Childcare Center 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 old and now we are preparing her to transition to Kindergarten! I couldn't ask for a better child care center. Thanks Shoe family!"

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 preschool at the Shoe.  Our son is still at The Children in a Shoe.  We love that the teachers and staff are warm and supportive  - he loves going to "school" every day!  As parents, there is nothing more gratifying than seeing your kids learning and being happy and we know that when he is at The Children in a Shoe he is doing just that!"

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 have had a wonderful experience at The Shoe. I visited many centers before choosing this one and I knew right away that I wanted my children here. The Directors made me and my children feel welcome from the very start. The teachers are warm and caring. Many of the teachers in other classrooms know my children and greet them kindly. My children both love school and have learned so much. I also love the physical space of The Shoe. The outdoor space is wonderful and I really like knowing that they spend so much time outside each day. The extra classes like Spanish and yoga are a real bonus, too. We switched, briefly, to another center that was closer to our home, but after a few months we realized we needed to be back at The Shoe. Also, the staff is very communicative. If I ever have a problem or question I can be confident that it will be addressed. The Shoe has a great balance of a family feel, but also the structure and regulations I appreciate in a licensed facility"

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 children receive here!  I feel like everyone in the center knows my kids and is happy to see and interact with them – not just their own teachers. I appreciate getting reports on how my child is doing, both the brief everyday reports and the more extensive parent-teacher conferences. The teachers and administrators have always been available to discuss any concerns that I have. As an educator myself I appreciate that the curriculum is based on current best practices in early childhood education and that every instructor in the school is encouraged to participate in professional development.  And I know that my children both love the environment and their teachers – most days they ask for “extra minutes” to play when I pick them up from school! We are very happy here and wouldn’t think of going anywhere else!"

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 choice. On the few occasions which I have had minor concerns, they have been addressed promptly and thoroughly. My day-to-day childcare providers are delightful and engaged. As are the men and women in the adjoining rooms who often interact with me and my child.

I cannot get over how happy and engaged the entire team is. And they operate with such synergy, like a world championship sports team. I'm not sure if this is by accident or design, but you have a very special thing going on at The Shoe.

Thanks for providing such a special place for my child.

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!".  When we need to drop him off on a day other than his MWF schedule, the staff and teachers are genuinely happy to see him and excited they get to spend another day with him. We couldn't ask for a more caring, fun and stimulating place for our child."

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 pleased. We see the developmental benefits of daycare through the milestones that he achieves and in his desire to interact with other children both inside and outside of The Shoe. His care doesn't end in the classroom.  All of the other teachers know his name and give him kisses and hugs in the hallway.  The directors also make an effort to know him and care for him.  It is a wonderful feeling to know that your child is loved even when you can't be with him. We wholeheartedly recommend The Shoe!"

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 are spending their days in a safe, loving environment that also offers opportunities for creative expression, active exercise and social experiences, and a unique and engaging educational curriculum. I could not ask for more, thank you Shoe!"

S. Laycox

A loving and warm environment

Six years ago, as a first time parents, we sent our oldest child to the Shoe hoping that they would care for him in a loving and warm environment. The Shoe surpassed our expectations with the amazing care all of their staff has shown now for both of our children. The Shoe has become our second family and we can't think of a better place for our children to be.

-The Haroon Family 

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:
eastwest2@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
eastwest2@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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