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All Children’s Guild Alliance’s schools are currently providing virtual learning with some students receiving support and services on campus at our schools in Baltimore, Prince George’s County, and Washington, DC. Virtual/hybrid learning is in effect at our AACPS Monarch Academy schools. Our headquarters staff is working remotely and maintaining regular operating hours.

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Now More than Ever, We Must Transform the Way America Cares for and Educates its Children

Honoring Dr. Andrew L. Ross

Senior Advisor and Former President and CEO, The Children’s Guild Alliance

2021 Sadie Award Recipient
A Visionary Leader of Innovation and Transformation

Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore, MD


Jenny Livelli named president and CEO of The Children’s Guild Alliance

The Children’s Guild Alliance named Jenny Livelli as president and CEO. Livelli brings more than two decades experience in education, human services and nonprofit leadership. She is the first new CEO of The Children’s Guild Alliance in 26 years and the first woman CEO in the $86-million organization’s 67-year history. Since January 2020, Livelli has served as chief operating officer of The Children’s Guild Alliance.

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The Children’s Guild Alliance, founded in 1953, is a leading Mid-Atlantic nonprofit organization serving children, families, and child-serving organizations dedicated to transforming the way America cares for and educates its children through education, career services, behavioral health, and national training and consultation services. 

Success & Impact

Since 1953, we’ve been making a powerful effect on the lives of children, adults, and families.
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Transformation Education

Discover our highly
acclaimed educational philosophy supporting the whole child.

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Our innovation schools utilize Transformation Education to enhance student success.
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 Our Locations

Administrative Headquarters

6802 McClean Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21234
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Monarch Preschool College Park

9606 50th Avenue
College Park, MD 20740
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Therapeutic Group Homes

Debuskey House: 410.764.9752
Kanner House: 410.764.9758
Staffa House: 410.254.3337
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Monarch Global Academy Laurel

430 Brock Bridge Road
Laurel, MD 20724
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Monarch Academy Glen Burnie

6730 Baymeadow Drive
Glen Burnie, MD 21060
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Monarch Academy Annapolis

2000 Capital Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401
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The Children’s Guild D.C.
Public Charter School 

2146 24th Pl.
NE Washington, DC 20018
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The Children’s Guild School of Prince George’s County 

5702 Sargent Rd.
Chillum, MD 20782
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The Children’s Guild School of Baltimore

410 E. Jeffrey St.
Baltimore, MD 21225
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Years of Serving Children & Families

Schools Participate in our Behavioral Health Services

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Participants in Transformation Education Institute Training Since 2015

Students attend our Charter, Contract, & Special Education Schools

Schools in DC & Maryland

Our Philosophy: Transformation Education

The Children’s Guild Alliance is guided by Transformation Education (TranZed), an organizational philosophy that fosters a culture of flexibility. This culture creates management and staff who are agile thinkers. This assures children are treated as individuals and taught the way they learn best. TranZed infuses the beliefs and values of The Children’s Guild Alliance into the look of its physical environment, child-caring and educational approaches, the mindset of its employees, and its operating systems. The design of the physical environment and the approaches used to care for and educate children are based on the newest findings in neuroscience, and therefore creates an enriched, brain-compatible environment. This philosophy has been proven to:

  • Increase return to less restrictive environment
  • Increase ability to manage difficult children
  • Increase academic scores
  • Decrease child care worker, foster parent and teacher turnover rates
  • Decrease need for physical crisis intervention
  • Decrease time focused on crisis management
  • Decrease cost of deliberate destruction and damage

    News & Events


The Children's Guild
The Children's Guild2 days ago

As our world faces many challenges, crises, and forces of division such as poverty, violence, and human rights abuses — It is important to take this day to promote a shared spirit of human solidarity — friendship.

The Children's Guild
The Children's Guild3 days ago

Last week’s camp “rocked” at Monarch Academy Annapolis!
During the weeklong Transformation Theatre Company - Monarch Rocks! Campers played instruments like guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and vocals. Plus, they worked collaboratively to write songs and play music in a band, ending the week with...

The Children's Guild
The Children's Guild5 days ago

Join us for our “Back to School” OPEN HOUSE at the NEW Monarch Preschool in College Park on August 7th, 2021 from 10am - 1pm!
We will be offering in person tours, games and have learning centers set up in the classrooms for parents...

  Important Dates

August 18, 2021, 5 p.m ET
Treatment Foster Care Informational Meeting
September 6, 2021
Labor Day–Headquarters and affiliates closed
November 6, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
2021 Kids First Celebration Honoring Dr. Andrew L. Ross
November 17, 2021, 5 p.m ET
Treatment Foster Care Informational Meeting
November 25, 2021
Thanksgiving Day–Headquarters and affiliates closed
December 24, 2021
Christmas Day (observed)—Headquarters and affiliates closed
December 31, 2021
New Year’s Day (observed)—Headquarters and affiliates closed