Call us today: 301-775-8953

1009 Bayridge Terrace ● Gaithersburg, MD ● 20878

Our Mission


At Creative Explorers, our mission is to provide a safe, secure and fun learning experience from infancy to school age and beyond.  At CECC we value that through all cultures and developmental areas, all children and families matter. 

 

Our Focus

Studies show that early childhood education plays an important factor in childhood development compared to babysitting in early stages of a child's life.

Sarah Neils - Owner & Director


Sarah has been a childcare educator for 7 years across Montgomery County, MD. As an educator Sarah holds Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Credentialing level 4 and all the required MSDE trainings to fulfill her position. Sarah has been working for MSDE and National Association for the Education of Young Children accredited centers her entire career as an early childhood educator. She has completed volunteer hours in child care centers in Dc for over 10+ years while attended Montgomery College receiving college credits towards Early childhood Education Associates Degree. She is also currently pursing her National Director's Credential. 

45 hours infants/toddlers
90 hours preschool
CDA In Preschool
SIDS
CPR/First Aid
Medication Administration Training

Emergency Preparedness

9 hours Communication
Working with Mixed age groups
Basic health and Safety training
Americans with Disabilities Act
Developmental Screening
Seffel Trainings

Center Information


A family daycare facility with a center based curriculum 

We pride ourselves on providing children an intimate environment without limiting the benefits of a center based facility. We hold our teachers to the highest standards of certifications, implement  center used curriculum all at a family daycare center price.


We are open from 6:30am to 6:30pm Monday through Friday. We provide parents the flexibility of full time and part time options.

Our Preschool Lead Teacher


Our preschool lead teacher has been working in child care since January 2011. She has ranged from infancy to school age programs, working in traditional child care as well as Montessori. Our preschool lead teacher has her AA in Early childhood education and Special Education and currently working towards her BA in ECE. She has also worked in ABA. She hold MSDE credentialing level 4 and many other trainings (listed below). 

45 hours School Age

45 hours infants/toddlers

90 hours preschool

SIDS

CPR/First Aid

Medication Administration Training 

Emergency Preparedness

9 hours communication

Working with Mixed age groups

Basic Health and Safety Training

Americans with Disabilities Act

Developmental Screening 

Seffel Trainings

Our Teachers


When we say daycare, we don’t mean just that.

Actually, every single member of our team of childcare specialists excels in providing a lasting, caring and nurturing care for your child.

 

Regardless of the age group that he or she belongs to, from toddlers to teenagers – we know how to deal with them all.

Our extensive number of pre-kindergarten and school-related teaching and entertaining programs are all meant to both make your child feel safe.


WHAT OUR

HAPPY PARENTS SAY



Jorge J.

As a first time parent, I was beyond hesitant to leave my daughter to anyone other than myself or my wife. After looking for a nurturing and loving person we across Sarah. My daughter quickly became attached to Sarah and since then I couldn't feel more comfortable leaving my daughter in her care. My daughter started at 14 months old and since then has become her own person. I couldn't be happier putting my child in her care.