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Please read the information below before submitting an application

Applications are being submitted for the following locations:

Sargent Shriver Elementary School
12518 Greenly Street, Silver Spring

Arcola Elementary Child Care
1820 Franwell Avenue, Silver Spring

Site Description
  • Arcola Elementary School:  1820 Franwell Avenue, Silver Spring, MD  20902.  One (1) classroom child care space located within Arcola Elementary School.  The child care space is approximately 1964 sq. ft. and includes one large classroom, an office with food prep area and storage.  Currently serving 20 children ages 2 to 5 years old.
  • Sargent Shriver Elementary School:  12518 Greenly Street, Silver Spring, MD  20906.  One (1) classroom child care space located with Sargent Shriver Elementary School.  The child care space is approximately 1888 sq. ft. and includes one large classroom, an office with food prep area and storage.  Currently serving 29 children ages 18 months to 5 years old.
Final determination of capacity for the facility will be made by the Office of Child Care

Pre-Application Meeting
Wednesday, October 4 
10 a.m.
1401 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD  
Please RSVP to Tamieka Thomasson at

Site Tour Dates
Sargent Shriver Elementary School

Tuesday, October 10
6:45 p.m.
Arcola Elementary Child Care
Thursday, October 12
6:45 p.m.
Please RSVP by close of business Monday, October 9 to:
 Tamieka Thomasson at
Terms of lease and rent:
  • Real estate license term:  Seven (7) years, with one four-year and with one three- year option to renew with adjustment of operating costs for each period.
  •  The current County rental rate is $11.35 per square foot per year and includes the following:  utilities (except phone & internet), janitorial services, buildings and grounds maintenance, snow and trash removal and pest control.
  Number of copies of the application required:
  •  Seven (7) copies of the applications MUST be submitted by mail or in person to 1401 Rockville Pike Suite 200- Rockville, MD 20852 by 4:00 p.m. on Friday November 3, 2017No late applications will be accepted.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  We cannot accept electronic copies. General Information about the selection process and criteria:
  •  Written applications will be reviewed and scored by a Selection Committee comprised of County, MCPS, parents and community representatives.  Applicants with the scores 80 or over will be scheduled for interviews.
  •  Recommendations of the Selection Committee will be based on written applications, interview and other appropriate information.
  •  There is no commitment expressed or implied by the County Government in soliciting applications.  The County reserves the right to reject any or all applications and re-advertise the space.
Please do not contact the school for information regarding this announcement.
Application Resources

Child Care Program Policy
Child Care Program Requirements
Child Care Application

MSD Sample Menu
MSD Staffing Pattern Form

Tenant Selection Procedure

To be added to the email list for future child care space notifications, please contact:

Tamieka Thomasson
Program Manager
Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
Children, Youth and Family Services
Early Childhood Services

***Please note that as of January 7, 2015, announcements for Child Care in Public Spaces will no longer be placed in print in local newspapers and will only be placed on the County website ( and sent electronically to interested parties***





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