Infant Program(6 weeks to 18 months)
Infant Program in Gaithersburg, Maryland
Our Infant program in our School in Gaithersburg, Maryland serves children 6 weeks through – 17 months of age. As children reach the age of 18 months, they are transitioned into the Toddler program; the exact timing depends on space availability and the individual child’s developmental progress. The student: teacher ratio in our Infant program is 3:1.
We provide an environment that encourages each infant to learn and develop at their own pace. Children learn so much during these first months, it can be a challenge to keep up with them. Our specially-trained teachers provide appropriate stimulation for each child so they can exercise recently acquired skills and learn new ones.
Working closely with families we establish a daily routine that closely matches what each child is accustomed to. Daily written reports keep parents informed on eating, diaper, and sleeping habits. As your child grows, the teachers will work with you to adjust schedules and routines to fit their new needs. Infants play with a variety of materials to stimulate the development of reaching and grasping, crawling, standing, climbing, and walking.
As your child grows, the teachers will work with you to adjust schedules and routines to fit their new needs. Infants play with a variety of materials to stimulate the development of reaching and grasping, crawling, standing, climbing, and walking.
Akuto Van Mensvoort
My daughter has started going to Top Hat Childcare before she started walking and she's now almost 5. I have to be honest, when it comes to small children, it's very delicate, you either feel strongly about what you want for them or you're ok with giving it a try and see how things go. The later approach worked for us, just like many other things in life. There were times were I would bring up concerns and I may have felt like my concerns were not taken into consideration the way I'd like, however eventually everything always worked out. The teachers and school members always did take note of our concerns. The staff is very friendly and polite.
Hee Kang Ho
“Nice teachers, Good facilities, Good programs for babies and kids”
Olga Burnham (April 2020)
“Our child has been attending Top Hat Childcare School since about 3 years old. When the shutdown occurred, and because we’re essential personnel for the workplace, Top Hat was quick to find ways to assist us with our childcare needs throughout this ordeal. Top Hat has helped my child to acquire math skills and is also learning to read common words in English as well as the basics of human anatomy among other science-oriented activities. Overall, we highly recommend Top Hat as a great place faithful to the method for setting a solid foundation for your child’s development!”
Katie Lucas ( April 2020)
“Our son has been at Top Hat Childcare for over 5 years. He’s had wonderfully caring teachers and administrators since he was enrolled. We highly recommend the peaceful environment and thoughtful approach to learning within the structure of the curriculum. Willing to answer any questions!”
Alan Young ( May 2020)
“If you are in the market for daycare or pre-K program in Gaithersburg, Top Hat Childcare is really a great option! My son has attended Top Hat since he was 6 months old. My wife and I have found that all three programs (infant, toddler and primary) are very well run. Each room offers a peaceful learning environment compared to some of the schools/daycare centers we visited before choosing Top Hat. The teachers truly care about children and they work with parents to ensure that progress is tracked on a daily basis. I feel that my son will be well prepared to start public school next September. Pricing is very fair relative to the quality care and education your child will receive. There’s also a discount for siblings…our daughter now attends as well!”