utilizes the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)
state approved curriculum for family childcare which is The Creative
Curriculum® for Family Child Care.
This curriculum helps design a high-quality home-based programs that are responsive to the needs of children from birth and up. It also helps family child care educators to integrate learning into every moment of the day.
I am pleased to share with you that Bright Sparkles Family Daycare Center has achieved a Maryland EXCELS check level 1 rating by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). Maryland EXCELS is the state’s Quality Rating and Improvement System that awards ratings to child care and public prekindergarten programs that meet increasingly higher standards in key areas that are identified nationally as contributing to high quality.
Through a process of continuous quality improvement, Maryland EXCELS programs like mine meet rigorous quality standards over and above those required by State licensing regulations and public school requirements. The Maryland EXCELS standards include Licensing and Compliance, Staffing and Professional Development, Rating Scales and Accreditation, Developmentally Appropriate Learning and Practice and Administrative Policies and Practices.
I invite you to see how choosing high quality care and education makes a difference by visiting the Maryland EXCELS website at www.MarylandExcels.org. There you can view my program’s rating and learn about the importance of choosing quality for your child’s success in school and in life.