Infant Care in Olney

Part time and full time enrollment available at our Olney Center

We specialize in the care and nurturing of these very young children. This is a special time for infants and their families. During this time your child is likely to take their first steps, say their first words and begin to form relationships with other children that may last through preschool and beyond.


Our Caregivers

Our experienced caregivers are carefully trained to help your baby feel safe, loved, and well-cared for. They understand the importance of talking to the children, making eye contact, singing silly songs, cuddling, and gently guiding them as they explore their environment. Your child will have a primary caregiver who performs the majority of the one-on-one caregiving routines (feeding, changing, comforting, etc) and with whom your child will form a bond of intimacy. Studies on early brain development stress the importance of a single, consistent caregiver for the majority of the day. Your child’s primary caregiver provides a written daily report detailing your child’s day.

Infant Environments

Our infant environments are safe and inviting. Edges are rounded and softened for safety. Our play spaces rich in shapes and colors and toys which encourage exploration, active, interactive, and quiet play.


Daily Routines and Activities

Daily routines are developed to meet the needs of your infant and include individual feeding schedules, nap times, hand washing, and diaper changes. Daily activities include story time, music activities, outside time, and lots of opportunities to work on fine and gross motor skills. We have special teachers scheduled to visit the classrooms to present activities and experiences in music, and foreign language exposure.

We provide cribs, sheets, blankets, and bibs.


Let's Get Started!!


16910 Georgia Ave.
Olney, Maryland 20832
phone: 301 260-1200
fax: 301 591-1376

East West

4330 East West Highway
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
phone: 301 656-5056

Bethesda - BCC & East West

4401 East West Highway
4330 East West Highway, Suite 110
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
BCC: 301 654-9253
East West: 301 656-5056


1375 Piccard Dr‎
Rockville, MD, 20850
phone: (301)841-7708


William is just so happy...

William is just so happy to go to school each day, and that gives me a little glimpse into the joyful way he spends each day at the shoe.

N. Chien
We love The Shoe!

"We love The Shoe! The staff has helped mold my daughter into a smart, caring and passionate child. I feel confident, everyday she's dropped off, that she is kept safe and cared for. Charleigh has been enrolled at The Shoe since she was 6 months o...

Alexandra Smith
The teachers and staff at The Children in the Shoe are amazing!

"The teachers and staff at The Children in the Shoe are amazing!  We have one child who graduated from the Shoe last year and was 100% ready for Kindergarten - largely because of all the educational and social activities she was exposed to in pre...

M. Smith
The teachers are warm and caring

"I have two daughters that attend The Children in the Shoe on a part time basis. My older daughter started in the toddler room and will soon be in the pre-school and my younger daughter started in the infant room and is now in the toddler room. We...

S. Hendrickson
I know that my children both love the environment and their teachers

"We have been with the “Shoe” for over 2 years now. We have 2 children currently enrolled, and will be enrolling our soon-to-be born 3rd child when the time comes. We have been extremely happy with the quality of the care our childr...

L. Sera
No other childcare center compared

"I am writing to compliment you on the remarkable team you have in place at The Children in the Shoe. Nowhere have I encountered such a happy, competent and synergistic group.

No other childcare center compared, hands down, when making my ...

Doug and Jennifer McIvor
Teachers genuinely care about the children!

"It's such a warm place where the teachers genuinely care about the children. The administration is responsive. I've used many daycares in the past with my older children and I can say that these positives are not everywhere."

N. Kobil-Brown
Our experience at The Shoe has been amazing!

"Our experience at The Shoe has been amazing. The true testament to the quality of care that our son receives is the fact that he wants to "stay and play" at pick up time. When his teacher jokes that he can come home with her, he says "YES!".  Wh...

Sebastian's Mom
A wonderful home away from home

"The Shoe is a wonderful home away from home for our son. We are thrilled with the care that our son is receiving in his infant class.  His teachers welcome him each morning with smiles and open arms. He is thriving and we couldn't be more please...

C. Goldberg
Exceeded all of my expectations

"The Shoe has exceeded all of my expectations of a daycare/preschool. The administration and teachers alike show a depth of caring and interest in each child that provides an utter sense of ease and calm for me as a parent. I know that my children...

S. Laycox

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