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About Us


Our non-profit program serves families of all income levels by offering a healthy environment in which children can discover, learn & grow. We’re among the most affordable, convenient and credentialed Pre-K education and child care programs in the region, and one of the few to offer subsidized tuition for qualifying families. Our low tuition rates cover nearly all program costs, including food.


224 North Center Street (REAR)
Westminster, MD 21157

Refurbished completely in 2016.


60 children, age 6-weeks to 6 years


The Creative Curriculum
Maryland Model for School Readiness (MMSR) for three & four year olds
Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Certified Pre-School Protocol

Staff and Credentials

Staff credentialed by MSDE
MSDE certified
MSDE credentialed – Level 5 (highest possible level)

Our Story

Founded in January, 1969, as the Carroll County Committee for the Day Care of Children at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. We’re the oldest early childhood education and child care program in Carroll County and the first to gain State and National credentials.

Major Support Provided By:


The Kahlert Foundation

Carroll County Public Library
Carroll County United Way Local Partnership Board
Commissioners of Carroll County, Maryland
Community Foundation of Carroll County
‘Give Locally’ project with the Community Media Center
The Fund for Carroll Children
Rager, Lehman & Houck
United Way of Central Maryland
Davis Library Foundation
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