Child Care

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  1. 2022 Kid’s Care Registration & COVID Regulations

    We are excited to bring our Kid’s Care program back for the 2022-2023 school year, but due to the ongoing pandemic, we have some changes to how the program will operate. Read on...
  2. 2022-2023 Childcare Transportation Message

    Attention patrons - At this time Prince George's Parks Pre-School, Kids' Care, & Therapeutic Rec programs are UNABLE to provide transportation to or from childcare facilities. Read on...
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We strive to meet the childcare needs of families in Prince George's County by offering fun, recreational programs at affordable prices. These programs are licensed by and operate under the guidelines of the Maryland State Department of Education Office of Child Care. With convenient locations throughout the county, our child care facilities are staffed by caring, qualified people dedicated to creating a nurturing environment for every child.

  • Our programs operate at select Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission sites during the school year for children ages 5-12. Program operates in conjunction with Prince George's County School System's calendar. When County schools are closed for full days, all child care programs are also closed.
  • For Prince George's County residents only
  • Completed health forms are mandatory for participation in this program
  • Bus transportation is provided by Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS)
For more information regarding our child care programs, operations, and policies, please read the Parent/Guardian Guide to Child Care Programs

A yellow and blue flyer with information on child care programs Opens in new windowView the 2022-2023 Child Care Programs Flyer (PDF)

Child Care Programs

M-NCPPC offers a variety of recreation-focused Child Care programs, all licensed through the Maryland State Department of Education’s Office of Child Care. Every program hires quality-trained staff to ensure your children have a safe and secure place to learn and thrive in. We strive to ensure high quality programing at affordable prices for all Prince George’s County residents.

Transportation is not provided to/from these programs (unless otherwise noted by the individual program) and parents are encouraged to drop-off or go through PGCPS transportation to ensure children arrive to program on time.

All programs are first come; first serve, so we recommend registering ahead of time to ensure your spot in a program. Please look over our program offerings below and follow the links after each section to view available programs through Parks Direct. If you do not have a Parks Direct account yet, you can create one online here: First Time Account Setup

  1. Pre-school Programs
  2. Morning Kids’ Care
  3. Kids’ Care After-School
  4. Kids’ Club At Fairland
  5. Therapeutic Recreation Kids’ Care After-School (Ages 5-21)
  6. Therapeutic Recreation Leisure & Life Skills for Teens (Ages 13-21)

Pre-school Programs

Our licensed pre-school programs operate on a half-day schedule and are available at sites throughout the county for children ages 3-5 (minimum age by August 31). Children will participate in age and developmentally appropriate activities that promote gross and fine motor skill development, building the foundation for early education, and promotes early social and emotional skills.

  • Children must be toilet trained (unless the child has a qualified disability).
  • Pre-School operates in conjunction with the PGCPS’ calendar. When county schools are closed for full days, Pre-School is also closed.
  • To view available pre-school programs, follow this link: Parks Direct Pre-School Program

Disability Modifications

The Department of Parks & Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Register a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request a disability modification.

Contact the area Program Access/Inclusion Offices:  

For therapeutic recreation programs, please contact: 

  • Special Programs Office: 301-446-3400