Kids Adventures Academy at Takoma Park - Takoma Park MD Licensed Child Care Center

7511 Holly Avenue , Takoma Park MD 20912
(301) 438-8550

About the Provider

Description: Kids Adventures was founded by Greg and Cathey Carver and Brian Rindos in response to a group of families who were looking for a different type of program for their children. They wanted a program where their children were well supervised, active, and entertained. The result was Kids Adventures.

Greg, a father of 5 children, majored in Education at Louisiana State University. He has worked in Montgomery County Schools and directed high adventure and summer day camps for the past 14 years. He is currently a Boy Scout leader, volunteers with a teen organization for his church, and coaches youth basketball, baseball, & football.

Cathey, a working mother, majored in General Business at Louisiana State University. In addition to raising 5 wonderful children, she has been involved in teaching and organizing youth programs, youth conferences, summer camps and child care programs. She is actively involved in the PTA, and served as a Brownie Leader for the GSA.

Brian Rindos, a graduate of the University of Maryland, has directed summer and school-year programs in Montgomery County for the past 16 years. It is his belief that including children and families in the planning process will lead to a more enjoyable experience for everyone. Brian is a member of the Montgomery County Interagency Coordinating Board Committee for Excellence in Child Care as well as being an active member with a number of pediatric and adolescent health organizations.

Three of Greg and Cathey’s children have grow up through the Kids Adventures programs and have each worked in the program as older teens and adults. Through their positive experiences working in Kids Adventures, two have chosen to study education and become full time teachers.

The staff is the driving force behind what goes on at Kids Adventures. They are a diverse group of individuals brought together by their common goal to give your child an experience they’ll never forget. Kids Adventures staff is made up of school teachers, college graduates, college and high school students, as well as child care professionals with varying levels of education and training to ensure a proper fit with your child. Our staff strives to create a safe environment that promotes the growth of each camper/student as an individual.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 162029
  • Capacity: 52
  • Age Range: 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, 5 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: Region 5 - Montgomery County
  • District Office Phone: (240) 314-1400 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Type Regulations Status
2021-12-08 Full 13A.16.03.03D Corrected
Findings: Specialist did not observed any written discipline policy. Facility shall submit a letter of correction.
2021-12-08 Full 13A.16.03.04C Corrected
Findings: Specialist observed at least 5 emergency forms missing the physicians information, 3 missing authorize pick ups, and 1 missing the signature and date of the parent. Facility shall submit a letter of correction.
2021-12-08 Full 13A.16.03.06A(1) Corrected
Findings: Facility did not notify OCC of two new staff within 5 working days. Facility shall submit a letter of correction and all required documentation for the two new employees.
2021-12-08 Full 13A.16.03.06A(2) Corrected
Findings: Facility did not notify OCC of the ending of employment for at least 4 staff. Facility shall submit a letter of correction
2021-12-08 Full 13A.16.09.01C(6) Corrected
Findings: Specialist did not observe a written screen time policy. Facility shall submit a letter of correction.
2021-12-08 Full 13A.16.10.01A(3)(c) Corrected
Findings: Specialist observed no fire drills practiced from January 2021 to September 2021. Facility shall submit a letter of correction.
2021-12-08 Full 13A.16.10.02E Corrected
Findings: Specialist did not observe a flashlight and tape in the first aid kit. Facility shall submit a letter of correction.
2020-12-11 Mandatory Review
Findings: No Noncompliances Found
2020-02-24 Complaint 13A.16.03.06A(2) Corrected
Findings: OCC was not notified of the termination of a staff person within the required time frame.
2020-02-24 Complaint 13A.16.07.01 Corrected
Findings: Child was left in the classroom while the class was outside on the playground. Another child wandered off the playground to the child care door.
2020-02-24 Complaint 13A.16.07.02A(2) Corrected
Findings: Center did not report to another agency about the incident of child being left alone in the classroom and the child that wandered from the playground.
2020-02-24 Complaint 13A.16.07.06A Corrected
Findings: The safety and security of the children were at risk when left alone in the classroom and when the child wandered back to the child care door.
2020-02-24 Complaint 13A.16.08.01A(2)(b) Corrected
Findings: Adequate supervision was not given to the child wandered of the playground and the child left alone in the classroom.
2020-02-18 Complaint 13A.16.03.06C(3) Corrected
Findings: During a conversation, it was mentioned that another child was treated by a medical professional. OCC was not informed.
2020-01-31 Full 13A.16.06.04A(1) Corrected
Findings: Medical record was not completed by the attending physician. Attending physician needs to complete the area, initial and date.

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