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Frederick County-North
Tenth Edition, Published November 2011

Our Sponsors

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Our Sponsors Introduction
This booklet, “Frederick Area Preschools and Childcare Centers Published November 2011” was assembled by the 2011
Preschool Fair Committee, comprised of members of the MOMS Club of Frederick County - North. The group is a
chapter of the International MOMS Club , a non-profit organization providing a network of support to stay-at-home
mothers. Within individual chapters, moms and children benefit greatly from regular get-togethers in various locations
which focus on play, arts, crafts, exploration of local child-friendly venues, etc. For more information on MOMS Club,
please visit www.momsclub.org.

The goal of this project is to assist Frederick area families in choosing a preschool or child care center that best serves
the needs of their child or children. We all want for our children a positive first experience in the school environment.
Our hope is that the information in this booklet will serve as a starting point from which to conduct your preschool
search. We encourage you to speak to the representatives directly and tour the program facilities, determining for you
and your children the best “fit.”

In assembling this booklet, the school program representatives have responded to the same set of questions via a written
questionnaire. We have made every attempt to accurately describe the programs listed. If you find inconsistencies or
omissions, please forgive us, and direct any corrections to the committee chairperson.

I would like to thank the outstanding Preschool Fair Committee and Volunteers for their enthusiasm and hard work in
preparing this booklet, organizing, and working the Preschool Fair. We're all extremely grateful to the folks at the
Frederick Elks Lodge for their generosity and help with the hosting of this event. Also, we thank our generous
Frederick area sponsors who made this project possible. We would especially like to thank the UPS Store for the
assistance with the printing of this booklet. Visit http://momsclubfredericknorth.com/Preschool_Booklet.pdf to view
the current year booklet.

Shannon Green
2011 Preschool Fair Committee Chairperson
2011 Preschool Fair Committee and Volunteers
Sara Arnold Rebecca Emshoff Jennifer Leach Andie Sante
Beth Chiang Becky Falibota Sarah Leembruggen Tate Stimart
Sarah Clary Alysia Feuer Emily Osborne Kristina Yancer
Pamela Day Shannon Green Jodi Popielaski

Tenth Edition, Published November 2011
By the MOMS Club of Frederick County - North, Frederick, Maryland

This document is for informational purposes only. No official endorsement of any practice, publication, program, school, agency, business, organization
or individual, by the MOMS Club of Frederick North or the International MOMS Club, is intended or to be inferred.
This list of preschools and child care centers is not inclusive of all the programs available in Frederick. Inclusion in this booklet is decided by the schools,
not the Preschool Fair Committee.
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Our Sponsors Table of Contents
Choosing a Preschool 6
Childcare Regulations in Maryland 7
Special Services 9
Schools and Centers:
The Banner School 11
Barnesville School 12
Beth Sholom Early Childhood Center 13
Brook Hill Weekday Preschool 14
Calvary Weekday School 15
Carl & Norma Miller Children's Center at Frederick Community College 16
Celebree Learning Center of Frederick 17
Celebree Learning Center of Spring Ridge 18
Children’s Center Group 19
Church of the Brethren Learning Center 20
Circle of Life Cooperative Preschool 21
Educare Learning Center 22
Evangelical Lutheran Wee Folk School 23
Frederick Christian Academy 24
Frederick Country Day Montessori School 25
Friends Meeting School 26
Glade Valley Preschool 27
Goddard School of Frederick 28
Good Shepherd Preschool 29
Grace Christian Learning Center 30
Hope Community Preschool 31
Kids Come First Learning Center, Inc. 32
The Learning Bee 33
Lucy School: An Arts Based School and Teacher Training Center 34
Meadows Montessori 35
Middletown United Methodist Church Preschool & Kindergarten 36
Mother Seton School 37
Natalie’s Learning Center 38
Onica Prall Child Development Laboratory School 39
Smarty Pants 40
St. James’ Nursery School 41
St. John Regional Catholic School 42
Trinity Center for Early Childhood Development 43
The Visitation Academy 44
Weekday Nursery School 45
Our Sponsors 47
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Choosing A Preschool¹ Our Sponsors
Whether to send your child to preschool, and which preschool to send your child to are very personal decisions. No
one can tell you which school is best for your child and your family. The National Association for the Education of
Young Children (NAEYC) works to improve the well-being of young children. NAEYC accredited programs complete a
rigorous self-study and external review to prove that they meet standards of excellence in early childhood education.
When choosing a preschool, ask if the program is accredited by the NAEYC. The NAEYC suggests considering the
following “10 Signs of a Great Preschool”:
1. Children spend most of their time playing and working with materials or other children. They do not wander
aimlessly, and they are not expected to sit quietly for long periods of time.
2. Children have access to various activities throughout the day. Look for assorted building blocks and other
construction materials, props for pretend play, picture books, paints and other art materials, and table toys
such as matching games, pegboards, and puzzles. Children should not all be doing the same thing at the same
3. Teachers work with individual children, small groups, and the whole group at different times during the day.
They do not spend all their time with the whole group.
4. The classroom is decorated with children’s original artwork, their own writing with invented spelling, and
stories dictated by children to teachers.
5. Children learn numbers and the alphabet in the context of their everyday experiences. The natural world of
plants and animals and meaningful activities like cooking, taking attendance, or serving snack provide the
basis for learning activities.
6. Children work on projects and have long periods of time (at least one hour) to play and explore. Worksheets
are used little if at all.
7. Children have an opportunity to play outside every day. Outdoor play is never sacrificed for more
instructional time.
8. Teachers read books to children individually or in small groups throughout the day, not just at group story
9. Curriculum is adapted for those who are ahead as well as those who need additional help. Teachers recognize
that children’s different backgrounds and experiences mean that they do not learn the same things at the
same time in the same way.
10. Children and their parents look forward to school. Parents feel secure about sending their child to the
program. Children are happy to attend; they do not cry regularly or complain of feeling sick.

