Child Care at HCC

Accepting registrations for children ages 2-5. Fill out the application and mail it along with application fee to Terry Kitchen, HCC Children's Learning Center, 11400 Robinwood Dr., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Mini College for Kids

Registration is now open for Mini College for Kids courses. You can register online or complete a paper application to submit with payment to Terry Kitchen at the address listed on the form.

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.


The Children's Learning Center (CLC) is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and has achieved Level 5 in the Maryland EXCELS quality rating program. The CLC is dedicated to serving the needs of young children by providing a high quality early childhood program within a safe, nurturing environment. The program supports the child care needs of HCC students, faculty, and staff and provides a learning laboratory for college students interested in working with young children.

Children are accepted at the age of two through the age of five. The Children's Learning Center is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., 12 months a year. Evening child care may be offered based on sufficient enrollment. The CLC follows the college calendar and is closed for observed holidays and staff training days. It also follows the college's inclement weather policies.

Spring 2017 Tuition Rates (effective July 1, 2016)

  1 Block*      
Student Rate a.m. p.m. Day Week
Tiny Tots $22 $20 $33 $132
Preschool/Pre-K $20 $18 $28.50 $115
School-Age $20 $18 $27.50 $108
Faculty/Staff Rate a.m. p.m. Day Week
Tiny Tots $34 n/a $44 $177
Preschool/Pre-K $28 n/a $38 $155
School-Age $28 n/a $35 $144
Community Member Rate a.m. p.m. Day Week
Tiny Tots $35 n/a $45 $180
Preschool/Pre-K $28 n/a $39 $160
School-Age $28 n/a $36 $147
  • *A "Block" is a half day of service, either a.m. (7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) or p.m. (12:30  6 p.m.).
  • Children must be enrolled for at least two blocks or two days per week.


  • Application Fee:  $20 per child due at the time of application.
  • Materials Fee:  $40 per year; due August or at enrollment
  • Re-Enroll Fee: $50 per semester to hold space if there is a break in enrollment

Payment Schedule & Policies

  • Weekly tuition is determined according to the days and times a child is enrolled. Tuition is charged for the entire semester or session that a child is enrolled. Parents will sign a contract agreeing to tuition rates and policies. To qualify for student rates the parent must be registered for a minimum of 6 credits (fall & spring) or 3 credits (summer).
  • Tuition may be charged by the semester (with financial aid agreement) or will be charged monthly; payments may be made weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. The full payment for the month is due by the 15th of each month.
  • Tuition will not be reduced or waived for partial attendance and days cannot be switched or made-up due to illness, family vacation, or other reasons. Child care tuition is charged for other days when the Center is closed due to scheduled holidays, professional development, weather or emergency closing.
  • Two weeks written notice is required for withdrawal from child care. The parent is responsible for payment of these two weeks.
  • Vouchers from the MD State Department of Education will be accepted. Parents are responsible for any assigned co-payments or differences between voucher payment and tuition rates.
  • Failure to pay fees may result in dismissal. Outstanding balances at the end of a semester or enrollment period will be forwarded to the State Central Collection Unit. Checks returned for insufficient funds will incur a $35 returned check fee.

Applications & Brochures

Group at the children's learning center