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Fort Washington KinderCare

Tiffany Burgman, Center Director

10925 Indian Head Highway Fort Washington MD 20744
(301) 292-5904 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
Off 210. At Long N. Foster Bldg

Conveniently located within minutes of I-495, 210. Cross-streets Fort Washington & Indian Head. Located off service road.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Rose Valley, Indian Queen, Fort Washington Forest, Fort Foote, Potomac Landing (comes here), Accokeek (comes here).

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Welcome to NAEYC accredited Fort Washington KinderCare in Fort Washington, Maryland where we believe in developing and nourishing the whole child. Our early childhood education program provides emphasis on assisting your child’s growth with their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Whether looking for day care, preschool, pre-kindergarten, or after school care, we are dedicated to providing superior child care services.

Our staff takes pride in their work and are incredibly passionate about what they do. We know we make a difference everyday for each child in our learning center provide them with everything they need while here in our care. Our curriculum for each age provides a variety of stimulating experiences and hands on learning activities. Our classroom environment is full of energy and excitement!

Our number one goal is to make sure your child's experience is a life long one. This is a place where learning, combined with meaningful moments prepares your child with the tools needed to succeed in school, and throughout their lives. Here at Fort Washington KinderCare, your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have support from a team of early childhood development experts. We view ourselves as your extended family and take pride in knowing we are providing quality childcare services. Through daily communications and our KinderCare family connection, we welcome each new child and family as part of our own.

Here are five reasons your child should become a part of our family:

  • Communicating skills
  • Building Brain Power
  • Making New Friends
  • Growing a Healthy Body
  • Nurturing Creativity
We are very excited to meet with you and your family, please call to schedule a tour today and witness all of the wonderful things going on at Fort Washington KinderCare.

Tiffany Burgman, Center Director

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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


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.


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.


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 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

Here at Fort Washington KinderCare, our classrooms have one or more teachers with a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and/or a higher educational degree. Our staff is diverse and multicultural; we have teachers who are fluent in Spanish, Ibibio, and Filipino languages. Our center is also staffed with a full-time on site cook who prepares hot meals daily for the children. The entire staff is dedicated to educating the whole child.

  • Tiffany Burgman

    Tiffany Burgman, Center Director

    Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

    Ms. Tiffany has been a Center Director for 5 years and with KinderCare for 6 years. She is inspired to come to work each day by the children and families she serves. Her passion comes from the relationships she establishes and maintains with children and families while here in our care and after they leave. Being an educator herself, motivates her to maintain a learning center that focuses on building a strong foundation that will aid the children in becoming functioning, productive, successful citizens.

    Previous Experience:
    Middle School Math teacher and an Adjunct Math Instructor at the College of Southern Maryland Adult Literacy Teacher 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher Math Teacher Grades 9-12
    Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology, Masters Degree in Education
  • Ms. Patrice, Floater (All Classes)

    I enjoy working with kids, watching them floursish and grow into successful young adults.

    Ms. Patrice has been with Fort Washington KinderCare since 2012. She really enjoys working with each class in our learning center as it gives her the opportunity to know all the children on an individual level. Her 15 years of early childhood education experience give her the tools and knowledge to help our programs run smoothly and keep the children and families happy. Ms. Patrice helps the center maintain health and safety standards to ensure the best possible learning environment.

    Previous Experience:
    Lead School Age Teacher Summer Camp Counselor
    Years in ECE industry:
    Pursuing State of Maryland Senior Staff Certification
  • Ms. Michelle

    Ms. Michelle, Infants

    A child without education is like a bird without wings.

    Ms. Michelle has been with KinderCare for 9 years. She has over 20 years of experience in early childhood
    education and child care services which enable her to provide top quality care in her classroom. Ms. Michelle enjoys all age groups of children but our babies are her specialty. She loves to see how the infants grow, develop, and change everyday.
    Previous Experience:
    Previous early childhood education experience as a lead teacher In-home day care experience
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associates Credential, State of Maryland Senior Staff Certified
  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, Infants

    Each One Teach One.

    Ms. Ashley has been with KinderCare since 2013. She is energetic, vibrant, and very creative. Her passion for kids shines through as she encourages development physically, socially, and emotionally with each child she cares for. Ms. Ashley enjoys our little ones but shares her sunshine throughout all the classrooms in our learning center.

    Previous Experience:
    Co-owner of in-home daycare
    Years in ECE industry:
    State of Maryland Senior Staff Certified
  • Ms. Mitchell

    Ms. Mitchell, Infant/Toddlers

    I am inspired to come to work daily because of my love, commitment, and dedication to the children and families under my care.

    Mrs. Mitchell has been with KinderCare for 7 years. She has worked with all ages and settled in as our Toddler teacher. Mrs. Mitchell loves running the ABC Music & Me program here at our learning center. She keeps the parents and children excited about music and the integral part it plays in early education. Stop by the Toddler class to witness the fun!

    Previous Experience:
    Liscensed day care provider for Prince George's county
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associates Credential, State of Maryland Senior Staff Certified
  • Ms. Oerlin

    Ms. Oerlin, Toddlers

    I love children and I love to see them smile and the excitement when they play. They are my little Kings and Queens!

    Ms. Lynn has been with KinderCare since 2012. She is a retired nurse having served the community for over 30 years. Ms. Lynn's past nursing experience enriches her ability to care for the children in her Toddler classroom. She is dedicated to the children first and foremost, ensuring that she follows all early childhood education procedures and policies.

