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Laurel KinderCare

DeAndre Speller, Center Director

14225 Park Center Dr. Laurel MD 20707
(301) 470-3080 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Bond Mill, Deerfield, Fairland, Forest Ridge, Greencastle, Laurel, Laurel Woods, Montpelier, Oaklands, Scotch Town Hills, Vansville, Excel Charter Academy and James Harrison. Transportation available for half day Pre-K to local schools.

Welcome

Welcome to Laurel KinderCare. Our experts designed our classrooms — and every activity and lesson — to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery.

You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills.

Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!

DeAndre Speller, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

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.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

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?

Teachers & Staff

Our passionate staff has dedicated themselves to providing quality childcare with a combined tenure of 82 years! We have achieved NAEYC accreditation, which focuses on whole child, multicultural development.

  • DeAndre Speller

    DeAndre Speller, Center Director

    I love knowing that my families feel loved and secure when they drop their children off at my center.

    DeAndre' is known by our staff and KinderCare families as Ms. Dee. She just recently joined us at the Laurel KinderCare but has been with KinderCare since 2009. With hard work and dedication she quickly advanced to the Assistant Director position in 2010. She absolutely loves her job, assisting Dayna in the office, but loves working with children just as much! Her enthusiasm and passion for children and our KinderCare families is evident, just peek in on her on any given day! Ms. Dee is also in pursuit of her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education at Norfolk State University to advance her career.

    Year Started:
    11/30/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Agnes

    Ms. Agnes, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Agnes has been with KinderCare Education since 2007. She holds a child development associate credential and is CPR and First Aid certified. Ms. Agnes loves seeing the Infants grow and learn and is happy to share her knowledge with the rest of the Infant Team.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2007
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate credential
  • Ms. Pat

    Ms. Pat, Toddler Classroom

    I am inspired by each child's eager mind and his or her expectations of me.

    Ms. Pat has been with us since 1996. She loves working with the toddlers creating a solid foundation for them to grow physically, mentally, and socially. Ms. Pat is a great role model for the rest of the staff. She mentors them and shares her many creative ideas with them.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1996
    Tenure:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 years
  • Ms. Kindra

    Ms. Kindra, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Kindra started with us in February of 2000. She enjoys her students and watching them understand the lesson plan she is teaching them. Ms. Kindra has worked in the education field for the last 30 years and takes pride in being a core member of our team. She looks forward to teaching children for many years to come.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Kindra worked with Easter Seal Society and Children's Early Learning Center.
    Year Started:
    2/1/2000
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 Years
    Education:
    90-Hour Preschool Certification
  • Ms. Indu

    Ms. Indu, Preschool Classroom

    The children are my heroes, and I love coming to work for their hugs.

    Ms. Indu has worked in the Early Childhood field for the past 33 years. She was a Lead Teacher at a Preschool in India for 21 years. She relocated to Maryland in 2003 and has been Preschool teacher here since. Ms. Indu loves to introduce each new theme to her class and see how excited the children get. She looks forward to meeting new families and enriching young minds.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Indu was a Prekindergarten in India from 1980 to 2001.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2003
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    33 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Education, Montessori Nursery Teacher's Certificate
  • Mr. Osaze

    Mr. Osaze, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Mr. Osa is a great part of our team. He brings the excitement out of his class with his great personality. Mr. Osa has worked at Laurel KinderCare for one year prior to join our team his home center was in New Jeresy. Mr. Osa has a bachelor of art in Philosophy and he also gained his 90 hr preschool certification with the State of Maryland. Mr. Osa loves the challenge of getting his class well prepared for Kindergarten. 

    Year Started:
    6/1/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Philosophy
  • Ms. Paisley

    Ms. Paisley, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Paisley has been working with KinderCare for only a few months, but has spent almost seven years in Early Childhood Education. She has earned her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, as well as her 90-hour Preschool Certification from the state of Maryland. She is currently working towards her Masters Degree in Child and Adolescent Psychology. She currently works with the Prekindergarten students getting them prepared for Kindergarten!

    Year Started:
    11/6/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education; 90 hour Preschool Certification
  • Ms. Amanda

    Ms. Amanda, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Amanda has been working with KinderCare for over six years. Ms. Amanda is amazing in and out of the classroom. Ms. Amanda makes learning in the School Age classroom fun and exciting. When School Age children enter her classroom they don't want to leave.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    90-Hour Preschool Certificate

Upcoming Center Activities

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Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor 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

  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu

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

Your child's health and safety is very important to us. Therefore, we have a keypad entry to gain entrance to the center, a fenced-in playground, and the majority of our Staff are CPR and First Aid certified. Ms. Kindra Jamison is our appointed Health and Safety Coordinator and she follows a monthly checklist to make sure our staff is following KinderCare Education and OSHA guidelines including fire drills, medication administration, and equipment safety checks.

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.

My child has been enrolled at this KinderCare for over six months, before he started he was not very social. Thanks to his teachers and staff at KinderCare he has became more social and loves school. I'm so happy  to bring him here everyday with no worries. I would recommend Laurel KinderCare to anyone!!!!

- Parent

I am Joshua's Dad.  When Joshua was 14 months old, he could not speak, and this makes me a little worried. The pediatrician made a referral to a local program called the "Infant and Toddler". The program sent a teacher to our house two days a week with a speech therapy to teach Joshua how to use and create words and subsequently evaluate his progress. After three months Joshua was requested to do hearing test. The justification for the test was a little sketchy for me as a healthcare provider myself. So, after the test, I have to discontinue the program effective immediately against their strong objection. Really, I don't see what they are doing to help Joshua. So,  I enrolled Josh at Kinder care and kind of gave them 3 months to see what happens. Guess what!  Joshua was choreographically molded in 24 days into a talking parrot. He was able to use his words articulately.  Now he can hold a simple conversation without missing words. Thank you guys for a terrific job.

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