Child Care for Children with Special Needs

A good childcare provider will be licensed, trained in child development, and have experience with children. A childcare provider with knowledge about child development is more able to assist children in exploring their environment, which in turn enhances children’s learning, self-esteem, social skills, and language skills.

In addition to the resources listed below, The Arc of Prince George’s County’s Infants and Toddlers program may be able to assist with locating additional resources. Please call 301-925-7050 for information and referral.

The Arc-Northwestern Child Care Partnership
7000 Adelphi Road
Hyattsville MD 20782
301-985-1820, x 84727 or x84668
Offers child care for children with special needs, ages weeks months to five years, in an inclusive environment will a full nursing staff. Excellent caregiver. For more information contact Becky Carter at 301-322-8306.

Family Networks-Child Care Resources
Provides a wealth of information and links to resources that assist in finding quality childcare for children with disabilities. Find links to the Maryland Committee for Children, which provides statewide information on locating childcare, and find information on The Maryland Child Care Resources Network as well as the Mother-Helper online resource site.

Locate: Child Care Special Needs Enhanced Services
9475 Lottsford Road, Suite 202
Landover, MD 20785
Provides free resource/referral service for parents with children who have special needs.

Maryland Committee for Children 
Works with parents, childcare providers, advocates, employers, and policymakers to expand and enhance the early childhood education and child care available to Maryland’s children.

Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Kid Care After-School Program

Project Act
Abilities Network
A collaborative program for childcare professionals and parents on how to successfully include children who have physical and/or developmental disabilities into community settings.

Rainbow Child Care Center
8921 Race Track Road
Bowie, Maryland 20715
Offers an inclusive program for children of multiple need and ability levels. Open 6:30am-6pm, and serving children ages six months to 12 years.

Smilin’ Faces
After-school program especially for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ages 8 to 21.

Southern Maryland Child Care Resource Center
866-290-0040 (toll free)
Provides assistance in locating a childcare provider.

Note: These providers are not endorsed or approved by The Arc of Prince George’s County. This contact information is provided as a service; families must determine for themselves if these providers are able to support the needs of their family member(s).