Extra Love & Expert Care For Bright Beginnings

40 Years Of Love & Comfort For The Littlest Learners

Extra Love & Expert Care For Bright Beginnings

40 Years Of Love & Comfort For The Littlest Learners

Infants & Toddlers | 2 - 24 months | Offered at North Potomac & Potomac, MD

Your Baby Bonds With Their Loving Primary Caregiver

Teachers have over a decade of tenure, so you can trust that your baby’s primary caregiver remains the same; building lasting bonds now sets your baby up for greater social-emotional development later. Teachers provide a loving, nurturing, and caring environment.

The Warm, Family-Feel Is What Parents Love

Parents love the warmth and family feeling of their baby’s home away from home. A tight-knit team extends love to your child, celebrates their crucial milestones and development, and helps them to feel secure, comfortable, and happy.

Your Baby Bonds With Their Loving Caregiver

Teachers Keep All Spaces Fresh & Clean

Keeping your baby’s space germ and virus-free is a top priority. Staff at the center take great pride in enhanced disinfecting, cleaning, and sanitizing high-touch surfaces, equipment, and toys in the classroom.

Support For Your Choice Of Breastmilk Or Formula

You get to decide whether your baby receives formula or breastmilk; you have ongoing support in your choice. Dedicated Academy teachers listen empathetically and help you to articulate breastfeeding or formula goals for your baby.

Pre-Literacy And Early Language Skills Start Now

Pre-Literacy & Early Language Skills Start Now

It’s never too early for your baby to begin developing word and sound recognition. Give them early language and pre-literacy activities like storytime and books, which help their development. Help empower your child to soar!

The Creative Curriculum© Engages Your Baby's Senses

Baby-specific learning plans hone your baby’s skills through sensory and hands-on play. Engaging in stimulating, age-appropriate play helps them develop cognitively, emotionally, and physically; watch them flourish and build up their brainpower daily!

The Creative Curriculum© Engages Your Baby's Senses
Fun Activities Like Daily Art And Music

Fun Activities Like Daily Art & Music

Your baby benefits from an introduction to art and music early on. Spark their creativity and boost their brainpower with art, music, and plenty of play every day. They discover their interests and express themselves.

Stay in touch with the Procare App ©

Communication is vital in making sure you feel comfortable with your child’s care. These communication apps provide real-time picture updates and daily reports that keep you connected to your child’s day after you drop them off.

A Secure Environment You Know You Can Trust

Your baby is safe and sound with protective barriers that keep them in their own age appropriate space. You deserve peace of mind concerning your child’s safety, and protection is a top priority.

Play Options Tailored To Your Baby

Age-appropriate indoor and outdoor play structures are the perfect spaces for your baby to explore as they discover the world around them. They’ll spend time outside on blankets until they crawl and can safely explore the baby playground.

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 expected to provide a healthy lunch daily 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 by location . Please visit your preferred center’s location page for more information.

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 (2 & up), 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 has its own capacity guidelines provided by the Maryland State Department of Education. Click here for current guidelines regarding classroom capacity and ratios. 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.

Hear from Parents Like you

Elizabeth Barclay
Elizabeth Barclay
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"Everyone there were always very welcoming and that never faded. We are glad our child was able to be under Academy’s care."
M. Atwill
M. Atwill
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"I want to say thank you so much for the enjoyable time my son spent at Academy school-age all these years!!!"
 S. Goodwin
S. Goodwin
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"The amount of love and support we received from the Academy staff during what had to be the hardest part of my life is immeasurable!"
N. Wheeler
N. Wheeler
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"We love everything about Academy from the programs, to the field trips, to the amazing group of Teachers and Staff Members. "
 Shelley & Patrick McGinness
Shelley & Patrick McGinness
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"I know my daughters were genuinely cared about by each and every Academy staff member and we feel extremely lucky to have had the Academy staff, especially Mr. Luis, be a part of their elementary years."
Pavel Khrimian & Zara Kocharyan
Pavel Khrimian & Zara Kocharyan
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"Thank you Academy Child Development Center for taking great care of both of our daughters, and providing a safe and enriching environment. "
Daliris & Juan
Daliris & Juan
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"Every single Academy staff member has made a profound impact on our daughter's development, now only educational, but socially and emotionally."
The Barclay Family, Active Duty Military
The Barclay Family, Active Duty Military
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"We wanted to thank you and all the staff involved in Jett's development. Everyone there was always very welcoming and that never faded. We are glad that Jett was able to be under Academy's care."

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