Academy Child Development Center @ Cold Spring, Potomac

US Potomac MD 20854
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Academy Child Development Center has been serving the Potomac community since 1988. NAEYC accredited for over 10 years and MSDE accredited for 9 years. Academy has been a model program for various state pilot programs such as the current EXCELS rating program. Academy at Cold Spring was rated 5 out of 5 standards met in 2013. The Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence Curriculum allows children to advance to higher level objectives as the learn through teacher instructed activities, small group instruction and self-selected learning centers. Academy feels that play encourages self-control, self-learning, problem solving and conflict resolution skills. Staff encourages creativity. Parent communication is important for a successful partnership. Daily logs, emails, and regular newsletters keep parents informed of their children's program. Academy hires staff with college degrees as the lead teachers. Music and physical education classes are included for the preschool and prekindergarten classes. The Center is nestled in a safe and quiet neighborhood on the campus of Cold Spring Elementary School which is consistently ranked in the top 10 elementary schools in Maryland.

This center has NAEYC accreditation. National Association for the Education of Young Children is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children. NAEYC established a national, voluntary accreditation system to set professional standards for early childhood education programs and to help families identify high-quality programs. The NAEYC Accreditation Criteria address all aspects of an early childhood program, including interactions among teachers and children, curriculum, interactions among teachers and families, administration, staff qualifications and professional development, staffing patterns, physical environment, health and safety, nutrition and food service, and program evaluation.

This center also has MSDE Accredited accreditation.

Additional information

  • Teachers have at least a bachelor's degree.
  • This school offers Chinese.
  • This provider offers the following extra-curricular activities: Music and Sports.
  • This center offers a peanut and a tree-nut free environment.
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8 weeks - 12 years
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NAEYC, MSDE Accredited
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