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Piney Ridge

Piney Ridge has been a nationally accredited center since 2003. Although Piney Ridge is a very structured center the children still have a great bit of freedom of choice. The center's club reps have a large part in creating and implementing the programming aspects of the center. The center has a number of activities daily including but not limited to: arts and crafts, social studies, science, and math.


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. Vicki Timberman is our Director at ABC Care Piney Ridge. Ms. Vicki has worked with ABC Care since 1993. As the director at Piney Ridge, she led the Piney Ridge site through National Accreditation in spring 2015. She is co-chair of our Programming Committee. She is credentialed through Maryland State Department of Education at Level 4 Plus (out of 6). Ms. Vicki has 26 years of experience in school age child care and is also District Manager, supervising additional ABC Care sites.

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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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This Location Meets COA Standards
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 - Piney Ridge
6315 Freedom Avenue
Sykesville, MD 21784
(410) 795-0731

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