At Celebree Learning Centers, our mission is to protect, educate and nurture the children with whose care and education we have been entrusted.
Established in Ellicott City, Maryland in 1994 and now with 22 Celebree Learning Centers in Maryland and one in Delaware, Celebree is the largest privately owned child care organization in Maryland. We are known for the high quality of our education programs and our distinctive blending of fun and learning. We strive to help children prepare for school and society. Friendship, sharing, safety, cleanliness, creativity and responsibility are just some of the important values that are inspired throughout a day of play.
Celebree Invests in Our Employees
As part of our commitment to offering our staff members opportunities to become increasingly proficient in their position as well as being able to grow within the Celebree Organization, we have developed and implemented our Employee Investment Cycle.
New full time staff members will attend a five day orientation to CELEBREE’S Mission, Vision, Values, culture and developmental milestones & position competencies. New part time staff members will attend a one evening three hour orientation.
Classroom Observations are completed quarterly. This tool is utilized to ensure licensing regulations are maintained, classroom appearance and arrangement meets expectation, classroom management is evident and verbal and written communication is in line with Celebree’s mission and values.
Individual Growth Plans
This individual coaching will take place every six months. The IGP promotes dialogue between the manager and individual team member in order to assess an employee’s strengths and opportunities in the core competencies of their position.
Continuing Education Credits
Continuing Education Units are necessary to maintain Lead Teacher qualifications. Child Care Administration requires 12 C.E.U. credits annually for Lead Teachers. Celebree offers the opportunity to obtain all of these credits free of charge through a partnership with First Connection Inc.
Annual Teacher’s Conference
One full day of professional development, enrichment and FUN. The conference is held on Columbus Day every year.
Annual Performance Review
Summary of on-going feedback and opportunity for merit increases. Team member reviews are completed by Center Directors annually on the team members anniversary date.