The University of Maryland’s Child Development Center, operated by Bright Horizons, opened February 1, 2021.

The Center is located on the City’s property at 4601 Calvert Road. In return for leasing the property at no cost to the University, City residents not affiliated with the University have priority for 14 slots at the Center.

With a focus on industry-leading health and safety protocols, the center provides early education and care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old.

A partnership between the university and the child-care provider Bright Horizons, the center offers programs designed with working parents in mind, a research-based curriculum that meets children where they are developmentally, and professional teachers who foster the joy of early learning.

Enhanced COVID-19 protocols in use at the center were developed in partnership with a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital; they align with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, as well as state and local requirements.

To learn more about the center and request enrollment, visit

City residents who are affiliated with the University are also given a priority. For more information, visit