Child Care Programs

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  1. 2021-2022 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...
  2. 2021 Kid’s Care Registration & COVID Regulations

    We are excited to bring our Kid’s Care program back for the 2021-2022 school year, but due to the ongoing pandemic, we have some changes to how the program will operate. 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
View the Child Care Programs brochure

Our Programs

Preschool Programs

Half-day, pre-school programs are available at sites throughout the county for children ages 3-5 (minimum age by August 31). Pre-School operates in conjunction with the PGCPS’ calendar. When county schools are closed for full days, Pre-School is also closed. Children will participate in age appropriate activities and must be toilet trained (unless the child has a qualified disability).
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Morning Care Programs

Before school licensed childcare program operating at select M-NCPPC sites during the school year for children ages 5-12 or grades Kindergarten through 6th grade.
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Kids' Care After School Program

Kids’ Care After-School Programs are child care programs held at M-NCPPC sites throughout Prince George’s County. These programs provide after-school structured recreation activities in the areas of sports, arts and crafts, reading, storytelling, music, film, drama, science, nature, and special events, as well as free, unstructured time for recreational pursuits. Prince George’s County residents enrolled in grades K through 6 who are between the ages of 5 and 12 (minimum age by August 31) are eligible to enroll in this program
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Therapeutic Programs 

Open to Prince George’s County residents only who are currently enrolled in school and receive Special Education services, Therapeutic Recreation Kids’ Care After-School Programs and Leisure & Life Skills Programs are offered by M-NCPPC at sites throughout the county. Kids’ Care programs serve the needs of individuals with disabilities who are between the ages of 5 and 21. These programs feature small group sizes, high staff/participant ratios, adapted equipment and more. Leisure & Life Skills for Teens is an after-school program for youth ages 13-21 who attend CRI classes at local middle or high schools. This program focuses on social and recreation skill development with opportunities for community integration and socialization with youth without disabilities.

Kids' Club at Fairland

Kids' Club at Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex is designed to offer children a safe, healthy, comfortable environment and encompasses a multitude of developmentally appropriate sports, fitness, and learning activities for all elementary aged children (K through 5). Swimming, gymnastics, tennis, fitness games, indoor and outdoor activities, and arts & crafts are some of the many activities the program offers. Each day, time is set aside for homework and study time.
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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