Did you know that the Children’s Center of Walkersville is a Level 5 Maryland EXCELS program? Maryland EXCELS is a voluntary program designed to increase parent and provider awareness of the elements of high quality early care and education, to recognize and support providers who are meeting those standards, and to educate families and the community about the importance of high quality child care.

Maryland EXCELS has three major goals:

  • To recognize early care and school age education programs for their level of quality
  • To encourage providers to increase the level of quality provided in their programs
  • To provide parents with information and choices about quality child care

Maryland EXCELS has standards in five broad program areas of early care and education, including licensing, learning environments, staffing and professional development, developmentally appropriate learning and program practices, child assessment, program administration and policies, and accreditation.

Learn more about Maryland Excels