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Children in Child Development Center

AACC’s Child Development Center (CDC) has been providing child care and preschool education for AACC students, faculty, staff and community members since 1977!

Located at AACC in Arnold, the center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and licensed by Maryland Department of Education.

What We Offer

  • Year-round preschool education and child care for children 2 to 5 years old, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Full- and part-time schedules available
  • Highly experienced, degreed staff
  • State-approved core curriculum
  • Maryland EXCELS level-5, quality-rated program
  • Free evening child care available for Pell-eligible students for ages 3-12, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

Registration and Rates

Like the college, the Child Development Center runs on a term schedule. Registration is $50 per term (fall, spring and summer). A one-week tuition deposit is required and will be applied to your last week of the contract. DSS Child Care Subsidy vouchers and Military Subsidy vouchers are accepted. Registration contracts must be filled out in the center.  Preregistration is required for all programs.  

Need-based, partial scholarships for child care are available. Call the center for information and an application.

Weekly Rates for Children of Credit Students

Red Room (2-3 year olds)           

Blue and Yellow rooms (3-5 year olds)

Full day, M-F $239

Full day, M-F $217

Full day, M/W/F $180 

Full day, M/W/F $180

Full day, T/TH $155 

Full day, T/TH $135 


Weekly Rates for Children of Faculty and Staff

Red Room (2-3 year olds)           

Blue and Yellow rooms (3-5 year olds)

Full day, M-F $260

Full day, M-F $239

Full day, M/W/F $190 

Full day, M/W/F $170

Full day, T/TH $160 

Full day, T/TH $140 


Weekly Rates for Children of Community Members

Red Room (2-3 year olds)           

Blue and Yellow rooms (3-5 year olds)

Full day, M-F $265

Full day, M-F $244

Full day, M/W/F $195 

Full day, M/W/F $180

Full day, T/TH $165 

Full day, T/TH $145 


Enrollment Forms

The registration form/contract is not available online. It is completed and submitted in person, along with payment, at the center in order to enroll. All other state and center forms are available below. In addition to the Health Inventory, we need a copy of your child's immunization record.

Allergy Action Plan

Asthma Action Plan

Child Information Form

Emergency Form

Health Inventory Form

Media Release Form

Medication Form

Parent Handbook

Parent Handbook Receipt


Staff members are very attentive and caring. They are highly skilled with their teaching.

First I could always count on Mrs. Lavette to have it together and keep me together on upcoming events, plans, closure and need to knows. When I called she was always willing to help; even if I was just checking in on my child's day. Mrs. Janet always greeted you with a smile early in the morning. She was very enthused, organized and thorough. She is an incredible director with a fine open door policy. 

I cannot say enough about Mrs. Debbie. Most of our experience was with Mrs. Debbie. She always found what was great about our kids, not what they didn't do right. She even gave us info on things to do with Josh to help him improve with his learning prior to entering kindergarten; i.e., games to play, books to read.

Thanks for a great experience.  We will continue to recommend other children to your facility.


The Cook Family


To all of the faculty and staff of AACC Child Development Center,

We can’t thank you all enough for the diligent care, concern, guidance and education you have provided Dominic over the past two years.  You are all incredibly talented and patient and there is no doubt that you all sincerely love what you do. 

No matter how busy the morning or afternoon was, there was always a moment to answer a question or two or to provide a quick update on how the day went.  We truly felt that he was given individual attention on a regular basis and not “lost in the crowd.”

We have been so pleased with the level of education, the care and the happiness you have provided our child. Please know that we sing your praises to all who will listen. We could not be more proud of the decision we made to put our child in your care. 

We thank you for everything that you have done!

Jen, Howard and Dominic Roelecke


We've had a variety of day care experiences, some good, some filled with hourly employees on their phone half of the day.  But I will highly recommend the Child Development Center at Anne Arundel Community College. I had ignored multiple recommendations from teacher colleagues in AACPS who raved about it. 

When I started working for the college last year, we tried it and I can't say enough good things about it.  The teachers and assistants are fully engaged with the kids, and the kids are treated as individuals, not a one-size-fits-all approach at all.  They are truly interested in making sure each kid has a great day, learns (academic as well as appropriate social skills), is safe and is getting prepared for the next stage (the next age level room. Kindergarten, etc).

The kids are cared for and cared about when they are there. (Oh, and they do evening care for the occasional date night!)

Sara Eger


My husband and I wanted to thank you so much for fitting her in, working with us on hours and payment, and making us all feel so welcome. You have an incredible center and we are just so blessed to have been a part of it.

We have watched our daughter change so much in the short time she has been with you, and that speaks volumes to us. She is sharing better, feeling more comfortable getting involved in activities, speaking more clearly and more often, and just opening up more overall.

As her parents, you can only imagine how impressed and grateful we are for her time spent with all of you.  As a faculty member, I can only say how impressed I am by everything you all do every day. It is truly an incredible institution and Anne Arundel Community College is lucky to have you as a part of it!  I'm overwhelmed by the joy it has brought our child and our family overall.

My kiddo will not soon forget her experience with all of you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Jaclyn D. Gambone, Ph.D.


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