A Columbia, Maryland Preschool offering

Quality Early Childhood Education

with an extra touch of T.L.C.


**Register Today for the 2017-2018 School Year**
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Located in Howard County

at the Talbott Springs Neighborhood Center

9660 Basket Ring Road in Columbia, Maryland 21045

Ann Marie Irby, Owner/Director

410-740-1255

MSDE License Number: 153009


The Learning Cottage is dedicated to providing quality early childhood education to preschool aged children in our community.

We create meaningful learning experiences in a nurturing and stimulating environment,
where children feel welcomed and are encouraged to learn through play by:

Exploring
Asking questions
Making choices
Using their senses
Solving problems
Expressing their feelings



At The Learning Cottage, our qualified and loving teachers work closely with parents to help each child develop

socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually, and creatively.
We believe in fostering each child’s natural sense of wonder and promoting a lifetime love of learning.


Small, multi-age classroom for 3-5 year olds

Low adult-to-child ratio

2 or 4 days per week (9:30-1:30)

Qualified and dedicated teachers

Child-directed learning centers

Developmentally appropriate practices

Curriculum based on MMSR Guidelines

Learning through play

Print-rich environment

Positive guidance

Open communication with parents

Fun and loving environment



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Contact us at: thelearningcottage@verizon.net


Our dramatic play learning center...















Our language arts learning center...















Our science and math learning center...















Our art and water learning centers...















And our blocks center!