Twos and Preschool Program

Philosophy, Environment, Curriculum

Our two year old and preschool rooms are bright and sunny, and beautifully equipped. Our approach is primarily developmental, stressing social skills, exploration, discovery, independence, and creativity. Our teachers are enthusiastic, experienced and continuously trained. They are kind and nurturing.

Active play is at the heart of children’s learning. They need time to explore, grow physically, experience the world around them and understand it at their own pace. Based on these beliefs our curriculum is a child-centered, anti-bias approach blending Emergent Curriculum with active learning, using Developmentally Appropriate Practices. We add to this a focus on conflict resolution, which helps children build positive self-esteem and learn to use peaceful resolutions in problem solving and conflicts.

Our children’s days are filled with rich experiences in the arts, dramatic play, nature, math and language. We provide a Language Exposure Program (Olney/Spanish, East West/Spanish and our BCC Center is Spanish and Chinese) as well as a Music Program and Sports & Fitness Program. A well-balanced curriculum encourages active and imaginative free play.

Features

  • Ages 2 – 5 years
  • Multi-Cultural Emphasis
  • Nutritious Snacks
  • Full and part time schedules
  • Toilet training not required

Eligibility

We happily accept all races and nationalities. This program accepts children from age two until they are ready to enter kindergarten. We do our best to accommodate children with special needs.

 

Let's Get Started!!

Olney

16910 Georgia Ave.
Olney, Maryland 20832
phone: 301 260-1200
fax: 301 591-1376
email:
olney@thechildrenintheshoe.com

East West

4330 East West Highway
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
phone: 301 656-5056
email:
eastwest@thechildrenintheshoe.com

Bethesda - BCC & East West

4401 East West Highway
4330 East West Highway
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
BCC: 301 654-9253
East West: 301 656-5056
email:
bcc@thechildrenintheshoe.com
eastwest@thechildrenintheshoe.com

Rockville

1375 Piccard Dr‎
Rockville, MD, 20850
phone: (301)841-7708
email:
rockville@thechildrenintheshoe.com

Testimonials

William is just so happy...

William is just so happy to go to school each day, and that gives me a little glimpse into the joyful way he spends each day at the shoe.

N. Chien
We love The Shoe!

"We love The Shoe! The staff has helped mold my daughter into a smart, caring and passionate child. I feel confident, everyday she's dropped off, that she is kept safe and cared for. Charleigh has been enrolled at The Shoe since she was 6 months o...

Alexandra Smith
The teachers and staff at The Children in the Shoe are amazing!

"The teachers and staff at The Children in the Shoe are amazing!  We have one child who graduated from the Shoe last year and was 100% ready for Kindergarten - largely because of all the educational and social activities she was exposed to in pre...

M. Smith
The teachers are warm and caring

"I have two daughters that attend The Children in the Shoe on a part time basis. My older daughter started in the toddler room and will soon be in the pre-school and my younger daughter started in the infant room and is now in the toddler room. We...

S. Hendrickson
I know that my children both love the environment and their teachers

"We have been with the “Shoe” for over 2 years now. We have 2 children currently enrolled, and will be enrolling our soon-to-be born 3rd child when the time comes. We have been extremely happy with the quality of the care our childr...

L. Sera
No other childcare center compared

"I am writing to compliment you on the remarkable team you have in place at The Children in the Shoe. Nowhere have I encountered such a happy, competent and synergistic group.

No other childcare center compared, hands down, when making my ...

Doug and Jennifer McIvor
Teachers genuinely care about the children!

"It's such a warm place where the teachers genuinely care about the children. The administration is responsive. I've used many daycares in the past with my older children and I can say that these positives are not everywhere."

N. Kobil-Brown
Our experience at The Shoe has been amazing!

"Our experience at The Shoe has been amazing. The true testament to the quality of care that our son receives is the fact that he wants to "stay and play" at pick up time. When his teacher jokes that he can come home with her, he says "YES!".  Wh...

Sebastian's Mom
A wonderful home away from home

"The Shoe is a wonderful home away from home for our son. We are thrilled with the care that our son is receiving in his infant class.  His teachers welcome him each morning with smiles and open arms. He is thriving and we couldn't be more please...

C. Goldberg
Exceeded all of my expectations

"The Shoe has exceeded all of my expectations of a daycare/preschool. The administration and teachers alike show a depth of caring and interest in each child that provides an utter sense of ease and calm for me as a parent. I know that my children...

S. Laycox

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