Child Care in Schools (P649187)

  • Category: Health and Human Services

  • Sub Category: Health and Human Services

  • Administering Agency: General Services (AAGE29)

  • Planning Area: Countywide

  • Date Last Modified: 1/6/14

  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No

  • Relocation Impact: None

  • Status: Ongoing




This project provides for the placement of a large designated child-care classroom at public schools where Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is undertaking major construction or renovation. MCPS will oversee the construction or renovation of the school, and the County will arrange to lease the child care portion of the building to a private child-care provider. Cost estimates are based on per square foot costs for elementary school construction, and adjusted by the additional State licensing requirements for child care, related to restroom and food preparation facilities. Site specific factors are not included.

Estimated Schedule

The design and construction of the Wheaton Woods and Brown Station child care centers have been delayed one year to align with the revised MCPS construction schedule. Planning for both projects is scheduled for FY16. Construction for both projects is expected to begin in FY16 and to be completed in FY17.


Findings from the Child Care Modular Study (1989) support this project. The Report of the Interagency Committee on Child Care Facilities at Public School Sites (1989) established the policy of locating child day care facilities at school sites, with priority given to programs that met school selection criteria, facility size, capital budgeting and fiscal procedures.


A pedestrian impact analysis will be performed during design or is in progress.


Department of Health and Human Services, Department of General Services, Montgomery County Public Schools