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Young School of Kendall Ridge

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Open: M-F, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 5 Years
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Now Enrolling for Preschool and Pre-K

The path to kindergarten, and future success, goes through Preschool and Pre-K. The sooner your child starts their journey, the better. Let us ensure their school readiness.  

Welcome to Our School

Welcome to Young School of Kendall Ridge, located in Columbia! Our school is conveniently located in the Long Reach Village area of Columbia across from the Long Reach Community Pool.

We’re honored to have been the first Young School and have continued serving children as young as infants up through pre-kindergarten to this day. We offer flexible full- and part-time schedule options in our programs to meet your family’s needs. Our curriculum is inspired by two internationally acclaimed programs: Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) and the Reggio Emilia approach.

Classes are taught by our dedicated teaching staff who participate in ongoing professional development and training, including maintaining current Infant/Child First Aid and CPR certifications.

We’re committed to keeping you connected throughout the day while your child is in our care. Get access to live streaming video of your child’s classroom, plus other real-time updates, with our exclusive mobile app for families, SproutAbout.

I invite you to schedule a tour to experience what makes our school special and the perfect place for your child to grow and learn. I look forward to getting to know you and your family very soon!

Check out our newest parent review from June 2023:

There are not enough characters allowed to share how amazing our experience has been. The caregivers are true partners in my kids' education and have helped me through rough parenting patches. Kendall Ridge YS has dynamite teachers who are so committed to their children and families. I wish all children could experience Young School! The administration team is communicative, innovative, and respectful of what makes the school individual. I can always talk to Stephanie or Jess about anything and they are professional, kind, and helpful. Every teacher loves and breathes the school. Everyone plays a part in this community. My kids have become better world citizens, more patient with peers, and so inquisitive of the world around them!

Programs for All Ages


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Proud to be Accredited!

We’ve been recognized as a high-quality early education program.

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SproutAbout®, our exclusive family app, provides free live streaming video of your child’s classroom to your mobile device.

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Meet Our Staff

Stephanie Witherspoon, Director

Education: Human Service Management

I have been an early childhood educator for over 20 years. It is truly my passion. I've had the pleasure of working with children from infancy through third grade. While all children are special and deserve the very best we can give them, I know how important those first five years are. I am grateful to be a part of their journey.

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Hanna Savoie, School Education Manager

Education: B.S in Early Childhood Education

I graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. My focus while in the positions of Pedagogical Director (SEM) is to support our teachers with RIE and Reggio philosophy and to be a support for our families! I strive to help keep the field of Early Childhood Education gain amazing teachers and life long learners.

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Carlie Saunders, Assistant Director

Certifications: Child Development Associate

I have been teaching and working with children for 14 years, 10 of which have been spent in Learning Care Group at La Petite Academy. I love teaching and working with children, it is my passion, and I believe it to be my purpose in life. I am working towards my degree in Early Childhood Development and have acquired the Child Development Associate along with a Level 5 credential in the state of Maryland. I live in Ellicott City with my husband and black golden doodle named Domino.

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Find your neighborhood school and schedule a tour today. We can't wait to show you all the wonderful things happening at Young School.

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Local School Phone Number: 410.740.7476410.740.7476 License #: 257440