Our Story

The first staff of the young school

In 1987, our first center opened in Columbia Maryland as YoungCare Child Development Center. Founders Josh and Jo Ann Young developed this center offering Columbia families a higher quality of care and education for young children. With Jo Ann’s background in education and Josh’s background in business operations, the center was created.  As the center expanded, we grew in programs and became accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education. We then expanded with a second Columbia preschool location and a 9 acre elementary and middle school campus known as the Young School. Over the next several years we grew and today after 31 years of caring and educating young children, there are 6 Young School Preschool locations.

The Young Schools are inspired by the Reggio Emilia and R.I.E. philosophies. The environments are unique, authentic, and beautiful. Our management and teachers have many years of professional experience working with children and creating a warm and nurturing learning environment.

We look forward in many more years in offering the finest care and education for young children.