About Prime Time
As soon as you enter our doors, you’ll understand why families have trusted us for over 30 years. It’s a place where children feel secure. Where play is a priority, but where that play is carefully designed to develop children’s social skills and prepare them to enter school ready to learn and succeed.
A child’s world is small and everything in it means so much, new experiences and opportunities happen every day, and they are important to later development. At Prime Time Children’s and Youth Activity Center we are committed to building a social foundation of love and learning for your child. This we do by supervising and encouraging safe activities that promote independence. We provide new challenges and successes and encourage self-expression. We hope to expand your child’s horizon by guiding them in discovery and providing an introduction to the world of wonder.
Prime Time was established in 1988 in a small building in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, the need for style and quality of child care Prime Time offered quickly outgrew the building. It was then the owners started looking at nearby locations to build the Child Care Centers we know today as Prime Time Children’s & Youth Activity Center Inc.
Prime Time is located at the Calvert ~ Arundel Business Park in Owings, Maryland. The Centers offer over 12,000 square feet of building space and over two acres of outdoor play space, with lots of door to door parking for parents on the go. The Centers are manned with a computer access security system that parents and staff use to sign in and out and one by which each parent is permitted access to the facility anytime their child is there. As well, there is a camera system inside and outside. The playground has a variety of equipment to challenge the developing child and is easily accessible from each room. There are many large windows to allow the sunshine and cool breezes in. Nutritious meals and snacks are served each day. The staff are continually trained in early childhood education courses, CPR and first aid.
We think of our relationships with families we serve as a very special trust: therefore we believe the best way to meet our families expectations is by working closely with them to provide a safe, warm, nurturing environment for their child at the “Prime Time” in their child’s life.
We offer separate programs for each of twelve different age groups, from 8 weeks of age to 15 years of age. Prime Time is licensed by the State of Maryland and is accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education, National Association of Child Care Professionals, and has been accredited by The National Association for the Education of Young Children, National After School Association, National Early Childhood Program Accreditation, and National Accreditation Commission. Prime Time has also received many awards including but not limited to the 2008 – National Association of Child Care Professionals award, 2009 – Best Child Care & Pre-school award and the 2012 – Maryland State Future Business leaders of America Partnership award. Come and take a tour, we would love to show you around!
Please keep in mind due the COVID Pandemic some of our Policies and Procedures have changed and are continually adapted and updated due to changes recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and The Calvert County Health Department (CCHD) with guidance from the Maryland State Department of Eduction. To meet the need for keeping our parents informed about our current concerns regarding COVID and any changes in our program we continually update our parents through an online app called ‘brightwheel’ and send out weekly letters giving updates and monthly newsletters with all other timely information. The doors to communication and open at all times. The safety of our children and staff is paramont!