The Learning Center for Young Children (LCYC)

Classes are held daily between 9:15 AM and 2:30 PM. Specific class lengths vary and there are several weekly schedules for parents to choose from.  LCYC follows the Kindergarten age requirements of the State of Maryland and uses the September 1 eligibility date for 2, 3 and 4 year old classes. Starting in September 2018 we will have a "rolling" two-year-old class on M/F which children may join as soon as they turn 2.  Children younger than 24 months can attend one of our playdate playgroups.


Morning Program Options

Morning classes are held from 9:15 AM - 11:45 AM

18 Month Olds

Beginning in Fall 2018 this class will no longer be offered but we will start hosting Playgroups for children younger than 24 months old.
See Parents' Day Out below

Two Year Olds

Mon/Fri or Tues/Thurs (may add Wednesday)

Three Year Olds

Tues/Thurs or Mon/Wed/Fri

Four Year Olds

Mon/Wed/Fri or M/Tu/W/Th/F

Extended Day/Playdate Options

Extended Day/Playdate

For 2, 3 and 4 year olds up to 5 days a week; 11:45 - 2:30PM
Our Extended Day program combines 2, 3 and 4 year olds in an afternoon program that includes lunch from home, quiet play, outdoor play and special projects.

Science & Music Monday

For 4 year olds 11:45 - 2:30 PM; LCYC offers a Music/Science Monday Extended Day program for 4 year olds. This class focuses on music for 12 weeks. The staff helps the children explore the uses of their voice, i.e. talking, whispering, shouting, and singing. The children learn to match pitch, participate in activities with rhythm instruments, and investigate the science of sound so that they understand how sound is produced. Each session contains singing activities, rhythmic experiences, listening exercises, and movement. Natural tie-in’s to science are included as part of many sessions. The class focuses on Science from January through June. The children learn the scientific method, and work on projects and experiments during class time.

Parents Day Out

This class will no longer be offered beginning in the Fall of 2018. We beginning offering playgroups for children under 24 months old. 
Wednesdays 9:15 AM - 1:00 or 2:30 PM
Every Wednesday, our Parents' Day Out program provides nurturing child care and a stable play atmosphere for children who are 1 - 2 years old.

Summer Camp

Click here to see our Summer Camp page

The Learning Center for Young Children

10123 Connecticut Ave., Kensington, MD 20895

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