Our Promise

Voted Best Maryland After School Program
Maryland Family Magazine readers survey, four consecutive years

Our Pledge to Parents

Your child is Our greatest concern.

Many creative activities will be Provided for your child.

Your child’s growth and development will be Enhanced.

A safe and Nurturing environment will be maintained.

We will Develop a strong and positive relationship with your family based on mutual trust.

Opportunities will be provided to encourage open communication.

Our aim is to provide your family with high quality services.

We will acknowledge and Respect your family’s uniqueness of culture.

Our Pledge to Children

You are Our first priority.

We will Protect you and keep you safe.

We will Encourage your independence and exploration.

You will have New experiences which challenge and strengthen you.

We will help you to Develop a sense of self-worth.

You will have the Opportunity to express your interests and ideas.

There will be Open arms to comfort you and ears to hear your concerns.

We will Respect your feelings and tell you how much we care.

Our Philosophy

School age children spend six and a half hours in the structure of an academic setting. As youngsters, they need the opportunity for socialization, active outdoor play, team building activities, development of creativity and fine motor skills, and practice in their school work. Choices are the core of Open Door’s programming, to best meet the needs of the students in a before and after school setting. Nutritious breakfast and an after school snack make transitions from Open Door to school and from school to Open Door seamless for children.