Information for Parents about Hyattsville MD Child Care

Selecting Local Hyattsville Child Care Centers, Preschools and Daycare

Providers of child care in Hyattsville MD encourage you to visit the preschool by scheduling a tour. Prepare a list of questions ahead of time and include items such as: philosophy and learning approach, classroom size, hours and schedules, admissions process, meals provided, parent participation requirements, daycare program information, fees and tuition. If the child care in Hyattsville MD already has a 2-page profile with ChildCare Smiles then you will be able to review and print most of this information ahead of time, including preschool photos. This will then enable you to focus on the visual aspects, interactions with the Director and teachers, and general feelings about the daycare when you visit. An important consideration when visiting a Hyattsville child care facility is to ensure that your child will be receiving a well-organized and challenging curriculum, a warm, safe and clean environment, and teachers who are experienced and ideally have long tenure. When you visit a Hyattsville child care center don't forget to take your child with you and observe how he/she reacts in this new environment. Also, take the time to observe how the other children interact with each other and the teachers. A happy school is a healthy school for daycare children and staff at Hyattsville daycare centers. Daycare facilities are noisy, high energy places and a typical day requires a child to be at 100% capacity. When children are not feeling well and struggling to keep up, the school environment can be overwhelming for them. For this reason, centers that provide child care in Hyattsville MD will have guidelines for parents to follow in determining if a child is too sick for school. In the event that your child becomes ill, Hyattsville childcare centers will require you or your designated emergency contacts to pick up your child within a specified time period e.g. 30 minutes. Although daycare centers in Hyattsville MD recognize that picking up your child during the day may create a hardship, it is in the child's best interest. Hyattsville daycare centers also recommend that if your child is ill, then please keep them home until they are no longer contagious and are able to actively participate at school, inside and out.
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Lansdowne Learning Center 
(301) 772-7100
1798 Brightseat Road, Hyattsville, MD  20785
Most Hyattsville child care centers require an upfront, non-refundable registration fee for your child to be enrolled. In addition there may be a re-enrollment fee each year. Often there are sibling discounts available for multiple children. ...
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Chapin Day Nursery 
(301) 779-7080
5101 Emerson Street, Hyattsville, MD  20781
Infant child care in Hyattsville can be a great alternative for working parents. Some providers offer care for infants as early as six weeks of age and offer both full and half day infant care programs. ...
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First Adventure Early Learning Center 
(301) 341-3737
3620 Neighbor Lane, Hyattsville, MD  20785
When you contact or visit a child care in Hyattsville please keep in mind that the busiest time of the day are early morning, lunch/nap time and end of day. Call ahead to schedule a visit time. ...
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New City Montessori School 
(301) 559-8488
3120 Nicholson, Hyattsville, MD  20782
Some centers offer potty training, however an extra fee may be involved. For local Hyattsville child care centers, parents should ask about potty training requirements and whether children who are not potty-trained will be accommodated. ...
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KinderCare Learning Center 
(301) 577-3790
4880 Forbes Boulevard, Hyattsville, MD  20781
Many providers of child care in Hyattsville offer flexible before and after school care options for busy parents. Local preschools and daycare centers will have their own guidelines for drop-off and pickup. ...
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