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Takoma Park Child Development Center

310 Tulip Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

(301) 270-6824


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"At TPCDC we believe that children have a natural curiosity and desire to learn. We also believe that play is the work of children and that it is through meaningful play experiences that children's overall development is fostered. Teachers at TPCDC support children's natural curiosity by providing them with relevant, developmentally appropriate activities and materials which enable them to experiment and create. Information is not taught in isolation, but rather it is integrated into the daily events and connected to the children's experiences. Our curriculum is based on the principle that children who have a positive sense of self, a respect for others, creative and critical thinking skills, and a sense of community will be
well prepared for school and life."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Typical Toddler & Preschool Daily Schedule
7:00 Arrival / Breakfast / Free Play
8:30 Clean Up Time
8:45 Stories / Diapering / Wash Hands
9:15 Morning Group Time
9:45 Wash Hands / Morning Snack
10:15 Clean Up
10:30 Outside Play / Walk
11:15 Stories /Movement /Diapering
12:15 Lunch
12:45 Clean Up
1:00 Nap Time
3:00 Wake Up Time / Outside Play
3:45 Diapering / Wash Hands
4:15 Snack Time
4:30 Afternoon Activities / Free Play
5:15 Diapering / Quiet Activities
5:45 Clean Up Time
6:00 Center Closes"
Excerpted from the preschool's website