Joy Discovery, And Play, Every Day

Distance Learning, Epic Summer Program, And Exceptional Care For Your School-Age Child

Joy Discovery,
And Play, Every Day

Distance Learning, Epic Summer Camp Programming, And Exceptional Care For Your School-Age Child

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

COLD SPRING CENTER

Feel The Warm Welcome Of A Home Away From Home

It’s common for your child’s teachers to have decades of experience helping children thrive here—your child benefits from a committed team with loads of expertise and tons of heart to share.

Slash Through Errands And Enjoy Family Time

Square away errands in no time with nearby grocery stores, pharmacies, and retailers. After pick-up, wrap up the day with a nature walk at one of the many parks nearby and catch up on quality family time with your little learner.

Children Play On Grassy Areas And Basketball Courts

Sprawling grounds feature basketball courts and grassy play areas for team sports and games, so your child learns collaboration and sports strategies. Outdoor play happens daily, so your child gets the exercise and movement they need to grow strong and healthy.

On-Site Cleaning
Keeps It Spic ‘N’ Span

Dedicated professionals keep your child’s rooms, tools, and toys clean and germ-free, with continuous sanitizing practices for a healthy clean that keeps your child safe and in school where they should be!

Your Worry-Free Days
Start With Safety First

Trust your child is in a safe place. Attentive teachers keep a watchful eye on your child, while safety features like secure rooms and limited entry do double duty to give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your child is learning and playing in a safe space.

FAQ

  • School-age/distance learning
  • Summer camp program
  • Full and part-time schedules available
  • 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Yes. WPA and POC vouchers accepted – The guidelines for the Working Parents Assistance Program have recently changed.

We’ve Earned Two Sought-After Accreditations

FAQs

Yes!
  • Child Care Scholarship Program: https://earlychildhood.marylandpublicschools.org/child-care-providers/child-care-scholarship-program
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
All Academy locations are currently operating at reduced hours of 8:30am-5:30pm due to the additional cleaning and staffing requirement as an outcome of COVID-19.
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.

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

Set Your Child Up On The Path To Success Now