ABC Care Center – Friendship Valley Elementary School
A MD EXCELS Level 3 center and three-time nationally accredited program, ABC Care Center at Friendship Valley offers self-selected and organized team activities in language arts, creative arts and STEM, allowing children to pursue projects and topics of interest to them. Our program also provides planned activities to assist children with social and emotional development. Students enjoy supervised free play and team games in the large school 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.
Cara Kishbaugh is site director at ABC Care Friendship Valley and is Co-Director at ABC Care Deer Park Adventure Camp. Ms. Cara has worked with school-age childcare since 2010 and currently serves as co-chair of ABC Care’s Licensing and Regulations Committee. She earned an associate of arts degree in education from Carroll Community College. She is credentialed through Maryland State Department of Education. Cara enjoys trips to the beach and spending time with her husband and young daughter.
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.