Call Us: 410-367-6100  / / 5011 Arbutus Avenue, Baltimore MD 21215

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Established June 2003. 

Smart Steps @ Langston Hughes

Director: Anita Branch

Assistant Director: Casandra Malone

Hours of Operation: 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM

5011 Arbutus Avenue Baltimore MD 21215 

Ages: 6 weeks -5 years 


Smart Steps @ Langston Hughes is located onsite at the Langston Hughes Community & Business Resource Center. A community hub, famiiles can take advantage of a free computer lab with Wi-fi, a monthly free food pantry sponsored by Maryland Food Bank, weekly ZHAP Programs for seniors/older adults, a gym and community reading room.


Program Components:

  • Extended Before Care

  • Before School Care

  • After School Care

  • Full Time Preschool Care

  • F

    ull Time Infant & Toddler Care

  • Sports & Recreation

  • Arts & Crafts

  • Games

  • FREE School Age Aftercare Program

Smart Steps @ Penn North

Site Director: Charmaine Cromwell

Hours of Operation: 7 AM - 6 PM

2646 Pennsylvania Avenue Baltimore MD 21217

Ages: 6 weeks - 5 years



Smart Steps @ Penn Square provides quality care in an intimate setting. With a site capacity of 15, its program is small enough to ensure increased attention to the needs of each student.  

Located in the new Penn Square Apartments, this location was built specifically for a childcare center in 2011. Its space is customized, including entrance ramps and an enclosed NEW playground that is wheelchair accessible. The site has built-in cubbies, a play area and special youth size toilets. Beautifully decorated with children's art and eye-level displays, children will enjoy the print-rich environment.

Close to subway and public transportation, this site is convenient. Stop in and take a look!


Check out Bank of America's footage on Penn Square Apartments. Smart Steps' kids are featured in the video clip. (

Take a peak inside a Smart Steps preschool classsrom!