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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 all for what you do with my child. I am amazed at how much he has developed and learned. Being a working mom is such a hard thing sometimes but it makes it so much easier when you know your child is being loved and nurtured by truly caring individuals. Thanks for being his mom away from mom."

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

Fun with Flashlights

You Will Need:

Two Flashlights

Directions:

Give your child a flashlight and you take a flashlight as well. Play with the flashlights in a dark room or go outside at night. Ask your child questions and discuss what you see.

Tip:

Take cues from your child; At times you lead the play and at other times your child leads. Expand upon what he/she observes by asking questions.

Variation:


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