Evolve KidsCare, in partnership with neighborhood churches, provides free drop-in childcare for youth and their families where recovery meetings occur. This service removes barriers that prohibit families’ ability to stay engaged in the recovery process and live full lives in communities of their choice.
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Creating Engaging Classrooms
Hands-on experiences for curious minds
The 2020-2021 Baltimore County Needs Assessment and the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County 2022 Needs Assessment both identified substance abuse as mental and physical health disparities.
After initial treatment, recovering from substance use is a critical activity during which a person learns how to maintain recovery/sobriety. Both parent and child wellbeing are negatively impacted when a parent is unable to regularly attend 12-step meetings where support is critical to sustaining sobriety. It is nothing less than learning a new way to live, to think and respond. When parents take children to an adult recovery meeting (a common occurrence), they are not able to fully concentrate, nor are other members of the group if children are disruptive. Further, children who frequent recovery meetings can become desensitized to substance abuse as
early as age five, setting them up for later vulnerability to substance abuse.
Safe, supervised childcare allows parents to fully participate in recovery while providing support to and alleviating stress on children. Childcare is provided free to families by Evolve KidsCare, removing a common barrier to participation.
Empowering Our Youth
Their endless curiosity is the engine that powers our classroom experiences. We strive to match that spirit by making every classroom an inviting, inclusive, inspiring space to support growth and development.
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No, parents are required to remain onsite therefore care is not needed in the event the recovery meeting is cancelled
Services are free to families attending substance use recovery meetings
All of our program staff are CPR & First Aid certified.
Yes, mandatory background checks are required every year for every staff and board member at Evolve KidsCare. In addition, criminal background checks are required for any volunteers who have direct contact with children. All potential employees and volunteers are run through the National Sex Offender Registry
No meals provided, but we ensure bottled water is available
We take education seriously, so we employ only experienced educators. Our program staff have experience ranging from 4 years to 10 years of classroom teaching experience.