It’s a new year, a new decade, and time for new year resolutions! Maybe yours (like many of us) are fitness-related. Maybe they have to do with diet and nutrition, spending less time in front of screens like a zombie, or maybe it’s something else altogether that’s, frankly, none of our business! 

If you are planning on moving to the area, and have made finding a Fort Washington Daycare your new year resolution, well that decidedly is our business. In today’s blog, we will briefly describe our approach as a local childcare center before we dive into the meat and potatoes of highlighting our accreditations and daycare association memberships. 

It will all fit together in the end, you will see. Keep reading if you want to learn more about why we are among the very top daycares in Maryland! 

High-Level Facts

Jaycees Early Learning Center is one of the top childcare facilities in the entire state because we put our students first in everything that we do. We have an intentional focus to provide a safe, nurturing, and supervised environment for children to grow personally, socially, and intellectually. Here are a few reasons to choose our Fort Washington daycare:

  • Affordable child care programs
  • Dedicated and certified teachers and caregivers
  • Safe, secure, and clean environment
  • Convenient hours and location
  • Age-appropriate facilities and curriculums
  • Individualized attention for each child
  • Members of the Maryland State Child Care Association

Learning Through Play

While providing a safe, nurturing, and supervised environment is a non-negotiable for any childcare center worth your consideration, Jaycees Early Learning Center separates ourselves from other daycare centers with a special emphasis on learning through play. We go above and beyond traditional methods by employing a childcare curriculum that’s centered on developing the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social development of our children-students.

How do we do this? Through interactive learning and play, of course! We use research-supported childcare curriculum and methods of teaching that engage children; we want them to love learning about themselves, each other, and the world! Fostering this love of learning is crucial at such a young age, and that’s exactly why we make a point to keep it at the heart of everything we do. 

So, yes we are certified, credentialed, and experienced, but we are more than that. We are passionate about teaching your children how to love learning through play! It pervades everything we do here at Jaycees. 

Membership Accreditation

For the remainder of today’s blog (it’s a lengthy one, but we’ve got plenty to say today), we’ll be highlighting each of the associations of which we are proud to call ourselves members. 

Maryland State Child Care Association

“Caring for Maryland’s most important natural resource” is their motto, and it’s something we certainly do our best to emulate at Jaycees. The MSCCA aims to promote the growth and development of professional licensed child care and learning centers in Maryland. 

We are proud to be members of the MSCCA for a variety of reasons, among which are:

  • Advocacy – The NCCA Leadership advocates for our children’s behalf in Washington D.C. They represent our interests, and they do it well. 
  • Webinars – They provide monthly “Webinar Wednesdays” to help keep members educated and well-trained in the child care field. 
  • NCAA Voice – They provide us with State and Federal updates in an easy-to-digest format
  • Accreditation – Being a member of NCCA fulfills requirements for CDA credential, STARS required organization memberships, and other national accreditations.  
  • Networking – What do other daycare centers do well that we could leverage? MSCCA helps connect the dots so that we can all do more of what works well so that the children can benefit. 

Prince George’s County Group Child Care Association

The PCCPNPGC (Professional Child Care Provider Network of Prince George’s County, Inc.) is not only a mouthful to say, but it’s also a non-profit, all-volunteer organization invested in promoting quality childcare, school readiness, and the inclusion of children who have special needs in Prince George County. 

PCCPNPGC offers free, low-cost, and discounted workshops for all members so that child care centers can improve their offerings in a range of ways, including:

  • Mentorship
  • Technical Assistance
  • Support Meeting Regulatory Requirements
  • Obtaining CDAs
  • Achieving National Accreditation

According to their website, “Quarterly meetings, quarterly newsletters, a resource guide, and a Staples Level-3 Business Copy & Print Discount Card are just a few more benefits available to PCCPNPGC Members.

National Early Childhood Education Program 

Jaycees Early Learning Center is also proud to be part of the daycare field on the national scale. The National Association for the Education of Young Children, or NAEYC, promotes high-quality learning by connecting practice, policy, and research. 

We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children. The association comprises nearly 60,000 individual members of the early childhood community and more than 50 Affiliates, all committed to delivering on the promise of high-quality early learning. Together, we work to achieve a collective vision: that all young children thrive and learn in a society dedicated to ensuring they reach their full potential.

We don’t think we could have put it much better, so we’ll leave it at that for now!

Choose Jaycees Early Learning Center In Fort Washington

We hope you’ve enjoyed this change-of-pace blog from us at Jaycees! But more than that, we hope you understand just how committed to providing exceptional child care for our young students. If you have questions or are ready to schedule a tour with us, contact us at your convenience!