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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 3 at all of our centers. 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 on a limited basis (please call to discuss). 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.

Contact Information

Program Inquiries:

Cheri Mrkva

Child Care Specialist

Financial Inquiries:

Meghan Michael


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To register for this program please complete the enrollment forms below and email them to Please note that all students must have a physical completed within 12 months of start date. If transferring directly from another child care center with less than a three month break, you can transfer the physical to us.

Child Care Information

Child Care Enrollment Forms