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Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks' Child Care Division offers state-licensed Pre-K, Middle School Teen Group (MSTG) and School Age Child Care (SACC) programs located within many of the schools and one recreation center in Anne Arundel County. The Pre-K programs are located at the South County Recreation Center  and Carrie Weedon Early Education Center. The Child Enrichment Center (CEC) programs are specially funded, licensed child care programs. 

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

Registration opens online on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

School Age Child Care (SACC)

The before school program operates from 7:00 a.m. until the start of the school day (AM snack is included in your fee) 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. (PM snack is included in your fee)
AM and PM Program at Elementary Schools (subject to change)
Benfield Freetown Severn
Bodkin Hebron-Harman Severna Park
Broadneck Hilltop ** Shady Side
Brock Bridge High Point Solley
Brooklyn Park Lake Shore South Shore
Cape St. Claire Lothian Sunset
Crofton Meadows Marley Tracey’s
Davidsonville Nantucket Waugh Chapel
Edgewater Oak Hill  
Folger McKinsey Pasadena  
Four Seasons Quarterfield  
PM Program at Elementary Schools (subject to change)
Deale Maryland City Mayo
Glendale Oakwood  
**Hilltop SACC 
At Hilltop SACC, there are two programs available: 1) Pre-K (4 year old) & K program and 2) 1st-5th grade program. Children enrolled in full-day Pre-K during the school day are eligible to attend the Pre-K classroom before and after school. Children must be 4 years old by their first day of attendance.

Middle School Program

A middle school PM program is available at Crofton Middle School. Children in grades 6-8 are eligible to attend the Middle School Teen Group program.

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 as indicated on your account.
  • 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 flier. 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. 
For additional information, contact the Child Care Administrative Office at (410) 222-7856 ext. 0


Fees are established on a yearly basis as determined by program costs and divided equally on a monthly basis.