National Association for the Education of Young Children.
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Our Sponsors Childcare Regulations in Maryland
All child care in Maryland is regulated by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Division of Early
Childhood Development. Within the Division, child care licensing is the specific responsibility of the Office of
Child Care (OCC), Licensing Branch.

All child care facilities must meet minimum health, safety, and program standards set by Maryland law. To remain
licensed, facilities must maintain compliance with those standards. Every licensed facility is inspected by OCC at
least once each year to evaluate the facility’s compliance with child care regulations.
OCC’s thirteen Regional Offices are responsible for licensing activities, including:
•Issuing child care licenses;
•Inspecting child care facilities;
•Investigating complaints against licensed child care facilities;
•Investigating reports of unlicensed (illegal) child care; and
•Taking enforcement action when necessary to achieve compliance with regulations.
There are two types of regulated child care facilities: family child care homes and child care centers.
Family Child Care Homes and Child Care Centers Must Meet the Following Requirements:
•Have the approval of OCC, the fire department and other local agencies, as required (i.e., zoning, health, and
•Provide care only in the areas of the facility that have been approved for use.
•Have the license issued by OCC posted where it is easily and clearly visible to parents.
The license shows:
the maximum number of children who may be present at the same time;
the age groups which may be served; and
the facility’s approved hours of operation.
•At all times, each child must be supervised in a manner appropriate to the child’s age, activities, and individual
•All areas of the facility used for child care must be clean, well lit, and properly ventilated. Room temperatures
should be comfortable.
•If food service is provided, food must be stored, prepared, and served in a safe, sanitary and healthful manner.
•The facility must offer a daily program of indoor and outdoor activities that are appropriate to the age, needs and
capabilities of each child.
•An up-to-date emergency information card must be on file and maintained for each child.
•The facility must post an approved emergency evacuation plan and conduct evacuation drills at least monthly.

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Childcare Regulations in Maryland (continued) Our Sponsors
•Child discipline procedures must be appropriate to a child’s age and maturity level and may not include the deliberate
infliction of physical or emotional pain. Corporal punishment of any kind is strictly prohibited.
•The center director and staff members who have group supervision responsibilities must meet minimum education,
experience, and training qualifications. They must also meet continued training requirements each year.
•The director and all paid center employees must complete a criminal background check and a child abuse/neglect
clearance, and submit a medical evaluation.
•In each classroom, staff/child ratios and maximum group size requirements must be maintained at all times. The
following table shows some basic age groupings and the applicable requirements:

Age Group Ratio Maximum Size
0 – 18 months 1:3 6

18 – 24 months 1:3 9

2 years 1:6 12

3 – 4 years 1:10 20

5 years or older 1:15 30

•For every 20 children present, there must be at least one staff member who is currently certified in first aid and CPR.

