School Age Child Care

Welcome to CCPS Before & After School Program

Our program offers a variety of activities which may include recreation and games, arts and crafts, reading, music, drama, time to work on homework, and free time where the children can pursue their own interests.  

We are licensed through the Maryland State Child Care Administration and follow their requirements and regulations. The staff members in our centers enjoy working with children and are certified and trained yearly in childcare classes, CPR, and first aid.

Our philosophy is to develop the whole child by promoting social acceptance, emotional health, intellectual ability, and physical health. These needs are met through a fun and engaging program, which compliments the children’s school day. The program provides children with opportunities regarding individual choice, group participation, skill development and recreational activities all within a safe, fun, social environment. We provide inclusive settings that recognize the children’s varied abilities, interests, needs, their cultural background, primary language, and their learning styles. We create an environment where all children and families feel welcomed and included by working with families, teachers, our special education department, school psychologists, school nurses and administration to make the best decisions possible for the child; and to provide reasonable accommodations as needed.

Our centers are directed by professionals in the field of child development and licensed by MSDE Office of Child Care. We maintain an average ratio of one staff person for every 15 children as required by COMAR regulations. Our program participates in the Maryland EXCELS program, a voluntary quality Rating and Improvement System, we are currently a level 2 and working towards a higher level, our center at PPES and WHES are currently a level 3. For more information, visit Maryland Excels.

The mission of CCPS Before & After School Child Care Program is to provide a safe, affordable, nurturing environment for all the elementary school district’s children who need access to before school and after school services. Our children will be provided opportunities to choose and participate in activities designed to promote their physical, mental, social, and emotional development in an atmosphere of mutual respect.

We serve elementary school children from K-5 and Pre-K children who either have a full day of Pre-K or are dually placed between Pre-K and Head Start. Children are only eligible for enrollment in the Before and After School Child Care Center at the school where they are enrolled. Students may enroll in either the morning session, the afternoon session or in both sessions.

CCPS Elementary Schools offer Before and After School Child Care located at the following schools:

  • Barstow
  • Dowell
  • Mount Harmony
  • Mutual – Servicing children attending Mutual and St. Leonard*
  • Patuxent Appeal Campus – Servicing children attending PAC from both buildings*
  • Plum Point – Servicing children attending Plum Point Elementary, Calvert Elementary, and Huntingtown Elementary*
  • Sunderland
  • Windy Hill – Servicing children attending Windy Hill Elementary and Beach*
  • A.M. session bus transportation provided to home school for the instructional day from the childcare site.*
  • P.M. session bus transportation provided from home school to appropriate childcare site for children whose home schools are:*
    • Calvert Elementary
    • Beach Elementary
    • Huntingtown Elementary
    • Saint Leonard Elementary

Our centers are open from 6:30 a.m. until the start of school and reopen at the end of the school day until 6:30 p.m.

Service is only available when school is in session. Extended services are available on early dismissal days and delay days. When schools have a two-hour early dismissal, centers will open two hours early.

Program Fees

Fees are charged per child per session and are payable weekly prior to care. If your child is enrolled only in the morning, that is one session. If your child attends before school and after school, that counts as two sessions.

1 Child/1 session $75.00 a week
1 Child/2 sessions $115.00 a week
2 Children/1 session $125.00 a week
2 Children/2 sessions $195.00 a week
3 Children/1 session $175.00 a week
3 Children/ 2 sessions $280.00 a week

Other Fees

  • A non-refundable registration fee of $50 for one child and $90 for a family.
  • There is a late payment fee of $10 per week.
  • $25 charge for returned checks.
  • A security deposit equivalent to two week’s tuition.
  • There is a charge for a late afternoon pick up. A fee of $1 per minute per child will be charged for each minute past closing time for the 1st offense. 2nd offense $2 per minute, 3rd offense $5 per minute, after the 3rd offense child is removed from the program.

We accept childcare scholarship payments from MSDE childcare central (formerly known as Purchase of Care Vouchers). Please visit the Maryland Child Care Scholarship Program's online information.

If you get a denial letter from the scholarship program, we have a sliding scale fee that is based on the amount of people in the family and the income in the family that you may be eligible for. Please contact our office for more information.

To register for this program please complete the paperwork on the childcare page on this website in its entirety then contact our office to arrange to bring your paperwork and fees into our office. Registration is a two-part process, once you have registered at our office, you will take the paperwork to the center and meet with the director to finalize your registration. Please note that all students must have a physical completed within 12 months of start date. If transferring directly from another childcare center with less than 3 months break you can transfer their physical to us.

For more information or to schedule registration please contact us at 443-550-8040.

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