Accompanied by Director of Early Childhood Education Melissa Hood, Director of Child Care at Cross Keys Jamie Williams, and Director of Finance Tom Travers, Calvert School Head Master Andrew Holmgren cut the ribbon to symbolically open the newly renovated building.
"The hardest part about being a parent of a young child is dropping them off with someone you don't know,” Mrs. Hood said. “At Kiddie Calvert, we provide you with the reassurance that your child is being cared for in a safe, warm, and enriching environment."
Filled to the brim with boys and girls from throughout the Baltimore community, Kiddie Calvert Cross Keys offers robust child care and early childhood education for children aged 10 weeks to 5 years old in a comfortable environment of warmth and support. The facility, located in the nearby community of Cross Keys, spent much of the spring and summer under construction. During this time, contractors and workers worked tirelessly to install nine child-friendly classrooms, faculty and staff areas, a front lobby, and an outdoor play zone, where the boys and girls safely enjoy playtime with their friends and teachers.
Managed by Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Hood, Kiddie Calvert Cross Keys employs highly qualified teaching staff and assistants, all of whom use research-backed lesson plans and proven techniques to prepare the children for “big school” and beyond.
In addition to academics, the Kiddie Calvert curriculum focuses on fostering strong social skills and emotional awareness in every student. Children learn empathy, accountability, and independence while strengthening soft skills like collaboration and communication, helping them to name their emotions, regulate them, and form positive relationships.
Now enrolling, Kiddie Calvert Cross Keys offers an age-appropriate daycare and preschool curriculum guided by a “learning to play, playing to learn’ philosophy within a nurturing environment. To ensure each family’s comfort, the program also partners with parents through regular communication and real-time updates delivered through an easy-to-use app.
Kiddie Calvert Cross Keys is currently enrolling select age groups. To learn more about the program, including how to enroll your child, please click here.