Before & After School Child Care in Annapolis area Elementary Schools

The Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department has provided child care for elementary age children for 30 years. We offer a Before School Program and After School Program. If you have any additional questions, please contact Caryn Walaski at or 410-263-7958.

We are looking for Child Care Directors and Instructors for the 2016-2017 school year. The positions are held in the Annapolis area elementary schools. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact Caryn Walaski at

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2016-2017 Child Care Parent Manual

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.

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.

Registration begins in April of each year for the following fall. Enrollment is accepted throughout the school year when space is available. Registration materials are available at each program location and at the Recreation Center. Our objective is to provide high quality care and supervision for students in pre-kindergarten through the fifth grade. We want our Child Care Program to be a place where children have positive experiences and the parents feel secure and comfortable leaving their children.

The program follows the Anne Arundel County Public Schools' Board of Education calendar, on major holidays the program is closed; however, we do offer all day care on teacher workdays.

Child Care Locations

Annapolis Elementary School
180 Green Street
Phone # 410-280-0239

Eastport Elementary
420 Fifth Street
Phone # 410-263-4864

Georgetown East Elementary
111 Dogwood Road
Phone # 410-267-6114

Germantown Elementary School
200 Windell Avenue
Phone # 410-268-8566

Hillsmere Elementary
3052 Arundel on the Bay Road
Phone # 410-295-1693

Walter S. Mills Parole Elementary
1 George and Marion Phelps Lane
Phone # 410-263-3471

West Annapolis Elementary
505 Melvin Avenue
Phone # 410-570-9128

Inclement Weather Information
  • If the school is closed prior to 7 a.m., then the child care program is closed.
  • If school closes prior to the end of the regular school day, then the child care program opens immediately. On these particular weather related days, parents must pick up their child up by 4:30 p.m. (unless a text message/phone call indicates all after school activities are canceled.) For safety reasons, as the roads will be treacherous for you and for our staff, we ask that parents pick up their child as soon as possible.
  • If school is delayed for two hours, child care is delayed two hours. For example, if school opens at 11 a.m. child care will open at 9 a.m.

 ARPD is always accepting applications for qualified personnel. Please call 410-263-7958 for more information.