Children's Learning Center

Children's Learning Center Fall Festival

The Children's Learning Center will hold a fall festival on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m..

Festivities will include:

  • Chili Cook Off Contest
  • Refreshments & pumpkin decorating contest
  • Basket Raffles
  • Games, Arts & Crafts
  • Barrel Rides
  • Stuff the Scarecrow
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 4:00pm

Spaghetti Dinner Annual Family Night Fundraiser

HCC's Children's Learning Center and S.O.L.O (Support Our Little Ones) is sponsoring a Spaghetti Dinner Family Night Fundraiser on Friday, April 20, 2018 from 5:30 - 8 p.m in the Valley Eatery in the Career Programs Building. Dinner will be followed by an art auction and magic show. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children (children under two are free).

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 5:30pm

Mini College for Kids

Mini College for Kids classes are for children entering kindergarten or first grade in the fall. For children entering grades 2 - 10, please go to the College for Kids website to select classes. Schedule Week 1 June 17 - 21 Diggin’ Dinosaurs MIN-004-A $179 Calling all Jr. Paleontologists: Join us for a fun week of games, projects and a planned field trip to see some dinosaurs! Kids will use books and computers to learn about the giant lizards that once roamed the earth and will search for bones, make their own fossils and other crafts. Register Online. Week 2 June 24 - 28 Goin' on a Bear Hunt - Camping Adventure MIN-017-B $179 Camping Adventure- come explore nature and the great outdoors as we learn about all the things we need to go camping, Learn about the different wildlife we can see when we explore, bugs, squirrels, birds. Learn about different animal tracks, deer, and bears, but let’s hope we don’t run into any of them as we end our week with an outdoor camping excursion. Register Online. Week 3 July 8 - 12 Every day (Super) Hero's MIN-011-C $179 Who do you consider a hero? Is it a Marvel comic hero that can save the world or is a hero someone you know?  Is your hero a Policeman, Nurse, Doctor, or Firefighter? If you want to learn more about the super heroes in our community, then this is the camp for you. Explore careers in the helping professions by hearing from some that are going to stop in for a visit. Register Online. Week 4 July 15 - 19 Down on the Farm MIN-008-D $179 Animal lovers will enjoy this week of activities designed to teach about the care of animals and where we get some of our food. Learn about agriculture, dairy cows and other animals through classroom activities and a trip to the farm. This week will include crafts, cooking and other fun activities. Register Online. Week 5 July 22 - 26 Fiesta! MIN-016-E $179 Kids will get a taste of Spanish while learning about Latin American Cultures through crafts, music, games and food. A tentative field trip to a Mexican Restaurant is planned and the week will finish off with a Fiesta, complete with a piñata. Register Online. Week 6 July 29 - August 1 Exploring Art MIN-018-F $179 If you like to draw, paint with watercolors, paint with tempera, or work with clay then this camp is for you. Children will explore various media, learn about some artists and creating all kinds of fabulous art. Field Trip to City Park in Hagerstown is planned. Register Online. Week 7 August 5 - 9 Bugs Bugs Bugs! MIN-012-G $179 Learn about bugs in a whole new way as we look for insects on our campus, and at Catoctin Creek Nature Center. We will learn about life cycles, insect behavior, which bugs are beneficial to humans and which are pests. Butterflies, spiders, ants, bees, ladybugs and more will be explored! Register Online. Registration To register, click the title of the course above to go to webAdvisor, HCC's online registration tool, and register online. You may also print a paper application and submit with payment to Laura Gery at the address listed on the form. General Information Mini CFK classes are located in the Children’s Learning Center on the HCC campus. The CLC opens at 7:00 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m. Mini CFK classes begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. Tuition includes the full day that we are open and meals are provided (breakfast at 8:30, lunch at 11:45 and afternoon snack at 3:00). Please note: Tuition is due at the time of registration (arrangements may be made for payment for multiple weeks). Tuition will not be reduced or waived for partial attendance due to illness, family vacation or other reasons. Weekly rates include tuition, activity fee and registration. The application fee of $8 per class is non-refundable. Prepaid tuition and activity fees are refundable if cancellation notice is given at least 1 business day before class begins.

HCC Student Parents

HCC students may be eligible for a number of resources to help with child care costs: Pell grants and student loans If a student receives Pell and/or student loans and there is money remaining after paying tuition and book charges, that money can be transferred to the student's child care account to help cover child care expenses for the semester. HCC Foundation Scholarship While this scholarship covers HCC tuition, this funding supplements Pell and other sources to free up money that can be used for child care. Career Program Achievers If a student is eligible for CPA Services and accepted into the program, that student will receive educational stipends and book vouchers. CCAMPIS Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) is a federal grant program that enables HCC to support Pell-eligible student parents through awarding weekly child care stipends. Child Care Subsidy Child care subsidy (vouchers) from the Maryland State Department of Education (formerly administered by DSS). Information and applications are available at