Our Facility: Founded in 2001 as a sister school to Wee Lad & Lassie,
with a focus on the very young learner.  Located in the heart of beautiful
Severna Park, our programs include a toddler program for 18 month olds
and young 2-year-olds, an older 2-year old program for ages 30 months
and up, and a 3-year-old program. We offer morning preschool classes
from 9 a.m. to noon, and full day extended care from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for
working families.

Our Program: In 2005 A Child’s Garden joined the very few
independent preschool programs to be accredited by the Maryland
Department of Education Early Childhood Accreditation Project.  This
means our management, staff and curricula meet the highest standards in
Maryland. Our curricula are broad based, covering Language Arts,
Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. Also included are music and
computer instruction, art, physical education, and Spanish. We promote
the development of the whole child by fostering  physical, social,
emotional and cognitive growth. We believe that a developmentally
appropriate approach to learning and individual attention are the keys to
a high quality early childhood education.

Our Staff: Our teachers and staff members are enthusiastic about
children and teaching! The interaction between children and adults is
positive, warm and nurturing with lots of attention to each child's needs.   
We find that our teachers are happy here, the rate of turnover is low,
with many of our staff remaining for a number of years.

Please feel free to call with questions you may have or to schedule a
visit.  We encourage parents and students to visit our facility to observe
classes in session and meet our staff; that is the best way to evaluate a

Lisa B. Herbst, M.Ed., Director
Sara Jones, Assistant Director
News and Events

What does quality look like?

January 18th - Martin Luther King Holiday
- Open for Childcare 8:30-4:30

January 25 - Closed for Teacher

Registration 2016-2017    
School Year
Open House 1/11-1/15

Registration for current
families begins 1/26/16

Registration for new families
begins 2/8/16

Young Two's Welcome Letter

Older Two's Welcome Letter

Three's Welcome Letter

We are currently accepting
registration for the 2015-2016
school year.

Exciting Pre-K News

Our sister school Wee Lad & Lassie is
pleased to announce the receipt of a
Maryland State Department of Education
Prekindergarten expansion grant.  This
means children whose families meet income
eligibility requirements (200% of federal
poverty guidelines) may enroll in our Pre-K
program tuition free for the 15/16 school
year.  Please contact Wee Lad & Lassie for
further information if you or someone you
know is interested.

We are proud to announce that
our MSDE Accreditation Renewal
has been approved! This is a
significant achievement that
recognizes our educational
A Child's Garden is one of the few MSDE
accredited Early Childhood Programs in Anne
Arundel County.

Program accreditation standards represent the highest
quality and reflect research-based, best practices in early
childhood education.
A Child's Garden is one of the only Early Childhood
Programs in Anne Arundel County to be awarded a 5
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