Child Care (in the local elementary schools)

To note:

  • Registration for Fall 2020 is suspended at this time. Once we know more about the 2020-2021 school year, we will post new registration dates.

  • May payments were canceled, including automatic payments. There are no other fees due for the 2019-2020 school year.

  • Refunds for the spring 2020 COVID-19 shutdown were processed. You should have received your check in the mail by now (or you will soon.)

If you have any questions regarding Child Care, please contact Katy Owings at

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 is suspended at this time due to COVID-19. Please check back this summer for more information.

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. Kids Day In dates are announced as they’re scheduled!