Academy Child Care Programs
Academy is beyond just Day Care and Preschool. We are Maryland State of Education accredited and approved child care provider and educational organization.
Academy offers carefully designed environments for our youngest children, starting at three months of age. Specially trained staff nurture and guide the little ones through these formative years. Continuity of care and secure, loving relationships prepare children for their emerging independence. The Tiny Tots staff will assist with “potty training” for two and three year olds. Staff ratios are excellent and usually exceed recommendations. A l: 3 ratio is maintained in the Infant/Toddler room and a 1:6 ratio in the Tiny Tots. Staffing for each classroom depends on the ages of the children, the number of children in the group, and the individual classroom size. All teachers maintain current infant/child CPR and First Aid. To help maintain a healthy environment for all, parents must furnish documentation of immunizations, medical conditions, and medication orders according to schedule.
Academy Hills (Rockville), Stone Mill (North Potomac) and Cold Spring (Potomac)
Our programs are play-based and experiential (see program description section). Physical, social, emotional, and cognitive growth are stimulated through hands-on, real life experiences. Developmentally appropriate practice is the foundation of the curriculum and daily schedule planning. Phonological awareness, science and math activities are important aspects of the program and are integrated throughout the day. Our staff support children so that they feel safe and secure, give them responsibility, model empathy and respect for others, and encourage them to explore and discover the world around them. Teachers have at least a baccalaureate in Early Childhood Education or a related field or the equivalent; Assistant Teachers are Office of Child Care senior staff qualified; Aides, as is true with all staff, have orientation prior to starting and are required to take continued training annually. Teacher biographies are distributed at the beginning of each school year and are available from the director.
Academy Hills (Rockville), Stone Mill (North Potomac), Galway (Silver Spring), DuFief (Gaithersburg) and Cold Spring (Potomac)
Academy is the best choice if you are a professional working family who values high academic standards and also needs licensed before and after school enrichment opportunities. Academy provides a challenging academic program in a small instructional setting. Students develop strong independent skills with a zest for lifelong learning via experienced staff, community service learning activities and a curriculum that focuses on the development of the “total child”.
Academy Hills Campus (Rockville)
Academy Parents of Prekindergarten Students!!!! Will your child turn 5 years old after the September 1 cutoff for kindergarten? Academy has a program in place for your child. Your child will receive a Maryland State Department of Education approved curriculum that allows students the opportunity to achieve high academic standards regardless of grade level. The Core Knowledge Sequence Curriculum is presented in individual and small group instructional settings. Students are guided to explore and expand their knowledge through learning centers, classroom iPads, computers, field trips, guest speakers, and vast classroom supplies and materials.
Academy Hills Campus (Rockville)
Kids ActiVe Enrichment provides a safe, happy and motivational experience for school age children. Children will vote on daily activities, show their creative sides with art projects and much more. Each day is packed with exciting and enriching events to ensure your children have the best experience possible.
Academy Hills Campus (Rockville), Stone Mill Campus (North Potomac), Cold Spring Campus (Potomac), Galway Campus and Charles Drew Campus in Silver Spring.
Trips & Dips is a summer tradition for many area school-age children. We offer a licensed summer program that children return to year after year for a hu-latta summer fun. Spaces are limited and fill early so register today!