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Dandelion Christian Child Care

2538 Jefferson Pike
Jefferson, MD 21755-8222

(301) 834-9007


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"At Dandelion, we believe each child is a unique individual. We
strive to provide a loving, nurturing, and stimulating environment
for children addressing social, emotional, intellectual, and
physical needs through a balanced program.

We believe in providing a physical environment that is safe,
clean, healthy, and child-friendly. Classrooms are arranged to
offer challenging play and learning choices serving a range of
developmental levels. Outdoor environments provide spacious
nature-enriched learning and playing opportunities.

The strength of our program is the experience, expertise, and
dedication of our staff. We support the teachers with training,
resources and the freedom to create unique learning
environments. Our teachers' main objectives are to instill a
positive self-image and love of learning in each individual child.

We believe in positive methods of discipline. We establish
consistent and appropriate limits to help children function in their
world. Our programs are designed to develop in children both a
sense of independence and a sense of responsibility.

We acknowledge that parents/guardians are the most significant
adults in a child's life. We strive to create mutual respect
between parents/guardians and teachers--a partnership for the
benefit of the child. We encourage daily communications
between parents and the center staff. Our doors are open to
parents at all times.
Excerpted from the preschool's website