Early Learning Program

The Board of Child Care provides quality child care services for children, ages six weeks to five years, at the Early Learning Program in the District of Columbia. Our dedicated staff are compassionate and professional, providing attentive care and lifetime learning experiences for your child.

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Our program uses the Creative Curriculum – which encompasses the Core curriculum and ensures our children are ready for the public school system and are meeting targeted benchmarks. Our classrooms are spacious and well lit, and children are in age appropriate groupings, allowing us to individualize when needed to meet the needs of the whole child

Activities include story reading, dance, music, block and puzzle play, dramatic play, arts and crafts, computer time, water play, introduction to academics, pre-reading, science, math, social studies, in-house field trips and outdoor play. Parents are invited to participate in activities any time of the day.

SAFETY AND SECURITY

Safety comes first at the Board of Child Care. Controlled access and security cameras are in place throughout the building. Webcams allow parents to watch their children remotely. Our indoor playroom and rooftop playground are spacious and safe.

MEALS

A nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack are included in the monthly tuition. The food is catered and approved by the United States Department of Agriculture.

ENROLL YOUR CHILD

Call 202-291-3330, ext. 129 or 150, to schedule a visit or to ask about tuition and fees.

Vouchers from the DC Department of Human Services are accepted.

Board of Child Care’s programs are open to any individual regardless of their religious beliefs. There is no Spiritual life programing or instruction within the Early Learning Program. During the holidays any religion specific events (i.e. a visit from a bearded gentleman in a red suit) are optional and families are asked whether they would like their child to participate. Read more about BCC’s affiliation with the Untied Methodist Church.

ACCREDITATION


The Early Learning Program is NAEYC accredited!  NAEYC is a national, voluntary accreditation system that sets professional standards for early childhood education programs.  It serves to help families with children from birth through age eight identify high-quality programs.

Board of Child Care is one of over 6,500 child care programs, preschools, early learning centers, and other center- or school-based early childhood education programs that are currently NAEYC-Accredited.

Check out our blog post to see our most recent scorecard and learn more about our NAEYC accreditation.