At, we realize that cost of care is a big consideration for families. That's why we are offering an estimate which is based on an average of known rates charged by similar businesses in the area. For actual rates, contact the business directly.

Details and information displayed here were provided by this business and may not reflect its current status. We strongly encourage you to perform your own research when selecting a care provider.

Details and information displayed here were provided by this business and may not reflect its current status. We strongly encourage you to perform your own research when selecting a care provider.

In business since: 2007
Total Employees: 2-10


State license status: Open ( verified on 8/15/2022)
This business has satisfied Maryland's requirements to be licensed. For the most up-to-date status and inspection reports, please view this provider's profile on Maryland's licensing website.
Licensing requirements typically include:
  • Complying with safety and health inspections
  • Achieving the required levels of educational training
  • Maintaining a minimum caregiver-to-child ratio
  • Other state-defined requirements


Monday :
7:00AM - 6:30PM
Tuesday :
7:00AM - 6:30PM
Wednesday :
7:00AM - 6:30PM
Thursday :
7:00AM - 6:30PM
Friday :
7:00AM - 6:30PM
Saturday :
Sunday :

Program Details

Preschool (or Nursery School or Pre-K)
Additional Details
Summer care / camp
Developmental (Play-Based)
Special Needs
Reggio Emilia
Sign Language (ASL)
Teacher/Student Ratio:
Program Capacity:

Cost & Availability

At, we realize that cost of care is a big consideration for families. That's why we are offering an estimate which is based on an average of known rates charged by similar businesses in the area. For actual rates, contact the business directly.
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Part Time (1-4 days/wk)
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  • Credit Card

Ratings & Reviews

( 10)
April R
Both of my sons attend Hug-A-Child and our family absolutely loves it! My oldest started going around age one and my youngest when he was 3 months old. After having our oldest in a daycare center we decided that it was too expensive (and frankly not worth the money) so we were elated to find Hug-A-Child. Upon speaking to Ms. Tye on the phone and meeting her in person I knew this was the perfect fit for our family. The environment was way more enriching, nurturing and loving than the center. Both of my children truly thrive here.

This place isn't just a daycare for us, but it feels like an extension of our home. We trust Ms. Tye and Ms. Kimari to love, teach and care for our children just as we would a close family member. My boys adore Ms. Tye, Ms. Kimari and all of their friends. It's truly an wonderful learning environment where they are not only taught a great curriculum but learn important life skills like sharing, caring and even how to clean up after themselves. She encourages the children to learn their own way and I'm impressed with all that my kids have learned. I am thankful to have people like Ms. Tye and Ms. Kimari to be part of my family's village.
A great environment for our little boy. This was his first experience with daycare, having been watched by his grandma since he was an infant. He instantly took to the Hug-a-Child team, and was acclimated and excited to go every morning in less than a month.

They provide nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snacks, as well as age-appropriate learning activities in a Montessori style. They also offer lots of outdoor play as able, depending on the weather. Our guy is one of the youngest there, and gets lots of attention and gentle behavior corrections. We get a report on his milestones and any points he needs to work on. He constantly comes home having learned something new or with some arts project.

