Children's Learning Center

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 18 - 22 Diggin’ Dinosaurs MIN-004-A $179 Calling all junior paleontologists: join us for a fun week of games, projects and a planned field trip to see some dinosaur specimens! Kids will use books and computers to learn about the giant creatures that once walked the earth and will search for bones, make their own fossils and other crafts. Register Online. Week 2 June 25 - 29 Stories, Puppets and Bears…Oh My! MIN-014-B $174 Join us for an introduction to the dramatic arts: acting, singing, dance, storytelling, making sets and props, working with puppets and more. Children will read and recreate familiar stories as well as writing their own. The week will include a field trip or on-campus children’s theater performance and will end with the children’s own production of "Going on a Bear Hunt." Register Online. Week 3 July 9 - 13 Scales and Tails MIN-010-C $179 If you like lizards, snakes and other creepy, crawlies, this week is for you! Join us as we learn about the reptiles that live in our area and around the world. Get up close and personal with a python and join us for a field trip to see reptiles and other animals. Register Online. Week 4 July 16 - 20 Hands-on Art! MIN-015-D $174 If you like to draw, paint, work with clay or technology, this week is for you. Children will explore various media for creating 2- and 3-dimensional art. Bring your imagination and be ready to create! The week will include a field trip to City Park in Hagerstown. Register Online. Week 5 July 23 - 27 Down on the Farm MIN-008-E $174 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 a farm. The week will include crafts, cooking and other fun activities. Register Online. Week 6 July 30 - August 3 Fiesta! In America MIN-016-F $174 Kids can 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 with a Fiesta, complete with a piñata. Register Online. Week 7 August 6 - 10 A Bug’s Life MIN-012-G $179 Learn about bugs in a whole new way as we look for the insects that live 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 Terry Kitchen 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.

Family Music Night

The Children's Learning Center at HCC, along with the Student Government Association will host a Family Music Night on Tuesday, February 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Student Center main dining hall. The event includes a musical performance by Tony M. Music and a free dinner with soups, sandwiches, and drinks. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 5:30pm

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. Job Training Student Resources If a student is eligible for JTSR services, that student can apply for a weekly stipend to help with child care costs. Child Care Subsidy Child care subsidy (vouchers) from the Maryland State Department of Education (formerly administered by DSS). Information and applications are available at