Elementary School Child Care

Come join our exciting and energizing before-care and after-care programs! Your child will have the opportunity to participate in group activities that include crafts, games, recreational sports, cooking, and special events in the comfort of their own school. Before-care programs begin at 7am and run until school begins. After-care programs begin when school is-dismissed and run until 6pm.

There are also optional, full-day programs for specific days when schools are closed. 

All programs are licensed through the Maryland State Department of Education Office of Child Care. Site staff are trained and take continuing education classes each year.

Child care participants must be attending school at the same location as the desired program. To reserve a space, a $50 non-refundable registration fee and one month's tuition are required. To speak to a Child Care Registration Representative, please call 410-313-7275 or email at registration@howardcountymd.gov.

2019-2020 RLC Parent Manual (Applicable for current RecZone programs). 

Additional Information

How to Register

Registration for programs is open on a first-come, first-served, space-available basis. You may contact the Registration Staff at 410-313-7275 to check availability and/or to register. Internet registrations are availableby clicking here. Once registered, if an accommodation or inclusion request is to be made, please complete the forms in the Accommodation Portal.
• Before your child can begin the program, you must complete all forms including an Immunization Record, Parent Contract, Emergency Card, and Health Inventory, which may require a physical. Forms completed more than one year prior to the start date of the program will need to be re-submitted.
• A $50 non-refundable registration fee and first month’s tuition are due at the time of enrollment.
• Payment is due monthly. We cannot prorate fees.  Financial assistance is available by application on an individual basis – please call 410-313-4659 for details.
• Fees are based on full-time participation and subject to change.
• Advance written notification is required when withdrawing from a program or changing the hours of use. Email registration or send fax to 410-313-4658. No retroactive refunds are permitted.




Payment Information:

For your convenience, payments using Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Discover may be completed online. You must have an approved online account to access this feature. If you haven’t already done so, request an online account by visiting our Online Registration site and clicking “Request Account”.  Approval can take 24-48 hours. After receiving your confirmation email, log on to your account; go to “Account Options” and select “Pay on Account”.  Child care fees should appear online before or by the 7th each month and payments are due on or before the 17th of the month. The online payer must match the payer we ordinarily bill based on which parent signed the Child Care Contract. If you prefer, you can complete an Auto-Deduct Form and we’ll process your payment every month.

For those of you who already take advantage of this service, remember that the form must be re-submitted each school year. On-line Banking parents are reminded that we cannot process post-dated checks. Please be clear to your bank as you authorize payments that the date on the check cannot be later than their mailing date. If the date on the check is after the grace period required, a late fee will be accessed.

• Our Federal Tax ID number is 52-6000965.

Required Forms

Once you have registered your child for the program, please complete the following forms. They all must be completed prior to your child(ren) beginning the program. Once completed you will take the forms to the program and give the to the Director.

Emergency Card    

Health Inventory

Immunization Record  

Guide to Regulated Care - this is informational, No signatures needed. 

Medication - All medication just be completed accurately and with a doctor's signature. All medication must be in it's original container with the prescription instructions included)

These forms also must be completed prior to your child beginning the program, but please return all of these forms to the Registration Department:

Parent Contract

Auto Deduct Form

Contact Us

To speak to a Child Care Registration Representative, please call 410-313-7275 or email Registration. 410-313-7275.

To reach the RLC Administrative office, please call 410-313-7275 or email Registration. 410-313-3706.


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