The ABC Care Center at Eldersburg Elementary is a MD EXCELS Level 3 and three-time nationally accredited program providing enriching learning activities, team building exercises and group games for students. The daily routine provides quiet homework time, STEM, social studies, language arts and creative expression activities as well as supervised free play in the school’s large gymnasium, outdoor playground and blacktop areas. Our extended afternoon hours give children more time to experience all that ABC Care has to offer including more complex art and science projects and extra time outdoors for more active time.
Amanda Edwards is Site Director at Eldersburg ABC Care. Amanda has taught in the public school system for 10 years and has experience in Head Start and childcare. She earned a Bachelors degree in ECE from Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania. Amanda has spent the last 6 years teaching preschool. She enjoys watching her daughter play soccer and basketball. When Amanda’s not at work, she loves spending time with her family, friends, Major (her German Shepherd) and 4 guinea pigs.
Kristen has worked in childcare for 10 years. Before ABC Care Kristen was a Lead Teacher at The Young School for 6 years. She attended Towson University and the Community College of Baltimore County for Early Childhood Education and Special Needs. She will be attending Carroll Community College to complete her AA in Childcare Administration. She loves her furry friends. She has 2 nephew pups; Tank and Arlo, and she also has a beautiful cat named Miracle. She loves photography and works on the side taking beautiful and memorable photos. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her boyfriend.
Amberly Pickett has joined ABC Care as Site Assistant Director at Eldersburg. Mrs. Pickett has over 20 years’ experience working in the Carroll County School System, many as a classroom instructional assistant. She is also currently the Financial Secretary at Eldersburg Elementary School. Amberly resides in Westminster with her husband, 2 daughters and two dogs. If she is not laughing with friends or family you can find her doing a DIY, at the beach or playing with her goats and mini horse.
ABC Care school-based and summer camp programs hire supervisors and staff members who demonstrate necessary experience and skills for working successfully with children, including enthusiasm, compassion, patience, and respect.