Location and Hours
Rock Spring Children’s Center is located at 6555 Rock Spring Drive, Suite 150 in Bethesda, MD. We are situated at the back side of the Atrium at Rock Spring Park office complex between Route I-270 and Montgomery Mall. The School is open from 7 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday. Extended Care is available most days until 6:45pm for an additional fee if prior arrangements are made. Please see below for more details about Extended Care.
The staff is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education Office of Child Care. All staff members come to the School with excellent references, and a background check is processed for each teacher. Teachers receive annual training in curriculum and child development as well as CPR and First Aid. We also periodically hire college and high school students and other volunteers or temporary staff to assist and bring added energy and enthusiasm to the program. Many of our teachers have been with us for 5, 10 or even 25 years. Our teachers and staff have a great reputation as caring, engaged caregivers and educators. They are the main reason that the School has enjoyed such success.
Rock Spring is licensed by the State of Maryland Department of Education under the authority of the Office of Child Care. The School is overseen by our School President and a Board of Directors consisting of current and former parents, staff, and members of the community. The daily operations of the School are managed by the Executive Director, Program Director and Operations Director with oversight by the School President (collectively, “the Director” or “the Administration”).
Additions and Amendments
This handbook may be amended at the sole discretion of the Administration at any time during the year. Additionally, new policies and procedures may be added by the Administration on either a trial or permanent basis throughout the year. An electronic version of the policies and procedures described in this handbook is available on the School’s website. In the event that additions or amendments are necessary after the publication of the handbook, they will be reflected on the website.