Keeping Your Child Safe & Healthy

A Responsible Team Follows Proven COVID-Safety Guidelines

Keeping Your Child
Safe & Healthy

A Responsible Team Follows Proven COVID-Safety Guidelines

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

Academy follows the latest guidance from both state and local agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) when making program policies related to COVID-19.

All Academy employees are fully vaccinated!

The Regular Use Of Masks And Gloves To Protect You

The Use Of Masks

The Regular Use Of Masks & Gloves To Protect You

Your child’s teachers and peers have the choice 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 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

Germs Have No Home
On Your Child’s Toys

Each classroom’s used toys get sanitized twice daily, and no toys from home enter the building, limiting any risk of cross-contamination while your child enjoys the fun of their favorite toys safely.

Deep Cleaning Keeps
Spaces Risk-Free

An on-site cleaning staff continuously disinfects your child’s classrooms and bathrooms nightly. During the day, high-traffic spots like doorknobs get treated with a bleach/water solution, along with playground equipment, tables, and chairs.

Increased Attention To Hand
Hygiene Stops The Spread

Frequent hand-washing throughout the day for both your child and staff kills surface germs and effectively lowers the risk of cross-contamination, keeping your child safe and healthy.

Increased Attention
To Hand Hygiene
Stops The Spread

Limited Visitors Means
Limited Exposure

Academy has an open-door policy for all currently enrolled families! We kindly ask parents to limit their total time spent daily dropping-off & picking-up within the building to 15 minutes.

All onsite, pre-enrollment tours will be offered after hours our when children are not present in the building. Virtual tours are also an option!

Reducing foot traffic within our facilities reduces the risk of possible exposure to your child and family.

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. Click here

Academy’s operating hours vary based on location. Please visit your preferred center’s location page.

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 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.

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.  

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