Your Child Is Happy, Healthy, & Learning

Incredible Care For Preschoolers, Joyous Summer Camps, & Before & After Care For School-Agers

Your Child Is Happy,
Healthy, & Learning

Care For Preschoolers, Joyous Summer Camps, & Before & After Care For School-Agers

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

GALWAY CENTER

Teachers Share Decades Of Early Learning Fun

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-appropriate 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 & 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 onsite 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

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