The ABC Care Center at Piney Ridge is a three-time nationally accredited and MD EXCELS Level 3 center. The program offers out-of-the-box activities in STEM as well as creative arts. Students choose their rotations between construction manipulatives, drama, and a designated homework area. Hands-on experiments encourage exploration of special topics. Children enjoy supervised free time on the school’s large playground, blacktop area and in its large gymnasium.
Vicki Timberman joined ABC Care in 1993, and ascended the ranks to District Manager in 2005. In this capacity, she oversees the Eldersburg sites as well as the Programming Team for ABC Care and serves as Site Director at Piney Ridge Elementary, a position she’s held since 1999, and Co-Site Director at the ABC summer camp in Eldersburg. Vicki studied at Carroll Community College and completed numerous continuing education and professional development training programs. A resident of Eldersburg, Vicki enjoys spending time with her husband, and middle-school-age daughter and elementary-school-age son, both of whom attended ABC Care programs, and her beagle. She enjoys hiking, photography and volunteering at Piney Ridge.
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.