Contacts and Directions

Girl with cameraCenter for Young Children

Bldg. 381, 4028 Valley Drive, College Park, MD 20742


Phone: 301.405.3168 | Fax: 301.405.2902


Hours: Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

                           
                        

Question About Contact Name E-mail
Administration and Scholarships Dr. Mona Leigh Guha mguha@umd.edu
Student Employment Anne Daniel adaniel@umd.edu
Curriculum, School Tours,  Admissions Leslie Oppenheimer loppenhe@umd.edu
Summer Camp Amy Laakso and Alison Hurst  cyc-camp@umd.edu
Observations Jennifer Haislip  jhaislip@umd.edu
Research Trevor Angert tangert@umd.edu
Campus Map

The CYC is located in 4028 Valley Drive on the University of Maryland College Park Campus. It is in the Northwestern quadrant between Elkton Hall and the Campus Recreation Building.

 

Public Transportation

From Washington, DC, CYC visitors can take the Metro Green Line to College Park and then the free University of Maryland shuttle bus to the campus on weekdays during the fall and spring semesters. Please contact the
Shuttle UM at 301.314.PARK for further information.

Parking for Prospective Families

Short term parking (1 hour)
is available in the parking lot YC directly beside the CYC. Parking permits are given to prospective families visiting the Center.

Parking for Observers -
A parking garage, within walking distance, is located across from the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. There is also a limited number of metered space in front of and behind the Eppley Recreation Center.

Driving Directions

From: North - Baltimore

Take I-95 South to Exit 25 - College Park. Take Exit 25 (Route 1)
South to MD Rt. 193 West. Continue on Md. 193 (University Boulevard)
past Metzerott Road and take a left into the University at Stadium Drive (the entrance to the University Golf Course will be on your right)
. Take the 2nd right off the circle and then the first left onto Valley Drive. The Center for Young Children is the 2nd building on the left. Please park in Lot YC adjacent to the building.

From: Northwest - Rockville, Silver Spring

Take I-495 East (Inner Loop)
to Exit 25 - College Park. Take Exit 25 (Route 1)
South to MD Rt. 193 West. Continue on Md. 193 (University Boulevard) past Metzerott Road and take a left into the University at Stadium Drive (the entrance to the University Golf Course will be on your right)
. Take the 2nd right off the circle and then the first left onto Valley Drive. The Center for Young Children is the 2nd building on the left. Please park in Lot YC adjacent to the building.

From: South - Virginia

Take I-495 to Woodrow Wilson Bridge (Outer Loop)
. Continue on I-495 to Exit 25 - College Park. Take Exit 25 (Route 1) South to MD Rt. 193 West. Continue on Md. 193 (
University Boulevard)
past Metzerott Road and take a left into the University at Stadium Drive (the entrance to the University Golf Course will be on your right)
. Take the 2nd right off the circle and then the first left onto Valley Drive. The Center for Young Children is the 2nd building on the left. Please park in Lot YC adjacent to the building.

From: South - Washington D.C.

Take Rhode Island Avenue (Route 1)
North. Rhode Island Avenue will turn into Baltimore Avenue (Route 1)
, and continue on Baltimore Avenue North past East-West Highway. Take the left into the University at the main entrance at Campus Drive. Follow Campus Drive to the "M"
traffic circle. Bear right at the circle onto Regents Drive. Stay on Regent's Drive to Stadium Drive. Take second left onto Stadium Drive immediately after the parking garage. Stay on Stadium Drive to the left for Valley Drive. Take the left for Valley Drive and The Center for Young Children is the 2nd building on the left. Please park in Lot YC adjacent to the building.

From: Campus Entrances

Campus Drive entrance: Follow Campus Drive to the "M"
traffic circle. Bear right at the circle onto Regents Drive. Stay on Regent's Drive to Stadium Drive. Take second left onto Stadium Drive immediately after the parking garage. Stay on Stadium Drive to the left for Valley Drive. Take the left for Valley Drive and The Center for Young Children is the 2nd building on the left. Please park in Lot YC adjacent to the building.

Stadium Drive entrance: Go around the circle to the 2nd right off the circle and an immediate left onto Valley Drive. The Center for Young Children is the 2nd building on the left. Please park in Lot YC adjacent to the building.

Accessibility

The Center for Young Children building is accessible to all visitors. Directly beside the building, visitors with HC licenses or permits may park in designated areas close to the front door. The one-story building is equipped with HC electric doors.