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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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New Families: Save Big This Winter

Beat the winter blahs with this great deal! When your child is enrolled (and attends) by December 31, 2023, we’re offering $200 off tuition your first week and another $200 off in January. 

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

Open a window to your child's day.

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

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Big fun, great memories!

Our full-day summer camp includes a variety of hands-on projects, healthy meals, in-house field trips, outdoor playtime, and more.

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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.

Meet Our Staff

Jessica Scheydt, School Education Manager

I have been teaching with the Young School for over five years but have spent most of my life caring for children. I graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts focused in photography and also studied art education. My focus of being the Pedagogical Director (SEM) is giving everyone in our school insight and support with RIE and Reggio philosophy to create a strong community of 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

*Offer provides up to $200 off first week of attendance and up to $200 off a second week in January, 2024. Tuition credits equal to up to $200 of enrolled tuition rate are applied with full weekly tuition paid in advance by check or ACH. Must enroll and attend prior to December 31, 2023. Enrollment is on a space available basis. No cash value. Limit one coupon per child. One time use. Not valid with any other credit or offer. Learning Care Group is not responsible for and cannot replace or redeem lost, stolen, destroyed or expired coupons. Offer not valid for Learning Care Group associates or their immediate families. Offer subject to availability. Offer does not guarantee enrollment. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. ©2023 Learning Care Group (US) No. 2 Inc. Offer expires: December 31, 2023.