Montgomery County Recreation is expanding “Kids Day Out” to provide a full day of programming from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24. The special day will be added to half-day programs that were scheduled on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 22 and 23.
The original annual calendar of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) had Nov. 22-23-24 scheduled as early-release days from school, which led to Montgomery County Recreation creating its half-day Kids Day Out programming for those days. Early in November, the Board of Education decided to close schools and offices for the full day on Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving is on Nov. 25). After that action, Montgomery County Recreation expanded its Nov. 24 program to a full day of activities.
Kids Day Out, a partnership with MCPS, provides out-of-school supervised recreation programs. The well-rounded interactive activities emphasize health, physical fitness, imagination and fun.
“One of our priorities is to ensure that all young people have equitable opportunities and access to safe, affordable recreation programs," said MCR Division Chief Adriane Clutter. "Kids Day Out is better because of our strong partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools. We will continue working together to grow and enhance the program."
The two half-day programs were previously scheduled from 1:30-6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 22, and Tuesday. Nov. 23. The half-day programs are $25 and the full-day program on Nov. 24 is $50. Families from Title I Schools can apply coupon code “MCPSkid” to receive a discounted fee. Discounts are limited while supplies last.
Programs will take place at the following community recreation centers:
- Damascus Community Recreation Center
- Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center
- Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center
- Mid-County Community Recreation Center
- North Potomac Community Recreation Center
- Plum Gar Community Recreation Center
- Upper County Community Recreation Center
- White Oak Community Recreation Center
Leonard Jackson Ken Gar Center, located at 4111 Plyers Mill Road in Kensington, will provide therapeutic recreation programs specifically designed for children, ages 5-12 years old with disabilities and teens ages 13-21 with disabilities.
Mid-County Community Recreation Center will also provide programming for middle school students.
Registration is available at ActiveMONTGOMERY and search Kids Day Out. For more information, call 240-777-6840.