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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 days per week.

 

We have a few openings in some of our 2022/2023 classrooms!!

4 year old PreK- Tuesday/ Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. $370.00 per month

 

2023-2024 Fall Tuition Rates

Preschool 2’s

*Should be 2 on or before September 1, 2023.  Two year-olds do not need to be toilet trained. 

Days

Class Times

Monthly Tuition for 2023-2024

Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday

9:00-11:30 AM

$396

Tuesday/ Thursday

9:00-11:30 AM

$275

Monday/ Wednesday

12:30-3:00 PM

$275

 

Preschool 3’s

*Must be 3 on or before September 1, 2023. Three year-olds must be toilet trained.

Days

Class Times

Monthly Tuition for 2023-2024

Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

$305

Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday

9:00 AM- 3:00 PM

$485

Tuesday/ Thursday

9:15 AM – 12:15 PM

$250

Tuesday/ Thursday

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

$420

 

Preschool 3’s and 4’s (Extended Day Preschool)

*The Extended Day Preschool Class will be held 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM Monday-Friday.

*Children must be 3 or 4 on or before September 1, 2023.  Three and Four year-olds must be toilet trained.

Days Offered Per Week

Weekly Tuition

5 Days

$290

4 Days

$275

3 Days

$260

2 Days

$245

 

Preschool 4’s

*Must be 4 on or before September 1, 2023.  Four year-olds must be toilet trained.

Days

Class Times

Monthly Tuition for 2023-2024

Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday

9:15 AM- 12:15 PM

$315

Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

$485

Tuesday/ Thursday

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

$420

 

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..

 

Annual Registration

There is a $65 annual non-refundable registration fee for all children in our Preschool and School Age programs.  Registration begins January 16, 2023 for the 2023/2024 school year for our current families.  Registration for alumni will begin January 30, 2023.  Registration for the general public will begin February 1, 2023.   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.  More information about our registration process is on our home page.


Curriculum and Assessment

The Creative Curriculum®, GOLD® by Teaching Strategies, LLC

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)

 


ACCREDITATION
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.


LICENSING

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.