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Child Care Program (w/Preschool)

We believe…
Children should be allowed to experience childhood. Every child wants to learn and is curious about his/her world. At Mt. Airy Daycare & Learning Center we believe in enhancing each child’s innate sense of wonder by incorporating time for socialization, self-discovery, and meaningful learning. We encourage children to ask questions, problem solve, and make decisions. Children learn through play and are given many opportunities to engage in play.

We believe…
Children should have opportunities to be creative and expressive in their own way. Every child is given opportunities to express himself/herself in a creative and constructive manner through a range of choices in an accepting and positive environment. Our classrooms and activities are organized to bring all components of learning together where children have opportunities to work and play together in many ways. Our educators are well trained, loving teachers who strive to teach the whole child.


This is the beginning of an amazing adventure for every child and family!
Our childcare programs are for children ages two through five years. A child can be registered for (2) to five (5) days per week, scheduled on the same days of each week. A child can attend between the hours of 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Classes are available for the following age groups:

  • 18 months to 2-year-old Children
  • 3- and 4-year-old Children
  • 4- and 5-year-old Children

Our childcare programs include the educational components of our preschool programs with care in the mornings and afternoons.

Curriculum and Assessment

  • The Creative Curriculum®, GOLD® by Teaching Strategies, LLC
  • MSDE approved curriculum and assessment

Play based curriculum that incorporates all domains of learning based on children’s interests and needs.

Handwriting Without Tears is used to supplement The Creative Curriculum®

The teachers implement developmentally appropriate practices that encourage and support children to learn through play and self-discovery.  A wide range of age appropriate materials are provided to allow for the children to create, experiment, and discover.

Assessment is ongoing and Parent/Teacher Conferences are held in the Fall and in the Spring.


Maryland Schools Department of Education (MSDE)

Mt. Airy Daycare and Learning Center, Inc. is MSDE Accredited, an achievement that represents a commitment from our dedicated and knowledgeable staff to provide the best possible learning environment for the children and families we serve.

The accreditation process involves a program review, self-appraisal studies, an improvement plan, and site visits from MSDE validators.  Accredited programs are required to maintain the standards set forth in the validation process and supply documentation that all expectations have been fully met or there is a plan in place for continued improvement.


Sample of Our Schedule

  • Welcome and Arrival – Morning Choices
  • Group Meeting
  • Journals/Morning Work
  • Choice Time and Small Groups
  • Clean Up and Bathroom Break
  • Group Time – Review and Share
  • Outdoor Choice Time
  • Lunch
  • Read Aloud
  • Rest and Quiet Activities
  • Bathroom Break, Hand Washing and Snack
  • Group Meeting – Highlights and Announcements
  • Outdoor Choice Time
  • Limited Choices and Departures

*This schedule is only a general outline, and the times and activities may vary and change according to the children’s interests and needs. 

MADLC is licensed by Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Child Care Administration (OCC).  We meet or exceed all guidelines as established by OCC to keep children safe and healthy in our care.

Contact Us

Mt. Airy Daycare and Learning Center Inc. 

605 Ridge Avenue
Mt. Airy, MD 21771
Click here for directions

Fax: 301-829-7841



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