The following list of day-care centers was compiled by Washington Post special correspondents Anne Chase and Crispin Campbell based on information provided by Maryland Division of Child Day Care, Licensing and Consultation, in Baltimore. (301) 383-4009.

ABC Early Learning Center, 6717 Glenn Dale Rd., Glenn Dale. 464-3981. Director, Marjore Stremel. Profit. 20 children, ages 3-5. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $40 a week, not including lunch. Closed July and August.

A & R Day Care Center Inc., 7700 Northern Ave., Glenn Dale. 464-1633. Directors, Audrey Blake and Jean Matchner. Profit. 46 children, ages 2-9. Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $42.50 a week. Open all year.

Addison Road Day Care Center Inc., 6116 Addison Rd., Capitol Heights. 350-3649. Director, Louise Brown. Nonprofit. 75 children, ages 2-9. Monday-Friday, 6:45 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: 2-year-olds, $45 a week; ages 3 and over, $42.50 a week. Open all year.

Adelphi Day Nursery Children Center Inc., 3000 Buck Lodge Rd., Adelphi. 439-6000. Director, Mary Hicks. Profit. 100 children, ages 2-6. Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Tuition: 2-year-olds, $55 a week; ages 3 and over $50 a week. Open all year.

All Day Child Care Center, 3401 Eastern Ave., Mount Rainier. 277-4443. Director, Irene Willoughby. Profit. 35 children, ages 3-6. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $40 a week. Open all year.

All Tots Day Care Center, 5535 Sheriff Rd., Capitol Heights. 925-8629. Director, Grace Everette. Profit. 10 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $45 a week. Open all year.

Ann's Day Nursery, 9101 Fourth St., Lanham. 577-1932. Director, Ann Fillman. Profit. 47 children, ages 3-16. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $40 a week. Open all year.

Ardmore Creative Learning Center, 8907 Ardwick Ardmore Rd., Landover. 772-3174. Director, Hester Jones. Nonprofit. 12 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $30 a week. Open all year.

The Beddow School, 8600 Loughran Rd., Fort Washington. 567-0330. Director, Gertrude Beddow. Nonprofit. 150 children, ages 2 1/2-11. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuition: ages 2 1/2-5, $155.50 a month for preschool; $25 a month for each hour of extended day care for school-age children. Summer camp, $140 a month. Open all year.

Bowie Alliance Little Red School House, 1925 Mitchellville Rd., Bowie. 249-7210. Director, Marleen Welch. Nonprofit. 35 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $48 a week.

Brae Brooke Day Care Center, 8571 Greenbelt Rd., Greenbelt. 552-1333. Director, Barbara Bennings. Profit. 43 children, ages 2-10. Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $46.50 a week. Open all year.

Brown's Child Development Center, 1708 Calais Ct., Oxon Hill. 630-3397. Director, Linda Brown. Profit. 14 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $47.50 a week. Open all year.

Central Child Development Center, 7310 Central Ave., Capitol Heights. 336-9656. Director, Priscilla Jackson. Non-profit. 218 children, ages 2-12. Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $200 a month. Open all year.

Central Baptist Early Learning Center, 5412 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. 699-5886. Director, Deborah Johnston. Nonprofit. 60 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $45. Open all year.

Chapin Day Nursery, 5101 Emerson St., Hyattsville. 779-7080. Director, Shirley Chapin. Profit. 39 children, ages 2-6. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: age 2, $45 a week; ages 3 and over, $40 a week.

Child Garden Nursery, 9816 Riggs Rd., Adelphi. 434-5588. Director, Sandra Smyser. Profit. 40 children, ages 2-6. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $35 a week. Open all year.

The Children's Center, 7500 Old Alexander Ferry Rd., Clinton. 868-5225. Director, Myrna Shontere. Profit. 56 children, ages 2-12. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuition: $40 a week. Open all year.

Children's Cottage Day Nursery, 5507 47th Ave., Riverdale. 277-3633. Director, Kathleen Judge. Profit. 40 children, ages 2-6. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $48 a week. Open all year.

