The centerpiece of our day is play.

The carefree days of summer are alive and well at Acorn Hill! The centerpiece of our day is play—free, creative and child-led. Our summer is spent primarily outdoors, where children experience the beauty of our wooded playground, atop a hill adjacent to Sligo Creek Park. Each session includes lively stories, singing, circle games, crafts, painting, and gardening.

Our mixed-age class is for children ages 3½ to 6¼ as of June 1. Toilet mastery is required for all students. Classes are limited to 16 children.

The health, safety, and wellness of children, families, and teachers are a top priority. We incorporate recommendations and requirements from the State of Maryland and the CDC on a daily basis. For more information, please review our COVID-19 Safety Measures.

Payment is required at the time of registration. For withdrawals up to four weeks before class starts, there is a 50% refund of class fee or deposit. All other withdrawals are non-refundable. There are no refunds or makeups for days missed. Payment arrangements can be made for children enrolled in both sessions; please contact the office for details. Registration is accepted up to two weeks before the session begins.