A Child's Place

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

Each year, we serve 60 children ages 3 through 6 from all over the world including the U.S., 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.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Contact Us

Now Accepting Applications

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.

How to Apply

  • Applications are available online and must be accompanied by a $40 non-refundable fee. Tours are available by appointment.
  • 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.
  • 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 scheduleLittle girl reading to 2 cabbage patch kids

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


Using the Maryland Early Learning Standards as a foundation our curriculum, we provide 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 development in the following domains:

  • Language and Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • The Arts
  • Social Foundations
  • Physical Well-Being and Motor Development

Developmentally appropriate practices are implemented to address the individual needs and strengths of every child. Play is an organizing framework for children to investigate and build knowledge.

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

Enrichment Activities

  • Art
  • Music
  • Foreign Language
  • Computer Skills
  • Creative Movement

Tuition Rate and Fees for 2018-2019

  • Monthly Tuition for SY 2018-2019: $1,175.00
  • Annual, non-refundable registration fee: $100.00

Early Bird Special: Register before March 31, 2018 for a reduced rate of $1,100/month!