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Overview

In partnership with Anne Arundel County Public Schools & the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities, Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks is pleased to announce the ability to provide full day child care programs (7:00am - 6:00pm) in multiple locations throughout Anne Arundel County for the First Marking Period of the school year.
 
The child care spaces listed below have been authorized for use for the first marking period (09/08/20-11/13/20) for a limited number of children in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade, based upon current COVID-19 restrictions. Open the program flyer link below to learn more about the program:

First Marking Period Program Flyer

Fall Child Care will include:
  • Wi-Fi access to complete virtual learning (parents must provide electronic devices and headphones)
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Games
  • Activity Stations
  • STEM & Literacy Projects
  • Outdoor Play will be utilized as we are able (weather dependent; please note that senior centers have outdoor play space but no playground equipment)
  
All Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks child care programs will be licensed under the Maryland State Department of Education’s Office of Child Care. We will follow all current COVID-19 restrictions as outlined by our licensing body, the Maryland Department of Health, and the Anne Arundel County Health Department. At the time of this web update (08/24/20), the following restrictions are in place for child care in the State of Maryland:
  • Children must remain in the same group and the same room for care. We are utilizing a 2 staff to 13 children ratio.
  • All children ages 5 and over are required to wear masks (except when eating
  • Heightened sanitizing and social distancing will be in place
  • Temperature checks and health screenings are required upon arrival of staff and children
  • Parents may not enter the child care space and must also wear masks at all times
  • We will follow the guidance of the Health Department to close/alert the program as necessary if a child/staff member meets the symptom/exposure criteria to do so. If the program closes due to COVID-19, credits will be issued to parents for any days the program was closed.
During the month of October, we will work with our partners to determine the design of our Second Marking Period Programs. At that time, parents registered for the First Marking Period will have the ability to continue care for the Second Marking Period.

How to Register

Please be aware that there is a minimum and maximum registration for each child care center.

To register for a First Marking Period program:

  1. Click on "Creating an Account". The primary account must be completed by an adult over the age of 18. An email address is required to create an account online.
     

Once you have been notified that your child has received a space in one of our programs:

  • You must pay for the first marking period program on a bi-weekly basis at the rate of $180.00 per week. Your first payment must be received by the date indicated on your notification of space email.
  • The next step is to review the Required Forms for Admission flier. These forms are mandated as required by the Maryland State Department of Education’s Office of Child Care. Your child must have these forms completed and on file at the site on their first day. Open the Forms and Publications page to download the required forms.
For additional information, contact the Child Care Administrative Office at (410) 222-7856, ext. 0.

Fees

A full day (7am-6pm) School Age Child Care program is offered at a rate of $180/week per child paid on a

BI-WEEKLY PAYMENT SCHEDULE for the first marking period of the school year as follows:

#

Payment Due Date

Amount of Payment

Two-Week Period of Service

1

Due when receive notice of registration

$360.00

09/08/20 – 09/18/20

2

September 7, 2020

$360.00

09/21/20 – 10/02/20

3

September 21, 2020

$360.00

10/05/20 – 10/16/20

4

October 5, 2020

$360.00

10/19/20 – 10/30/20

5

October 19, 2020

$360.00

11/02/20 – 11/13/20

Locations

In partnership with Anne Arundel County Public Schools, we will launch full day (7am-6pm) child care programs for the first marking period of the school year starting September 8, 2020. These programs will take place in select school buildings in the “SACC Room” only. These rooms are attached to the school building with a separate parent entrance, restroom(s), etc. The gym/cafeteria space is unable to be utilized at this time. As of 09/10/20, sites with openings are indicated below:

In continued partnership with the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities, the Department of Recreation and Parks has also received official child care licenses to provide care in four of the Senior Centers during the first marking period as well. These sites are now open for registration to the public:

Closings

The First Marking Period Programs will be closed on the following dates during the First Marking Period. Credits will be issued for these holidays:
  • Labor Day (September 7th)
  • Yom Kippur (September 28th) – School locations only (Senior Centers will be open)
  • Election Day (November 3rd)

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