Every holiday season gives us a chance to spend more time with our families. Some parents worry that their children might not learn as much if they are not at school. Kids need to rest and recover. But that doesn't mean you can't offer a lot of fun, educational things that happen away from screens at home.
Art is a normal thing for kids to do that helps them play freely. The freedom to play with different objects in a natural, unplanned way makes exploring and trying out new things possible. These creative projects and self-guided adventures are fun and teach you something. Exploring different art mediums gives young people a chance to practice a wide range of skills that are useful in life and help them learn.
It is important to ensure your child has art tools on hand, whether they like to draw, mold, or paint. Not sure where to get started? Here are some of the must-haves for your child’s creative art journey!
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.