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.
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!
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
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.