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Childcare Programs

Childcare 2019-2020: Refunds have been issued (either to Activenet accounts or via check , if requested) for the remaining school year.

For School Year 2020-21

Registration for our upcoming child care programs for the 2020-21 school year has been postponed. Our programs will coincide with MCPS’s school calendar (once that becomes available). Continue to check this page and our social media pages for registration dates.

Program emphasis is on providing leisure and recreation programs utilizing our facilities while having lots of fun! There is a 20% deposit due at the time of registration. The remaining balance will be divided into monthly payments beginning October 1st.

Morning and Afternoon Addition are offered at the Takoma Park Community Center – Sam Abbott Citizens’ Center.

After the Bell is offered at the Takoma Park Recreation Center located on New Hampshire Avenue.

Registration for the upcoming school year has been postponed due to the COVID-19 health crisis.  Dates will be posted here as well as on social media when a new date is determined.



Previous registration in a particular childcare program does not guarantee a space in the upcoming School Year program. Register early to ensure you have a space!


Youth with globe at After the Bell program
Learn and have fun in a safe environment with Recreation Department at After the Bell!


All participants are required to complete a Participant Profile Form prior to the start of the school year.

If it is necessary for a participant to take over-the-counter or prescribed mediation during program hours, their Authorization for Medication Form must be completed in full by the physician and signed by the parent or guardian.

Childcare Program Spotlights

For a complete list of offerings visit ActiveNet.  Prices are for the 2019-2020 School Year.  We are currently awaiting MCPS to release the 2020-2021 School Year Calendar.  Once that happens we will adapt our childcare programs to meet parents needs and advertise here.

After the Bell

This after school childcare program  for upcoming MCPS  school year will provide a safe environment for children in grades K-5. Participants will engage in daily indoor/outdoor group activities and special events. Each day they will receive a snack, have homework time, and enjoy arts and crafts, sports, board games, free play and more. Transportation is not be provided by the Recreation Department, please contact MCPS Transportation at 301-840-8130 to change your bus route to New Hampshire Towers and we will meet them at the bus stop. The “After the Bell” Program will not operate on days MCPS is closed.

After the Bell – Costs & Schedule

Takoma Park Recreation Center
7315 New Hampshire Avenue
Kindergarten – 5th Grade
Monday – Friday
MCPS school year
3:30 – 6:30 PM
$1,450 per child for the school year


Afternoon addition kids
The Recreation Department runs programs for kids and adults of all ages including the popular after school “Afternoon Addition” program!


NOTE: We have postponed the registration dates due to the COVID-19 health crisis. When a new date is determined it will be published here and on social media.

Morning Addition

This before-school program is designed for those families that need early morning options before the school day starts. Staff will be available to provide informal recreation activities and will escort participants to Takoma Park Elementary School and Piney Branch Elementary School. Children will also have time for homework assignments, breakfast (not provided) or to prepare for their day at school.

Morning Addition – Costs & Schedule

Takoma Park Community Center
Azalea Room
7500 Maple Avenue
Kindergarten – 5th Grade
Monday – Friday
MCPS school year
7:00 – 9:00 AM
Resident: $1,500.00 / Non-resident: $1,800.00 per child for the school year

Afternoon Addition

Emphasis is on providing leisure and recreation programs utilizing our facilities to include, but not limited to, the computer center, dance studio, art room, game room, athletic fields, library and more. We have some exciting activities planned this year including:  art, special guests, sports, study time and free play that will enlighten, empower and enrich minds and imaginations.

Afternoon Addition – Costs & Schedule

Takoma Park Community Center
Azalea Room
7500 Maple Avenue
Kindergarten-5th Grade
Monday – Friday
MCPS school year
3:45 – 6:30 PM
Resident: $2,300.00 /Non-resident: $2,800.00 per child for the school year


Register Online for Childcare Programs

You can register for childcare, classes and request rentals through ActiveNet.

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You can register for childcare, classes and request rentals online via Takoma Park's ActiveNet system.

Recreation Sections


Inclement Weather Line

Bad weather? Call the The Recreation Department’s Inclement Weather Line to check for weather closure information.

Call 301-891-7101 ext. 5605 to check for program cancellations due to weather.

Call The Inclement Weather Line