Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do you select the right preschool for your child?

Maplelawn Montessori welcomes any family looking for a preschool for their child/children. We offer daily tours to the families.

If you like to tour our preschool in-person pls schedule a tour from our enables teachers and students to quickly establish a schedule and routine.

Tell us a little bit about the in-person school tour?

We try to gauge and understand the needs of the parents which helps us explaining those key points during the tour. During the time of the tour, we take utmost time explaining the process and the daily routine by giving them a tour of our school. The parents get to meet and greet the experienced staff, can interact with the teachers, take a closer look at the classroom, understanding the methodology, materials and the functioning of the classroom. and show them all about our school makes the process of selecting our school that will best suit their child/children

How will I be informed of my child’s progress?

Maplelawn Childcare uses a mobile application for communications, it is simple and literally acts as a text message to the teacher or vice versa to know more about the child.

We also encourage the traditional method of setting up a time to meet with the teacher before or after teaching hours. If you have concerns or just want to know about what your child is doing in the classroom, don’t hesitate to set up an appointment.

Maplelawn Childcare offers parent-teacher conference twice a year, one in January and the second at the end of the year. That would be the best time to find out all about the child’s growth and progress.

What is the Teacher Student Ratio?

Our teacher – student ratios are:
Infant classroom (6 weeks – 18 Months) : 1 Teacher – 4 Students
Toddler Program (18 months – 3 years) : 1 Teacher – 8 Students
Primary Program (3 years – 6 years) : 1 Teacher – 10 Students
Although we can go up to 14 students per teacher in our primary classroom, we would like to keep it at a comfortable ratio.

Does your school operate all year around?

Maplelawn Childcare is a preschool that helps families by keeping the school open throughout the year. We observe the Federal holidays and is shut for a week during Christmas and a week during the county Spring break.

Do you have summer camp?

Maplelawn Childcare summer camp is something that the parents look forward too. It caters to children from 2 years to 12 years of age.

We have a lot of returning school age children who love the summer camp activities which involve going to the parks, museums since the nation’s capital is at a driving distance and the children can explore different kinds of museums. We also have varied talents coming in to entertain the children and at the same time keep those learning minds alert.

How much play time do the children get in a day?

In our Preschool, our children get about 2-3 hours of play time which includes morning social interaction, playground time for two 30 minutes and evening social interaction time. The children who get dropped off before 9 AM and who are in the school after 5 PM are interacting, playing with other children and with stem toys. The children get about an hour of playground time spilt into 2 half hour sessions.

Day care of high standards

Our Commitment


Safe and Healthy Environment

Maple Lawn Montessori Day-care is a safe, secure, and stimulating environment that positively engages and celebrates children and their families through a world-class childcare support system.



Daily Engagement

Learning is a dynamic process that occurs throughout the day; thus the child needs to be engaged in meaningful, playful and joyful learning experiences.



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Home away from Home

A home away from home, they are managed by committed and experienced teachers with strong backgrounds in caregiving and early years learning, who personalize the experience to accommodate each child’s emotional, social, and intellectual needs and temperament.


What Parents are Saying

Jazmine Senn
Jazmine Senn
22 March 2024
My son has been going here since he was 3.5 months old. He loves his teachers. As a first time mom, I was nervous sending my child to school. They are great with all the kids and he has developed so many skills. They are great!
George Oluyole
George Oluyole
15 March 2024
Amazing glad we brought our daughter here
Opeyemi Ojo
Opeyemi Ojo
28 February 2024
My little man started attending here since he was 4 months and he's now 11 months. And so far, all I have experienced with the school has been worth it. The teachers are caring, nurturing and attentive to my baby's needs. The classroom is always clean and the environment is so conducive for learning. My baby is learning fast! I want to appreciate the Director Ms V, for always paying attention to details. I highly recommend for your little ones! It's a good Montessori foundation.
Kimberly Blystone
Kimberly Blystone
16 February 2024
Ms V at the front desk is wonderful. She is attentive, caring, and a good listener. I really appreciate the joy she brings in our daily interactions and feel comforted knowing my children are cared for.
Meriem Zahaf
Meriem Zahaf
9 December 2023
I’m so happy about Maple lawn Montessori, I had my first child when he turned 4, 2 years ago he did the preschool before he went to public school we were so happy after that we decide to bring the 2 years old , he starts on September and we can see a big difference since he stars until now he is learning a new skills even the numbers we are so happy .
Chama Ajdir
Chama Ajdir
16 November 2023
There are so many wonderful things I can say about Maplelawn school. Location, staff, enrichment programmes,cost, and most importantly the education and care that my daughter receives is amazing. The staff is truly welcoming and inviting, and when we walk through the doors we feel as though we are in a nurturing and caring environment. They not only educate our children, they shape young minds by showing them practical everyday life skills and how to be more independent as they grow.
indria robertson
indria robertson
25 October 2022
I’ve been calling for a almost 2 weeks to ask for pricing. I’m always getting the run around as to what time the lady comes in, she’s gone on break, call back this or that day! It took for me to call another location to get the price. I called back to be sure their price matched the other locations price and she says she doesn’t know. I’ve left my name and number to be called back 3 times. NEVER CALLED BACK. Unprofessional much! Every time I call I hear someone yelling in the background at the kids asking why they’re not sitting down or doing this or that. The yelling isn’t necessary especially when you have a potential client wanting to enroll her 3 month old. So I think I’ll pass on this locations services! Thanks for nothing!
Katherine Korompis
Katherine Korompis
30 June 2020
We've been bringing our daughter since she was 4 months old and she's now 3 years old. Before coming here, we've looked at 10 other daycare institutions in Columbia area, but the curriculum, location and professionalism of Maple Lawn Montessori Academy and staff offer made our decision easier to bring our daughter here. Our daughter skillset is very advanced for a 3 year old. She loves learning and continues to excel with any task at home as well. Her development and motor skills amaze us the most as parents. Thank you to the instructors and staff who nurture and take their time to ensure a great foundation to our daughter's development skills and learning experience.

How to Enroll

Welcome to Maplelawn Montessori, Laurel branch.  We believe that early childhood education sets the foundation for a lifetime of learning. We are thrilled that you are interested in enrolling your child in our program! Here is a simple and step-by-step enrollment process:

A. School Tour

Plan and set up a tour with the school office. You will receive basic school information at that time and experience all the available facilities. Get clarifications for all your questions.

B. Submit Application with enrollment fee

Once you’ve decided to enroll your child at Maplelawn Montessori Laurel branch, you’ll need to fill out an application form. The application form asks for basic information about your child, such as their name, age, and any special needs they may have. Get enrollment form by clicking the below button.

C. Select a Start Date

Once you have decided the date of starting shcool for your child, check with us for availability of space. If space is available, pay the requisite fee and provide necessary documentaion (you can download necessary forms here). On completing these steps, your child is ready to start the school.

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