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The Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks is pleased to offer state-licensed Child Care programs in accordance with the Maryland State Department of Education’s Office of Child Care and National After School Association Standards. Child Care sites are located within your neighborhood school and/or recreation center facility. 

School year activities include sports, arts and crafts, games, activity stations, homework time (school-age programs only), enrichments that support STEAM programming (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math), community service projects, and special events.  A morning snack and afternoon snack are also included in your monthly fee.  
The before school program operates from 7:00 a.m. until the start of the school day, and the after school program operates from the end of the school day until 6:00 p.m. every day that school is in session for students.  

How to Register

Registration for New Participants 
Please be aware that there is a maximum registration for each center and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • Registrations may be completed by Creating an Account  (Create a primary account with an adult over the age of 18. An email address is required to create an account online) or in person at the Child Care Administrative Office, or mailed to: Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, Child Care Division, Suite 105, 1 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401
  • Prior to your child’s first day, the Child Care Administrative Office must receive a completed registration, registration fee, and the first month’s payment. 
  • Please be aware that online registration does not complete the registration process. You will immediately receive an email that your online registration was received. You must keep this for your records to verify the date of your registration. 
  • After completing the online registration, the next step is to view the Required Forms for Admission sheet. Open the Forms & Publications page to download the required forms. 
  • Your child’s enrollment will not be considered complete until all required forms and the fee have been received by Child Care. 
  • There is a $25 non-refundable first time registration fee.
For additional information, please view the the 2016-2017 School Year Child Care Information Sheet or contact the Child Care Administrative Office at (410) 222-7856 ext. 0, or (301) 261-8036.