Your Little Learner Is Happy, Safe, & Growing

Giving Children The Brightest Start For 40 Years & Counting

Your Little Learner Is Happy, Safe, & Growing

Giving Children The Brightest Start For 40 Years & Counting

Tiny Tots | 24 - 36 months | Offered at North Potomac & Potomac, MD

Empower Your Child With Potty Training

Consistent and thorough potty training efforts that reflect your routine at home is the support you and your child receive daily as a part of care. Potty training is an essential milestone that helps your child gain independence.

Strong Social-Emotional Skills Build Character

Classrooms are busy places where your child learns all sorts of things, including social and emotional skills such as expressing feelings and working together with friends on a project every day.

A Teaching Team
You Can Trust

The tight-knit teaching team works seamlessly together in partnership with you to support your little learner’s development. These professionals, most of whom have been with the center for over a decade, teach your child everything they need to know to excel.

A Loving Environment
For Living & Learning

Teachers create captivating environments that nurture children, families, and staff while supporting children’s learning! Each day, as children enter the building, they experience welcoming spaces where they learn, grow, and become better people.

A Loving Environment That Feels Like Home
Advanced Security To Keep Your Child Safe

Advanced Security To Keep Your Child Safe

Your child’s health, safety, and well-being matter the most. Buildings have restricted access and other security measures in place. Walkie-talkies make sure communication stays open at all times so that you have peace of mind.

Two Teachers Per Classroom Boosts Your Child's Learning!

Dual Teaching Provides More Opportunities For:

The Creative Curriculum© For Infants, Toddlers & Twos

Teachers set developmentally appropriate goals and objectives for your child so that meaningful learning experiences happen through play. Continuity of learning at this age sets a solid foundation for school success.

Early Learning Starts With Language & Literacy

Introduction to pre-reading and language strengthens the cognitive skills your child needs for school. Children learn phonological awareness, letter recognition and formation, and more, getting them ready for school. They feel confident and prepared to learn.

Your Involvement Will Help Your Child Excel

Stay connected to your child’s progress! Get daily communication through your parent app, join the parent-teacher exchange committee (PTeX), or volunteer in the classroom. Your participation has a lasting positive impact on your child’s academic performance later in life.

Epic Playgrounds & Fun Gyms For Movement

Play is essential to your child’s growth and development process, and our play structures, basketball courts, and garden areas allow your child to play with variety and safety. Indoor gyms are perfect for rainy days!

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. 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 has trained staff who 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.

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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