Congratulations to our Westminster ABC Care site on earning National Accreditation through the Council On Accreditation (COA) in May 2011! ABC Care continues to be a leader in the field of child care with quality programs and staff!
Our Westminster center has been a nationally accredited with National AfterSchool Association since 2005. Westminster's program is always offering a number of enriching experiences to the children. The center offers many activities daily such as science, cooking, and art projects. In addition to these outstanding daily activities our Westminster center spends a great deal of time working with the heritage of children involved in the center as well as many other heritages. The children at Westminster have a very strong ownership of the center; they run the Cafe, and take part in much of the programming and events of the centers daily activities.
By providing a variety of activities, our program offers enriching, relaxing, fun-oriented experiences. We always keep in mind that children are unique and develop at varying intervals. We encourage each child to use his/her potential and we provide new experiences for growth. It is our purpose to help each child develop to the best of his/her individual ability and to provide an atmosphere in which the child can learn to share and be a supportive member of a team.
Please contact our office for our fees at 410-751-3700
ABC Care is pleased to welcome Ms. Kate Knowlton as the new Director at the Westminster Elementary ABC Care site. Ms Kate was formerly Director at our Winfield ABC Care. Ms. Kate received her Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Massachusetts. She is currently enrolled in graduate classes in Deaf Studies at Mc Danielle College. For 9 years, Ms. Kate worked with children ages 4 to 12 years old in a children’s center in Rhode Island. Additionally, she has taken part in a 2 year leadership training program and has received her Child Development Associate certificate. We are sure you will find her a warm, nurturing director with lots of great ideas for programming at Westminster ABC Center.
This Location Meets NAA Standards
The NAA Standards for School-Age Quality specifically address the indicators of quality programs reflected in current research. Examples include meeting the developmentally different needs of youth, 5-14 years, involving children and youth in program planning, providing positive interactions between children and youth and adults, and ensuring a safe and challenging environment for children and youth in and out of school time.
This Location Meets COA Standards
COA's After School Standards represent a merging of NAA's standards and COA's 8th Edition Standards, and include three different sections of standards: After School Program Administration (ASP-AM), After School Human Resources (ASP-HR), and After School Programming and Services (ASP-PS). The set of standards are based on generally-accepted elements of best practice, outcomes-oriented, effective in advancing quality, and responsive to the unique needs and diversity of after school programs. COA's standards are grounded in a long-standing, widely held belief that children, youth, and families benefit when a program enhances its capacity to achieve its mission and validate its impact. â€śChildren and youth who participate in After School and Youth Development programs gain the personal, social, emotional, and educational assets needed to support healthy development, increase well-being, and facilitate a successful transition through childhood, adolescence, and into adulthood.â€ť Council of Accreditation Core Purpose
ABC Care Center - Westminster Elementary
811 Uniontown Road
Westminster, MD 21158
7:15 am until school begins
School dismissal until 6:30 pm
Center Wish List:
Mouse Trap Game
Chutes and Ladders Game
Mini Pool Table