Child Care (in the local elementary schools)

Please read the following memo issued March 26, 2020 regarding our Child Care program while AACPS are closed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department has provided child care for elementary age children for more than 30 years. We offer a Before School Program and After School Program. The staff provide high quality care and supervision for students in pre-kindergarten through the fifth grade. Our Child Care Program strives to be a place where children have positive experiences and parents feel secure and comfortable.

The program follows the calendar set forth by Anne Arundel County Public Schools. On major holidays the program is closed. However, we do offer all-day child care on teacher workdays called Kids Day In at the "Pip" Moyer  Recreation Center (refer to the bottom of this page for details.)

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will start Monday, April 6 for currently enrolled families and Monday, April 13 for new families.

2019-2020 Child Care Program Parent Handbook

Guide to Regulated Child Care - provided by the Maryland State Department of Education

If you have any additional questions, please email Katy Owings at

Before School Program

This program consists of crafts, coloring, and board games that stimulate the imagination and keep the students entertained. Quiet and low key activities are planned so that children do not become too involved prior to the start of school. Students are released to their classrooms when the first bell rings.

Before School rate is $117 per month for the 2019-2020 school year.

After School Program

This program offers structured activities that are planned for the students. Students choose from a variety of activities including sports, games and crafts. They may also read and complete their homework. No child is required to take part in planned activities, but active participation is encouraged.

After School rate is $222 per month for the 2019-2020 school year.


Registration begins the beginning of April for the following fall program start. Enrollment is accepted throughout the school year when space is available. Registration materials are available at each program location and at the "Pip" Moyer Recreation Center.

Kids Day In (program held at PMRC when AACPS are closed)

When school is closed, it’s time to play! Come join us on teacher workdays when school is closed for a fun-filled day of supervised activities. Games, play in Ballocity™, crafts and more! Led by experienced instructors. Bring a bag lunch, snack and drink. For ages 4-12, must be pre-registered to attend. Held in the PMRC Aux Gym. City of Annapolis Resident $50 / Non-Resident $60

The last Spring 2020 date is as follows:

  • Tuesday, April 28 -- as of right now, this is still scheduled but please check back!