Your Child Is Happy, Healthy, And Learning

Care For Preschoolers, Fun Summer Programs,
and Before And After Care For School-Agers

Your Child Is Happy,
Healthy, And Learning

Care For Preschoolers, Fun Summer Camps, and Before And After Care For School-Agers

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

GALWAY CENTER

trust teachers who have decades of expertise

Your child benefits from teachers who love what they do and make them feel safe and nurtured. Your child’s teachers have decades of experience here and create a consistent, warm environment where your child thrives on kindness and trust.

Huge Playground For Loads Of Daily Exercise

Gardens, tricycle tracks, and basketball courts host endless, hands-on fun activities and exercise for your child. They are safe at play in age-segregated playgrounds, where they can run, play, and jump every day.
Near Essentials For Added Convenience

Near Essentials For
Added Convenience

Get it all done thanks to the proximity to grocery stores, retailers, and restaurants for added convenience. Or finish the day with a fun visit to one of the many parks to meet new friends.

Your Child Enjoys Natural
Sunlight And Scenic Views

Being surrounded by scenic, green views has a calming effect on your child. Their learning environment is bathed in natural light, which keeps them connected to the outdoors for a refreshing day.

A Deep Clean Keeps
Your Child Healthy

A dedicated on-site cleaning staff focuses on keeping your child’s spaces, toys, and equipment sanitized. Your child’s health gets the protection it deserves so they can focus on things like storytime and play.

Safety Features Make Your Day Worry-Free

Features like secure rooms and limited entry give you peace of mind. Team members also use walkie-talkies to stay in continuous contact with each other to keep all children safe.

FAQ

    • Preschool
    • Pre-K
    • School-age before and after school care
    • Summer programs
    • Year-round, 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    • Yes
      • WPA and POC vouchers accepted – The guidelines for the Working Parents Assistance Program have recently changed.
      • Pre-Kindergarten expansion grant: Call or email Debbie Sullivan at 301-424-6282/ prekforall@academychild.com

We’ve Earned Two Sought-After Accreditations

FAQs

Yes!

  • Child Care Scholarship Program: https://earlychildhood.marylandpublicschools.org/child-care-providers/child-care-scholarship-program
  • Federally funded, income based and fully integrated Pre-K program! Located in Rockville, Gaithersburg and Silver Spring locations: https://earlychildhood.marylandpublicschools.org/families/accessing-prek
  • Pre-Kindergarten expansion grant: Call or email Debbie Sullivan at 301-424-6282/ prekforall@academychild.com
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

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