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Greenbelt Children's Center follows announcements by Prince George's County Public Schools when closing or opening late due to emergency conditions. We encourage parents to pick up their child as soon as possible if the weather worsens during the day. Parents may be called to pick up children early if the conditions warrant.

For more information, or to receive email alerts, please see below.

Center Schedule

As per CDC and NAEYC recommendations,
GCC will be closed Monday, March 16,
through Friday, March 27
We are sorry for the disruption to family routines and hope you understand that we want to make the best decision based on current information. These are unprecedented times and we thank you for your support and understanding.

Please see the attached letter for more information:
GCC Letter to Parents

The Center is open daily from
7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Dates for the
2019 - 2020 School Year

(Download a printable version here.)
Scheduled openings and closings for the ucpoming 2019-2020 School Year:
September 2   Labor Day Holiday-Center Closed
September 3   First Day of Fall Semester
September 26   Back to School Family Potluck Meet & Greet (tentative date)
November 11   Veteran's Day - Center Closed for In-Service
November 28 - 29   Thanksgiving Holiday - Center Closed
December 24 - 31   Winter Holiday - Center Closed
January 1   New Year’s Day Holiday-Center Closed
January 20   Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday -Center Closed
February 17   President's Day - Center Closed
April 10 - 13   Spring Holiday - Center Closed
May 25   Memorial Day - Center Closed
June 11   Last day of the Spring Semester
June 12   Teacher In-service day - Center Closed
June 15   First day of the Summer Program
July 3   Indepexndence Day Holiday - Center Closed
September 3   Last day of the 2017 Summer Program
September 4   GCC Closed for In-service Day


    Schedule Notes:

Constructive play at GCCPlease notify the Center by phone (301-345-8830) if you anticipate being late to pick up your child or if your child will be arriving late (after 9 am) or absent for the day. We know that parents make every effort to arrive on time. However, there may be emergencies or conditions that may delay parents from picking up a child by 6:00 p.m. and the late fee is charged to pay staff that remains after the center is closed.

In order to provide care for a child who is not picked up by closing time, a late fee is charged at 6:06 p.m. (From 6:00 p.m. until 6:05 p.m., there is a grace period.) From 6:06 p.m. until 6:15 p.m. a late fee of $5.00 will be charged. An additional $5.00 will be added for each 5-minute interval or portion thereof after 6:15 p.m. paid that evening or the following morning, to the staff person that has stayed with your child.

The Center Staff will notify State authorities for any child left on the premises after 7:00 p.m. unless the Center has been notified that arrangements have been made for the child to be picked up promptly. A report of “an abandoned child" will be made to Protective Services of the Department of Social Services. The child will be placed in their protective custody.

A yearly calendar for the Center will be given at enrollment and again at the beginning of each school year. You will be notified if there are any variations to that schedule.

Emergency Alerts
The Center will follow the PRINCE GEORGE'S PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM'S emergency plan. If the Public School System opens late due to emergency circumstances or inclement weather, the Center will open late also (ex. if public schools open 2 hrs late, GCC opens at 9 am, etc.). If the Public School System closes early, the Center will close early also & remain open until the last child is picked up by parents. The Center does ask that parents make arrangements to have children picked up early during dangerous conditions. If the Public School System is closed for the day, the Center will be closed for the day also.

On days that the Public School System is already scheduled to be closed but GCC is scheduled to be open, parents must be alert to follow an alternative plan, should emergency circumstances arise. Listen for announcements at WTOP 103.5 FM or FOX WTTG Channel 5 and on the web at (We might also post a notice for Greenbelt Childrens Center at You may also call the center to hear if the recording says that we are closed. Parents are still responsible for tuition for any days the center is closed for inclement weather or emergency circumstances.

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