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Registering Now for 2023-2024 School Year

Our preschool is accredited through the Maryland State Department of Education. We have earned a level 4 in Maryland EXCELS- which ranks early childhood education programs in Maryland. Our school uses Creative Curriculum, a curricula selected by MSDE for use in accredited programs. Our MSDE license number is 47525.

Out teaching staff is dedicated to the continuous improvement of our program and strengthening their professional development. Several teachers are in the process of being trained in the Orton-Gillingham Multi-Sensory Approach to Phonics Instruction, hold Early Childhood certifications and utilize best practices in kindergarten readiness.

Throughout the year we enjoy partnering with CCPL for the Bookmobile and puppet shows. We welcome volunteers into our classrooms, take wonderful field trips, and we pride ourselves in our community partnerships. We provide a daily snack which includes healthy grains and fruits and vegetables. Our classroom's daily schedules include Math, Social Studies and Science activities, Language/Literacy and Reading Readiness skills, Creative and Fine Arts, Large and Small Gross Motor games and activities, Circle Time, and Music/Movement.

If you are looking for a preschool for your 2, 3 or 4 year old in the fall, please give us a call. We are currently setting up tours for all age groups. We have part time openings in all age groups. Give us a call at 301-829-6364 or email us at kids@mtairydaycare.com.

Mt. Airy Daycare and Learning Center


Thank you for your interest in our school!  Registration for the Fall 2023 is currently open.  Please visit the "Enrollment Info" tab to access our google forms.
We will be filling our classes to full enrollment. If we do not have a spot for your child, we will notify you as soon as possible. The registration fee of $65 is non-refundable.
We are licensed with the state’s Office of Child Care (license #47525) and are renewing our state accreditation with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) this spring.
Our school will continue to accept registrations following our initial registration if openings remain in the program. Parents can call the school office at 301-829-6364 for more information. You can set up a tour and/or request an informational brochure. You can also contact the school’s Director, Michelle Rippeon by email at director@mtairydaycare.com.
We look forward to hearing from you!





Welcome to Mt. Airy Daycare and Learning Center!

We are a Preschool and Learning Center that serves children ages 18 months through 14 years.  We are licensed with the State of Maryland and are renewing our state accreditation with the State of Maryland this Spring.  We have a highly qualified staff that are committed to providing the best early learning foundations for your children using developmentally appropriate practices in the classroom.  We have a 2, 3 and 4 year old Preschool Program.  Our Extended Care Preschool Program services families that desire a full-time preschool with extended hours during the day.  We also have a wonderful School Age program.  We provide transportation to Twin Ridge for our children that attend school there.  Carroll County children can use the school bus that picks up at our center.  Our school is located in the heart of Mt. Airy.  We are on Facebook if you would like to check out the exciting things we do with our community!


M.S.D.E. Accredited & Participants in MD Excels Program!

· Quality Care

· Strong Foundations

· Developmentally Appropriate Practice

· Lifelong Learners

Family Owned

Since 1992, Mt. Airy Daycare and Learning Center, Inc. has been privately owned by the Hauptman Family, residents of Carroll County MD.   Being family owned we have avoided the business structure of larger nationally recognized childcare centers.

Relationships Matter!

Mt. Airy Daycare and Learning Center takes pride in its low staff turnover and is able to provide consistency, security, and the personal touch to each family.  MADLC nurtures and values each family and child, building relationships to make every family's experience enjoyable, loving, and treasured. 

This website will provide new and returning families with information about our center, our programs, and our policies. Please use this as a resource, as it will surely answer many of your questions.

If you have further questions, we are available to assist you in person, by telephone, or through e-mail. We are invested in you and your child, and we are eager to be part of your child’s growth.


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