About KidsCo Inc.

KidsCo offers Before and After School Programs in Montgomery County, Maryland with locations in Rockville, Olney, Bethesda, Germantown, Gaithersburg, Damascus, Clarksburg, Montgomery Village, and Silver Spring. Our programs incorporate a family atmosphere with all the fun of a club-style program! We are 100% devoted to making sure that the expectations are met for quality before and after school care in our schools and communities.

During the summer months, KidsCo offers outstanding Day Camps, Day Trip Camps and Soccer Camps in Montgomery County. Our Day Camps cater to children in pre-k through 9th grade. All KidsCo Day Camps are planned around theme weeks, with two weekly trips to a local pool and one all-day field trip each week. KidsCo camp activities are designed to enhance the self esteem of our campers. Camp locations are in Rockville, Olney, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Clarksburg, North Potomac, and Silver Spring.

For our older campers we also offer Day Trip Camps. Kids On-The-Run Day Trip Camp caters to 3rd through 6th graders, and Teens On-The-Run Day Trip Camp caters to 6th graders and above. These campers are given the ability to enjoy more freedom and independence while traveling to a new and exciting field trip destination each day. KidsCo Day Trip Camps are based out of Rockville, Olney, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Clarksburg, North Potomac, and Silver Spring.

We know that some of our children’s best memories are those that they share with our amazing KidsCo staff members, and that’s why we make it our top priority to hire the best of the best out there! Quality staff members ensure a quality program for our children and families. When forming a team to run a program or summer camp, much thought and effort goes into pulling together the perfect group of individuals. The owner of KidsCo and his staff development team formulate a cohesive group that will touch on all the needs of the program or camp location.

For all KidsCo staff members, the recruitment steps include:

• Mandatory Criminal Background Check conducted at the State and Federal level. An additional Background Check is then conducted by the Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Child Care.
• Proper medical check
• Two personal and professional references
• Office interview and an on-site training interview and/or orientation
• Continuing Education Courses to equal at least 6 credit hours (year-round staff only)

In addition, we provide school year Directors and Teachers with:

• CPR certification
• First Aid Certification
• Continuing Education Courses to equal at least 12 credit hours
• Credentialing through Maryland State Department of Education
• Medication Administration Certification
• Emergency Preparedness Certification

Additionally, KidsCo is proud to boast that we maintain higher than the Maryland State required staff to child ratios at all of our programs.

One of the most common hurdles for child care providers is staff retention. We are very proud that our program and corporate turnover is extremely low! The majority of our staff members are referred to us by valued sources such as existing team members, school personnel, and families within our programs.

At KidsCo, we pride ourselves on our wonderful team, and value all of our employees. We strive to create ways to keep morale high by demonstrating our appreciation consistently and providing them with the tools and support they need to run an excellent program. We also sponsor staff bonding activities like weekend retreats, bowling, and other sporting events. We encourage staff involvement and creativity in planning the curriculum, which results in a quality, long-term core team.