Children's Way Center, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 9721 Good Luck Rd., Seabrook. 577-3998. Director, Ruth Green. Nonprofit. 45 children, ages 2-5.week Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuition: $60 a week. Open all year.

Children's Way School, 5977 Fisher Rd., Temple Hills, 894-7373. Director, Ruth Green. Nonprofit. 57 children, ages 2-5. a week Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuition: $60 a week. Open all year.

Children's World Early Learning Center, 3100 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington. 248-1111. Director, Patricia Scott. Profit. 30 children, ages 2-4. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuition: $50 a week. Open all year.

Chillum Castle Nursery Inc., 921 Chillum Rd., Hyattsville. 559-9899. Director, Jordon Hairston. Nonprofit. 30 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $40 a week. Open all year.

Chillum Child Care Center, 846 Berkshire Dr., Chillum. 559-2332. Joyce Williams. Profit. 36 children, ages 2-12. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.. Tuition: $50 a week. Open all year.

Cornerstone Baptist Church Day Care Center, 3636 Dixon St., Temple Hills. 894-5878. Director, Ella Cureton. Non-profit. 20 children, ages 2-9. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $35 a week. Open all year.

Creative Garden School Ltd., 3901 Woodhaven La., Bowie. 262-6006. Director, Betty Silon. Nonprofit. 275 children, ages 2-6. Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $210 a month. Open all year.

Crescent Day Nursery, 11723 Chilcoate La., Beltsville. 937-3133. Director, Katherine Padgett. Profit. 74 children, ages 2-6. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $50 a week for children who are not toilet trained, $45 for toilet-trained children. Open all year. Summer program for ages 6-12.

Cresthill Baptist Child Development Center, 6510 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Bowie. 262-3992. Director, Nancy H. Brown. Nonprofit, 150 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $47.50 a week. Open all year.

Cum Laude Child Devolopment Center, 1822 A Metzerott Rd., Adelphi. 434-5973. Director, Mary Williams. Nonprofit. 25 children, ages 2-7. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $45 a week. Open all year.

Day Star Nursery, 915 Palmer Rd., Fort Washington. 248-1160. Director, Deana Leitch. Profit. 75 children, ages 2-6. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuition: $49 a week. Open all year.

Den Lee Acres Day Nursery, 10701 Brandywine Rd., Clinton. 868-3324. Director, Juliann Mummert. Profit. 99 children, ages 2-12. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $50 a week. Open all year.

District Heights Day Nursery, 6210 Foster St., Forestville. 736-7077. Director, Sharon Elliot. Profit. 30 children, ages 2-6. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $45 a week. Open all year.

Early Learning Inc. College Park, 4601 Calvert Rd., College Park. 779-0225. Director, Cathy Evans. Nonprofit. 80 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $55 to $65 week, depending on the number of hours the child stays each day. Open all year.

Early Learning Inc. Enterprise Road, 2510 Enterprise Rd., Mitchellville. 249-2350. Director: Beth Kane. Nonprofit. 86 children, ages 2-9. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $55 to $65 a week, depending on the number of hours the child stays each day. Open all year.

Early Learning Inc. Greenbriar, 7600 Hanover Pkwy., Greenbelt. 345-8831. Director, Susan Crump. Nonprofit. 60 children., ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $55 a week. Open all year.

Early Learning Inc. Largo, 10683 Campus Way South, Upper Marlboro. 336-7740. Director, Flora Pristoop. Nonprofit. 213 children, ages 2-9. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $55 to $65 a week, depending on the number of hours the child stays each day. Open all year.

Early Learning Inc. Springhill Lake, 6237 Springhill Dr., Greenbelt. 474-5252. Director, Diana Stathopoulos. Nonprofit. 88 children, ages 2-6. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $55 a week. Open all year.

First Adventure Early Learning Center, 5005 78th Ave., West Lanham Hills. 577-2826. Director, Joyce Williams. Nonprofit. 28 children, ages 2-6. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $48 a week. Open all year.

