“No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship.” ~ James P. Comer, MD, MPH.
Our infant and toddler program is centered on relationships. Research has shown that the best learning occurs when children have strong attachments with their caregivers. Attachments are made when children feel safe and secure, and their needs are consistently met. Through consistent and caring routines and play, caregivers/teachers guide infants into language, increased self regulation, self feeding, awareness of self and others, discovery of surroundings, and coordination of movement.
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Our three- to four-year-olds’ classroom and our four- to five-year-olds’ classroom are using the InvestiGatorClub Curriculum by Robert-Leslie publishing. The InvestigatorClub is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education's Early Childhood Curriculum Project.
Our three- to four-year-old group use the Just for Threes InvesitigatorClub curriculum. Children using Just for Threes develop important readiness skills in all ten learning domains as they explore the world around them, using their senses, asking questions, and finding answers though exploration and play.
Our four- to five-year-old group will use the The InvestiGator Club's PreK with STEAM curriculum. It is a comprehensive, fully integrated curriculum centered on science themes that build upon children’s curiosity and creativity through language and literacy, physical activity, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math).
One aspect of this curriculum is built around family connections. The family is the child's first and most important teacher.
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Before and After School Care
During the school year, we offer before and/or after school care for children in Kindergarten through Elementary School. For the 2018-2019 school year, we are transporting to Glenmar Elementary, Orems Elementary, Victory Villa Elementary, and Vincent Farm Elementary. We have a few spaces for children that are in Middle School, but these spaces are limited. Below is a sample daily schedule for the school year:
6:30 - 7:30 AM - Arrival, table games
7:30 - 8:00 AM - Breakfast
8:00 - 8:20 AM - Finish up breakfast, clean up, bathroom, wash hands
8:20 - 8:30 AM - Gather backpacks, line up and board CDC bus
Note: Children riding in alternate transportation will be escorted to the office in time to catch their transport.
3:30 - 4:15 PM - Children arrive on the school bus, bathroom, hand washing upon arrival, table games until all children arrive
4:00 - 5:00 PM - Snack, outdoor or gymnasium play time
5:00 - close - Group time, homework, games
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Our 2019 Summer Program for school aged children is scheduled to begin on June 17th. We plan lots of fun summer activities, including:
Initial Registration fee: $50.00 (one time, non-refundable)
Re-registration fee: $30.00 (for returning students)
Weekly fee: $210, includes all meals, activities, and field trip fees
First and last week due at enrollment.
Enrollment and registration forms for the 2019 Summer Program will be available by May 1, 2019.
June 10-14, 2019: Care will be provided. Weekly cost depended upon days of attendance.
June 17, 2019: Summer Program begins.
July 4, 2019: Our center is closed. There is no cost reduction for this day.
August 16, 2019: Our center is closed for staff in-service training. There is no cost reduction for this day.
August 30, 2019: The last day of our Summer Program. The center will celebrate with an end-of-summer picnic.
September 3, 2019: Baltimore County Public Schools are expected to begin the 2019/2020 school session. We will provide Kindergarten care for staggered schedules at the regular full time weekly rate of $180.00.
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
A full schedule of field trip dates and times, with permission slip will be available at registration. For security reasons, we do not publish dates and times of field trips on our website.
2019 Expected Field Trips and special activities
Angel Park with picnic lunch
Ironbirds game (lunch at venue)
Jurrasic Park Mini golf
Kobe's Japanese Steakhouse
Maryland Zoo at Baltimore
Oregon Ridge Nature Center, hike, and picnic
M & T Bank Stadium Tour / Lunch at Dempsey's Restaurant
Swimming at Freestate Sports Arena
Breakfast, lunch, and snack are always included with your weekly fee. We will pack lunch for children on field trip days, unless lunch is included with the trip..