Sammi's Smiles Daycare

We are a home daycare settled in Hampstead, MD. Our focus is for children to be safe, have fun, and explore who they are. From my very first job as a teenager, my passion has always been working with children.

Starting as a swimming instructor, I unknowingly entered into the world of teaching. Every lesson spent with my little swimmers grew my ambition to become a teacher and to help grow future minds. I continued to college, minoring in Secondary Education., while still remaining involved in teaching swim lessons and working with a variety of ages in daycare. After graduating from college and having ch

Operating as usual

09/02/2021

The (older) kids have been working hard on teacher gifts for next week. How cute are these?!?

The (older) kids have been working hard on teacher gifts for next week. How cute are these?!?

[08/31/21]   Just a reminder to everyone.

Thursday, September 2nd, daycare munchkins need to be picked up by 4:30pm.

Monday, September 6th, care will be closed for Labor Day.

[08/29/21]   I am excited to announce, that a few weeks ago, our basement was approved for daycare use. 😁 The idea behind this is to give the daycare our own designated space, that is also a little more separate from our family space. We have already used the space a few times during hotter/yucky weather as a change of scenery/activities for the kids. Now that my own family has returned from vacation, I have been able to decide on how we're moving forward with the rest of our transition.

For the week of August 30th, the basement space will be used as an alternative to AM/PM outdoor time (when the weather is too hot/rainy), and for afternoon pick-ups (after 4pm) if we're not already outside.

Then starting September 8th (First day of school), daycare will fully move to the basement space. We will continue to keep our same schedule of meals, activities, naps, etc; we'll just have a new space.

I cannot wait to get started with everyone in our new daycare area! Here's to everything moving smoothly as we enter a new chapter for daycare. πŸ‘

08/12/2021

Everyone will go home with their own set of books today. Picked out for each child by our awesome librarian! Keep reading everyone, and enjoy your new books. πŸ’–πŸ“šπŸ€“

Everyone will go home with their own set of books today. Picked out for each child by our awesome librarian! Keep reading everyone, and enjoy your new books. πŸ’–πŸ“šπŸ€“

08/05/2021

If you see the veggie basket out during pick-up/drop-off please please please, help yourself! Your munchkins have done a great job helping with the picking and watering. πŸ…πŸ₯’πŸ«‘

If you see the veggie basket out during pick-up/drop-off please please please, help yourself! Your munchkins have done a great job helping with the picking and watering. πŸ…πŸ₯’πŸ«‘

[08/04/21]   A friendly reminder to everyone, that care will be closed Wednesday, August 11th. Thanks all!

07/29/2021

They're going to be best friends. πŸ₯°

They're going to be best friends. πŸ₯°

Photos from Sammi's Smiles Daycare's post 07/28/2021

It was a bubbly kind of swim day.

07/23/2021

Rory loves to spin!

Photos from Sammi's Smiles Daycare's post 07/20/2021

Fun day in the pasture and checking on our pumpkins plants. We're loving this "cooler" summer weather. 😎

[07/19/21]   Preschool and Before/After care openings available starting September 8th and January 3rd. Spots are limited. Contact me today to set up a visit!

07/16/2021

We've been reading like fiends! Thanks to the super fun summer program through the Carroll County Library, each daycare munchkin will be going home with a free book today. πŸ“šπŸ’–πŸ“šπŸ’–

We've been reading like fiends! Thanks to the super fun summer program through the Carroll County Library, each daycare munchkin will be going home with a free book today. πŸ“šπŸ’–πŸ“šπŸ’–

07/08/2021

We've got a super exciting project in the works, and I have officially been approved by our awesome a Fire Marshall. 😁

New daycare space happening soon!!!

We've got a super exciting project in the works, and I have officially been approved by our awesome a Fire Marshall. 😁

New daycare space happening soon!!!

[06/28/21]   I will remain open Monday, July 5th. Please keep me updated on if you will be attending care or not.

06/25/2021

Enjoying some "bug Jell-O" to go with our bug theme for this month. πŸ¦—πŸœπŸŒ

(No real bugs were harmed or eaten in the making of our Jell-O. πŸ‘)

Enjoying some "bug Jell-O" to go with our bug theme for this month. πŸ¦—πŸœπŸŒ

(No real bugs were harmed or eaten in the making of our Jell-O. πŸ‘)

06/23/2021

Just saw this and I love it! At Sammi's Smiles we have them all!! πŸ’–πŸŒžπŸŒ³

Just saw this and I love it! At Sammi's Smiles we have them all!! πŸ’–πŸŒžπŸŒ³

Photos from Sammi's Smiles Daycare's post 06/22/2021

Rainy days don't get us down. Ball pit fun, sticker matching and a bug craft in the works. β˜”πŸ˜

06/18/2021

CCPL has been such a great resource for us in care. We've been able to participate in StoryTime Express, book deliveries, and one of my favorites, the summer reading program! The activities are so fun and easy, and we're reading together almost everyday anyway. So why not get points for all those books!?! There are so many fun prizes that I know we would love at daycare. My fingers are crossed for a Chick-fil-A party at the end of the summer. 😎😁

Feel free to also sign up as a family at home, or individual. It's super quick and easy, with some really great activities to keep your munchkins entertained during the summer months.

