Time spent in the fresh air and natural surroundings is beneficial to both the health of the body and the mind. Outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, and bicycling are among people’s favorites, and the vast outdoors also provides a wonderful setting for unconstrained creative play at home and at a childcare center.
Taking your children along on a family camping trip is one of life’s greatest adventures. Most families love these trips because it's practically impossible for kids not to have a good time when we're talking about that tried-and-true recipe for fun: dirt, fire, stars, and untamed locations.
It's beneficial for your child's growth and welfare to spend time with them. That's because it strengthens your bond and gives your kid more self-confidence. Spending quality time with your child allows you to fully engage with them and convey the idea that they are your top priority.
Today’s children and their families have fewer opportunities to connect with our natural environment. Over the past few years, several publications and research studies have documented the benefits of connecting to nature.
After a long school day, school-age children may want to do nothing but play electronic games. That’s because children want to avoid getting involved in any activity that's physically or mentally taxing after attending a regular school day.
According to the Childrens Safety Network (CSN), there are nearly 3,700 unintentional drowning-related deaths recorded annually in the U.S. Over 24% of those (more than 900) involve children and adolescents between ages 0 to 19. These are scary numbers, but they’re even scarier for caregivers of younger children.
Kids of all ages, from toddler and preschoolers, to school-age children and beyond, need to get outdoors as often as possible. Outdoor fun and games offer both mental and physical benefits, and that’s why kids at our daycare in Rockville, MD experience scheduled activities outside of the classroom.
MCCA has been recognized by the Maryland State Legislature for its commitment to Montgomery County issued a quality programs and special needs child care Proclamation in 2016 to MCCA for its commitment to Montgomery County child care for more than 50 years. MCCA was also selected as a 2018 nonprofit finalist for a MOXIE Award for boldness and innovation
MCCA is the oldest nonprofit licensed child care provider in Montgomery County and started its work in 1968 as a Community Action Project of the War on Poverty. Recognizing the need for quality child care programs in their neighborhoods, a group of local activists formed an association to establish centers in Montgomery County that would serve a diverse population and establish high standards for child care. Now, more than 50 years later, MCCA’s dedicated and expertly trained staff continue their tradition of providing high quality child care and play-based education for children.
Families with school aged children who can afford their child care expenses during the school year often struggle to afford the all-day programs they need when school is out for the summer. The Richard Krampf Summer Adventures Scholarship Fund was established to help provide children a safe and stimulating place to spend their weeks when school is out. Please contact an MCCA Director for details on how to apply.