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Child Care Division

Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks offers a state-licensed child care program that provides a safe and supportive environment in accordance with the Maryland State Department of Education’s standards.

 
 

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Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks offers state-licensed School Age Child Care (SACC), Child Enrichment Centers (CEC) and Middle School Teen Group (MSTG) programs located within your neighborhood school, and the South County Recreation Center Pre-K program.

Our programs provide the following:

  • safe and supportive environment that promotes social interaction
  • community integration
  • physical development
  • intellectual growth in accordance with the Maryland State Department of Education’s Office of Child Care and National After School Alliance standards.

Child Care Division Programs

  • School Age Child Care (SACC)
    Children in Kindergarten through grade 5 are eligible to attend the elementary school program. Children must be 5 years old by their first day of attendance. Every child must have all of the State mandated forms completed and on file at the center prior to their first day. No one will be allowed to attend the program without this information. SACC is a separate entity from the school therefore any documents (health inventory,custody, etc.) must also be submitted to SACC. There is a maximum capacity for each center.

  • Middle School Teen Group (MSTG)
    The Middle School Teen Group program operates from end of school until 6:00 p.m. every day that school is in session for students. This program is for children who are entering grades 6, 7, and 8. Every child must have all of the State mandated forms completed and on file at the center prior to their first day. No one will be allowed to attend the program without this information. MSTG is a separate entity from the school therefore any documents (health inventory, custody, etc.) must also be submitted to MSTG. Those children returning to the program will need to verify with the Center Director that their files are completed and up-to-date. Children who attended one of our elementary sites will be able to transfer their file to the middle school. There is a maximum capacity for each center.

  • South County Recreation Center Pre-K Program
    Children attending the South County Recreation Center Pre-K Program must be at least 3 years old by their first day of attendance in the 3 year old Pre-K program and children must be at least 4 years old by their first day of attendance in the 4 & 5 year old Pre-K program. The South County Recreation Center is located at 4510 Owensville-Sudley Road in Harwood, Maryland.

  • Child Enrichment Center (CEC) Program
    Child Enrichment Center (CEC) programs are specially funded, licensed child care programs. The CEC programs are designed to address the safety, social and recreational needs of the children in their care. School year activities include the following: PM snack, homework/literacy time, outdoor play (weather permitting), arts & crafts time, and organized games.
     
    For the 2017-2018 school year, the Child Care Division is able to offer CEC programs at Belle Grove (M/W/F PM only), Brooklyn Park (M-F AM & PM), and Park (Tu/Th PM only). Please call (410) 222-7856, ext. 0 to discuss rates for the coming school year.
     
    Parent's Manual for Child Enrichment Center (CEC) Program