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A Child’s Place

At A Child's Place, we promote each child's emotional, social, cognitive and physical development through a holistic approach.

A Child's Place: Teacher and ChildrenEach year, A Child's Place serves 60 children, 3 through 6 years of age, from the U.S. as well as Asia, Africa, Europe, and Central and South America. Our preschool is licensed by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and offers an MSDE-approved kindergarten program. The school is open Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

A Child's Place also hosts a summer camp for children ages three to six (entering first grade).

Register now for Fall 2017!

Registration begins in January. Children are accepted on a first come, first-served basis, and spaces are open to the public with preference given to Notre Dame employees and students. Children must be 3 years old by September 1 to enter our nursery school/preschool program and 5 years old by September 1 to enroll in our kindergarten program. Tours are available by appointment.

Download the Registration Form

2017-18 Tuition Rate and Fees

Preschool for 3 year olds $1,150 per month*
Prekindergarten for 4 year olds $1,150 per month*
Kindergarten for 5 year olds $1,150 per month*
Annual, non-refundable registration fee $100

*Tuition rates are subject to change.

When a child is accepted into the program, a non-refundable $500.00 deposit is required to be paid by June 1st. This deposit will be applied toward September's tuition. The remaining balance of $650.00 is due by September 1st.

Sample daily scheduleA Child's Place: Teacher and Children

  • Language and literacy
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Health
  • Art
  • Music
  • Dramatic play
  • Outdoor play / physical education
  • Character education
  • Literature


Using the Maryland Early Learning Standards as a foundation for the curriculum at A Child’s Place provides parents and teachers with a common understanding of what children should know and be able to do during their early years. Experiences at ACP promote the child’s development in the following domains: Language and Literacy, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, The Arts, Social Foundations, and Physical Well-Being and Motor Development. Developmentally appropriate practices are implemented to address the individual needs and strengths of every child. Play is an organizing framework for children to investigate and build knowledge.

The School Curriculum focuses on five thematic units:
My Self September and October
My Family November and December
My Community January and February
My Earth March and April
My Universe May

A Child's Place: Teacher and Children

Subjects included in each segment

  • Language and literacy
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Health
  • Play / physical education

Subjects included as enrichment activities

  • Art
  • Music
  • Foreign language
  • Computer skills
  • Creative movement