²Compiled from the Maryland State Department of Education web site http://www.msde.maryland.gov/NR/
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Our Sponsors Special Services
263 W. Patrick Street., Frederick, MD 21701
301-662-4549 or 1-800-753-6841
Parents who need assistance in finding child care or a preschool can call the LOCATE Child Care Services line at 301-
695-4508 or 1-877-261-0060 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm M-F. You can also access a web-based version of the search
database anytime. Free of charge referral counselors are available to discuss individual families’ needs, provide
information on selecting the best available placement for your child, and provide referrals to regulated child care
providers. Their database includes all regulated programs in Frederick and Carroll Counties, including family childcare
homes, childcare centers, preschool programs, and school-age programs. An enhanced corporate referral service is
available to help employers meet their child care needs. Printouts of regulated childcare programs are available for a
small fee. CCC is a program of the Mental Health Association of Frederick County and a member agency of the
Maryland Child Care Resource Network. For more information, see their website: http://www.fcmha.org/

Frederick County offers a variety of programs for preschool-aged children including Frederick County High School
Preschool Programs and Frederick County Public Schools Pre-K Program. The Pre-K program is offered to qualifying
families only and is free to those who qualify. The High School Preschool Program is fee-based and varies from high
school to high school. To learn more about the High School Preschool Programs or the Public Schools Pre-K Program,
visit www.fcps.org. Classes for children accompanied by a parent are also available through Early Childhood Family
Education. More information about those classes can be found at www.ecfemd.org. Lastly, you can find information
about recreational classes for preschool-aged children in Frederick County at www.recreater.com.

350 Montevue Lane, Frederick, MD 21702
Frederick County Infants and Toddlers Program (FCITP) provides free early intervention services for Frederick County
children under three years old having developmental delays, disabilities or special health needs. Professionals from the
disciplines of physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychology, social work, special education, developmental
pediatrics, speech/language therapy, audiology, service coordination and nursing collaborate with clinicians throughout
the community and state to provide seamless evaluation and early intervention services. FCITP is an interagency
program led by Frederick County Developmental Center of the Frederick County Health Department.
For more information see their website: http://frederickcountymd.gov/index.aspx?nid=2498 .

350 Montevue Lane, Frederick, MD 21702
WIC is a health and nutrition program for pregnant women, breastfeeding moms, post partum women, infants and
children up to age 5. WIC provides a supplemental amount of nutritious foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding
support and referrals to other community agencies. Office hours are Monday—Friday, 8am to 5pm. There is one day
per week with evening hours and one Saturday clinic per month. Please call to make an appointment. For other
information, please visit their website: http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/index.aspx?NID=2415.

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Special Services (continued) Our Sponsors
7630 Hayward Road, Frederick, MD 21702
Child Find is the process for locating, evaluating, and identifying all children from birth through age 21 who have special
needs. Parents of school-age children who suspect their child may have an educational disability should -contact their
community school. If the child is 2 years and 9 months or older and not enrolled in school, parents should contact the
Child Find office at 301 644 5292. Information regarding the Child Find process for -children younger than two years
and nine months may be obtained from the Frederick County Developmental Center, 301 600-1611. For more
information, call the number above or go to http://fcps.org and search for “child find.”

263 West Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Help Line 2-1-1
The Mental Health Association of Frederick County serves the community as a private, non-profit organization. Their
mission is to build a strong foundation of emotional wellness by education, empowering and advocating for children,
adults and families through a wide array of services. They are available 24 hours a day for referrals and information. For
more details, call their help line 2-1-1 or visit their website http://www.fcmha.org.

The Maryland Children’s Health Program gives full health benefits for children up to age 19, and pregnant women of any
age who meet the income guidelines. MCHP enrollees obtain care from a variety of Managed Care Organizations. For
more information, contact the Frederick County Health Department or visit the MCHP website

9093 Ridgefield Drive, #102, Frederick, MD 21701
Way to Grow is a pediatric therapy practice offering physical and occupational therapy treatment and evaluation
services to children up to age 16. The group has an experienced team of therapists, dedicated to providing the highest
quality therapeutic services for the child and family. Way to Grow believes in promoting confidence, independence, and
success within the contexts of family, school, and the community. They use sensory integrative, developmental, and
functional frameworks, combined with a family-centered approach, to deliver services that treat the whole child. Services
include assessing a child's development in terms of school readiness/performance, motor skill development, behavioral
difficulties or sensory issues. This is a fee based service. For more information, visit their web site at http://
www.way2grow.com or email: info@way2grow.com.
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