• Have the power to learn

  • Are curious & creative

  • Can succeed

No two students have exactly the same skills or learning style. That’s why your child will benefit from small classes that have a very warm setting contrary to a center with an Institutional atmosphere. For siblings, there is nothing better as they are able to interact all day long vrs. being in the same center but different classes with little to no interaction.

When you step into My Beary 1st Steps or MB1S (for short) , you are greeted by an Early Learning Center that has a warm and spacious atmosphere that fosters creativity, exploration and growth. We provide children with everything necessary for them to discover their own potential while showing them with the love and nurture they need to feel special.

MB1S was founded in Reisterstown by Haydee and Kevin Monterroso in 2008. "Children has always be our passion. See them strive in life, learn new things and how sweet they are is just a lovely experience. We have 4 kids of our own! our oldest is 20 now and our youngest is almost 6. We have been so blessed. Every time I see all those kids faces my day just can't be better. No matter the circumstance, they always make me feel loved and uplifted. Might sound like a cliché but I truly have the best job there is!" Haydee Monterroso, Director.



Dear future My Beary 1st Steps Families,  

..."My family loves My Beary 1st Steps daycare. We know that our daughter is loved and safe throughout her day. We are very grateful that our daughter is able to attend an exceptional daycare. We highly recommend Haydee and My Beary 1st Steps to you and your family".  


 Roseann and Andy Kleinschmidt

"...I couldn’t be happier with the level of service and love that I have been provided to my daughter. The reality that this season won’t last forever saddens me, but I know that when my daughter’s time to leave has come, that this experience here will continue to influence her and I am glad that I made the decision to bring her to My Beary 1st Steps in the first place." 


Shannon Winston

..."We came from a situation where we had an in-home nanny for a year so my husband and I were very anxious about putting our son in daycare. We visited many different centers in the area and found problems with all of them. We knew the moment that we walked in to My Beary First Steps that it was the place for our son. It is the perfect balance of the structure and learning environment that you would expect from a pricey daycare center combined with the warmth and nurturing environment of a small home daycare. We do not live close to the daycare and the drive is not convenient for us but it is well worth it because of how happy we are with the care they give our son. His language and cognitive skills have grown tremendously since he began attending My Beary First Steps..."

Katie Dargan Kelley.

"...The learning curriculum that is taught is top notch and is nothing short of a Commercial Learning Center. At the age of two our son knows his abc's, can count to ten in English and Spanish, and can identify his letters and numbers through the unique teaching style of Haydee...The food that is served for meals is amazing. We know that our son is eating well balances, nutricious meals that he enjoys. Not only is nutrition a top priority but physical activity is also a big part..."Sincerely,

April & Joel Lichtenberg

Daycare & preschool


Reisterstown, MARYLAND