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We are conveniently located off of 495 at exit 30/Colesville Rd (towards Silver Spring). Follow Colesville Rd for approximately 2 miles, make a left onto East West Highway (the cross street is at a light & directly after the SS Metro Station appears on your left). NOAA Building 3 will be the 3rd building on the left side of EW Highway (there is a large hand sculpture water fountain in front of the building). The parking garage entrance is past the hand sculpture. Take the elevator to floor 1 & exit the glass doors on to the terrace. The center will be on your right. We are also metro accessible by taking the red line to the Silver Spring Station.

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Our School-Age Program

Guiding children to experience their world and pursue their interests

Our school-age programs include before- and after-school care, back-up care for school holidays and school closing days, and summer day camp. We provide school-age children with the opportunity to live, learn and socialize in a relaxed setting outside of school.

We offer a wealth of enrichment activities that engage the interests of school-age children. You may find school-age children creating a magazine or a video, playing chess or shooting hoops, tutoring each other or forming a club. Teachers are there alongside, facilitating, guiding and understanding that learning does not have to take on the tone and texture of a school day but rather be filled with fun.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Thank you for everything you do for our son and our family! The ongoing communication you provide to us about our son's daily activities, interactions with other children, and growth experiences help us to feel better equipped as parents."

Our Curriculum Components

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • Language Works Tackling homework assignments, reading chapter books, engaging in long conversations with teachers and peers.
  • Math Counts Measuring weight, length, and volume, using math to solve problems.
  • Science Rocks Investigating forces of nature, developing hypotheses and conclusions, using computers, magazines, and books to explore the world.
  • ArtSmart Studying great artists, individual exploration of performance arts including dance, singing, musical instruments, and drama.
  • Our World Exploring diverse cultures, showing interest in finding solutions to issues of discrimination and injustice, becoming involved in service projects.
  • Well Aware Taking responsibility for a healthy lifestyle through regular exercise and healthy eating, participating in extracurricular activities including team sports and dance.

Learning at Home

Prediction

You Will Need:

a clear container of water large enough for your objects to fit in. Objects to experiment with (rocks, feathers, paper, bread, plastic toys, etc.)

Directions:

Set up one or more clear bins filled with water. Help your child find items to experiments with. Ask your child to predict which items will sink and which items will float. Place items in the water and observe. Ask, what do you see happening? Why do you think thats happening?

Tip:

Find some items that have suprising results. ( A jar with an airtight lid on seems like it should sink, but it floats)

Variation:


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