All Children’s Guild Alliance’s schools are currently providing distance learning. Our staff is working remotely and maintaining regular operating hours. View our COVID-19 resources addressing the needs of children and families.

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As the COVID-19 Pandemic Continues,
Children Need Us More than Ever

The 2020 Virtual Kids First National Conference, Oct. 26-27,
with pre-conference Oct.18-25,  provides educators,
child-serving professionals, non-profit leaders,
and families with innovative and transformative strategies
to support and engage children during this traumatic time.
Attend live or review sessions with on-demand access. 

Plan to Attend

The Children’s Guild Digital Learning Platform

We’ve partnered with Olive Group, an international leader in digital training solutions, to provide you with digital training resources built on neuroscience and the latest brain-based learning techniques. 

Talking to Children
about COVID-19

As families face challenges, learn strategies to address
this crisis with children

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 how 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.

Find a School

Our innovation schools utilize Transformation Education to enhance student success.
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Get Involved

Support transforming the way America cares for and educates its children. 

Kids First

Join the movement and attend the virtual Kids First Celebration
on Oct. 3, 2020.

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 Our Locations

Administrative Headquarters and Conference Center

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

Impacted from our Programs & 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

What will you be working toward between the completion of the Kid's First Conference in October and our Spring events?

What are you most inspired to do?

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

What an amazing conference that was! On behalf of The Children's Guild, I would like to thank everyone for joining us and participating in the educational movement. We are listening to your ideas and aspirations and we are excited to continue on this journey with...

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

The Kid's First Bulletin Board remains open. Jump back on to the Kid's First Conference and click on Bulletin Board to continue to network with others.

  Important Dates

November 18, 2020
Treatment Foster Care Informational Meeting
November 26, 2020
Thanksgiving–Headquarters and affiliates closed
December 25, 2020
Christmas–Headquarters and affiliates closed
January 1, 2021
New Years Day–Headquarters and affiliates closed