Child Care Programs
Attention patrons - At this time Prince George's Parks Pre-School, Kids' Care, & Therapeutic Rec programs are UNABLE to provide transportation to or from childcare facilities. Read on...
We are excited to bring our Kid’s Care program back for the 2021-2022 school year, but due to the ongoing pandemic, we have some changes to how the program will operate. Read on...
- Our programs operate at select Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission sites during the school year for children ages 5-12. Program operates in conjunction with Prince George's County School System's calendar. When County schools are closed for full days, all child care programs are also closed.
- For Prince George's County residents only
- Completed health forms are mandatory for participation in this program
- Bus transportation is provided by Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS)
Half-day, pre-school programs are available at sites throughout the county for children ages 3-5 (minimum age by August 31). Pre-School operates in conjunction with the PGCPS’ calendar. When county schools are closed for full days, Pre-School is also closed. Children will participate in age appropriate activities and must be toilet trained (unless the child has a qualified disability).
Morning Care Programs
Before school licensed childcare program operating at select M-NCPPC sites during the school year for children ages 5-12 or grades Kindergarten through 6th grade.
Kids' Care After School Program
Kids’ Care After-School Programs are child care programs held at M-NCPPC sites throughout Prince George’s County. These programs provide after-school structured recreation activities in the areas of sports, arts and crafts, reading, storytelling, music, film, drama, science, nature, and special events, as well as free, unstructured time for recreational pursuits. Prince George’s County residents enrolled in grades K through 6 who are between the ages of 5 and 12 (minimum age by August 31) are eligible to enroll in this program
Open to Prince George’s County residents only who are currently enrolled in school and receive Special Education services, Therapeutic Recreation Kids’ Care After-School Programs and Leisure & Life Skills Programs are offered by M-NCPPC at sites throughout the county. Kids’ Care programs serve the needs of individuals with disabilities who are between the ages of 5 and 21. These programs feature small group sizes, high staff/participant ratios, adapted equipment and more. Leisure & Life Skills for Teens is an after-school program for youth ages 13-21 who attend CRI classes at local middle or high schools. This program focuses on social and recreation skill development with opportunities for community integration and socialization with youth without disabilities.
Kids' Club at Fairland
Kids' Club at Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex is designed to offer children a safe, healthy, comfortable environment and encompasses a multitude of developmentally appropriate sports, fitness, and learning activities for all elementary aged children (K through 5). Swimming, gymnastics, tennis, fitness games, indoor and outdoor activities, and arts & crafts are some of the many activities the program offers. Each day, time is set aside for homework and study time.
mandatory forms for all participants
All documents listed below must be completed and on file before child can enter program. Please read over each carefully and contact us if you have any questions.
- M-NCPPC Participant Profile Form (PDF)
Basic information form for participant
- When listing emergency contact, please choose someone other than the listed parents. In the event of an emergency, we will always contact parents/guardians first before attempting to reach emergency contact.
- M-NCPPC Authorized Pick Up Form (PDF)
Form that states who is allowed to sign-out and pick-up the participant(s).
- Anyone authorized by this form must be 18+ years old to pick up participant(s)
- Once this form has been submitted, only the head of household, as listed on the household PARKS DIRECT account, can make changes to this form.
- Office of Child Care (OCC) Emergency Form (PDF)
Maryland State Department of Education: Office of Childcare Emergency Form
- Please complete the same information as listed on Participant Profile Form
- Office of Child Care (OCC) Health Inventory Packet (PDF)
Form that lists any health concerns of participant
- One page of this packet is a parent’s assessment of the participant’s health
- Second page of this packet is a doctor’s assessment of health. This requires a physical from a doctor. Have it completed and the form must be signed by doctor or registered nurse
- If doctor notes asthma, allergies, seizures, or medications, you must also complete additional documents (see “Special Case Documents” category below)
- The next page is the Blood Lead Testing Certificate with instruction on how to complete to be completed
- Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Immunization Certificate (PDF)
Form that shows up-to-date vaccination/immunization record of participant
- This document must be completed and signed by doctor or registered nurse. If a doctor provides their own documentation of vaccination/shot records, that document must be signed by the doctor and attach it to the Immunization Certificate
- “All About Me” Form (PDF)
Form that asks for information about child’s likes and dislikes, as well as areas they excel or require assistance
- This form is only shared with programming staff to inform them of any activity modifications
Medical/Special Case Forms
Please note, these documents are only required if your child’s doctor states your child meets the specific cases outlined below and are required if they are documented on the Health Inventory form.
All documents below must be completed and signed by a doctor or registered nurse and any medication taken on-site must be in its original packaging, even if self-administered.
Children who take doctor-prescribed or over-the-counter medication DURING PROGRAM HOURS will need:
- Medication Administration Authorization Form (PDF)
Document that outlines the type of medication taken, steps to take medication including; dosages, storage, and schedule, and states who will administer medication on-site as well as tracks usage on site
- Must be completed by a doctor or registered nurse and accompanied by medication in original packaging, even if self-administered
Children with DOCTOR-DOCUMENTED ALLERGY will need this completed along with Medication Administration Authorization Form:
- Allergy Action Plan (PDF)
Document that outlines precautions and steps to take to handle participant’s specific allergy needs.
- Must be completed by a doctor or registered nurse
Children with DOCTOR-DOCUMENTED ASTHMA will need this completed along with Medication Administration Authorization Form:
- Asthma Action Plan (PDF)
Document that outlines precautions and steps to take to handle participant’s specific asthma needs.
- Must be completed by a doctor or registered nurse
Children with DOCTOR-DOCUMENTED SEIZURE RISKS will need this completed along with Medication Administration Authorization Form:
- Seizure Medication Administration Authorization Form (PDF)
Document that outlines precautions and steps to take to handle participant’s specific emergency seizure needs.
- Must be filled out by a doctor or registered nurse
The Department of Parks & Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Register a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request a disability modification.
Contact the area Program Access/Inclusion Offices:
- Northern Area: 301-408-4350; email@example.com
- Central Area: 301-249-7200; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Southern Area: 301-203-6900; email@example.com
For therapeutic recreation programs, please contact:
- Special Programs Office: 301-446-3400