Preschoolers Get Ready For The Next Level

Over 40 Years Of Expertise In Helping Children Succeed

Preschoolers Get Ready
For The Next Level

Over 40 Years Of Expertise In Helping Children Succeed

Preschool | 3 - 4 Years | Offered at Gaithersburg, North Potomac, Potomac & Silver Spring, MD

Preschool and Pre-K children must be 3 and 4 years old on or before September 1st as part of the MSDE age requirement.

Prepare Your Child For School Success Now

Your preschooler has the skills they need for their next level of learning and development in preparation for school-readiness. Children learn school structure and habits, as well as how to think independently and creatively.

Teachers Shape Your Child’s Understanding Of Language

Teachers use new, challenging words during play and throughout the day, so children learn and begin using the new vocabulary. Teachers intentionally incorporate a language and literacy objectives into every experience the children have each day.

An Exceptional Curriculum
Builds Up School Skills

Teachers implement The InvestiGator Club® curriculum, a specialized curriculum that provides a continuity of learning within the early childhood program. Give your child the skills they need to succeed and prepare for additional learning academically.

PRE-K EXPANSION GRANT:

Federally Funded, Income Based, And Fully Integrated Pre-K Program! Located at our Gaithersburg and Silver Spring Locations.

Language And Literacy
Skills In 3 & 4 Year-Olds

Preschoolers develop their ability to comprehend and tell stories, become more skilled conversationalists, and begin to understand written language. Preschoolers are eager to learn early reading and writing skills when connected to a vital task.

Enrichment Are Included
In The Daily Curriculum

Your child has weekly enrichment activities at no additional cost. Spanish, Music, and Physical Education round out the curriculum and align with MSDE Early Learning Standards. 

Chromebooks And Smartboards Increase Learning Opportunities

In the age of technology, your child must be introduced to technology early on. Smartboards and Chromebooks, offered with guidelines, help sharpen your child’s mind in a fun, exciting, challenging, and engaging way as they learn.

Expert Teachers Guide Your Child's Learning

Academy teachers are professional, state qualified experts, and your child receives the best education possible under the direction of tenured staff. Parents love the professionalism of the teaching team and the nurturing care they provide to the children.

Caring & Qualified Staff
Teach School Skills And More!

Help Prepare Your Child For Kindergarten With:

Virtual Field Trips Your Preschooler Will Love

Your child experiences field trips that spark their imagination and keep them entertained, all while promoting social interaction and exchanges with their peers. Virtual trips keep them safe, with the same benefits and fun times!

Security Measures You
Can Always Count On

Be confident that your child is in good hands with restricted access control, responsible teachers, Emergency Action Plans, open communication, and more so that you have peace of mind once you drop your child off.

Stay Up-To-Date On Your
Child's Learning And Fun

The program has an open-door policy for parents, and you can volunteer or partake in the ParentTeacher Exchange (PTeX) Committee. The HiMama© and KidReports© communication apps keep you up-to-date on your child’s day-to-day activities.

The Perfect Places To Explore And Play

Large group play happens in a spacious multipurpose room, where children do obstacle courses, ride, and other toys. Outdoor play options include different play structures, a basketball court, gardens, and a massive yard for the ultimate playtime.

We’ve Earned Two Sought-After Accreditations

FAQs

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.

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."

Set Your Child Up On The Path To Success Now