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Shine In-Home Care

Same Shine Values at a Second Location


Shine In-Home Care

Opened April 1st, 2021!

Shine In-Home care is a holistic, nature-based, nurturing, Montessori-inspired in-home child care  center for children 18 months to 3 years in White Oak at 7600 Cheviot Road. This program is run by Miss Chelsea May and serves 6 children per day. We use the same Shine philosophy, values, and serve the same great food. Chelsea is a certified Montessori teacher, so this program will tend to lean more heavily Montessori than our Nurture Center.

Shine In-Home Care is full for the 2021/2022 school year. We will host more Open Houses in Fall 2022.

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Areas of Focus

Self Care

Processes like toileting and dressing oneself are part of our self-care routine, as well as teaching the children how to blow their nose, wash hands, put on shoes and socks, and zip their coats. These tasks are all important to a child's development of autonomy and independence. The children here will be provided a safe environment to discover their self-worth, self-respect, and self-knowledge.

Practical Life

You can expect to see children preparing themselves a fresh morning snack with child-size utensils and learning the skills necessary to handle and care for the quality environment around them. Things like plant care, mirror washing, and flower arranging are a few examples of some of the most favorite materials to work with. These activities not only create a love of order and desire to care for their environment but also build on the child's focus and concentration.

Social & Emotional

The Montessori Toddler environment is a beautiful place where children are given the grounds for developing social skills and voicing their likes and dislikes in a respectful manner. Respect and grace are learned through watching the adult guides, for children always "do as they see".

Nature & Movement

Connecting the children to reality and the natural world around them is an important part of our curriculum, and we believe that running wild and free is a necessity for the health of young children. Children at Shine In-Home care go outside daily year-round, with extreme temperatures or unsafe conditions (e.g., below 15 degrees or thunderstorms) being the only exceptions to this rule.


Shine In-Home Care Tuition Prices are the same as Shine Nurture Center.


M-F: $1560/month

Part-time options:

Mon/Tue/Wed: $946/month

Thu/Fri: $688/month

Registration Fee: $150

1:3 Ratio; Two healthy snacks and a home-made lunch daily included in price.

Morning drop-off car line begins at 8:15 AM and ends at 8:45 AM

Afternoon pick-up car line starts at 4:00 PM and ends at 4:30 PM

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