International Daycare of Bethesda

9414 Balfour Drive
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Details and information displayed here were provided by this business and may not reflect its current status. We strongly encourage you to perform your own research when selecting a care provider.

Details and information displayed here were provided by this business and may not reflect its current status. We strongly encourage you to perform your own research when selecting a care provider.

In business since: 1995
Total Employees: 2-10

LICENSING INFORMATION

State license status: Open (Care.com verified on 7/17/2021)
This business has satisfied Maryland's requirements to be licensed. For the most up-to-date status and inspection reports, please view this provider's profile on Maryland's licensing website.
Licensing requirements typically include:
  • Complying with safety and health inspections
  • Achieving the required levels of educational training
  • Maintaining a minimum caregiver-to-child ratio
  • Other state-defined requirements

Program Details

Type
Philosophy
Developmental (Play-Based)
Cooperative
International
Outdoor/Nature
Program Capacity:
8

Cost & Availability

Costimate
$362/week
At Care.com, we realize that cost of care is a big consideration for families. That's why we are offering an estimate which is based on an average of known rates charged by similar businesses in the area. For actual rates, contact the business directly.
OFFERINGS
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Part Time (1-4 days/wk)
Drop-In
Full-Day
Extended Care (Before School)
Extended Care (After School)
PAYMENT OPTIONS
  • Personal Check|
  • Cash

Ratings & Reviews

( 8)
Catherine
09/26/2019
Our daughter attended this daycare for almost two years. After trying a daycare center, we sought a smaller more nurturing environment where she could continue to learn and develop. Gheorge and Gabriella treat the children like family, and provide specialized attention and structure. We always knew that our daughter was loved and cared for while we worked - that piece of mind is priceless. Our daughter was well prepared for pre-k and transitioned beautifully. We are so thankful for Gheorge and Gabriella! We still stop by whenever we can to spend time and say hello.
Lexi P
02/20/2018
My son attended International daycare of Bethesda for over 2 years. Gheorge is an incredible teacher and treated each child with respect and love. Our son learned so much under their care, and most importantly felt loved and supported.
Sudipti K
09/20/2017
We truly love this daycare and are so happy with the care of George and Gabriella for our 20 month old son. For the poster who noted that they were concerned about the fact that a man noted he runs the daycare, it used to be run by George and his wife until she passed away and is now run by George and an employee he has. My son loves going to this daycare, and is so happy to see them. They are so loving towards him, yet also provide a very structured environment that is helping him thrive. Couldn't be more thrilled to have found this gem!
Jana B
09/20/2017
We couldn't be happier with International Daycare of Bethesda. It is clear that the director, Georghe Ilie and Gabriella love what they do and treat the children as their own. Our little guy looks forward to being there and often does not want to leave. The center is immaculately kept, very clean and orderly. The space is very bright and cheerful, and there is a great outdoor space for the kids to play. This is a gem very conveniently located inside the Beltway.
Angelique L
07/18/2017
I called about a slot for my infant. I got a generic voicemail so I did not leave a voicemail. Minutes later, a man called back and asked if I "called this number". I said yes and asked if he was the daycare director and he said yes. This was alarming since their website says Marina (a woman) is the director. I said nevermind and hung up. Very sketchy so I will not be contacting this "daycare" again.
Sarah S
06/06/2016
My daughter spent her first 3-1/2 years of life in the Ilie's care, and I can't imagine having found a better experience for my daughter. I searched extensively for daycares throughout the region before finding this one, and was relieved to find one which gave me the confidence, comfort and peace of mind that my daughter was in good hands.

We loved the small group, family-like atmosphere, personal individualized care, all the learning activities and fun, and great facilities for play inside and out. My daughter learned so much here, both socially and academically, and she was completely prepared for pre-k and kindergarten. Gheorge and his assistants care for the children as if they are their own. Highly recommend!
Meaghan
05/06/2016
International Day Care of Bethesda is a wonderful in-home day care that provides a very nuturing and loving environment from infants to school age children. They treat the children as if they were their own. They provide many different activities that create social interaction at a young age as well as a strong learning environment. They really helped to prepare my son for a smooth transition into Kindergarten.
Punitha M
05/02/2016
We love Gheorghe Ilie's day care! We found them after searching high and low for our first kid as nervous first time parents. They were the perfect place! It is a treasure tucked in the NIH-Rockville-Bethesda area. After we had our second child we drove 6.5 miles each day just so we could do the same place for our little boy! Both our kids loved/love it there! Activities are very carefully and meticulously done at the pace of the child. They are very structured and orderly with their schedule. It is an oasis of homely love and intuitive teaching for young minds.
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