Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday,
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday,
6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday,
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Red Crayon - Child Care Center, Day Care Center
Blue Crayon - Child Care Center, Day Care Center


Health and Safety

Your child's health and well-being are very important to us. Children who are ill should be kept at home, and the office should be notified with a phone call. Should your child become ill at the center, we will contact you to pick up your child. For the safety of everyone involved, please make every effort possible to have your child picked up within the hour.


The Joy of Learning Center will provide a number of forms that are required in order to register your child for care. These forms include:
Health Inventory Part II
Physician Signature Required
All about My Child Form
Requires Update as Needed
Field Trip Permission for ages 2, 3, & Up
Parent Signature Required
Application for Registration
Parent Signature & Social Security Number Required
Health Inventory Part I
Physician Signature Required
Immunization Form
Physician Signature Required
Emergency Form
Requires Update as Needed


We are pleased to offer both monthly and weekly rates, as well as subsidized child care. Any applicable registration and deposit fees are nonrefundable.
Late Pickup Fees are Applied After 6 p.m. at $1 Per Minute, Per Child | Late Fee is Due at the Time of Pickup


The center will be closed for all federal observed holidays with the exception of Veterans Day and Columbus Day. We are closed for two days in November and December in observance of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Tuition is not prorated to accommodate holiday closures.

Snow/Inclement Weather

The center will open one hour late if the Baltimore County Schools are closed. We will close the center if the federal government implements a total shutdown. The center administration may decide to close the center in severe weather conditions and will make arrangements for announcements to be made through local media, primarily WBAL 1090 AM, WBAL TV, and wbaltv.com. In the event of early closure, we will notify parents or the emergency contact person for early closing.
Contact us in Baltimore or Lanham, Maryland, to learn more about our child care centers policies and enrollment details.