Recreational Licensed Child Care

Recreational Licensed Child Care is dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing experience for your child. We offer a full array of child care programs with our Early Learning Centers, Elementary Before and After Care and Can-Teen programs. For elementary school, we also offer Optional Full Day programs for an additional fee (currently $45/day) when schools are closed (not holidays) during the school year. We also offer our Blast Summer Camp series for these age groups.

All programs and staff are licensed through the Maryland State Department of Education's Office of Child Care and participate in the Maryland EXCELS program.

Howard County Recreation and Parks is a recognized leader in opportunities for individuals with disabilities and is pleased to comply with all Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations. Accommodations are made on an individual basis through our Therapeutic Recreation & Inclusion Services group. 

Information: 410-313-3706.

Child Care

All of our child care camps follow COVID-19 protocols and guidelines as set forth by MSDE Office of Care, MDH and the HoCo Health Department. Masks are worn for child care programs, along with daily temperature checks and other safety measures. We are also lucky enough to be able to continue a partnership with the Howard County Public School System and we are able to provide a lunch and snacks (free of charge) to all of our participants. As part of the check-in process, children will be able to choose their lunch option. If your child’s dietary needs may not be met or you prefer to, please feel free to send your child in with a nut-free lunch.

Early Learning Centers (Pre-K)
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Our academic year programs provide an active and creative learning environment for each child. Throughout the program, children enjoy building the skills needed for kindergarten (social and emotional development, reading and math readiness, and fine and gross motor skills). They also participate in hands-on activities, including arts and crafts, science, nature, music, drama, multicultural programs and cooking. There are instructional and self-directed activities throughout the day. All programs are successful participants in the Maryland EXCELS program. Staff is trained in continuing early childhood education classes yearly and certified in First Aid and CPR.

Parents provide snack/lunch. Children must be toilet-trained and meet the age requirement by September 1 of the current school year. If class minimums are not met, a combined class will be offered.

To reserve a space, a $50 non-refundable registration fee is required. The first monthly payment is due August 17. Each subsequent monthly payment is due by the 17th of each month.

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Bushy Park Elementary
3 yrs - 9:30am-1:30pm; M & W; $256/month 
4 yrs - 9:30am-3pm; M, W, F; $528/month

Roger Carter Community Center
3-5 yrs - 9:30am-3pm; M-F; $660/month
3-5 yrs - 8:30am-4:30pm; M-F; $799/month

Triadelphia Ridge Elementary
3 yrs - 9-11:30am; M, W, Th; $242/month
4 yrs - 9am-1pm; M-Th; $448/month

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Once you have registered your child for the program, you will receive the following forms:

Emergency Card, Health Inventory, Immunization Record, Parents Guide to Regulated Care (Informational only; No signatures needed) and Medication - if applicable (all medication forms must be completed accurately and with a doctor's signature. All medication must be in its original container with the prescription instructions included). 

A Parent Contract is also required to be completed each year. An Auto-deduct form is also available and like the Parent Contract, needs to be completed each year. 

Please complete the forms in their entirety and keep a legible copy for your records. They must be completed prior to your child(ren) beginning the program. You will take the forms to the ELC program and give them to the Director on your child's first day. 

Elementary School Before & After Care
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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 [email protected]tymd.gov.

(Applicable for current RecZone programs)

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Locations

  • Bellows Spring Elementary School
  • Bollman Bridge Elementary School
  • Bushy Park Elementary School
  • Dayton Oaks Elementary School
  • Deep Run Elementary School
  • Ducketts Lane Elementary School
  • Elkridge Elementary School
  • Forest Ridge Elementary School
  • Fulton Elementary School
  • Gorman Crossing Elementary School
  • Hanover Hills Elementary School
  • Hollifield Station Elementary School
  • Ilchester Elementary School
  • Laurel Woods Elementary School
  • Lisbon Elementary School
  • Manor Woods Elementary School
  • Pointers Run Elementary School
  • Rockburn Elementary School
  • St. John's Lane Elementary School
  • Triadelphia Ridge Elementary School
  • Veterans Elementary School
  • Waverly Elementary School
  • West Friendship Elementary School

