Infant & Toddler Child Care Center
Provided by ChildKind, Inc.
ChildKind, Inc. is a parent co-operative and is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of parents of children enrolled in the Center.
As a parent co-operative, full-time enrolled families are required to contribute 3 hours per month. A $35.00 per hour ($105.00 per month) charge will be assessed to families for hours not fulfilled each month.
||6 weeks - 3 yrs|
|Hours of Operation:
||7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
(Monday - Friday)
Closed all Federal Government holidays and 3 professional days
Effective October 2011
|$760.00 every 2 weeks for children up to 2 yrs.|
$605.00 every 2 weeks for children 2 - 3 yrs.
||A $50.00 enrollment fee is required. |
A $85.00 materials fee is due on October 1 every year.
||Equivalent to one tuition payment and due at time of signing the enrollment agreement. |
||National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)|
||State of Maryland Department of Education, Office of Child Care|
||3,173 sq. ft.|
||3,200 sq. ft.|
About ChildKind, Inc.
ChildKind, Inc. originated at Suburban Hospital in 1983 and was the first licensed center-based infant care program located in Montgomery County, Maryland. By mid 1985, the parents acquired ownership and a parent cooperative organization was established. On July 6, 1987 ChildKind, Inc. moved onto the NIH campus from a nearby high school. On June 8, 1998, ChildKind, Inc. relocated to a new modular building on campus.
ChildKind, Inc. is dedicated to providing quality professional services to infants and toddlers and their families. ChildKind, Inc. operates on the principle that infants and toddlers grow in learning environments that provide experiences aimed at fostering their development in five major areas:
- Social/Emotional - A warm, consistent, and caring environment.
- Gross Motor - Large muscle development and coordination.
- Fine Motor - Small muscle development (puzzles, blocks, and toys).
- Language - Communication and listening.
- Cognitive - Problem solving and challenges for young minds.
We encourage young children to develop at their own rates. Developmental screening, daily observations, and parent/family input provide the foundation for developing individual activities for children. Our professional educators provide opportunities for affectionate and stimulating developmental activities. Throughout the day your child will also experience lots of nurturing, laughing, smiling, and "conversation".