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About Celebree

What we learn,
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We Grow People Big and SmallTM.

Meet Our Team

Usha Patel


Hello, I’m Usha Patel, owner-operator of Celebree School of Melford, and I’m so excited to bring the highest quality of education to the families of the Melford community. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, with several years of experience managing corporate stores and franchises, including Target and Chipotle. As a parent of two children, I have a great appreciation for the central role that high quality education and care plays in the lives of young families. I understand the importance of providing a safe and nurturing learning environment in order for a children to grow and succeed, and I promise to ensure my school is a place to “Protect, Educate and Nurture” every child that walks through the doors.

My goal is to provide an exceptional experience for families, teachers, and children alike. I’m committed to investing in my teachers, offering opportunities for my teachers to ‘Grow Big’ in any way I can. In my spare time, I enjoy quality family time with my two daughters Shiva (7) and Sahana (5) doing activities, such as crafting, gaming, and movie nights. I also enjoy cooking, walking, and yoga. I’m excited to be a part of this wonderful community and look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful school!

Kruti Patel


Hello my name is Kruti Patel, owner-operator of Celebree School of Melford. I’m proud to provide the highest quality of early education to the Melford community. My mission is uphold the Celebree motto, “We Grow People Big and Small” in that I am committed to supporting the advancement of both our children and educators alike.

I was raised in Nairobi, Kenya, and moved to Maryland in 2000 to pursue a degree in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Maryland. Over the years, I have developed a passion for mentorship, which I bring to my role as school owner. I take great pride in coaching and training our teachers to help them reach their highest potential.

My Celebree journey started with a search for a childcare program for my two children. I wanted a place that provided a safe and nurturing environment, as well as a curriculum that focused on developing the skills needed for life-readiness. When I discovered Celebree, I knew that it was the perfect fit. Fast forward two years later, I am so proud to be an owner of this fantastic company and to have the honor of providing a safe and stimulating learning environment for my children as well as the children of the Melford community.

Dhruti Patel


My name is Dhruti Patel, owner-operator of Celebree School of Melford. I believe that every child should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, and I strive to provide an environment that allows children to do so. My professional expertise resides in the operations and business side of our school. In addition to my role at Celebree, I also work as a healthcare consultant.

My husband Daven and I recently had a beautiful baby girl named Layla, who became Celebree School of Melford’s very first enrollment! As a first-time mom, I understand how difficult it is to trust a school with your precious little one. I promise to foster a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment where your children can learn and grow. I am here to listen to your concerns and committed to helping each child achieve their fullest potential. I promise to make sure their school experience is as positive and enriching as possible. Thank you for trusting me with your little one and welcome to our school!

Nichole Eville

School Director

Hello my name is Nichole Eville, School Director at Celebree School of Melford. I’m proud to have devoted my life to working with children and families, and I’ve have been in a director role for over nine years now. My passion lies in building long-lasting relationships with the children and fostering the development of their social and educational skills. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Studies, a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy, and an Associate’s in Human Services. I also have certifications in CPR/First Aid, Medication Administration, Basic Health Safety (BHS), Emergency Disaster Preparedness, Developmental Screening, ADA, and Covid Training.

As the leader of our school, I am committed to providing an exceptional education experience for each of our students as well as our staff. I promise to support our talented team of educators and empower each of them to reach their greatest potential. I am excited to help Celebree School of Melford grow and look forward to welcoming you to our school!

7 Domains of Learning

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Personal and Social Development

Children learn to develop healthy relationships with adults and their peers while cultivating a positive personal identity.
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Scientific Thinking

Children are taught to channel their natural curiosity to articulate questions and draw conclusions about the world around them.
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Mathematical Thinking

This discipline focuses on numbers and their relationships, in addition to the geometric concepts that explain spatial awareness.
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Language and Literacy

The basis of learning, this domain opens the door of communication through writing and drawing as well as grammar and comprehension.
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This sphere examines societal relationships based on social structures and the connections between people and their communities.
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The Arts

An exploration into visual arts, music, dance and theater, this domain celebrates distinctive expression of emotions and ideas.
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Physical Development and Health

Children are taught regard for health and nutrition in addition to the benefits of exercise to develop a strong mind and body.