What are the top daycares in Washington D.C.?
As the time approaches to find the right daycare for your child, the number of choices may seem mind-boggling. Education is a main priority in Washington D.C. and choosing a daycare which provides prime education and child care will ensure that your child’s healthy development is fostered. HiMama has created this list of high-quality daycares to provide helpful guidance in your search. Our top 5 picks are based on client reviews, geographic location, and program offerings.
Kiddie Academy is a popular daycare with many reviews from satisfied parents. The daycare is located in the West End of Washington D.C. and operates from 7:30am-6:30pm from Monday to Friday. Kiddie Academy facilitates children ranging in age from 6 weeks to Kindergarten and offers a full-day Spanish Bilingual Program in Pre-K classes. The curriculum focuses on preparing the global citizens of tomorrow through the academy’s core Life Essentials philosophy which empowers children to grow and learn at their own pace. Snacks and nutritious meals are included in tuition and child safety is prioritized at Kiddie Academy.
La Petite Academy is a centrally located educational daycare which focuses on creating connection between educators and families. The daycare runs its child care services from 6am to 7pm from Monday to Friday. La Petite Academy offers programs for infants through Pre-K-aged children. The daycare continues its operation throughout the summer and during school breaks for full support. The curriculum at La Petite Academy is inspired by STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. La Petite Academy is part of the national Let’s Move! campaign and encourages nutritious eating and physical fitness.
Blandi’s Child Learning Center is located in the heart of Washington D.C. and offers care and education in a multilingual environment. The daycare is open from 7am to pm from Monday to Friday. The classes at Blandi’s Child Learning Center are separated by developmental skill level as opposed to age alone and children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age are welcomed. The family-run business focuses on individualized care and education with emphasis on educator-parent relationships.
Kiddie University Child Development Center has two locations on Capitol Hill and offers care for infants through Preschool-aged children. The daycare operates from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday. Kiddie University’s curriculum incorporates the diverse cultures of Washington D.C. while focusing on research-based methods to encourage cognitive, social, and emotional development. A typical day at Kiddie University includes family style meals, outdoor play, and a collection of teacher-directed and non-directed activities.
Huckleberry Cheesecake has a central location and operates from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday. The daycare operates regularly throughout the summer and closes on federal holidays. Huckleberry Cheesecake offers care and education for children aged 2-months to 5-years. The daycare’s philosophy prioritizes a warm and accepting atmosphere and encourages parents to stop in throughout the day. The low child-to-staff ratio facilitates individualized care focused on developmentally appropriate education and growth. Children are provided with a hot nutritious lunch and two snacks throughout the day, and weekly schedules are posted outside each classroom. Huckleberry Cheesecake values teacher-parent communication and encourages parent feedback.
The daycares recommended on this list are just a few of the available options in Washington D.C. For more information on available daycares, check out these helpful resources:
Savannah Copland is a Marketing Manager at HiMama. She has been working for over 3 years in the early childhood education space, and feels incredibly fortunate to have met, interviewed, and worked closely with registered early childhood educators, thought leaders and researchers during that time. She is particularly interested in finding novel ways for child care centers to market themselves and bolster their enrollment. She loves cats, and always needs at least one toy on her desk to fidget with!