About Us – Little Stars Child Development Center
Little Stars Child Development Center is a child care in Suitland Maryland facility which includes Infant care, Toddler care, Preschool, and Before and After Care classrooms. We have constructed our facilities using environmentally friendly furniture and materials obtained from companies utilizing ecologically friendly methods to produce the most non-toxic and pesticide free products. Our environment is spacious, inviting, beautiful, and well thought out to incorporate a design that promotes learning, self-discovery, nurturing, and the overall health and safety of each and every child enrolled in our program. In addition, our child care in Suitland Maryland promotes real life experiences while incorporating the customs, languages, values, food & lifestyles that are shared among the diverse families all over the world. The importance of diversity is reflected as a fundamental part of the curriculum, promoting the uniqueness of each child & family within our center and in the world.
We use the Creative Curriculum while employing some of the influences and techniques of Maria Montessori and Reggio Emilia, Italy. We believe that children learn by doing and exploring in an environment where they feel nurtured and encouraged to strive for excellence and be who they want to be. Learning isn’t just repeating what someone else says; it requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work and to learn firsthand about the world we live in.
The activities we plan for children, the way we organize the environment, select toys and materials, plan the daily schedule, and talk with children, are all designed to accomplish the goals of our curriculum and give your child a successful start in school.
Going Green/Eco Healthy Child Care
OEC created the Eco-Healthy Child Care® program in 2005 to support child care providers in creating child care settings that are as environmentally healthy as possible. The program allows parents to choose child care facilities that are committed to creating a safer, healthier environment for children to learn and grow.
Reggio Emilia & Montessori
The Reggio Emilia approach to teaching young children puts emphasis on the natural development of children as well as the close relationships that they share with their environment at the center of its philosophy. Alongside this approach, Montessori is characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological development, as well as technological advancements in society. We incorporate these techniques into our curriculum in order to cultivate the most effective learning environment possible.