Information for Parents about Hyattsville MD Child Care

Parent Considerations for Daycare and Child Care in Hyattsville

Child care Tips for Parents: Medication can be administered to your child at Hyattsville child care centers however there are strict guidelines that parents must follow. Prescription medication must be in the original container with an unaltered label and have your child's name clearly identified on the label. A Medical Release Form will typically need to be completed that provides details of all medications, dosage and times to be given. Preschools and providers of child care in Hyattsville MD will only administer "Over the Counter" medication with a doctor's note. Medications must be given directly to the preschool or daycare personnel, and do not leave medication in your child's lunch box or classroom. You should also check with your Hyattsville child care provider to determine the hours during which they will be able to administer medications. For example some providers of daycare and child care in Hyattsville MD do not administer during the hours when children are taking naps. Quality providers of child care in Hyattsville MD will have written emergency procedures that are practiced periodically (usually monthly). In addition, staff members will be certified in first aid and CPR. For Hyattsville child care centers, teachers discuss emergency preparedness with children on a regular basis. For example they will discuss fire drills, what they will hear, and what they are expected to do. Daycare emergency drills may be carried out on both an informed and surprise basis to ensure that everyone is adequately prepared. Providers of child care in Hyattsville MD may require that parents provide an emergency kit for their children. Usually these kits will are due on your child's first day of daycare, and will need to be updated yearly. Each Hyattsville daycare will have different requirements for the contents of the emergency kit. Examples of the contents include: bottled water, granola bars (not chocolate), Kleenex, an index card with your child's contact information and emergency contacts.
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First Adventure Early Learning Center 
(301) 341-3737
3620 Neighbor Lane, Hyattsville, MD  20785
A large number of Hyattsville child care providers, preschools and daycare centers will provide morning and afternoon snacks which vary between any combination of fruit, veggies, milk, graham crackers, juice, muffins, cheese, and other nutritional foods. ...
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Chapin Day Nursery 
(301) 779-7080
5101 Emerson Street, Hyattsville, MD  20781
If your child is enrolling in a Hyattsville childcare center, along with required medical records and registration and material fees, parents submit completed information and permission forms provided in an enrollment package. ...
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Lansdowne Learning Center 
(301) 772-7100
1798 Brightseat Road, Hyattsville, MD  20785
Hyattsville child care centers and preschools offer many different learning approaches and combinations for parents to consider including Montessori, Play Based, Developmental and Teacher Led, Waldorf, Structured Learning with Play, Reggio Emilia and Piaget. ...
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KinderCare Learning Center 
(301) 577-3790
4880 Forbes Boulevard, Hyattsville, MD  20781
For child care in Hyattsville on your child's first two days plan to have your child leave earlier than their normal schedule. Several hours can be a very long time to a child in a new situation. ...
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New City Montessori School 
(301) 559-8488
3120 Nicholson, Hyattsville, MD  20782
Some providers of child care in Hyattsville require a minimum level of parent involvement including volunteering at activities or help with special events. This is often a great way to meet other parents as well as enrich your child's learning experience. ...
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