.02B Open
Findings: Four children need lead blood test results. Reminder, the child who will turn 2 years old in March will need the 2nd lead blood test result upon the child's 2nd birthday. Correct within 5 days.
2019-01-18 Routine 13A.15.03.03E Corrected
Findings: The is no evidence that the parents of the 6 enrolled children have received a copy of the consumer pamphlet and a copy is not posted in the child care area. Please post a copy of the consumer pamphlet. Corrected today during the inspection.
2019-01-18 Routine 13A.15.03.04A(1) Open
Findings: Please have the parents fill in the missing highlighted information on three of the emergency cards. Correct within 24 hours.
2019-01-18 Routine 13A.15.06.02E(1) Corrected
Findings: The provider's CPR and First Aid certification expired on 8/3/18, yet she did not renew her certification until 10/21/18. The provider must ensure that her CPR and First Aid remains valid at all times.
2019-01-18 Routine 13A.15.06.02E(2) Open
Findings: The CPR and First Aid certification for the Additional Adult expired on 8/3/18 and she has not renewed the certification. Please immediately register the Additional Adult for a CPR and First Aid re-certification course, then send copies of the new cards by no later than 1/31/19.
2017-11-14 Routine 13A.15.03.04A(1) Corrected
Findings: Emergency information was not documented on an OCC-approved form for each child.
2017-11-14 Routine 13A.15.05.04B(2) Corrected
Findings: Suitable protective barriers were not in place as required.
2016-11-16 Routine 13A.15.03.03A Corrected
Findings: The provider did not have a written service agreement with the parent of each child in care.
2016-11-16 Routine 13A.15.09.01A Corrected
Findings: A written schedule of daily activities was not posted.

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Arun C Dec 11, 2014

We had our 2 year old son at Playful Discoveries for a little more than a year. Concisely put, the best environment that we could possibly have had for our child. We had to move because we moved residences, and my son remembers Tatiana and Baba to this day almost on a daily basis, and we as parents miss that special care that he was afforded at Playful Discoveries. It is a very clean and safe place, with every aspect of a child's all-round growth taken care of. We would very strongly recommend Tatiana's care for any parent looking for a place for their child.

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Ingrid Jul 21, 2014

My son (almost 3) has been at Playful Discoveries Daycare for a year. This daycare, conveniently located in Bethesda, is very friendly and safe home environment. Ever since my son joined this daycare, he has been extremely happy and have made huge progress in his communication skills. His everyday environment promoted and challenged his learning capabilities and his creativity. He has been constantly playing and learning and he was always fed with healthy meals and snacks.
I strongly recommend this nourishing environment with a highly caring, responsible and gifted care giver,Tatiana. We are sadly leaving Bethesda because of Work relocation and we will surely miss everyone at Playful Discoveries.

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Claudia Jul 14, 2014

We are so happy with Playful Discoveries. Our 1- and 3-year old have been attending Playful Discoveries for about a year now. All of the caretakers are very engaging with the children, and we always feel completely comfortable leaving our kids in their care. We are getting very positive feedback from our kids as well. The food is fantastic: very healthy, organic, home-made food. The play areas are full of light with quality toys. Our kids also enjoy playing in the fenced backyard. We are very happy with Tatiana, the owner. She is a great caretaker and teacher. She was very helpful in potty training our son, and she gives great feedback on how the kids are doing. The art projects she does with the kids are wonderful. We have experience with two other home daycares, and this is by far the best one around. We highly recommend it.

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Natalia Sep 27, 2013

My son has been attending the Playful Discoveries daycare for about half a year now and I am very pleased with it. The place is very clean, safe, and offers a variety of fun activities/toys. My son has learned and matured so much. Not only he learned letters, numbers, expanded his vocabulary in both English and Russian, but has learned to share, take turns (in progress:)),and play with others. Children play outside a lot, wich is very important for me. My son eats more variety of healthy foods now thanks to freshly cooked home meals and fresh fruits and vegetables kids are offered daily. Every day, when I come to take him home,he wants to stay longer and play with his friends. I couldn't find a better place to take care of my three year old. Tatiana (the owner and teacher)is loving, patient, and has a talent for teaching. I strongly recommend it to any parent searching for a safe, caring, and nurturing environment for their child.

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