The ABC Care Center program at Parr’s Ridge, is a MD EXCELS Level 1 Center with three national accreditations, serving students in kindergarten through second grade. We provide a daily structured routine, with a balance between enrichment activities and social engagement. Weekly programming is centered around a theme and planned activities assist children with social and emotional development. Each month the center focuses on a character trait to reinforce values such as respect and kindness. Children enjoy supervised free play time on the school’s large playground and blacktop areas as well as in its large gymnasium.
Kaitlin Sheppard is Assistant Site Director at Parr’s Ridge ABC Care. Kaitlin earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Shepherd University. Kaitlin is experienced in working with school-age children. Most recently, she served as a camp director in the area. She enjoys tent camping and attending the sporting events of her four nieces and nephews.
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.
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.