First Baptist Day School, 811 Fifth St., Laurel. 490-1076. Director, Brenda Schilling. Nonprofit. 54 children, ages 2-6. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: age 2, $55 a week; ages 3 and over, $50 a week. Open all year.

Folwell Nursery School and Kindergarten, 6800 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. 277-6877. Directors, Marti Worshtill and Laurie Meltzer Klinovski. Profit. 80 children, ages 2-6. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $230.56 a month for 10 months. Closed July and August.

Forestville Early Learning Center Inc., 2709 Ritchie Rd., Forestville. 735-7407. Director, Carolyn Hanson. Profit. 51 children, ages 2-6. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $52.50 a week. Open all year.

Geier's Child Development Center, 8501 New Hampshire Ave., Adelphi. 439-6311. Director, Clara Geier. Profit. 40 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $50 a week. Open all year.

Glenarden Day Care Center, 7939 Piedmont Ave., Glenarden. 773-4115. Director, Mary Robinson. Nonprofit. 20 children, ages 2-6. Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $35 a week. Open all year.

Glenreed Day Care Center, 3201 Reed St., Lanham. 773-6131. Director, Paulette Taylor. Profit. 32 children, ages 2-6. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuition: $40 a week. Open all year.

Grace Brethren Christian Day School Day Care, 5000 St. Barnabas Rd., Temple Hills. 894-2444. Director, Verelyn Mahaffey. Nonprofit. 200 children, ages 3-12. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $71 a week, includes instructional program. Open all year.

Happy Day Care Center, 8301 Old Branch Ave., Clinton. 868-5984. Director, Iran McDonnell. 28 children, ages 2 1/2-6. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuition: $45 a week. Open all year.

Happy Faces Day Care Center, 5004 McKinley St., Temple Hills. 449-7575. Director, Della Banks. Profit. 37 children, ages 2 1/2-5. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuition: $50 a week. Open all year.

Heritage Square Day Care Center, 7823 Riverdale Rd., New Carrollton. 577-1868. Director, Eva Jennings. 40 children, ages 2-9. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuition: $45 a week. Open all year.

Hillcrest Child Development Center, 1901 Iverson St., Temple Hills. 630-7900. Director, Claudia Young. Profit. 64 children, ages 3-6. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $205 a month. Open all year.

Hope Child Care Center, 4201 Guilford Rd., College Park. 779-0888. Director, Michele Ropple. Nonprofit. Enrollment limited to children of University of Maryland students, faculty and staff. 60 children, ages 2-6. Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.. Tuition: $1.75 per hour for children of students; $1.85 per hour for children of faculty and staff. Open all year.

Jack and Jill Day Nursery, 3512 Hamilton St., Hyattsville. 927-0996. Director, Carolyn Wynne. Profit. 40 children, ages 2 1/2-5. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $46 a week. Open all year.

Jimminy Cricket Day Care Center, 4804 Decatur St., Edmonston. 864-6043. Director, Gladys Snipes. Profit. 19 children, ages 2-12. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuition: age 2, $50 a week; ages 3 and over, $46 a week. Open all year.

Jovial Jester Day Nursery, 7624 Lanham La., Camp Springs. 248-2185. Director, Delores Drinis. Profit. 90 children, ages 2-6. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuition: $50 a week. Open all year.

Kiddie Kare Day Nursery Inc., 9508 DuBarry Ave., Seabrook. 577-8600. Director, Irene Hall. Profit. 52 children, ages 2-9. Monday-Friday, 6:45 a.m.-6:15 p.m. Tuition: $50 a week. Open all year.

Kiddie Kollege, 1407 Beaver Heights La., Capitol Heights. 773-7140. Director, Laura Shumate. Nonprofit. 25 children, ages 2-6. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $140 a month. Open all year.