Carroll County Public Library’s Summer Reading program is for all ages and is more than just reading! This year’s theme is Tails and Tales. Sign up online, as an individual or as a family, then read, write reviews, and/or complete activities to earn points and raffle tickets. Earn 300 points to finish!
Click here to register for Summer Reading πŸ‘‰ https://carr.beanstack.org/reader365
#SummerReading2021 #LibraryStories #TailsandTales

Photos from Sammi's Smiles Daycare's post 06/03/2021

Cicada sighting this morning! Raymond was able to spot 3 cicada shells, and we even saw an actual cicada. Perfect timing, since June is bug month for us! Eddie and Erin couldn't wait to bust into some of our new bug supplies. 😁

Photos from Sammi's Smiles Daycare's post 05/26/2021

Today's adventure included a bug hunt! We found some ants, spiders, a frog, and we FINALLY found the evidence of a Cicada. 🐜 πŸ•·οΈ 🐸

[05/25/21]   Just a few reminders with summer around the corner.

5/31 (Monday, Memorial Day): Care will be closed for the holiday.
6/3 (Thursday): Care will be closing early. Please have your munchkin picked up at 4pm.
6/11 (Friday): Care will open late, at 11:30am. This time is a just in case time, I hope to be able to open sooner than 11:30. I'll keep everyone updated.

With hot weather approaching, that also means we get to have our water days again! I normally try to watch the weather for that week, and pick the warmest day(s). Please send sunscreen (if preferred) and a bathing suit (either to keep at care, or on our water days.

I can't wait to get summer started! And thank you, everyone, for being so flexible with some of these days coming up!

Photos from Sammi's Smiles Daycare's post 05/19/2021

Because why not??

We are officially signed up for the Cicada Safari!!

Photos from Sammi's Smiles Daycare's post 05/19/2021

Fresh air is the best! 🌞

[05/17/21]   Care can resume Tuesday, May 18th. YEY! Can't wait to see everyone! :D

[05/12/21]   Until further notice, care will remain closed due to COVID exposure. Everyone please remain healthy and safe!

Photos from Sammi's Smiles Daycare's post 04/28/2021

Our first day walking up to the pasture to play. 🌞

04/19/2021

We were attacked by bubbles today! Unfortunately my camera stopped working. We'll just have to try again tomorrow I guess. Not that the kids would complain about it. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

We were attacked by bubbles today! Unfortunately my camera stopped working. We'll just have to try again tomorrow I guess. Not that the kids would complain about it. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

Photos from Sammi's Smiles Daycare's post 04/15/2021

Working on our shapes today.

Photos from Sammi's Smiles Daycare's post 03/18/2021

Rainy days are better with disco lights. πŸ’ƒπŸ•Ί

Photos from Sammi's Smiles Daycare's post 02/09/2021

Fine tuning our motor skills today with some Valentine's Day lacing. πŸ’•

Photos from Sammi's Smiles Daycare's post 02/04/2021

This week is brought to you by the letter "V"!

And some pattern practice. ✌️

01/19/2021

Library days are our favorites! πŸ€“πŸ“š

01/18/2021

Our letter of the week is the terrific "T"!

[01/11/21]   I never really thought about posting themes and some of the things we are working on in care. So I figured, why not start now? Sounds like a great New Years Resolution.

For the month of January our themes include Health/The 5 Food groups, Winter, and New Years Resolutions.

We also have a letter of the week. This week our letter is "S". Letter sounds, ASL, and writing are practiced with each week we learn a new letter.

Happy learning. :)

12/23/2020

Christmas fun! πŸŽ„

Merry Christmas everyone! Thank you for another wonderful year. I feel so blessed to be able to share my days with amazing kids and awesome families! πŸ’–

Videos (show all)

ABC Time. Brought to you by Erin and Henley. πŸ₯°πŸ˜†
Sometimes you just have to dance in the rain. β˜”πŸŒˆ
The reveal of their Brown-E's. 😁
Dance like nobody is watching. 😁 Ginny's got moves!!
We love counting!!
When you catch them "reading" books together. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ˜Š
When the weather is hot, we pull out the big guns! Sprinkler fun and bubbles!!!!
Teaching them the hits early. 🎢

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2041 Albert Rill Rd
Hampstead, MD
21074

General information

At Sammi's Smiles children are encouraged to have fun and be themselves. This stage of life is important for all children, and before sending them to kindergarten and beyond, why not let them explore their world. We offer as many opportunities to our children to explore, expand, and express themselves as we can. Our family includes two dogs, a Golden Retriever (Daisy) and a black Labrador (Shadow). There are dog friendly areas both inside and outside our home.

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 5pm
Tuesday 7am - 5pm
Wednesday 7am - 5pm
Thursday 7am - 5pm
Friday 7am - 5pm
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