Celebrating 20 Years Of Serving
More Than 7500 Children In Our City

Preschool & Childcare Center Serving Baltimore, MD

Summer registration opens on April 1st 2024!

A Warm Family Feel From A Mother-Daughter Team

With more than two decades serving the Baltimore community, it’s no wonder parents rave about The Smart Steps’ family-first atmosphere. Our incredible mother-daughter team welcomes you and your little one as a thriving community member, making their early education experience unforgettable.
A Warm Family Feel From A Mother-Daughter Team

Exclusive Hands-On Curricula Designed For Fun & Early Academic Success

From clay creations and dance-offs to activities that get them moving, your child will have energized days full of play-based lessons. Teachers use our exclusive, in-house, hands-on curriculum designed to immerse your child in fun while building essential school skills and knowledge.

Karate, Dance, Sports, Cooking, & More, All Included In Tuition

Build your child’s confidence as they discover new interests in karate, dance, art, sports, cooking, and other enrichments—already a part of your tuition. Watch them attain their White Belt in karate, showcase a dance performance for parents, learn from professional artists, and more each week!

At Smart Steps, You Can Take Advantage Of Incredible Resources

Services For Behavioral Health
Individual Family Counselling
Youth & Family Centers

Science, Tech, Math, & More Build Real-World Knowledge

They’ll dive into hands-on projects that teach them real-life knowledge in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Watch them build practical skills they’ll carry throughout their life and discover new passions and interests simultaneously.

Mega-Awesome Outdoor Playgrounds Spark Joy

An awesome and spacious playland allows your child—and their imagination—to run wild. From teacher-led activities to free time with friends, your child can enjoy healthy daily exercise and while building strong social skills out on the playground.

Dedicated Learning Centers Let Your Child Take The Lead

Your little one has unique interests, skills, and talents—and our teachers allow them to follow them. With incredible learning centers, dedicated to unique subjects, your child leads the way by exploring the topics and activities that interest them most, allowing for deeper, more engaged and meaningful learning.

Take A Peek Into Their Learning Centers!

Cooking
Sewing
Blocks
Calming Corner
Art Center
Hair Salon
Science, Tech, Engineering, & Math

WOW! A Huge Indoor Gym For Endless Activity

A high-school-sized gym provides the open space your child needs to release their energy and excitement. They can explore different sports, free play, and team activities, creating an incredibly immersive and fun environment for them to enjoy.

Breakfast, Lunch, & Snack Is Included In Your Tuition! Yes: Everything Is Peanut/Nut-Free, Too.

Safety Measures That Protect Your Little One

You can enjoy the peace of mind knowing your child is safe, thanks to trusted safety measures. All teachers are CPR-certified and restricted access protocols safeguard all entrances and exits, ensuring a top-tier, safe space to thrive.

Cleaning Practices Designed For Sparkling Clean Spaces

Your child deserves to show up to a fresh, clean classroom every day. Teachers routinely sanitize all toys and tools throughout the day and professional cleaners give the center a deep clean each night, keeping all spaces germ-free and sanitary.

Hear What Parents Have To Say...

"They tell me everything she learns..."
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My daughter just started in the infant and toddler class at the Pimlico location, and I love them. I love the staff. They tell me everything she learns throughout the day, how many times they change her, and what she eats. If you are looking for a learning center for your child, I recommend Smart Steps.

- Michelle B.

"I recommend this school to everyone..."
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I love this learning center! My oldest child attended Smart Steps, and now my baby girl does. I recommend this school to everyone.

- Tynisha C.

"We love the cooking club, STEM activities..."
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We love the cooking club, STEM activities, and teachers at the Callaway Elementary location.

- Mary J C.

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