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High-quality child care creates a stimulating, safe, and loving environment for your child. As caregivers and educators, our mission is to provide a safe and developmentally appropriate learning environment that fosters a child's natural desire to explore, discover, create, and become lifelong learners. Our ultimate goal is to develop positive relationships and connect with our children's families to enhance a positive environment for all, thus strengthening the high-quality care we offer.
Tip Top Tots ELC, formerly known as Greater Works Childcare, opened in June 2014 as a faith-based summer camp for preschool children, which provided early reading development. In 2015, GWC added a date night service to its offerings and special event child care services. June 2015, GWC continued as a summer camp providing care for school-aged children five and up, along with an intensive reading program. In September 2015, GWC opened its first infant/toddler family daycare in Bowie, MD.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and lack of available child care, TTT opened a family home daycare in Waldorf, M.D. TTT is currently expanding and will be opening its first center location in Chestertown, MD, in the Fall of 2021.
All are welcome at TTT regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, or disability. TTT fosters an environment where children are free to explore, discover, create, and learn. We pride ourselves on using an individualized curriculum that meets each child to guarantee success in life once they have matriculated through our program. TTT also understands how big of role families and the child's environment play in each child's development. TTT prides itself on the ability to connect and develop positive, lifelong relationships with all of our families so that they feel related to TTT's mission and ultimately a part of our extended family.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also, and greater works than these shall he do. -John 14:12
Our infant/toddler program utilizes HighScope Infant-Toddler Curriculum. Active learning is the foundation of the HighScope curriculum and observation, adult-child interaction, schedules/routines, and the learning environment.
Our Terrific Twos curriculum focuses on play, social-emotional development, and developing trusting relationships with staff and peers. Our twos are introduced to STEM learning through hands-on learning experiences and active play engagement strategies.
The foundation of the preschool program is to provide prompt curiosity, wonder, and exploration, traits that most three-year-olds possess. That is why our comprehensive STEM curriculum is essential in our preschool program. We also offer an early reading development program that teaches those foundational reading skills. Lastly, play is essential in our preschool program.
Our pre-kindergarten program is all about kindergarten readiness. Children are able to engage in scientific discovery and practice. We also utilize Fundations, by Wilson Language Training, as our reading/phonics program. Lastly, play, is also essential to our pre-kindergarten classroom.
TTT currently offers private kindergarten; it provides an alternative to virtual/ hybrid learning. We also offer homeschool support and tutoring.