Parents are the first teachers of their children, and as such, are encouraged to participate in the education of their children. While at the CYC, parents may share talents, work experiences, ideas, skills, and other interests. In addition, an active PTA promotes a unique CYC community spirit through fundraising, social, and outreach efforts.


Parent Handbook

The full document available for reference.

All parents are required to print the sign-off sheet (the last page of the handbook) and return to the admissions office during the enrollment process.

Tutition Payment

The Bursar’s Office generates the tuition bills, and tuition is paid directly to that office.

Parents will be sent bills approximately two weeks prior to the due date, which is the 20th of each month. For example, the bill is received in early October, and payment is due on October 20 for the third tuition payment. Include your account identification number and return to the address on the invoice.

Please contact the Financial Service Center at 301-314-9000 should you fail to receive an invoice or have questions about your invoice. Failure to receive a monthly bill does not negate the responsibility for paying tuition.

Application and Registration Fees

Please pay application and registration fees here. This is different from the tuition payment page.

Service Requirements

Service requirements assure that all families contribute to this sense of home-school partnership.

Hot Lunch and Daily Snack Menu

Other Parent Resources

Inclement Weather Policy


The Center for Young Children will follow Prince George's County School System closures in the case of inclement weather conditions (such as snow and ice storms and severe electrical storms). We maintain the following procedures in the case of inclement weather:

When P. G. County SchoolsCYC will:
Open 2 hours lateOpen at 9:45 am
Close 2 hours early Close at 1:30 pm
Cancel all afternoon/evening activities Close at 3:30 pm
Close for non-weather purpose These closures do not affect us

Cold Weather Play

Although many people still believe that children catch colds when outside in cold weather, the truth is that for most children there is no harm in being outdoors in cold or snowy weather.Various infections are spread more easily inside than outside.

Children must be dressed warmly with head, feet and hands covered. Jackets, boots, mittens and hats and if possible, snowsuits are essential on very cold days. Please layer your child’s clothing for warmth. Outside play gives children a chance for fresh air, a change of environment, and an opportunity to burn off energy by using large muscles.

For extremely cold weather, we will follow these guidelines:

Wind chill factor of 30 degrees will limit outside time to 30 minutes.

Wind chills of 15-30 degrees will limit outside time to 20 minutes.

Wind chills 0-15 degrees will limit outside time to just 10 minutes at a time.

Wind chills under 0 degrees will result in no outside time.