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A Child’s Place

At A Child's Place, we promote each child's emotional, social, cognitive and physical development.

Each year, A Child's Place serves 60 children, 3 through 6 years of age, from the U.S. as well as Asia, Africa, Europe, and Central and South America. Our preschool is licensed by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and offers an MSDE-approved kindergarten program. The school is open Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

A Child's Place also hosts a summer camp for children ages three to six (entering first grade).

Now accepting applications for Fall 2014!

Children are accepted on a first come, first-served basis, and spaces are open to the public with preference given to Notre Dame employees and students. Applications are available online and must be accompanied by a $40 non-refundable fee. Children must be 3 years old by September 1 to enter our nursery school/preschool program and 5 years old by September 1 to enroll in our kindergarten program. Tours are available by appointment.

Registration begins in January. The non-refundable registration fee is $100.

When a child is accepted into the program, a non-refundable $500.00 deposit is required. This deposit will be applied toward September's tuition.

Sample daily schedule

  • Language and literacy
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Health
  • Art
  • Music
  • Dramatic play
  • Outdoor play / physical education
  • Character education
  • Literature

Curriculum

Using the Maryland Model for School Readiness standards as a foundation for the curriculum at A Child’s Place provides parents and teachers with a common understanding of what children should know and be able to do during their early years. Experiences at ACP promote the child’s social and emotional development, cognition and general knowledge, language development, and physical well-being and motor development. Developmentally appropriate practices are implemented to address the individual needs and strengths of every child.

The School Curriculum focuses on five thematic units:
My Self September and October
My Family November and December
My Community January and February
My Earth March and April
My Universe May

Subjects included in each segment

  • Language and literacy
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Health
  • Play / physical education

Subjects included as enrichment activities

  • Art
  • Music
  • Foreign language
  • Computer skills

Tuition and fees

Monthly Tuition and Fees 2013-2014
Nursery school / Pre-k 3 (Room 1) $1050
Nursery school Pre-k 4 / Pre-k 3 and Prekindergarten (Room 2 and Room 3)  $1050
Prekindergarten 4 (Room 4) $1050
Kindergarten (Room 4) $1050
Registration fee yearly, non-refundable September through May $100