Inclement Weather Policy

The Learning Center for Young Children (LCYC)

Learning Center for Young Children

Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church

10123 Connecticut Avenue, Kensington, Maryland 20895

Telephone: 301-949-2933 FAX: 301-933-7704 e-mail:


The Learning Center for Young Children's Inclement Weather and Emergency Closing Policy is linked to the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Closing Policy. In order to find out if LCYC is closed, families need to know if Montgomery County Public Schools are closed.

During winter months if the forecast is for snow, sleet or freezing rain or if there has been a storm the day before, LCYC suggests that families check each morning for public school closings and delays. During severe weather outbreaks (e.g. thunderstorms that cause power outages or hurricanes) or Emergency situations such as happened September 11, 2001, also check for public school closings. Early morning broadcasts on local radio and television stations beginning at 6:00 A.M. announce school closings e.g. WTOP Radio 103.5 FM and local TV Channels 4, 5, 7, 8 or 9. Please listen to hear whether Montgomery County Public Schools are open, closed or delayed. You may also check the MCPS web site for closures:

You may wish to sign up for e-mail or text alerts concerning MCPS closures or delays. To do so go to the following website:

CLOSURE POLICY: If Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are closed, the Learning Center for Young Children (LCYC) is closed.

TWO HOUR DELAYED OPENING POLICY: If there is a two-hour delayed opening for Montgomery County Public Schools, LCYC’s schedule is as follows:

LCYC morning classes for 2's, 3's and 4's are cancelled. Extended Day classes will be held from 11:45 A.M. until 2:30 P.M.


EARLY CLOSURE: If Montgomery County Public Schools close early, LCYC will dismiss as quickly as possible and afternoon classes are cancelled.

Please note that tuition refunds will not be made for school closings due to bad weather.

Revised September 10, 2018 

The Learning Center for Young Children

10123 Connecticut Ave., Kensington, MD 20895

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