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Friendship Valley

Friendship Valley has been a nationally accredited center since 2002. This center has an extremely tight knit group of children who are always willing to welcome another member to their family. In addition to the daily activities that Friendship Valley offers this center has a very large role in community involvement. One example of this would be the large food drive that the children hold every year for the Carroll County Food Sunday.


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.

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

Staff Bios

Ms. Cara King is our Director at ABC Care Friendship Valley. Ms. Cara returned to ABC Care in the Spring of 2015. She is Co-Chair of our Licensing and Regulations Committee. She earned an Associates of Arts Degree in the Education Program from Carroll Community College. Cara has worked in school age childcare since 2010 and is credentialed through Maryland State Department of Education at a level 5 (out of 6).

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This Location Meets NAA Standards
The NAA Standards for School-Age Quality specifically address the indicators of quality programs reflected in current research. Examples include meeting the developmentally different needs of youth, 5-14 years, involving children and youth in program planning, providing positive interactions between children and youth and adults, and ensuring a safe and challenging environment for children and youth in and out of school time.
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COA's After School Standards represent a merging of NAA's standards and COA's 8th Edition Standards, and include three different sections of standards: After School Program Administration (ASP-AM), After School Human Resources (ASP-HR), and After School Programming and Services (ASP-PS). The set of standards are based on generally-accepted elements of best practice, outcomes-oriented, effective in advancing quality, and responsive to the unique needs and diversity of after school programs. COA's standards are grounded in a long-standing, widely held belief that children, youth, and families benefit when a program enhances its capacity to achieve its mission and validate its impact. “Children and youth who participate in After School and Youth Development programs gain the personal, social, emotional, and educational assets needed to support healthy development, increase well-being, and facilitate a successful transition through childhood, adolescence, and into adulthood.” Council of Accreditation Core Purpose
ABC Care Center - Friendship Valley
1100 Gist Road
Westminster, MD 21157
(410) 857-1332

6:45 am until school begins
School dismissal until 6:15 pm
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