Our small class sizes and location on Notre Dame of Maryland University’s park-like campus offer unique educational opportunities to take learning outside. As a designated lab school, we also welcome teaching students from NDMU and nearby universities that further enriches learning for ACP children.

Our Classrooms

Age Room Teacher to Child Ratio
Preschool 2’s (2 years old by Sept. 1st) Room 2 1:6
Preschool 3‘s (3 years old by Sept. 1st) Room 1 1:10 (maximum 2:12)
Prekindergarten 4s (4 years old by Sept. 1st)
Kindergarten 5 (5 years old by Sept. 1)
Room 4 1:10 (maximum 2:16)

The preschool instructional day runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Before and after care is provided at no additional cost from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 to 5:30 p.m.

NEW: Join the Lunch Bunch!
  • SAGE will provide a delicious lunch for your child at the cost of $6.50! Lunches must be purchased for a full month at a time.
  • Dietary restrictions and selection of a vegetarian option can be requested when placing your order weekly.
  • Each bagged lunch will include a variety of items to appeal to the appetite of a preschooler. Menus will be emailed to parents/guardians 8 business days before the end of the month

Lunch Bunch Payment

Our Staff

Our staff consists of a director, an assistant director, two lead teachers, and one assistant teacher.

As part of accreditation requirements, all ACP lead teachers have either a bachelor’s degree or an associate’s degree with a minimum number of credits in early childcare. 

ACP staff also participate in the Maryland Child Care Credential Program that recognizes early care and education personnel who go beyond requirements of State licensing and registration regulations. Lead teachers have either achieved a Level 5 Maryland Child Care Credential or are working toward that goal.  Assistant teachers are to achieve a Maryland Child Care Credential of level two or higher.

Meet Our Staff

Staff Training

A Child’s Place staff are trained in:

  • Childcare and COVID-19 Training
  • CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid
  • Medication Administration
  • Basic Health and Safety Training
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Active Shooter in a Childcare Setting
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Developmental Screening

Lab School

In addition to our teaching staff, a Child’s Place is a lab school for early learning majors in the Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Education. We serve as an observation and training site for students from NDMU, Loyola University, Towson University, and Johns Hopkins University.

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