Kiddie Korrall Day Nursery Inc., 1607 Warren Ave., Landover. 773-6669. Director, Josephine Fleming. Profit. 23 children, ages 2-6 and two infants, ages 6 weeks to 2 years. Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $50 a week for infants; $45 a week for children who are not toilet trained; $42.50 for toilet trained children. Open all year.

Kiddie World Inc., 9593 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 490-3565. Director, Nancy Dann. Profit. 30 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: age 2, $52 a week; ages 3 and over, $50 a week. Open all year.

Kiddie World Inc., 8200 Gorman Ave., Laurel. 498-0033. Director, Kimberly Lewis. Profit. 46 children, ages 2-6. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: age 2, $52 a week; ages 3 and over, $50 a week. Open all year.

Kiddie World Inc., 14710 Laurel Bowie Rd., Laurel. 776-0030. Director, Clara Festa-King. Profit. 40 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: age 2, $49.50 a week; ages 3 and over, $47.50 a week. Open all year.

Landover-Cheverly Day Care Center Inc., 6421 Old Landover Rd., Landover. 772-6050. Director, Gwen Sunderly. Nonprofit. 40 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $46 a week. Open all year.

Lanham Internationale School, 6715 Cipriano Rd., Lanham. 552-3900. Director, Eleni Stephanides. Profit. Day care, 10 children, ages 2-5; Montessori school and after-school care, 58 children, ages 3-6. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: day care $55 a week; day care plus Montessori school, $2,700 for 10 months from September to June. Open all year.

Landsdowne Town & Country Nursery, 1798 Brightseat Rd., Landover. 772-7100. Director, Denise Harris. Profit. 53 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $187 a month. Open all year.

Largo Central Nursery, Day Care and Learning Center, 416 Brightseat Rd., Landover. 336-3125. Director, Yvonne Davis. Nonprofit. 26 children, ages 2-6. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $40 a week. Open all year.

Learning World Child Development, 4905 Quincy St., Bladensburg. 277-0609. Director, Gerline Jones. Profit. 46 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $47.50 a week. Open all year.

Leprechaun Early Learning Center, 12103 Windbrook Dr., Clinton. 292-9696. Director, Elizabeth Hutchinson. Profit. 152 children, ages 2-7. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuition: $51 a week. Open all year.

Little Angels Day Care Center, 9030 Second St., Lanham. 577-4777. Director, Lois Shelton. Nonprofit. 27 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuition: age 2, $45 a week; ages 3 and over, 40 a week. Open all year.

Little Busy Bee Day Nursery, 8001 Allentown Rd., Fort Washington. 248-5140. Director, Helen Webb. Profit. 15 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuition: $50 a week. Open all year.

Little Chateau Day Care Center, 1423 Jutewood Ave., North Englewood. 773-7527. Director, Vanessa Holmes. Profit. 25 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $40 a week. Open all year.

Little People Center, Church of God of Prophecy, 6019 Cipriano Rd., Lanham. 459-4433. Director, Nancy Reed. Nonprofit. 40 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuition: age 2, $47 a week; ages 3 and over, $44 a week. Open all year.

Live and Learn Child Development Center, 14009 Old Chapel Rd., Bowie. 262-8600. Director, Charles Sharp. Profit. 30 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 6:45 a.m.-6:10 p.m. Tuition: $45 a week. Open all year.

Loretta's Storybook Nursery, 8626 Leslie Ave., Glenarden. 773-4647. Director, Loretta Cousins. Profit. 20 children, ages 3-5. Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $40 a week. Open all year.

McIntyre Child Development Center, 6220 Seabrook Rd., Seabrook. 577-3322. Director, Beth Precious. Profit. 60 children, ages 2-10. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $45 a week. Open all year.

Middleton Lane Day Nursery, 5721 Middleton Ln., Temple Hills. 899-7561. Director, Mildred Kane. Profit. 59 children, ages 2-10. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuition: $45 a week. Open all year.

Modern Day Nursery, 7003 Sycamore Ave., Takoma Park. 270-6264. Director, Oretha Cole. Nonprofit. 30 children, ages 2-6. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $45 a week. Open all year.

