11315 Falls Road, Potomac, MD 20854
 
 
 
 
Little Acorns Early Learning Center
 
 
 
 
 
 

School Programs & Pricing in Potomac, MD

Browse through the different classes we have to offer your child. We enable you to give her or him the best childhood experiences.
 

Classes, Rates & Wait list

Rates Effective 9/1/2016

Littlest Acorns

Primary care providers respond to our youngest babies according to each one's unique moods, needs, and daily routine. Daily charts, completed by parents and staff, provide direct, accurate exchange of information and continuity of care from home to center. Individualized activity plans are developed every six weeks to assure proper stimulation.
 
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Full day (Monthly Rate)

  • 5 days: $2066

Acorns

Primary care providers respond to our older babies according to each one's unique moods, needs, and daily routine. Daily charts, completed by parents and staff, provide direct, accurate exchange of information and continuity of care from home to center. Individualized activity plans are developed every six weeks to assure proper stimulation.
 

Full day (Monthly Rate)

  • 5 days: $2066

Sprouts


The toddlers of our Sprouts class have a more group-oriented day. We begin working with concepts and hands-on projects, including play-doh, finger painting, picture-object matching, water play, stories, songs, and plenty of outdoor play. Language learning is emphasized. Individual daily charting continues in this group.
 
Girl playing - learning center in Potomac, MD
 
 

Full day (Monthly Rate)

  • 5 days: $2066

Seedlings

Our Seedlings have a day filled with exploratory play, gross motor activities, music, and language games. There is outside time twice a day, story time and fine motor activities. Many and varied hands-on art, science, and cooking projects round out the program. Self-help and language skills are emphasized. These little ones rest about two hours each day. Our staff work on toilet training with this group, but it is not required before enrollment!
 
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Full day (Monthly Rate)

  • 5 days: $1680
  • 3 days: $1084
  • 2 days: $722

Half day (Monthly Rate)

  • 5 days: $1008
  • 3 days: $672
  • 2 days: $504

Saplings

 
Little boy playing - learning center in Potomac, MD
 
Our Saplings spend a lot of their time working independently or in groups with manipulative games that promote reading and math readiness skills. Circle-times are longer and more involved, and include discussion of weekly learning topics and current family events. Dramatic play in the housekeeping and block area keeps a child of this age occupied for long periods of time as they carry out projects they have planned. Add stories, gross motor activities, science, art, fine motor activities and nap time and you have a very well-rounded day.
 

Full day (Monthly Rate)

  • 5 days: $1537
  • 3 days: $991
  • 2 days: $661

Half day (Monthly Rate)

  • 5 days: $922
  • 3 days: $615
  • 2 days: $461
 
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Oak Trees

The Oak Trees program is for children in their pre-kindergarten year. Our curriculum features teacher-directed activity in math, language, reading readiness and science. Problem solving skills are emphasized, as children now have the ability to follow instructions, understand a team concept, and ... Read more

Full day (Monthly Rate)

  • 5 days: $1439
  • 3 days: $928
  • 2 days: $619

Half day (Monthly Rate)

  • 5 days: $863
  • 3 days: $576
  • 2 days: $432

Mighty Oaks

  • Ages served: 5 to 11 years old (Kindergarten through 5th grade)
  • Class size: 22, Staff ratio: 1:11
  • Mighty Oaks Class Goals
 
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Schools served:

Our K through 5th graders fit a lot of action into their before and after school hours! Snacks, outdoor play including group games, art and cooking projects, indoor games, reading/homework time, and computers make for an enriching program. Cooperative interaction is emphasized. Little Acorns provides transportation to and from schools. We are open for full-day care on school closing days. (Mighty Oaks class goals)

The Mighty Oaks group does not operate during the summer, when we serve children only up to age 6 (pre-kindergarten).
 

Before & After School (Monthly Rate)

  • 5 days: $714
  • Per day: $36

Before School (Monthly Rate)

  • 5 days: $313
  • Per day: $16

After School (Monthly Rate)

  • 5 days: $544
  • Per day: $27
 

School Holidays

  • Full day: $60
  • Half day: $45

Waiting List

There is no charge to be placed on Little Acorns' wait list. We take no fees until we make, and you accept, a firm offer of a space in our center.
Order on the wait list is determined by priority status and date placed on the list.
 

Priority placement is given to:
  • children of families with another child currently enrolled at Little Acorns;
  • children of Little Acorns staff; and
  • children whose families are employed by Montgomery County Government (including MCPS).
We keep separate wait lists for each group. If your child is not placed before aging out of a group, we advance him or her to the next wait list.
We update our wait lists every 3-4 months by calling families to see if they still want to be on the list.

If we leave you a message please call us back. If we do not hear back within a week we will remove you from our wait list. This ensures that our list is not full of families who no longer need our care.


To be placed on Little Acorns' wait list, simply call us at 301-983-4372 (Monday-Friday) or email us at littleacornselc@comcast.net with the following information:
 
 
  • parent/guardian names
  • child's name (if not yet born, just "Baby")
  • child's date of birth (if not yet born, due date)
  • how to contact you--phone number and/or email
  • whether you are a Montgomery County government employee
 
 
  • date you ideally want to start care
  • what type of care desired--full time (5 days/week) or part time, full day or part day (pickup at 1 PM), before and/or after school, or kindergarten compliment
  • anything else you think we need to know
 
If you want to tour Little Acorns, please call us and we will set up an appointment. If you try to drop in for a tour, we cannot guarantee that a staff member will be available to show you around and answer questions.

Contact the Little Acorns Early Learning Center now at (301) 983-4372 to learn more about our school programs.
 
 
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