Joy, Discovery, & Play Every Day

Exceptional Care & Summer Program for your school-Age Child

Joy, Discovery,
& Play Every Day

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

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

COLD SPRING CENTER

Healthy Homework Practices & Routines

It’s common for your child’s teachers to have decades of experience helping children thrive here. Your child will learn how to tackle those homework assignments and practice what is being taught in the classroom with support and encouragement. 

Slash Through Errands & 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 & 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.

Onsite 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.

Two Sought-After Accreditations Indicate High-Quality Care

FAQs

Academy provides one morning snack and one afternoon snack depending on your child’s daily schedule. All families are required to provide a healthy lunch for your child(ren).

Please refer to the Academy Family Handbook for healthy food choices in the classroom.
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Academy’s operating hours vary based on location. Please visit your preferred center’s location page.

At this time, there are no indoor extra-curricular activities (i.e., soccer, ballet, yoga) 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. Professional cleaners clean school buildings top to bottom every evening after pick-up.

Academy children, staff and families have the option to wear a mask throughout the day. Academy supports each individual’s personal choice! If there is a reported or suspected case of COVID-19, Academy reserves the right to require all children, staff and families to wear a mask for a minimum of 5 days while inside the facility. 

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. Please click here for state guidelines: https://earlychildhood.marylandpublicschools.org/system/files/filedepot/3/staff-child_ratio_chart_-_child_care_centers.pdf 

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

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