Best Daycares in Woodley Park, Washington DC

Daycares in Woodley Park, Washington DC

National Child Research Center
Every child has a story… and this is where the story begins. Founded in 1928, the National Child Research Center is the oldest continuously operating preschool in the District of Columbia. In the beginning, the study of children’s behavior was anything but commonplace. A unique coordination of interests in child study and parent education led representatives of eight organizations, which had been working independently, to pool their interests and create a laboratory for child study. Under a three-year grant from the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial, NCRC (then known as the Washington Child Research Center) began the first of its more than 80 years. In 1931, when the grant ended, parents faced with losing their children’s school raised $32,500 in the midst of the Depression to purchase a home at 3209 Highland Place and to run NCRC as an independent preschool. NCRC’s early mission was almost identical to that of today: outstanding faculty; professional development; implementation of appropriate, cutting-edge research; inclusion of children with special needs; a curriculum rooted in early childhood development; and parent education. Throughout its history, the school has welcomed parents as partners by supporting, educating, and engaging parents and families through school events, classroom activities, conferences, specialist resources, and ongoing communication. From the beginning, NCRC has been committed to serving children with special needs and to creating a diverse and respectful community. NCRC has always been a leader in early childhood education. To give just one example from the 1960s, NCRC led the way in training Head Start teachers in DC. Today, NCRC continues to share its long-standing model of a play-based preschool program with others in the field, to collaborate with early childhood educators (both locally and across the country), and to advocate for all children. Inspired by the playfulness of young children and tempered by the wisdom and experience of 80 years, NCRC continues to live its mission and to contribute to the field of early childhood education through its work with children, families, and the community at large. Curriculum Play-Based Learning Our highly skilled and experienced teachers plan curriculum based on the interests and developmental stages of the children in the class. Activities reflect the five domains of early childhood learning: social-emotional, physical, communication, self-help, and cognitive. Enrichment Programs Children have the opportunity each day to participate in a class taught by specialists, with opportunities to experience music, motor, and library. Music teachers provide children with an understanding of the foundations of music and integrate movement, songs, rhythm, instruments, chants, dance, and poetry. An experienced movement teacher helps children practice their motor skills such as hopping, balancing, climbing, and more. Magical library experiences are linked to the classroom curricula, often introducing authors or illustrators.

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St. Albans Early Childhood Center At Christ

God has done great things with our church and continues to do so by... teaching us his word and building our spiritual life. Please join us every Saturday night to worship and share the Word of God with each other. May Gods Love, Acceptance and Forgiveness dwell with you now and forever! Founded in 1972 by Margaret Sloan, a former parishioner of St. Alban’s Church, St. Alban’s Early Childhood Center (SAECC) is a not-for-profit organization guided by a Board of Directors comprised of parents, staff, two St. Alban’s Parish representatives, and interested community members from the metro area. The Center has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of young Children (NAEYC) since 1997. SAECC is economically and ethnically diverse. Our 55 children come to us from all over the DC Metropolitan area and from a wide range of economic, ethnic and religious backgrounds. We also actively seek a mixed group of teachers and staff. Together, we provide an atmosphere in which all individuals are valued and respected. Nurturing and strengthening a sense of self-respect and respect for others is fundamental to our philosophy of education. To support our policy of economic integration of families, we hold a contract with the DC Department of Human Services, which partially funds slots to low income families. Our Board of Executive directors and Parents’ Association raise funds to supplement tuition for middle income families through sliding scale slots. The SAECC curriculum is based on NAEYC standards – the highest in early childhood education. Our educational program includes creative expression, languages, reading readiness, math, science, music, outdoor play and emotional development. During indoor and outdoor play, with carefully selected materials, children establish important foundations for conceptual learning. Children become increasingly independent as they learn to dress themselves, set tables for lunch, serve their own food and drinks and clean up after themselves. They learn about their environment through neighborhood exploration and about the city by taking field trips (mostly on public transportation). Teachers have degrees in Early Childhood, Child Development, and/or Education. Assistant teachers have a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) or are in the process of obtaining one. All staff members have CPR and First Aid Training. Staff training is, also, continuous. All staff receives a minimum of 30 hours of training per year. Before being hired, all staff must submit an incident free criminal background clearance, three positive references, a positive health report ensuring they are free from any communicable diseases including TB. Staff submits clearances annually.

