Program Features


Kids Adventures has been at Takoma Park since 2013, serving over 500 families during that time. The Takoma Park program opens at 7:00 AM and closes at 6:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Takoma Park is open until 6:30 PM on all early release days and open all day on professional days. Kids Adventures follows MCPS Administration Offices for snow days and emergency closures.

The program offers sports, arts, games, and weekly clubs. Once a week, 2nd grade children are able to swim at the Piney Branch pool, located within walking distance of the school. Snack is served in the morning and afternoon, as well as homework and reading time Monday through Thursday.

In addition to our clubs curriculum, Takoma Park also features numerous specialists that visit once a week or once a month in a regular rotation. Almost all of our specialists are included in the tuition price and are optional for students. some specialists that have been featured over the years include:

  • Yoga

  • Zumba

  • Chess

  • Basketball clinics

  • Art

  • Flag football

  • Cheerleading

  • Dance

  • Drama

Takoma Park offers several optional field trips throughout the year and five kids night out (parent date nights).  Kids Adventures does offer an overnight trip once a year but this trip is only available to students in 4th and 5th grade. All field trips are reasonably priced and Kids Adventures works with all families to make accommodations.

Price

Kids Adventures accepts POC (Purchase of Child Care) and WPA (Working Parents Association) vouchers through the State of Maryland Child Care Subsidy Branch.  Click here to begin the process.

Kids Adventures offers a 10% discount to siblings and all MCPS Teachers.


Hours

Takoma Park is open daily, Monday - Friday from 7:00 AM until the school bell time and resumes at bell time until 6:30 PM.

 

Professional and early release days

Takoma Park is open on all professional and early release days.

 

HolidaYs

We are open most holidays and breaks.  See our calendar for dates that we are open.


Daily Schedule

AM Activities:

  • Healthy snack

  • Arts and crafts

  • Group games

PM Activities:

  • Healthy snack

  • Homework time

  • Club events - theater, dancing, yoga, chess, swimming, and many more

  • Choice - free play art, board games, playground, gym time, reading

  • Clean up


Meet Our Staff

Site Director – Andrea Green is the Director for Kids Adventures at Takoma Park Elementary School. She has been working with Kids Adventures for 4 years. She graduated from Montgomery College with an Associate of Arts in General Studies. She is now a part time student at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) majoring in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. Her family and friends mean the world to her. Takoma Park has been her home her whole life! She is also a Special Ed Para Educator here at TPES.

Assistant Director – Linda Mitchell is the Assistant Director for Kids Adventures at Takoma Park Elementary School. She started working with children at Montgomery County Recreation Department in 1987. Over the past 20 years, Linda has impacted and changed the lives of thousands of children, most who went to daycare between the ages of two and twelve. She completed three years of undergraduate study, and earned the 90 Hour Early Childhood Education certification.  In addition, she completed three years of undergraduate study at Washington Adventist University and Montgomery College Takoma Park campus majoring in education. In 2011 she received a certificate for the Maryland Child Care Credential at a Level 4, and in 2004, the Child Development Associated Credential “CDA.”  Linda has a 14 year old son. Her hope is that the world would be a little better because she was important in the life of a child.

Aide – Helen Richman has worked at Kids Adventures for a few years now. She is a Ghanaian native, moving to the United States in 2013. Before Kids Adventures Helen worked at the Cabin John Ice Rink as a summer camp counselor. She has completed her associate degree in Education and is currently studying family science at University of Maryland College Park.

Aide – Alize Parker has been with Kids Adventures for 2 years. She graduated from Eleanor Roosevelt HS in 2013. She is currently attending Prince Georges College pursuing her BA in Early Childhood Education. Her future goal is to become a teacher and own a chain of pre-schools. Ever since she was a little girl, Alize’ has always loved making jewelry during her free time.

Aide – Marquelle  Jones is back for his second year with Kids Adventures. He graduated from Spring Brook High School in 2013 and received his BA in Business Management at Globe Tech NY in the beginning of 2017. Throughout his high school and college years, Marquelle played football and volleyball, he also cheered for a year in high school. Marquelle is a former Montgomery County Police Explorer and today he is a personal trainer and football coach! He has coached K-8th grade and now he is coaching football to his son and high school teams. His future goal is to open up his own gym and his hobbies are playing video games and writing poetry.

Aide – Thellian Myers has worked for Kids Adventures since 2018. She grew up in New York, right behind Yankees Stadium. In 2017 she graduated from Washington Adventist University with a B.A. in public relations. She is huge basketball fan and thinks Lebron is better than Jordan.

Aide – Rashad Brown is brand new to Kids Adventures this year. Rashad also grew up in New York before he moved to Maryland. He loves to exercise, play basketball and watch movies. Some day Rashad hopes to be a school guidance counselor to help mold our future leaders.

 Aide – Ty’ Juan is brand new to Kids Adventures this year. He is currently a senior at Charles Herbert Flowers High School. After high school he plans to go to college to study business management. He loves sports, especially football and is excited to teach and play them with the kids.