Pricing (The monthly fee includes snacks)

  • M-F from 7am to beginning of school day / $207 month
  • M-F from end of school day to 6pm / $318 month
  • M-F 7am-6pm / $459 month
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Once you have registered your child for the program, you will receive the following forms:

Emergency Card, Health Inventory, Immunization Record, Parents Guide to Regulated Care (Informational only; No signatures needed) and Medication - if applicable (all medication forms must be completed accurately and with a doctor's signature. All medication must be in it's original container with the prescription instructions included). 

A Parent Contract is also required to be completed each year. An Auto-deduct form is also available and like the Parent Contract, needs to be completed each year. 

Please complete the forms in their entirety and keep a legible copy for your records. They must be completed prior to your child(ren) beginning the program. You will take the forms to the RLC program and give them to the Director on your child's first day. 

Summer Blast (Weekly Camps)
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Cancelled - Mini Scholars – Kindergarten Prep (4-5 yrs)
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Enjoy an innovative, nurturing and joyful summer preschool program designed for children entering kindergarten in the upcoming school year. This accelerated adventure focuses on developmentally appropriate games, activities, social and academic skills necessary for a successful first year of school. Parents provide a refillable water bottle. A healthy lunch is provided, along with snack in the morning and afternoon. 

4-5 yrs, 8:30am-4:30pm, $199, Days: 5 $169, Days: 4 

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Summer Blast Camp (Grades K-5)
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Summer Blast
Enjoy a theme-based program packed with hands-on activities including sports, games, creative dramatics, cooking, science, nature and special events. Morning and afternoon snacks provided for those registered for the 7am - 6pm camp. On-site water days will be offered at each location. Parents provide a refillable water bottle. A healthy lunch is provided, along with snack in the morning and afternoon for those registered in the 7am-6pm.

Grades K-5, 7am-6pm, $274, Days 5; $221, Days 4

Grades K-5, 9am-3pm, $199, Days 5; $159, Days 4

Current locations: Bellows Spring Elementary School, Elkridge Elementary School, Fulton Elementary School and Veterans Elementary School

Forms that need to be completed prior to the start of the program are: Emergency Card, Health Inventory, Immunization Record, Parents Guide to Regulated Care (Informational only; No signatures needed) and Medication - if applicable (all medication forms must be completed accurately and with a doctor's signature. All medication must be in its original container with the prescription instructions included). 

You will take the completed form to camp and give them to the Director on your child's first day. 

Summer Blast with Fitness & Sports 
Activities include a daily dose of fitness/sports (kickball, flag football, soccer, track & field, basketball, stop-ball, and much more). Morning and afternoon snacks provided for those registered for the 7am-6pm day. On-site water days will be offered at each location. Parents provide a refillable water bottle. A healthy lunch is provided, along with snack in the morning and afternoon for those registered in the 7am-6pm.

Grades K-5, 7am-6pm, $274, Days 5; $221, Days 4

Grades K-5, 9am-3pm, $199, Days 5; $159, Days 4

Current location: Hanover Hills Elementary School

Forms that need to be completed prior to the start of the program are: Emergency Card, Health Inventory, Immunization Record, Parents Guide to Regulated Care (Informational only; No signatures needed) and Medication - if applicable (all medication forms must be completed accurately and with a doctor's signature. All medication must be in its original container with the prescription instructions included). 

You will take the completed form to camp and give them to the Director on your child's first day. 

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Teen Blast (10-14 yrs)
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Enjoy fun activities specifically for teens. Participate in STEAM, crafts, sports, swimming, cooking projects, and weekly field trips. Enjoy team building activities, working on positive conflict resolution, fun food projects for our future chefs and sports competitions for our athletes. Morning and afternoon snacks provided. Parents provide a refillable water bottle. A healthy lunch is provided, along with snack in the morning and afternoon. 

7am-6pm - Ages 10-14 $299, Days 5; $241, Days 4

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