Where Every Child Is Loved While They’re Learning

Providing Outstanding Child Care And Education For More Than 40 Years

Where Every Child Is Loved While They’re Learning

Providing Outstanding Child Care And Education For More Than 40 Years

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

An Expert Team Of Caring Professionals By Your Side

Parents love the level of professional care and expertise 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 Get Here

You’ll feel the warmth of this place the moment you walk through the doors. 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 and Feel The Joy of Childhood

Where Every Child Is Loved While They’re Learning

Professional Cleaning Staff Keeps Us Sparkling Clean

Parents love the fresh smell of our hallways and the ultra-clean rooms. Having a professional cleaning crew after hours guarantees a sparkling clean classroom waiting for your child every day! Not to mention the non-stop wiping, disinfecting, and more taking place throughout the day to keep your child’s environment healthy.

Keep Your Child Safe And Healthy

Yummy, Healthy Meals And 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.

Language And Literacy As The Basis Of All Learning

Pre-reading and later reading skills are what set your child up for school success and increases 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 Boosts Your Child’s Learning!

This Teaching Approach Gives Your Child The Advantages Of:

Rest Easy Knowing Your Child Is Safe

Security measures are put in place, such as staff walkie-talkies, for our team to stay in close contact. Highly-trained and responsible childcare experts closely monitor classrooms throughout the day. Never worry about your child’s well-being.

Enrichments Like Spanish And More 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 two and up for a nominal fee.

Virtual Field Trips Are Educational And 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

The success of your child’s learning depends on our mutual respect and partnership with you. The parent-teacher exchange committee (PteX) means you play a fundamental role in your child’s academic success, self-esteem, positive attitude, and behavior.

Epic Playgrounds And Large Indoor Gyms For Strong Bodies

Multipurpose rooms host large group play, obstacle courses, push toys, and more. When the sun is out, so is your child! They take prop boxes outside filled with blocks, cars, art supplies, and theme-related activities, all while exploring large playgrounds and tending to lush gardens.

We’ve Earned Two Sought-After Accreditations

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-off & 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

Operating hours vary depending on each Academy location. Please contact the individual center for more information.

At this time, all indoor extra-curricular activities (i.e. soccer, ballet, yoga) have been cancelled until further notice.

Each center is equipped with trained staff to facilitate the sanitation of toys and manipulatives throughout the day in addition to frequently touched surfaces. Each evening after pick-up, our buildings are professionally cleaned topped to bottom! 

Academy follows guidance provided by 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.

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

K-5th grade