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The Pre-K Curriculum for Four- and Five-Year-Olds: Creative Curriculum, is the curriculum used in our pre-kindergarten classroom, is a comprehensive early literacy program designed for use with preschoolers, and is approved by the Maryland Department of … Read More »
Our mission is to create a stimulating, nurturing, values-rich environment for children of varied backgrounds. We offer an engaging, play-based program that involves the whole child, encouraging social, and intellectual growth, while empowering each child to develop at his/her own rate. We treat our staff with respect: recruiting, recognizing and rewarding excellence. We strive to become a welcoming, transformative educational resource for our families and for those in the surrounding community.
Cradlerock Children’s Center provides a classroom environment that encourages exploration and autonomy, helping students to become life-long learners. We embrace the core philosophy of Swiss scholar Jean Piaget, who believed that play is critical to a child’s development and understanding of the world.
We also know that children need to feel safe and loved in order to reach out to those around them. By fostering positive and nurturing interactions, our teachers help children build a bond of trust and caring, which forms a foundation for learning throughout life.
Choosing the right teachers to construct that foundation is critical, and investing in our staff is a core part of our philosophy. We are committed to paying salaries that well exceed the industry norm. By offering higher salaries, we are able to choose and retain the most qualified candidates to care for and educate children at our center.
Finally, Cradlerock Children’s Center is committed to serving families of all income levels, particularly those from the Owen Brown neighborhood surrounding our center. When financially able, we offer scholarships to those of limited means and accept vouchers from the state Department of Social Services. We also offer an English Immersion program at a nominal fee. This enables children to learn English before they enter the public school system, and benefits children who would otherwise be unable to attend preschool.
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CRADLEROCK CHILDREN'S CENTER
Owen Brown Interfaith Center
7246 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045
Sharon Buttari, M.S.
Convenient to Routes 29 & 32 in the heart of Columbia.GET IN TOUCH