Child Care Program for 2-Year-Olds
This toddler care program is approved by the MSDE Office of Child Care. It consists of working with children during well-planned learning experiences built into each day. Our students listen to stories, work on language development, have circle time, explore various art media, learn to share and play (both inside and outside with their friends), and experience music activities. It is most exciting to see how the boys and girls change from non-speaking in diapers to being quite verbal and reliable all in one year.
We cannot accept a child into this toddler care group until he or she is two years of age. But they could begin on the birth date, assuming there is an opening. Please note that toilet training is not essential at this age for entry into the program. However, we do work with the child and parents to facilitate this milestone, and by the end of the year, we hope everyone is reliably toilet trained. Being toilet trained is a requirement for attendance in our nursery school class for 3-year-olds.
Our students in toddler care do not venture out on field trips but do participate in our in-house programs. Such programs include the aquarium outreach program, a magician, the story lady, and our regularly visiting music teacher. Child care programs vary from year to year.
We offer a choice of three lengths of day, which include half-day, full-day, and extended day. Two, three, and five-day schedules are also offered. As with our other programs, we follow the Anne Arundel County Public School schedule for the beginning date, major holidays, as well as some snow closings. Our students can sign up for our summer session, which runs ten weeks between regular sessions as well.
Summer Child Care Program
Our summer program is available for ages 2 through 6. All ages may choose two-, three-, or five-day programs, and one of three lengths of day. The program runs from at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m., starting in June after the regular session and ends one week before the start of the fall session.
We feature one central theme throughout the summer. We also enjoy field trips and relaxed, imaginative experiences during these weeks.
Our instructors are all senior staff trained and assisted by qualified aides. Some children attend our summer session only and are not a part of our regular school year. Registration for our summer child care program begins in January at our annual open house and continues until classes are full.