Subsidized by a grant from the Maryland State Department of Education, The Arc Childcare Program supports children with disabilities in an inclusive setting within the Jaycee Early Learning Center in Fort Washington.

The partnership with Jaycee Early Learning Center  supports children with developmental disabilities and/or medically fragile conditions. Licensed nurses are on site everyday, all day, and provide staff and parent training in addition to overseeing the children’s daily medical needs.

Jaycee Early Learning Center accepts vouchers. Children flourish under small child to caregiver ratios.


The center operates within the Creative Classroom curriculum where motor and cognitive development skills are addressed in daily activities that are adapted to meet each child’s specific strengths and needs. Therapies authorized through the Infants and Toddlers Program may be provided in the center within the typical daily routine. Staff will address IFSP and IEP goals.

Statistics show that children with special needs who have the opportunity to play and learn with their typically developing age mates progress more rapidly than those who do not.

The Jaycee Early Learning Center is located at 77624 Lanham Lane, Fort Washington, MD 20744

Centers’ hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., excluding major PGCPS school holidays and teacher in-service days.

Who is eligible?

Children ages 6 weeks to 5 years must have a developmental delay or a medical diagnosis to qualify for admission under the Department of Education Grant, however The Jaycee Early Learning Centerr is open to all children.

For more information about The Arc Partnership or to set up an enrollment appointment, please contact Melonee Clark at or 301-322-8306.

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