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A Child's Garden

515 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Severna Park, MD 21146

(410) 647-2300


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We believe our school is a special place, unique in a child’s experience, and
designed to provide the components of a quality early childhood educational program. Recognizing how crucial and important the early years of childhood are, we believe in inspiring children to reach their highest potential academically, socially, physically and artistically.

The components of our program are:
• a stimulating environment, rich with opportunities for learning in Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and the Arts, which enhances the child’s natural curiosity and desire to learn in an atmosphere of loving care.
• low adult-child ratios, which are associated with more extensive teacher-child interaction and the ability to individualize learning. Small group size provides more opportunities for teachers to encourage exploration, problem-solving and promote language development.
• the development of cognitive, social-emotional, and motor skills, which are related to early learning and later academic achievement.
• teachers who are degreed, teach using the principles of developmentally appropriate practice, and are committed to continued growth as professionals to improve the learning of all students.
• Mutually beneficial relationships with families to develop the deep
knowledge of individual children, so we can teach each child in the context in which he/she develops and learns.

Our mission is to provide a stimulating, developmentally appropriate environment that enhances the child’s natural curiosity and desire to learn in an atmosphere of loving care with individual attention to children’s needs and learning styles, respecting parents as partners in the learning community.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions