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 playgroups.


Morning Program Options

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

Children younger than 24 months

Playgroups for children younger than 24 months old

Two Year Olds

Mon/Fri,  Tues/Thurs,  and/or Wednesday or add classes for longer weeks.

Three Year Olds

Tues/Thurs or Mon/Wed/Fri

Four Year Olds

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

Extended Day Options

Extended Day

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.

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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