Morgan Day Care Center Inc., 1051 Owens Rd., Fort Washington. 839-4700. Director, Marion Morgan. Nonprofit. 82 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $60 a week. Open all year.

Our Expanding Word Inc., 7212 Flower Ave., Takoma Park. 270-1818. Director, Janice Mehalic. Profit. 43 children, ages 2-8. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $55 a week. Open all year.

Parkview Gardens Day Care Center, 6249-A 64th Ave., East Riverdale. 864-4411. Director, Parthenia Hale. Profit. 10 children, ages 3-5. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $50 a week. Open all year.

Pixie's Glen, 306 Hill Rd., Landover. 336-5825. Director, Guidorist Credit. Profit. 35 children, ages 2-6. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $140 a month. Open all year.

Pleasant Hours Day Nursery, 5922 Addison Rd., Capitol Heights. 336-0472. Director, Maxine Pettus. Profit. 20 children, ages 2-12. Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuition: $40 a week. Open all year.

Prince George's General Hospital & Medical Center Child Care Center, Hospital Dr., Cheverly. 341-2229. Director, Catherine Higgins. Nonprofit. 84 children, ages 3 months to 6 years. Monday-Friday, 6:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Tuition: $12.75 a day for children under age 2; $11 a day for 2-year-olds; $10.50 a day for ages 3 and up. Open all year.

Prince George's Nursery, 9801 Ardmore Rd., Landover. 773-7511. Director, Raymond McGill. Profit. 60 children, ages 2-10. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuition: $45 a week. Open all year.

Raggedy Ann & Andy Day Nursery Inc., 6733 New Hampshire Ave., Takoma Park. 270-5122. Director, Eileen Ryan. Profit. 65 children, ages 2 1/2-6. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $50 a week. Open all year.

Redeemer Child Care Center, 7300 Race Track Rd., Bowie. 262-7888. Director, Judith Hatton. Nonprofit. 60 children, ages 2-10. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 a.m. Tuition: $45 week.

Refreshing Spring Day Nursery, 6200 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale. 277-2020. Director, Carolyn Dupree. Nonprofit. 40 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuition: $45 a week. Open all year.

Ritchie Road Day Nursery, 2509 Ritchie Rd., Forestville. 736-7410. Director, Gail Coats. Nonprofit. 50 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $48 a week. Open all year.

Rosecroft Child Development Center, 2452 Corning Ave., Fort Washington. 630-1827. Director, Linda Petro. Profit. 45 children, ages 2-8. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuition: $45 a week. Open all year.

St. Ann's Day Care Center, 4901 Eastern Ave., Hyattsville. 559-5500. Director, Sister Frances. Nonprofit. 73 children, ages 2-6. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: Based on family income, information on maximum available on request. Open all year.

St. Margaret Early Learning Center, 410 Addison Rd. South, Capitol Heights. 336-3115. Director, Anna Robinson. Nonprofit. 60 children, ages 2-8. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $40 a week. Open all year.

St. Matthew's Parish Day School Day Care, 5901 36th Ave., Hyattsville. 559-7118. Director, Millicent Money. Nonprofit. 31 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $220 a month. Open all year.

St. Paul Christian Children's Center, 8505 Heathermore Blvd., Upper Marlboro. 627-4202. Director, Carol W. Adams. Nonprofit. 30 children, ages 2-10. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $55 a week. Open all year.

Seat Pleasant Early Learning Center, 910 South Addison Rd., Capitol Heights. 336-0527. Director, Bera Hill. Nonprofit. 51 children, ages 3-5. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $40 a week. Open all year.

Sha-Zu Early Learning Center, 7941 Johnson Ave., Glenarden. 386-2389. Director, Sandra Brooks. Profit. 17 children, ages 2-6. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuition: $45 a week. Open all year.

Silesia Early Learning Center, 10900 Indian Head Hwy., Fort Washington. 292-1017. Director, Cleta Yancy. Nonprofit. 115 children, ages 3-12. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuition: $255 a month. Open all year.

