About the Program

Our preschool program is designed to prepare students for Kindergarten. The curriculum is designed to combine whole language and phonics approaches to learning.  Students experience learning through a variety of hands-on learning centers focusing on using letters, writing skills, scientific exploration, and mathematical concepts.  Our students gain the knowledge and skills needed to enter Kindergarten with confidence and a love for learning.

Structured Preparation

Students work in both small and large groups to help students prepare for the Kindergarten classroom. These activities are focused on helping students practice working with others, and also focusing on tasks for longer periods of time.

Preschooler and staff photo


Ms. Hoffman is a six year veteran of the Baltimore County Public School System, having taught at Pot Spring Elementary. She received her degree from Stevenson University in Early Childhood Development. She is one of the founding educators of Active Minds, having designed the curriculum for the academic enrichment program we use each summer. Ms. Hoffman is absolutely magical when engaging children in learning.

Miss Hoffman an educator at Active Minds Learning Camp

Experiential Learning

Educational research indicates the best way kids learn is through experience. True to our mission, Active Minds Preschool Program creates experiences both inside and outside the classroom to engage students in learning.

Active Minds preschooler at the zoo
Experiential field trip to the Zoo!
Active Minds Learning Camp Students learning about fire safety!
Students learning about fire safety.


The Active Minds Preschool Program engages students with a sense of exploration in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These specialized activities are done weekly.


Active Minds Preschool Program follows the BCPS calendar, and inclement weather policies.


Currently, our preschool program is only available at our Perry Hall location.

Program Options

Full-TimeMonday - Friday8:30AM - 4:30PM$250
Part-TimeAny 2 Days
Any 3 Days
8:30AM - 4:30PM$125

Morning Care7AM - 8:30AM$20
After Care4:30PM - 6PM$20


To register please contact Mr. Mike at 443-324-8896 or Michaelserio41@gmail.com


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