Crofton Childrens Centre 1627 Defense Hwy, Gambrills, MD21054 A long driveway off of Defense Highway leads to the Crofton Childrens Centre. This pre-school sits far back from the…More main road and has a large outdoor playground. It has been serving children in the community for close to 20 years. The center says that its mission is "to stimulate the child's natural ability to learn by providing an environment that prepares children for success in school and life." School-age children who attend the nearby Crofton Woods elementary school can be picked up or dropped off for before/after school care.