The Learning Bee - Frederick MD Licensed Child Care Center

8311 River Run Road, Frederick MD 21701
(301) 695-1133
2 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: The Carl and Norma Miller Children's Center at Frederick Community College provides an enhanced child-centered learning program where children feel nurtured, secure and relaxed. Parents can be confident and trusting of the care and education their children receive as they develop strong social and emotional skills that ensure they will enter school ready to learn.

The Children's Center is staffed with professional early childhood educators who partner with families to provide optimal care and education for each child. Our preschool programs and curriculum are accredited through the Maryland State Department of Education and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. We serve children ages 6 weeks to school age (during the summer months). Child care grants to offset tuition costs, are available to qualified students through the Financial Aid Office (301-846-2620).

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 108
  • License Number: 151523
  • Age Range: 6 weeks through 17 months, 18 months through 23 months, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, 5 years, 5 years to 15 years
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations MSDE
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • 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
2019-08-21 Routine
Findings: No Noncompliances Found
2019-06-27 Complaint 13A.16.05.13B Corrected
Findings: A small fill and drain pool was being used for water play.
2018-08-17 Complaint 13A.16.03.06B(2) Corrected
Findings: A returning staff member had been end dated and was not reported to OCC with the appropriate paperwork.
2018-08-17 Complaint 13A.16.08.03A Corrected
Findings: Proper staff child ratios were not being met in the toddler twos room at the time of visit.
2018-08-17 Complaint 13A.16.08.08A(1) Corrected
Findings: During naptime the toddler twos room only had one staff when two were needed, since there was one child present who was under 2 years old.
2018-07-25 Routine 13A.16.03.05C Corrected
Findings: Four staff members are missing medical evaluations. Three staff members are missing criminal background check results. Director to obtain copies and notify OCC when received.
2018-07-25 Routine 13A.16.03.06A(1) Corrected
Findings: OCC was not notified of seven staff members who were hired prior to five working days ago. This was corrected at the time of the inspection.
2018-07-25 Routine 13A.16.03.06A(2) Corrected
Findings: OCC was not notified of three staff members who are no longer employed at the center. This was corrected at the time of the inspection.
2018-07-25 Routine 13A.16.06.02 Corrected
Findings: Four staff members are missing documentation of orientation verification forms. Director to have corrected and notify OCC.
2018-07-25 Routine 13A.16.08.02A Corrected
Findings: During the inspection, two classrooms were out of compliance because they had two aides with 12 children in each classroom without a lead staff member. Staff stated due to unexpected events, they were short on lead teachers today. This was corrected during the time of the inspection.

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CCulpepper Jul 22, 2012

My son has been in the 4/5 room at The Learning Bee since Oct 2011, he looks forward to going to school to learn from his excellent teachers and to play with all his new friends. He especially enjoys the weekly science walks, the "Fun Bus" and all the other special activities the center and his teachers plan to enrich the childrens' education. I have found the owner, director, assistant director as well as the other teachers at the center I interact with on a regular basis to be friendly, helpful and loving towards the children. I would highly recommend The Learning Bee to parents who are looking to find child care for their children ages 6 weeks through school age including before and after school care as well as a special summer program. You will find they have an excellent curriculum including teaching simple sign language in the Infants I & II classes all the way to the special field trips the school age children take during the summer to enrich their education. C Culpepper (I've noticed that most of the negative reviews where from 2009-2010, apparently the center took those complaints seriously and made the necessary changes!)

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Angry parent Aug 24, 2010

Where do I start. We had our daughter at The Learning Bee from 6 weeks to 10 months. We've had a myriad of difficulties from a "lost" cash payment that we were never reimbursed for, staff not prepared the first day we brought in our daughter (they apparently weren't notified she was coming), several instances where we had to hunt down someone in the morning so our daughter could be watched because both Infant rooms were empty, two occassions where staff went much too far is "diagnosing" our child instead of adhering to the recommendations of our pediatrician, and us coming in and finding our daughter ALONE, crying in the middle of the floor with no staff in sight. We would have let all that slide without writing a review, but then the center wrote an email a week before we were scheduled to move our daughter to another place (because despite our constant complaints, nothing was done) that they were kicking her out. No notice, nothing. Despite the fact that we adhered to their 4 weeks leave rule (we gave them 6 weeks to plan). When I told her it was unfair that they give us one day's notice after we gave them 6 weeks, the OWNER replied that she didn't care. Now what kind of person does that?!
I realize we may be protective, but we are not incompetent parents, nor are we incapable of telling the difference between appropriate boundries versus neglect or apathy by direct care workers.
In the 10 months our daughter was with The Learning Bee, my husband and I have encountered at LEAST 10-12 different evening workers - some we had known, others we had never met before, and some one-offs that we have not seen since. In addition, our daughter has been found by us on more than one instance sitting alone, crying in the middle of the floor, with the workers so eager to 'close' the room that they didn't feel it necessary to continue to provide care to the kids left. Finding my daughter scared, alone, and sobbing while a worker I've never met is too busy folding laundry or wiping down the changing station to "deal" with a crying infant is something I simply cannot tolerate.
The only saving grace to that whole place is the Infant 1 teacher, Glenna. However, she can't be there all day, and what's the use of having your infant create a bond with her if they're only going to move them to a room where the teachers neglect them.

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