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The Child Care Division of Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation & Parks provides state-licensed child care opportunities for children ages 3, 4 and 5 at the South County Recreation Center every day that Anne Arundel County Public Schools are open for children. The Pre-K program operates Monday through Friday.

South County Recreation Center Pre-K program is located at 4510 Owensville Sudley Road, Harwood, MD 20776

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 your child added to the account and 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 Regular 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 more information, please contact the Child Care Administrative Office at (410) 222-7856 ext. 0, or (301) 261-8036.

Program Information

The state-licensed Pre-K program’s school year activities will include a variety of educational, recreational & social opportunities. It is designed with our youngest participants in mind…
School year activities include:
  • Educational time supplemented by the Maryland State Department of Education’s Office of Child Care (MSDE-OCC) approved Starfall Curriculum designed by Starfall Education
  • Morning Snack & an Afternoon “Snack-To-Go” option; Lunch provided by parents
  • Outdoor Play (weather permitting)
  • Story & Craft Time
  • A rotation of “free play” learning stations to include Literacy, Art, Blocks, Housekeeping, Music, etc.
  • Enrichment time consisting of: STEM Learning (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), Cooking, Multicultural Time/Spanish, Music/Rhythm/Movement, and Health & Wellness/Physical Education
  • A daily Rest Period
Current COVID-19 Restrictions
  • All Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks child care programs are 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 (09/10/20), the following restrictions are in place:
    • Children must remain in the same group and the same room for care. We are utilizing a 2 staff to 10 children ratio.
    • All children ages 3 and over are required to wear masks (except when eating and napping)
    • 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.


4510 Owensville-Sudley Road
Harwood, MD 20776
(410) 222-1515