Sugar Plums Child Development Center

Preschool in Rockville, MD 20852

6003 Executive Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20852
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Sugar Plums is the unique Child Development Center. The next best thing to being at home is being at Sugar Plums. We care for infants and children from ages two months through five years. Our surroundings are bright, clean, cheerful and safe, and are designed to scale so that children feel right at home.

Sugar Plums gives parents the opportunity to be closely involved in their children’s development. Because we are located near your home or workplace, parents are encouraged to visit Sugar Plums anytime during the day.

Our program is designed for your child to have fun and to meet the intellectual, social, emotional and physical needs of your child at each stage of his or her development.

The staff of Sugar Plums is highly educated and experienced in the field of early childhood development. They also have excellent nurturing abilities. Due of our low child-teacher ratio, each child is able to receive the individual attention that he or she needs.

Our staff is committed to helping your child develop into a positive, well rounded and self-confident individual. It’s a big job and we at Sugar Plums, are privileged to have a part in providing your child a good beginning that will last a lifetime.

Child Ages:
2 months - 5 years
Licenses & Accreditations:
Maryland State Department of Education Division of Early Childhood Development
This provider accepts vouchers
Children per Teacher:
Infant: 3/1, Toddler: 6/1, Pre k: 10/1, Afterschool: -/-
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM

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Sugar Plums Child Development Center is designed to meet the emotional, social, physical and intellectual needs of children in a safe, home-like, and loving environment. The unique characteristics of each child are valued in our center. Our well-trained and talented staff nurtures each childs interests and developmental advances. Childhood should be a time of joy, love, and adventure. At Sugar Plums, we appreciate children: their diversity, their challenges, and their successes. Our child-caring philosophy is based on flexibility and primary care for the children. The Center respects and accommodates the developmental stages of a child.
Our infant rooms are designed to reflect a home-like feeling with an eating area, sleeping area, and a play area. Infants are on individual schedules, as determined by their parents. Plenty of stimulating toys are available for the infants and their caregivers to explore. Our staff understands the importance of talking and singing to the babies throughout the day.
The staff has great respect for the success of our toddlers and two-year olds. We applaud and cheer for each new step. These children are marching (or rather, toddling!) toward more independence each day, and need to have many choices of activities. For this, flexibility is tied into our lesson plans to accommodate the changing interests of toddlers. Toys and equipment are selected that help develop gross and fine motor skills. These children may also choose art activities, music and dance, or exploring books. Toddlers and twos play hard and get tired, and they need to be held and cuddled. The staff is always ready to provide a loving lap to sit in.
The preschoolers area provides them with the opportunity to explore and choose activities as they see fit. Art, music, gross and fine motor activities, dramatic play, blocks, science, and books are some of the interest areas around the room. Our staff plan activities for the group as well as for individual children, in order to foster their development in all areas.
Our great respect for the individual derives from the findings of Jean Piaget, the Swiss epistomologist, who discovered the developmental thought process of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. From Piagets work, early childhood educators know that children learn best through play. Children are given a variety of rich experiences to help introduce new concepts about the world around them; as well, as reinforce skills children are mastering.
Our center is a home-away-from home for both the children and parents. Excellent communication with parents is top priority. With daily communication through conversation, email and written notes, the staff and parents form a team to help each childs day run smoothly. Parent involvement activities are held frequently for parents to interact with each other and the staff in a relaxed setting. Parents are always welcome to drop in at the Center anytime
during the day.


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