    Previous Experience:
    Registred Nursing experience for over 13 years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
  • Ms. Raquel

    Ms. Raquel, Discovery Preschool

    Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind.

    Ms. Raquel has been employed with the Fort Washington KinderCare for 2 years. She is fun, energetic, and very creative! Ms. Raquel loves working with children of all ages but settled in comfortably as the Preschool teacher. Her Preschool activities keep the children engaged with hands-on fun. She helps the children with school readiness by focusing on tracing, writing, and math for kids everyday.

    Previous Experience:
    Lead Teacher for Infant, Pre School, Pre K, School Age
    Years in ECE industry:
    State of Maryland Senior Staff Certified
  • Ms. Latoya

    Ms. Latoya, School Age

    Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.

    Ms. Latoya has been with KinderCare for 6 years. She has previous early childhood teaching experience with children ranging in age from 6 weeks - 12 years. Her expereince as an assiatant director encourages her to help our learning center maintain the daily standards of accredidation and offer superior child care services.

    Previous Experience:
    Kindergarten-2nd Grade Teacher Assistant Director
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, State of Maryland Senior Staff Certified
  • Ms. Sennie

    Ms. Sennie, Preschool

    I love teaching because each day brings new challenges and rewards. Teaching is never boring it is one of those rare professions that keep the brain young.

    Mrs. Sennie has been with KinderCare since 1994. She has worked with all age groups but currently
    educates our preschoolers. Mrs. Sennie enhances the preschool curriculum by creating a learning environment in which children are happy and constantly learning. Outside of work, Mrs. Sennie love to travel and is very active in her church.

    Previous Experience:
    Certified Nurses Aid Certified Adult Education Counselor
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies, State of Maryland Senior Staff Certified
  • Ms. Candis

    Ms. Candis, Preschool

    If a child can't learn the way we teach, then maybe we should teach the way they learn.

    Ms. Candis has 12 years of experience in the field of early childhood education. Her experiences as an Elementary teacher's assistant have taught her that every child is special and unique in their own way. Ms. Candis says she receives great joy in nurturing those unique characteristics as she implements the preschool curriculum.

    Previous Experience:
    Assitant Teacher Kinergarten - 6th grade Operated and in-home day care center
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associates Credential, State of Maryland Senior Staff Certified
  • Ms. Smith

    Ms. Smith, Pre-Kindergarten

    What we learn becomes a part of who we are.

    Mrs. Smith has been with KinderCare since 2013. She enjoys working with the kids and is amazed everyday at their individual personalities. Mrs. Smith feels that she learns something new daily from her kids. She takes pride in preparing her students to be successful Kindergarteners. She enables Kindergarten readiness by teaching sight words, Spanish, math and much more through the pre-kindergarten curriculum. She acknowledges that each child learns differently and tailors the pre k activities to meet each of their individual needs. In addition to teaching pre-k, Mrs. Smith is our Cooking Club teacher - giving the children something exciting and delicious to look forward to each Friday!

    Previous Experience:
    Lead Teacher for Infants - School Agers
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Assosciates Credential, State of Maryland Senior Staff Certified
  • Mr. Leo

    Mr. Leo, Cook/Bus Driver

    Mr. Leo has been with KinderCare since 2004. He is in charge or preparing all meals and transporting our School Age children to and from school.

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
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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

At Fort Washington KinderCare, we pride ourselves on the fact that we have a secure facility with multiple checks and balances. Safety is consistently a top priority in providing top child care services.

Our doors are secured with a security code key pad, our parents are required to sign their child(ren) in and out, and our classroom teachers maintain hourly name to face attendance checks.

Our center is equipped with three certified Health and Safety employees. These individuals are certified by the State of Maryland to dispense medication and make the sometimes difficult health related decisions.

All staff members are CPR and First Aid certified.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

Ms. Tiffany runs an awesome center! My son, Chase, has been with Ms. Tiffany since he was an infant. Although he is in school now, he always looks forward to summer camp with Ms. Tiffany. They have a great camp and every aspect of the center is run with love and professionalism.

- Fort Washington KinderCare Mother

             I want to recognize the Fort Washington, MD Center Director, Ms. Tiffany, for a job well done and for truly representing the KLC Corp. brand with excellence. My daughter, Rain Graham, has been a student at the Fort Washington Center for a little over 6 years and I must say this year has been one of the best. The summer program was outstanding and well planned this year.
            So often people will take time to write a letter or email when things are not going well but will never take the time to simply say “JOB WELL DONE”. I want the powers that be to know what gems they have in Ms. Tiffany and her staff.
         As you know the 1st day back to school can be stressful for the kids, parents, teachers, bus drivers and center staff but Ms. Tiffany executed today flawlessly. I was moved this morning watching her in action, making sure the kids had breakfast before leaving the center and lined up at the door on time to board their buses. It wasn’t anything that she said it was more about watching what she was doing….and that was caring for every child in the center. At one point I laughed because my daughter’s school bus pulled up on the street and Ms. Tiffany told the driver “no you need to back up and pull up to the door”. The look on Ms. Tiffany’s face was that of a caring mother not just a center director. I am so happy to say that KLC Corporation got it right with hiring Ms. Tiffany as Center Director because she clearly cares for “her” Fort Washington, MD KinderCare kids.
Warmest Regards

- Fort Washington KinderCare Mother

Staff of Angels, 
Thank you so much for all you do! Matthew and I can rest easy knowing our children are in good hands.  We hope you are blessed and Happy New Year!
Thank you from the Masons- Matthew, Renee, Mathias, Maximus, and Miracle

- Fort Washington KinderCare Mother

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