Your Child’s Loving Home Away From Home

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

Your Child’s Loving Home Away From Home

Top-Quality, Kid-Approved Before & 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

Dr. CHARLES R. DREW CENTER

Near Popular Family Spots For Convenience

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 & 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 and games that build collaboration and confidence.

Safety First For A Worry-Free Day

Attentive teachers keep a close, caring watch on your child every day. Features like cameras and limited access entries offer a reliable, safe space where your child grows happy and healthy.

Onsite 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.

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. Click here

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

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