Welcome to Marriott Child Development Center

Meet the Center Director

Elka Forbes

M-F: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Phone: 301-380-1850

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Our Educational Programs

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Infants

An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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Toddler/Twos

An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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Preschool

Where curious children become inspired and ready for school

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The World at Their Fingertips

Our own World at Their Fingertips® curriculum is based on the research of the most renowned education experts. Designed by our education team, it’s created to support these important early years, to inspire children to be bold explorers today and joyful, confident learners for life.

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Language Works

Literacy, language, and love of books cultivated through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Science Works

Spurring a sense of wonder through observations and experiments in which we ask questions and form, record, and describe conclusions.

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Art Smart

Fostering an interest and appreciation of art, music, theater and dance, while encouraging individual talents and artistic expression.

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Math Counts

Early math concepts experienced through counting, sorting, patterning, one-on-one correspondence, and problem solving.

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Well Aware

Healthy living developed through physical activity, good nutrition, and healthful habits incorporated into every day routines.

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Towards a Better World

Experiences and activities designed to help children learn to respect our world, its diverse people, and the environment we live in.

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Caring Matters

Support for important social skills including compromise, self-regulation, negotiating with peers, and forming positive relationships.

“Corina - thank you for all you do! I am amazed at all the things you juggle every day in the center!”

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Brenna

“Beth - thank you for all you do to make Michael's day a great day everyday! We are so grateful for you.”

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Brenna

“Miss Sam, Thank you for everything you do all year long!”

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Julie

“Barbara - thank you for all you do to help with Molly and Michael! We are amazed at all the things you juggle!”

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Brenna

“Dear Ms. Jojo and Ms. Beth! Being a toddler teacher requires a lot of patience. This is not a job for everyone. I hope both of you know how wonderful you are. Daddy Rex and I appreciate it more than words can say. Thank you very much! Jennifer & Rex & Abigail Sun”

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Jennifer & Rex & Abigail Sun

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Healthy Food for Growing Children

Healthy food is part of children’s development. Our menus align with our wellness commitment to Partnership for Healthier America. By eating family-style and serving themselves, children learn about making healthy choices and the connection between food and community.

Early Education Awards & Partnerships

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