St. Alban's Early Childhood Center

About Us: Founded in 1972 by Margaret Sloan, a former parishioner of... St. Alban’s Church, St. Alban’s Early Childhood Center (SAECC) is a not-for-profit organization guided by a Board of Directors comprised of parents, staff, two St. Alban’s Parish representatives, and interested community members from the metro area. The Center has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of young Children (NAEYC) since 1997. SAECC is economically and ethnically diverse. Our 55 children come to us from all over the DC Metropolitan area and from a wide range of economic, ethnic and religious backgrounds. We also actively seek a mixed group of teachers and staff. Together, we provide an atmosphere in which all individuals are valued and respected. Nurturing and strengthening a sense of self-respect and respect for others is fundamental to our philosophy of education. To support our policy of economic integration of families, we hold a contract with the DC Department of Human Services, which partially funds slots to low income families. Our Board of Executive directors and Parents’ Association raise funds to supplement tuition for middle income families through sliding scale slots. The SAECC curriculum is based on NAEYC standards – the highest in early childhood education. Our educational program includes creative expression, languages, reading readiness, math, science, music, outdoor play and emotional development. During indoor and outdoor play, with carefully selected materials, children establish important foundations for conceptual learning. Children become increasingly independent as they learn to dress themselves, set tables for lunch, serve their own food and drinks and clean up after themselves. They learn about their environment through neighborhood exploration and about the city by taking field trips (mostly on public transportation). Teachers have degrees in Early Childhood, Child Development, and/or Education. Assistant teachers have a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) or are in the process of obtaining one. All staff members have CPR and First Aid Training. Staff training is, also, continuous. All staff receives a minimum of 30 hours of training per year. Before being hired, all staff must submit an incident free criminal background clearance, three positive references, a positive health report ensuring they are free from any communicable diseases including TB. Staff submits clearances annually. At St. Alban’s Early Childhood Center, we educate the whole child. Philosophy: The philosophy behind our curriculum is that young children learn best by doing. Learning requires observing, exploring, and experimenting to find out how things work and why they work the way they do. Children expand their imaginations creatively through use of various mediums. Through use of real materials, children begin to take their explorations from a concrete level to an abstract level of thinking. Children explore the world around them by using all their senses: touching, tasting, smelling, looking and listening. Our educational curriculum is based upon child-initiated and teacher-facilitated activities. Teachers plan and supervise activities, which enhances children’s self-esteem, encourages problem solving, and facilitates language development. We respect children’s developmental stages by tailoring activities and expectations to the age, interests and abilities of the individual child. The activities planned for the children, the way the environment is organized, the selection of toys and materials, their daily schedule and the language staff use with the children are all designed to accomplish the goals of our curriculum and to give each child a successful start in school. Above all else, we want children to enjoy their day, make friends and to benefit developmentally from their child care experience. St. Alban's Early Childhood Center is a child care center in Washington, DC. We are open from 7:00am to 6:00pm. To learn more about us, please send us an email.

Jubilee Jumpstart

Jubilee JumpStart is located in Washington D.C.'s busy Adam's Morgan... community. This diverse neighborhood is home to families who often experience great financial need. Seventy-five percent of the families who enroll in our programs receive subsidized funding to cover all or part of their tuition, while 25% families pay full tuition. This ensures a socioeconomically diverse environment that enriches the lives of all involved. The center's learning program was designed with a high staff-to-child ratio in mind: 1 to 3 for infants and toddlers and 1 to 6 for preschoolers during our core program hours. This ensures that each child is provided the intensive attention required for a strong start in life. Jubilee JumpStart uses the nationally known, research-based Creative Curriculum. The Creative Curriculum was developed by Teaching Strategies, Inc., which is an organization based in Bethesda, Maryland with whom Jubilee JumpStart has a strategic partnership. Teaching Strategies has selected Jubilee JumpStart to become a model center, and is in regular contact with our center's staff and children. Jubilee JumpStart is the recipient of a Pre-K Enhancement Program Grant from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education allowing us to provide free Pre-K education to 16 children ages 3 - 5. Eligibility is restricted to DC residents whose children turn 3 no later than September 30th of the enrollment year. The free program is from 8:30-3:30 Monday through Friday with Before & After Care available for a fee. Please note the tuition rate of $750 provided for 3 and 4 year olds is for the Before & After Care program only. All children no matter their families income level are provided the PK-3 and PK-4 programs free of cost. Jubilee JumpStart's focus on early language and literacy is enhanced by having at least one English and one Spanish-speaking teacher in each classroom. This dual language approach serves as a bridge for the many immigrant families whose children attend the program and helps honor and support the child's home language and culture.

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