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About Us

At the Cisco Center, our goal is to develop happy, socially well-adjusted children. At the Center you will find a nurturing, educational environment for children of all ages. Our programs focus on Toddlers (2 years old), pre-schoolers (3 to 5 year olds), and older children (middle school and high school). Our specialty is working with students diagnosed with autism, developmental disabilities, speech/language disorders, and learning disabilities.  Some of our young children have swallowing issues and behavioral needs.

Our multi-disciplinary team approach combines special education instruction with speech and language services. We recognize that each child has unique talents, learning styles, and personalities. Our highly qualified staff is committed to working within each child’s comfort zone to ensure optimal social, emotional, and educational results.

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Mission Statement

The Cisco Center is committed to providing positive learning experiences for young children with special needs and their families.



The Cisco Center was established in June 2008 as a small summer camp program for pre-school aged children. We soon realized the need for a year round childcare facility for children with special needs and we’re still the only childcare center for children with special needs in Anne Arundel County. We quickly outgrew the temporary location and bought a house in December 2009. The house was re-zoned as a commercial property and additional services such as Occupational Therapy and Parents’ Night Out were added. A devastating fire occurred in February 2010 and we temporarily re-located to the Vineyard Child Care Center in Millersville. In April 2010 we changed our name to the Cisco Center Foundation, Inc., became a non-profit organization, and established our Board of Directors.

Student Population

The students attending the Cisco Center come from many communities in Anne Arundel County including: Glen Burnie, Pasadena, Severna Park, Arnold, Annapolis, Crofton, Fort Meade, Millersville, Edgewater, Severn, Deal, and Gambrills. The Cisco Center serves children with a wide variety of special needs including: autism, Asperger’s syndrome, Down’s syndrome, behavior disorders, communication delays, and special medical needs. The children do not have to be toilet trained and many children have feeding issues or require special diets.

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