The challenge all parents face is finding quality care at a price that is affordable. In terms of childcare, we all know this often does not occur. We also know that all childcare is not equal. Often the cost is not in line with what parents need. We at Active Minds acknowledge that and have created a high quality Before/After school program that brings parents the care they need at a weekly rate that they can afford.

One unique aspect of Active Minds Before/After Care is our educators. We have fully certified, by the Maryland State Department of Education, teachers who have been trained in understanding the Common Core State Standards as well as the Baltimore County Public School elementary school curriculum. Our educators provide daily assistance to our students in not only homework, but learning conceptual skills that are be taught in the classroom. We can also provide specialized tutoring as well.

Mr. Mike giving us a tour!

By having seasoned veteran educators as a key component to our program we can assure all parents that activities and schedules are structured to ensure that Active Minds is a fun, safe, and calm environment. Our educators understand behavior management strategies that promote a positive atmosphere.

While we are unique by our educational background, we also do not want students thinking this program is an extension of the school day. Students will have a very structured teacher lead activity station time that will include; arts and crafts, play dough/kinetic sand, board games/puzzles, Barbie’s and babies, action figures, building, reading, and hide and seek water tag. Whole group activities include karaoke, movies with ice cream sundae’s, and Amazing Glaze Pottery. 

Lastly, our roots can be found in our experiential summer camp. This is what I did in Baltimore County for nine years. We believe that is the best way for students to learn, develop, and experience childhood. For packages that include days off and snow days, exciting and fun field trips will be offered for students.   

Michael Serio
Executive Director
Active Minds Learning Camp