Where Every Child Is Loved While They’re Learning

Providing Outstanding Child Care & Education For More Than 40 Years

Where Every Child Is Loved While They’re Learning

Providing Outstanding Child Care & Education For More Than 40 Years

Preschool & Childcare Center Serving Gaithersburg, North Potomac, Potomac, Rockville & Silver Spring, MD

Our staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19!

An Expert Team Of Caring Professionals By Your Side

Parents love the professional care, expertise, and partnership they receive from their child’s caregivers. The teachers and administrators that greet you often have decades of tenure with a tight-knit team that feels just like family. 

Feel The Warmth The Moment You Arrive

The moment you walk through the doors, you feel the warmth that exudes from every classroom. This loving home-away-from-home draws families together and keeps teachers happy their whole careers. Come in and feel the joy of childhood.



Come In & Feel The Joy of Childhood

Where Every Child Is Loved While They’re Learning

Professional Cleaning Staff Keeps Everything Sparkling Clean

Parents love the fresh and clean environment. An after-hours professional cleaning crew guarantees that sparkling clean classrooms await your child every day! Additional cleaning and sanitizing take place throughout the day and keep your child’s environment healthy.

Keep Your Child Safe And Healthy

Yummy, Healthy Meals & Snacks Provided For You

Your child’s health is essential to their happiness. Providing healthy, hot meals and yummy, nutritious snacks is one more way to support you and your family. Keep your child fueled and ready to take on their day.

Language & Literacy As The Basis Of All Learning

Pre-reading and later reading skills set your child up for school success and increase the likelihood that they’ll pursue higher education. Language and literacy are crucial components of their learning plans and the preschool curriculum

Smaller Teacher-To-Child Ratios Per Classroom Instantly Boosts Your Child’s Learning!

This Teaching Approach Gives Your Child The Advantages Of:

Rest Easy Knowing Your Child Is Safe

Your child is safe and sound in a community of highly trained childcare experts. Safety measures like staff walkie-talkies for quick communication and closely monitored internal-use security cameras throughout the facility ensure you never worry about your child’s well-being.

Enrichments Like Spanish & Yoga Bolster Learning

Expose your child to different sights and sounds to help their brains to grow. Daily art, music, and Spanish instruction are included in tuition. Ballet and soccer are extras available for ages 2 and up for a nominal fee.

Virtual Field Trips Are Educational & Fun

Children take a trip to the zoo, the pyramids, and may visit a waterfall from the comfort of their classroom. Tying learning themes with various virtual field trips creates a buzz around what your child is learning.

You Are A Part Of Your Child’s Early Learning

Your child’s successful learning depends on mutual respect and partnership between parents and teachers. Your involvement plays a fundamental role in your child’s academic success, self-esteem, positive attitude, and behavior. Parents are our biggest ambassadors.

Epic Playgrounds & Large Indoor Gyms Create Strong Bodies

When the sun is out, so is your child! They explore lush gardens, climb and play on large playgrounds, and enjoy blocks, cars, and art supplies. Inclement weather means large group play, obstacle courses, push toys, and more in the multipurpose rooms.

Two Sought-After Accreditations Indicate High-Quality Care

FAQs

Due to the COVID-19 Health pandemic, Academy will not be allowing any parents or visitors inside our facilities to decrease the risk of exposure. All daily drop-offs and pick-ups will take place outside the centers. Each center has its own specific procedure; please contact your center director for more details.

All meals beginning July 6, 2020 will be provided by the parent/guardian. Please plan to pack your child a healthy snack and lunch daily. Please refer to the Academy Family Handbook for healthy food choices in the classroom. Click here

All Academy locations are currently operating at reduced hours of 8:30 am-5:30 pm due to the additional cleaning and staffing requirement as an outcome of COVID-19.

At this time, there are no indoor extra-curricular activities (i.e., soccer, ballet, yoga) until further notice.

Each center has trained staff who facilitate the sanitation of toys and manipulatives throughout the day in addition to frequently touched surfaces. Professional cleaners clean school buildings top to bottom every evening after pick-up

Academy follows guidance from the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and other state and local health officials. Please refer to the most recent COVID-19 guidance for licensed child care here: https://earlychildhood.marylandpublicschools.org/system/files/filedepot/3/covid_guidance_full_080420.pdf

Each age group and program have their own capacity guidelines provided by the Maryland State Department of Education. Check with your center director for details.
Space permitting, part-week and part-day schedules are available at most of our locations for select programs.

Yes! On October 7, 2021 Academy’s Board of Directors announced its mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for employees. As of December 9, 2021 we are happy to announce 100% of Academy’s staff members are fully vaccinated.

Yes, We Offer Tuition Support Options

Hear from Parents Like you

Elizabeth Barclay
Elizabeth Barclay
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"Everyone there were always very welcoming and that never faded. We are glad our child was able to be under Academy’s care."
M. Atwill
M. Atwill
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"I want to say thank you so much for the enjoyable time my son spent at Academy school-age all these years!!!"
 S. Goodwin
S. Goodwin
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"The amount of love and support we received from the Academy staff during what had to be the hardest part of my life is immeasurable!"
N. Wheeler
N. Wheeler
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"We love everything about Academy from the programs, to the field trips, to the amazing group of Teachers and Staff Members. "
 Shelley & Patrick McGinness
Shelley & Patrick McGinness
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"I know my daughters were genuinely cared about by each and every Academy staff member and we feel extremely lucky to have had the Academy staff, especially Mr. Luis, be a part of their elementary years."
Pavel Khrimian & Zara Kocharyan
Pavel Khrimian & Zara Kocharyan
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"Thank you Academy Child Development Center for taking great care of both of our daughters, and providing a safe and enriching environment. "
Daliris & Juan
Daliris & Juan
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"Every single Academy staff member has made a profound impact on our daughter's development, now only educational, but socially and emotionally."
The Barclay Family, Active Duty Military
The Barclay Family, Active Duty Military
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"We wanted to thank you and all the staff involved in Jett's development. Everyone there was always very welcoming and that never faded. We are glad that Jett was able to be under Academy's care."

how old is your child?

Preschool and Pre-K children must be 3 and 4 years old on or before September 1st as part of the MSDE age requirement.

2 - 18 months

24 - 36 months

3 - 4 years

4 - 5 years

K-5th grade

K-5th grade

how old is your child?

Preschool and Pre-K children must be 3 and 4 years old on or before September 1st as part of the MSDE age requirement.

2 - 18 months

24 - 36 months

3 - 4 years

4 - 5 years

K-5th grade

K-5th grade

K-5th grade