All centers share a common mission and are licensed by Maryland’s Office Child Care. Because of the uniqueness of each community we serve, different centers may maintain additional affiliations. In partnership with families, community and early childhood experts, Academy continues to grow and develop within the scope of our “Building Blocks for Life” philosophy.
Approved by Maryland State Department of Education, non-public division Nursery – 2nd Grade (MSDE)
Accredited by Maryland State Department of Education, Infants – Pre-K (MSDE*)
Licensed by Maryland State Dept of Education/ Office of Child Care Administration (OCC)
- Four Centers awarded five stars in Maryland EXCELS Program (Academy Hills, Cold Spring, Galway and Stone Mill) and three stars (Charles Drew and DuFief) in Maryland EXCELS Program.
Maryland EXCELS is a Quality Rating and Improvement System(QRIS). AQRIS is a program that awards ratings to registered family child care providers, licensed child care centers (HeadStart, Letter of compliance facilities, school‐age only child care), and public pre‐K programs that meet increasingly higher standards of quality in key areas.