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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Chapin Day Nursery 
(301) 779-7080
5101 Emerson Street, Hyattsville, MD  20781
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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Lansdowne Learning Center 
(301) 772-7100
1798 Brightseat Road, Hyattsville, MD  20785
Before visiting a Hyattsville child care center, parents should make a checklist of all the items they would like to cover during the center tour. There is a checklist available in the Resources section of the ChildCare Smiles website. ...
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First Adventure Early Learning Center 
(301) 341-3737
3620 Neighbor Lane, Hyattsville, MD  20785
Childcare centers in Hyattsville often provide a combined curriculum of developmental, play based, and teacher led learning approaches. They are primarily theme based, with an emphasis on play based learning and building a fun and meaningful curriculum around it. ...
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New City Montessori School 
(301) 559-8488
3120 Nicholson, Hyattsville, MD  20782
Hyattsville child care providers often incorporate a daily learning approach and development plans that are carefully crafted to provide a safe environment for children to develop and learn through creative play, age appropriate lesson materials and teacher support and guidance. ...
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KinderCare Learning Center 
(301) 577-3790
4880 Forbes Boulevard, Hyattsville, MD  20781
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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