The Children’s Guild Alliance Schools Achieves High Engagement in Distance Learning

While schools remain closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, The Children’s Guild Alliance schools in Maryland and Washington, D.C., continue to implement distance learning designed for students with disabilities, providing special education and related services and achieving 85% student engagement. “Every day missed is a day you don’t get back, especially for our students with… Read More »

Monarch Academy Annapolis Holds Virtual Open House on May 27, 2020

Monarch Academy Annapolis, a public contract school with Anne Arundel County Public Schools, will hold a virtual open house for families interested in the school on Wednesday, May 27 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. The school is open to students who live in Annapolis entering kindergarten through fifth grade in the fall of 2020. Bus transportation… Read More »

Monarch Academy Annapolis Names Shae Johnson Assistant Principal

Monarch Academy Annapolis, a public contract school with Anne Arundel County Public Schools, named Shae Johnson assistant principal. Johnson will serve as one of the school’s two assistant principals. He brings more than 20 years of experience in education, school administration and educational coaching in both public and private, elementary, middle and secondary schools. “I’ve… Read More »

The Baltimore Sun Features Advice from The Children’s Guild on Talking to Children About COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic affects everyone, including children who may feel confused, afraid, angry, or any number of difficult emotions. How can we recognize their feelings and talk with them about the pandemic? Dr. Sanaz Kumar, a psychiatrist and assistant medical director of The Children’s Guild Outpatient Mental Health Clinic, specializes in child and family psychiatry.… Read More »

Honoring our Teachers and Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week

The Children’s Guild Alliance joins the nation in celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week from May 4-8, 2020. During these difficult and uncertain times, we thank our teachers for their commitment to our students. There will not be any special parties or parades this year, but that does not mean our teachers’ work has gone unnoticed.… Read More »

Talking to Children about COVID-19

As the world fights COVID-19 and the resulting lockdowns and social distancing directives, families face challenges managing stress, talking with children and navigating life during this crisis. Dr. Sanaz Kumar, assistant medical director of The Children’s Guild Outpatient Mental Health Clinic and a staff psychiatrist at The Children’s Guild School of Prince George’s County, specializes… Read More »

New Snow “Birdie” Golf and Oriole’s Spring Training Getaway

New Snow “Birdie” Golf and Oriole’s Spring Training Getaway March 16-17, 2020 Sarasota, FL If June feels like a long time to wait to play golf, we certainly agree and are pleased to announce The Children’s Guild Alliance’s Snow “Birdie” Golf and Oriole’s Spring Training Getaway on March 16-17, 2020, in Sarasota, Florida. Experience the beautiful 18-hole course at the Esplanade… Read More »

Welcome a New Year of Transformation

The Children’s Guild Alliance is off to an exciting start in 2020, and we look forward to sharing some of our news in this issue of Transformation. We are excited to announce the inaugural Kids First Celebration and introduce Baltimore philanthropists and civic leaders, Guy Flynn and Nupur Parekh Flynn, who will be honored with Sadie… Read More »

The Children’s Guild Alliance Names Jenny Livelli Chief Operating Officer

The Children’s Guild Alliance, a nonprofit organization serving children, families and child-serving organizations, promoted Jenny Livelli to chief operating officer. In her new position, Livelli will join the executive management team, work to improve the organization’s operating effectiveness and build organizational capacity. “Jenny’s expertise in special education and continuous quality improvement combined with her familiarity… Read More »

Monarch Academy Annapolis Host Upcoming Open Houses and Tours

Note: Open Houses are currently cancelled while school is closed. To connect our Admissions team, please e-mail admissions@monarchacademy.org or call 443.678.3407. Monarch Academy Annapolis, a public contract school with Anne Arundel County Public Schools, will hold open houses and tours for families interested in the school. The school is open to students who live in… Read More »

Per an order from the State School Superintendent, all Monarch campuses are closed through the end of school year and students will continue with distance learning. Free meals to children ages 2 to 18 are available while schools are closed. Additional school closing details and a list of meal sites, can be found on AACPS’s website. View our resource Talking to Children about COVID-19 and Managing their Social and Emotional Needs.