Learning Through Purposeful Play
Not All Play Is Created Equal.
There is play. And then there is Purposeful Play. That's how children learn at Sugar Plums.
Purposeful Play is a powerful, evidence-based early education philosophy that puts children at the center of their learning experience. It is fundamentally rooted in the idea that learning can and should happen through exploration, investigation, and engagement. It leaves space for children to discover, to dig-in and to connect the dots. (And to find the joy and celebrate their findings!) It places teachers as guides, helping children uncover the secrets of the world around them. And most importantly, it fosters a lifelong love of learning.
Learn just how powerful Purposeful Play can be and how Sugar Plums can help your child reach their potential.
From 6 weeks to 18 months old
Your little one starts their playful learning journey with Sugar Plums with a mindful transition from their home to our home, exploring the world around them with guided play.
From 18 months to 2 years old
Beyond running, jumping and climbing, your toddler will begin to acquire fine motor skills, speech skills, and critical social & emotional skills like learning to play with others, taking turns, and sharing.
From 3 years to 5 years old
Children get ready for formal school, focusing on teaching literary and language skills, math skills, and building critical social and emotional skills.
"Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play."
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The teachers at Sugar Plums are warm, caring, mature, well-educated early childhood specialists. At every opportunity, they are down on the child's level playing with, engaging, and calmly guiding the kids. Sugar Plums has exceeded our expectations and we are so glad that we chose to enroll our child here.
What puts Sugar Plums above and beyond other day cares (and between my son and daughter we have been through four) is that LOVE comes FIRST. No exaggeration. They are gentle with the kids and very nurturing, and they are very, very generous with hugs! What is special about Sugar Plums is that they truly live and breathe the rule that each child is unique. They strive to create an environment based on the child's individual needs.
Sugar Plums has been a phenomenal experience for our entire family. We have sent two kids through the program, from infancy to toddlerhood, and feel as though both kids received the highest level of education, care and love. The teachers are top notch, the facility is bright and inviting and the whole experience was easy to navigate.
We welcome the opportunity to give you a tour of our space, meet our amazing teachers, learn about our innovative Purposeful Play curriculum, and watch our Center in action. We are happy to schedule a tour at a time that is convenient for you.
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6003 Executive Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20852