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Mt. Airy

ABC's program reinforces much of what the children learn in school. The program always has something very exciting happening. The children have center rotations, including but not limited to art and cooking projects, computer, drama, and manipulatives. In addition the children have a very informative and fun team time activity. Our before and after school age program has very creative art projects as well as a secluded homework area. The center has a large gym area to play a wide variety of large muscle games.


By providing a variety of activities, our program offers enriching, relaxing, fun-oriented experiences. We always keep in mind that children are unique and develop at varying intervals. We encourage each child to use his/her potential and we provide new experiences for growth. It is our purpose to help each child develop to the best of his/her individual ability and to provide an atmosphere in which the child can learn to share and be a supportive member of a team. You may find us having an ice cream social one day and then working on a community project the next. We have long term art projects, great thinking games like Mancala, Blokus, Rush Hour and Guess Who. Each weeks programming is designed around a theme which will incorporate drama, constructions, literature or cooking activities.

Please contact our office for our fees at 410-751-3700

Staff Bios

Ms. Melissa Dryman is our Director at Mt. Airy. She has 7 years experience in the child care field. She has successfully completed the 90 hour child development courses followed with an internship at the elementary, middle and high school levels. She has a Bachelor's degree in Art from Hood College and is currently continuing her education through college classes and trainings.

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ABC Care Center - Mt. Airy
405 North Main Street
Mt. Airy, MD 21771
(301) 829-5370

6:30 am until school begins
School dismissal until 6:30 pm
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