Your Child’s Loving Home Away From Home

The Top-Quality, Kid-Approved, Before
And After School Care That Parents Love

Your Child’s Loving Home Away From Home

The Top-Quality, Kid-Approved, Before And After School Care That Parents Love

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

This Location Is Before & After School Care Only

This Location Is Before & After School Care Only

Currently Accepting Applications For The 2021-2022 School Year!

Dr. CHARLES R. DREW CENTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

An Accessible Location Surrounded By Beauty

Take advantage of suburban charm with urban convenience. Proximity to everything you need to run a household helps you get through errands fast. Nearby parks offer playgrounds and nature walks, so you relax and have fun with your little learner after a hectic day.

Convenient Drop-Offs In A Quiet Neighborhood

Large setbacks and plenty of free parking make drop-off and pick-up safe and comfortable at a destination located in a quiet, residential neighborhood that is safe and surrounded by trees for relaxing scenic views.

Caring Teachers Bring Experience And Passion

Teachers love their work and their decades of experience help your child thrive. Their level of dedication and love for quality early childhood experiences makes this a home away from home.

Outdoor Areas Give
Your Child Room To Grow

Separate play areas for different ages offer a kid-safe place for your child to play. Children run, climb, and challenge their strength. Basketball courts and open green spaces are great for team play that builds collaboration and confidence.

Safety First For A Worry-Free Day

Attentive teachers keep a close, caring watch on your child every day. Add features like secure rooms and limited access entries for a reliable, safe space where your child grows happy and healthy.

On-Site Cleaners For
On The Spot Clean

Rest easy knowing your child’s tools, toys, and rooms are so clean they’re germ-free so that they can stay healthy and happy at school. A dedicated on-site cleaning crew ensures thorough sanitizing and cleaning for a safe environment.

FAQ

    • School-age child care program (Kindergarten – 5th grade) during the school year
    • Full and part-time schedules available
    • 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! WPA and POC vouchers accepted – The guidelines for the Working Parents Assistance Program have recently changed.

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.

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

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