Our History

The first phase of Guiding Star began at 7009 Wilson Lane, and officially opened its doors to the community on February 18, 2008.  Guiding Star’s second location at 8011 Old Georgetown Road opened in January 2009!  The Joy Home (Infant & Toddler center) is located at 5017 Rugby Rd., right behind Christ Lutheran Church of Bethesda. We welcomed families Monday January 5, 2009.

Our Wilson Lane location closed permanently on Friday February 14, 2014. We have  consolidated both centers to our 8011 Old Georgetown Rd. location.

We look forward to continuing to provide quality care to all of our children and families!  We are very excited to continue building strong partnerships with our current and future families, all to benefit our most important customers: the children.  In fact we would love to add more children and families to our community. We are currently enrolling in our infant and toddler programs. Space is very limited so call the Director at 301-656-9003 or email the Director to arrange a tour and get more information. Thank you!