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The staff plans a lot of Out of the Box activities for the children each day, especially team building activities and group games. The children have daily routine activities such as a quiet homework time, social studies, language art, and creative expression activities. This year the staff has worked very hard with the children with new and exciting activities. We have drama presentations and a number of guest speakers on site. It is always a very active and fun learning environment when you walk into the center. Watch out for our challenge games like Survivor, it's unique and lots of fun!


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. Tia Kurpicski is our Site Director at Mechanicsville ABC Care. Tia earned her child care certificates from Anne Arundel Community College. Ms. Tia has worked in child care with Anne Arundel County Parks and Recreation as both lead staff and Site Director. She had the opportunity to provide her family with a homeschool education for the past 10 years and as a private nanny as well. She moved to Carroll County about a year ago and is looking forward to sharing her love of quality school age child care with you and your family.

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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 - Mechanicsville
3838 Sykesville Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
(410) 549-0742

6:30 am until school begins
School dismissal until 6:15 pm
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