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Brighter Futures Home Daycare

Chins Ct
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Phone:
(410) 581-9655

Children at Brighter Futures Home Daycare are given the opportunity to explore, experiment and create in a safe and nurturing environment.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

We believe that self-esteem is the critical component to optimal growth in young children. In order for a child to develop high self-esteem, we focus on developing the socialization and self-help skills needed to succeed in other areas of development.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
Other subjects taught

Day in the Life

A Typical Day

TYPICAL DAILY SCHEDULE

7:30-11:30 ARRIVAL & FREE/STRUCTURED PLAY/AND A WHOLE LOTTA LEARNING
A variety of activities available may include music, story time, books, puzzles, unstructured art, table toys, blocks and educational TV (Blues Clues and Dora the Explorer). Group activities, which may include organized games, music & movement, stories, singing songs or video watching.

11:15-12:00 LUNCH

1:00 NAP TIME/QUIET ACTIVITIES
Each child five years or younger will be provided with supervised rest period. The child not needing rest will be provided with a planned quiet activity. As each child awakens, a choice of quiet activities will be offered.

3:00 SNACK

3:30-6:00 FREE PLAY, CLEAN-UP & DEPARTURE
Supervised time indoors as well as outdoors.

Separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

If this is the first time your child has been separated from you, it is natural for he/she to be hesitant. A cheerful good-bye kiss, a smile, and a reassuring word that you will be back after work is all you need to do. I will take it from there. Please do not sneak out when your child is not looking. Usually the child will settle down shortly after you leave.