The team also provides parents with regular opportunities to participate in daycare activities like field trips and holiday parties. We've had a wonderful experience here.
Gabi S
Both my children attend Hug-A-child. My oldest has been going here since she was 8 weeks old (she's almost 4 now) and my youngest is 9 months old and has been going here since he was 6 weeks old. I can't imagine sending my children anywhere else. Ms. Tyechia and Ms. Ja'Meisha are absolutely wonderful and I know they love my children. My daughter, Rosalie, has learned so much since going there and I'm always floored by how much she learns. Ms. Ty offers so much in the curriculum and I am confident that both my children are learning both important academic and life skills. I can honestly say that Hug-a-Child is without a doubt more than just a daycare or early learning center. It is a wholesome and nurturing environment that both my children are thriving in. Rosalie comes home with countless art projects and is always excited about the new Spanish words she has learned with Ms. Jill. Michael is all smiles when I drop him off and when I pick him up. There are truly not enough wonderful things to say about Hug-a-Child and I feel so blessed to have found it!!
Kendra H
My son has attended Hug-A-Child since he was six weeks old. I was looking for an environment that was safe, nurturing, and educational. I absolutely love this daycare and the wonderful staff who are all just so warm and nurturing. My son loves to go to "school" daily and he happily talks about his friends and the staff all the time. I am an educator and have my doctorate in education, so I am always very excited to learn of all the academic progress my son is making at Hug-A-Child. By two years old recognized all of the letters and sounds and could count well into his twenties. Many days he comes home with work of fun activities that that he completed that day. Additionally, they offer a wonderful balance between structure and nurture. They set very clear expectations for the children and offer consistency and follow through to ensure that students meet those expectations, always utilizing a kind and empathetic approach. I feel like they really have nurtured his little spirit, built up his self-confidence, and have taught him to be a good caring person and friend. Also, I think it's a huge bonus that they include healthy lunch each day! I can't say enough kind and appreciative words about Hug-A-Child. Just a fantastic warm and wonderful staff!!
Our son attended Hug-A-Child for a little over 2 years. During that time we were very happy with the care that he received. The center was like a "home away from home." All of the teachers treated him like he was one of their own. Ms. Tyechia and her staff demonstrate a genuine love for all of the children. They are also open to feedback and welcome involvement from the parents. We could not have asked for better caregivers for our son.
I did visit and took a tour of this center today. The owner and Her assistance had were very nice inviting in professional. I can tell they were true Christians and really cared about the children.
Pleshette J
Most new mom's can agree that there is anxiety and nervousness about strangers caring for their child. When I heard about Hug-A-Child from a trusted friend I went to visit the daycare and immediately felt a sense of peace. I had gone to other locations and did not feel the peace that my child would be loved, cared for, and that his growth and development would be important to those caring for him. However, I am excited to say that Ms. Tyechia and her staff at Hug-A-Child CELC made our life easy as I transitioned from staying home with my son and returning to work. They allowed my son to start half day and then gradually move to a full day to make sure everyone was comfortable with the transition. I must say I have been blessed to find a daycare that truly walks their talk. My son gets upset with ME when I come and pick him up because he enjoys the daycare so much!! Imagine that! Thank you Ms. Tyechia for your love and patience as well as creating a warm, caring, and learning environment for my son.
Thank you Ms. Ty for allowing me to feel so comfortable in leaving my son in your center. I appreciated your many years of experience, your patience, and the tenderness you showed him and all of the children! I like that the children have fun while learning. Although we have moved on to kindergarten, I still refer you to anyone who is in need of a loving childcare environment. You are truly working in your gift!
And, your mobile childcare provides the same excellent level of service! You brought everything needed to keep little people occupied while us adults enjoyed our evening. Thanks so much!
Sheena K
My daughter attended this facility for 2 years and went back for summers as well because I loved the center so much. I was confident in the quality of care she received and was also amazed at how much she learned there. She was well fed and also given lots of time, attention, and most of all love!! This is one of the few facilities that doesn't use t.v. as their "babysitter"...and I truly appreciated that. They took them out quite a bit on various field trips, park outings, etc and most of all my daughter...looked forward to going there each and every day! Ms. Tyechia, Mrs. Stephanie and Ms. Cathy have had a tremendous impact on my daughter's life and I highly recommend them as a daycare/preschool as well as a mobile daycare (where she comes to you and watches your kids).
We have used Ms.Tyechia for her mobile daycare services - she is very reliable, dependable, and will watch your kids with the utmost can go out and have a great time knowing that you child is in good hands! We have come to love and appreciate HUG-A-CHILD...and highly recommend them to all those around us!
Blanca M
Our daughter was in the care of this facility from 1-2.5yrs of age until I became a stay at home mom. This daycare is clean, colorful and spacious. Ms Tyechia and her staff are very intelligent and have an age appropriate curriculum for the children year round. We were amazed at how much our daughter had learned in the amount of time she was there. They provide a variety of nutritious meals, snacks and lots of love with Christian fundamentals! Hug-a-child took care of our youngest of 4 children. All our kids have been in daycare and had different daycare facility experiences...good and bad...but, we only have THE BEST things to say about this one and wish we would have found them sooner for our other kids. The location and hours were ideal, the tuition was cheaper than most and yet superseded our expectations of the more expensive and advertised centers. 5stars +++++
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