Big Learning before and after-school programs are designed to inspire, encourage and cultivate creativity, focus, persistence, communication, and collaboration – the skills children need to thrive and become the innovators and leaders of tomorrow.

Big Learning instructors can’t wait to meet new students and greet returning linguists and scientists at your local schools in 2023-2024!  We are determined to provide your child with a warm, welcoming, fun, and educational experience. Our goal is to be a safe space for your child where their accomplishments can be recognized and encouraged and their curiosity piqued.

Big Learning provides high quality and affordable educational enrichment programs for children in Pre-K through 8th grade.  Based in Montgomery County, MD, our programs focus on experiential and play-based learning, building excitement about knowledge that will last a lifetime.  For over 48 years, Big Learning FLES and Science & Engineering programs have proudly enriched the lives of over 220,000 students in more than 90 schools across Montgomery County, MD.

Founded by the MCCPTA in 1975, Big Learning is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Almost half of our elementary level students receive some level of financial support for the program.  You can help make great enrichment a reality for thousands of kids. MCCPTA Educational Programs, Inc., provider of Big Learning programs, is a 501(c)(3) organization and gratefully accepts donations.  We are not immune from inflation and we have increased our fees by a small amount this year to cover greatly increased materials costs.  If you would like to help us with materials, check out our Amazon wish list at https://a.co/08HgUCt. Every dollar we don’t have to spend on materials is a dollar we can use for scholarships.  Shop away!


Activity Kits

NEW! Boxes of Fun
Complete Big Learning Science & Engineering kits with curriculum and all materials included available for grades K-5. Solar Science kits still available!

To schedule a Big Learning program for a specific group, such as scouts, neighborhood pod, or church group and for school day programs for 2022-23, email fles@biglearning.org or science@biglearning.org

Administrative Offices

We are working hard in our office. Reach us by phone or mail.
fles@biglearning.org or
Big Learning
11721 Kemp Mill Road
Silver Spring, MD 20902

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Cultural Arts Showcases

Information about Fall 2023 Cultural Arts Workshops including showcases and audition information for new performances is available here.
Performers may reach us at CAS@biglearning.org for additional information about the 2023-2024 audition process or to find out how to be included in the Fall 2023 catalogue.
You may download the 2019-2020 Cultural Arts Showcases Catalog and view performance previews from prior years.
See information for Superintendent's Committee for the Performances in MCPS
Questions? Please email CAS@biglearning.org
or call 240-839-7132.