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Bowie KinderCare

Barry Wilson, Center Director

3560 Mitchelleville Rd. Bowie MD 20716
(301) 390-7244 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years
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Special Instructions:
off Rt 197 1/4 mile from the Lowe's Lumber center

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
North View, Pointer Ridge, Heather Hills, and Tulip Grove

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Welcome

Welcome to Bowie KinderCare. We are honored that you are taking the time to view our center. Please make yourself at home if there is anything that we can do please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We would love for you to be a part of our KinderCare family!

Barry Wilson, Center Director

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Accreditation

Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Cooking

The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.

Math

The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.

Music

Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at Bowie KinderCare are a group of passionate educators. Whether it be a first step, first word, first letter written or first sentence read, the teachers are there to help the children achieve these milestones and more!

  • Barry Wilson

    Barry Wilson, Center Director

    I love knowing that I am making a difference in the children's lives the satisfaction of seeing the children grow and helping each child achieve milestones.

    Year Started:
    4/26/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary Education
  • Rebecca Seger

    Rebecca Seger, Assistant Director

    While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.


    Ms. Rebecca has been a long-time resident of the community and the KinderCare family. She's been a teacher in the preschool, pre-kindegarten and School Age rooms. She is the center's Learning Adventures specialist and loves coming up new and fun ideas to help the children learn. She has been at Bowie KinderCare all twenty fours years and has seen many children grow up. She loves to watch them travel through the KinderCare classrooms and return years later, all grown up.
    Year Started:
    9/11/1991
    Tenure:
    25 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Timeko

    Ms. Timeko, Infants

    I love being able to share my knowledge to help promote the developmental growth of each young child that enters into my life.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Please Baby Please
    Year Started:
    3/5/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Daisha

    Ms. Daisha, Toddlers

    I enjoy the fact that I can have a positive impact on a child's life.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Purple Crayon
    Year Started:
    1/14/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    90 hr Infant & Toddler Training
  • Ms. Yafreisy

    Ms. Yafreisy, Toddlers

    Working with children is my passion. I love working with all age groups!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    There's a Wocket in my Pocket
    Year Started:
    1/7/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    90 Infant & Toddler Training
  • Ms. Daria

    Ms. Daria, Discovery Preschool

    I love teaching my students and getting the opportunity to help them learn through play!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Please, Baby, Please
    Year Started:
    3/24/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Amanda

    Ms. Amanda, Discovery Preschool

    I love being able to teach children and watch them grow.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
    Year Started:
    10/19/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Ay-Esha

    Ms. Ay-Esha, Preschool

    Being an educator is a blessing; to me it's like being a doctor. Teachers and doctors hold a child's future in their hands. I really love and enjoy what I do. Just seeing a smile on every child's face bring me joy!

    Year Started:
    2/9/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Hannah

    Ms. Hannah, Pre-Kindergarten

    I love being apart of children's growth and development. Their accomplishments become your fulfillment as a teacher, which encourages you to keep getting better in your profession

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Silly Sally
    Year Started:
    12/17/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
  • Ms. Cathleen

    Ms. Cathleen, Schoolage

    I love working with multiple children of different ages and seeing children reach their goals and milestones.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Guess How Much I Love You
    Year Started:
    11/5/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Ms. Kimela

    Ms. Kimela, Infants/Toddlers

    My favorite thing about teaching is helping each child reach their milestones in a loving and caring matter while watching them grow in leaps and bounds.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Baby, Baby, Please
    Year Started:
    1/24/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    CDA; MAT
  • Ms. Cassi

    Ms. Cassi, Infants/Toddlers

    I love working with children and seeing them achieve their goals!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
    Year Started:
    9/14/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Months
  • Ms. Tiffan'e

    Ms. Tiffan'e, Cook/Schoolage

    My favorite thing about teaching is learning each child's learning style and personality because it shows me my capabilities as a teacher even when it's a challenge.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham
    Year Started:
    12/8/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!

      Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

      Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines

      The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. 

      Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

Our center offers a safe environment. We have a keypad where you must enter a pin number to get into the building. All of our teachers and management are First Aid and CPR certified as well as authorized to administer medication.

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