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Preschool Program

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 be 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 Preschool programs operate from September through May. A child can be registered in one of our Preschool programs based on the age and needs of the family. We offer preschool programs for children ages two through five years. There is a variety of classes available ranging from two mornings to five afternoons per week.


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As of 5/9/2022 New Class forming now for 3 year olds - Monday/Wednesday/Friday 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. $265.00 per month

NEW DEGREED STAFF joining our teaching team

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at 301-829-6364 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Annual Registration

There is an annual registration for all children in our Preschool programs.  Registration begins February 1st for the upcoming school year.  Registration continues throughout the year and children are registered on a first-come, first-serve basis.  We welcome you and your child to come and tour the center.  This is a great opportunity for your child to join in the fun and get some exposure to our learning environment.  To register your child, complete the Registration Form and bring it to our center on February 1st.

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.

Sample Schedules

Preschool Schedule (Morning and Afternoon)

  • Welcome and Arrival
  • Group Meeting
  • Choice Time and Small Groups
  • Hand Washing and Snack
  • Outdoor Choice Time
  • Group Time
  • Read-Aloud and Journals
  • Music & Movement
  • Group Time and Departures

Lunch Bunch

Lunch Bunch meets between the morning and afternoon classes. Children are welcome to stay after morning class or come before the afternoon class. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to build relationships and friendships in a more casual setting.

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, improvement plans, 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.


MADLC is licensed by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), 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.




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