About Hope Grows
Hope Grows Child Development Center has embraced the principles of progressive education. Our program nurtures children’s development, encourages respect for others and fosters students’ ability to observe, question, evaluate and make decisions.
Our curriculum is based on the nationally recognized Creative Curriculum from the Teaching Strategies. This curriculum is state sponsored and certified.
The center curriculum is child centered utilizing themes, projects and units to encourage learning. We strive to provide an exciting environment with opportunities for discovery, initiative and inquiry. Developmentally appropriate activities are planned for each content area to give success and challenge to each age level. A balance between teacher-initiated and child-initiated activities is sought with emphasis on the child’s choice. Materials are gathered, created and purchased with these goals in mind.
Our Center participates in Maryland EXCELS which is a Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). A QRIS is a framework used to recognize, assess, improve and communicate the level of quality in early childhood and school-age care and educational settings.