Safety, Fun, &
Monitored Technology, Homework Help, & Time To Socialize With Friends
School Age | K-5th Grade |Serving Gaithersburg, North Potomac, Potomac, & Silver Spring, MD
Drop-In Care When You Need It Most
Your child is always in good hands with the Drop-In program, created to give you the flexibility you need when dealing with the unexpected. Have the support you need when it comes to child care.
Develop Your Child’s Interests & Skills
Your child is continually learning and growing. Focusing on their interests and developing their skills helps prepare them to excel in their learning environments as they grow. Help give them the confidence they need to become their best selves.
Promote Your Child’s Academic Excellence
Your child has a quiet space to focus and complete homework while receiving any help they need. Even if your child doesn’t have assignments, they can take advantage of time for learning. They have the support they need to perform well in the classroom.
Social Time Builds Solid Friendships
Interaction with friends is a crucial part of your school-aged child’s development, and time for socializing gives them the confidence they need to form new friendships and healthy relationships. Help them build strong and nurturing relationships!
Monitored Technology Time Helps Learning
Allow your child to use technology to supplement their learning, stimulate their minds, and unlock new worlds. Chromebooks and other provided technology allow your child to strengthen their cognitive skills while being safe and smart online.
Safety Practices That Give You Peace Of Mind
Safety measures like walkie-talkies carried by staff, closed-circuit video, and monitored and protective care creates a safe environment for your child and gives you confidence and peace of mind.
The Teaching Team Is Like An Extended Family
As a parent, it’s essential to know that your child always feels secure and right at home. An expert team of teachers and administrators work together to provide an environment known for nurturing and quality caregiving.
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
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.