Smiling Faces Early Learning Center, 5001 St. Barnabas Rd., Temple Hills. 894-4484. Director, Bess Tallent. Profit. 46 children, ages 2-6. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuition: $50 a week. Open all year.

Sunshine Day Care Center, 6907 Mackson Dr., Camp Springs. 449-7563. Director, Linda Linkous. Profit. 29 children, ages 2-10. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $50 a week. Open all year.

Sweet Wisdom Kiddie Kollege Inc., 827 Marcy Ave., Oxon Hill. 567-2724. Director, Carolyn Sweet. Profit. 15 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $48 a week. Open all year.

Teeney Weeny Day Nursery, 6620 St. Barnabas Rd., Oxon Hill. 567-4455. Director, Sheela Nayack. Profit. 89 children, ages 2-6. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuition: $52 a week. Open all year.

The Learning Tree Day Care Center, 7515 Buchanan St., No. 29., Landover Hills. 577-3311. Director, Marilyn Menick. Profit. 20 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuition: $45 a week. Open all year.

Tinker Bell Day Nursery, 1011 Elm Ave., Takoma Park. 270-1777. Director, Olive Kreinbihl. Profit. 11 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $55 a week for one child; $50 a week for each additional child in the same family. Open all year.

Tiny Tots Early Learning Center, 6510 Old Sandy Springs Rd., Laurel. 776-6955. Director, Brenda Broddus. Profit. 50 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $50 a week. Open all year.

Tiny Town, 701 Montgomery St., Laurel. 776-2218. Director, Leslie Perkin. Profit. 40 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $45 a week. Open all year.

Tom Thumb Day Nursery, 6909 Highbridge Rd., Bowie. 262-1987. Director, Rita Valeo. Profit. 96 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $47 a week. Open all year.

Tot Town Day Nursery, 5934 Addison Rd., Capitol Heights. 336-3484. Director, Junius Price. Profit. 20 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $35 a week. Open all year.

Town and Country Early Learning, 9308 Cherry Hill Rd., College Park. 474-3355. Director, Kiran Vijay. 70 children, ages 2-6. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $210 a month. Open all year.

Turner's Day Care Center, 3409 Bright Seat Rd., Lanham. 341-2669. Director: Elnora Turner. Profit. 31 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuition: $45 a week. Open all year.

United Communities Against Poverty Early Childhood Development Center, 1400 Doewood La., Capitol Heights. 322-5700. Director, Joann Henderson. Nonprofit. 90 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $46 a week for one child; $23 a week for each additional child in the same family. Open all year.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Child Care Center, Agricultural Research Station West, Beltsville. 441-9218. Director, Shirley Yeatts. Nonprofit, enrollment limited to children of employes at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Station. 19 children, ages 2-5. Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuition: $40 a week for one child; $32 a week for each additional child in the same family. Open all year.

Willowbrook Children's House Inc., 8151 15th Ave., Hyattsville. 445-1563. Director, Viola Johnson. Profit. 90 children, ages 2 1/2-8. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $50 a week. Open all year.

Willow Tree Day Care Center, 9033 Howser La., Lanham. 577-4690. Directors, Lois Hoffman and Judy Vaughan. Nonprofit. 65 children, ages 2-6. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $55 a week. Open all year.

Woodyard Road Nursery Inc., 7923 Woodyard Rd., Clinton. 868-2975. Director, Margaret Santini. Profit. 40 children, ages 2-4. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $51 a week. Open all year.

Woodyard Road Nursery Annex, 7925 Woodyard Rd., Clinton. 868-2975. Director, Becky Snyder. Profit. 20 children, ages 5-6. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $51 a week. Open all year.

Zion Child Care Center, 7410 New Hampshire Ave., Takoma Park. 439-3405. Director, Debra Lane. Profit. 20 children, ages 2-5. Monday--Friday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $47.50 a week. Open all year.