Request for Support - Teacher Gift Fund! The teachers at the HHS/ED Children's Center have been furloughed without pay. Families and friends of the Center hope to support teachers while the Center is closed due to the pandemic. Please consider a gift to the Teacher Gift Fund - our teachers are family. They were already underpaid for the incredible important and difficult work they do, from soothing colicky newborns, to potty training toddlers, to preparing preschoolers for kindergarten. If you'd like to join us, send your contribution via paypal to our non-profit Board of Director's account here or to firstname.lastname@example.org). Make sure you select "send to a friend" so that paypal doesn't remove a percentage in fees. A tax receipt will be sent via email for your contribution to the Teacher Gift Fund. We appreciate your consideration! If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
The HHS/ED Children's Center is a not-for-profit child development center sponsored by the Departments of Education and Health & Human Services with oversight and support from the General Services Administration, and is overseen by an elected Board of Directors. Established in 1974, the center offers a whole-child approach to early education, emphasizing play, learning, the arts, and a nurturing environment.
Since September of 2017, daily operations of the center are managed by the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, a not-for-profit provider of early childhood education and development services that also operates a center at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The center is licensed by the District of Columbia's Office of the State Superintendent of Education, and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Open weekdays from 7:00 AM until 6:00 PM, the center accepts children from six weeks of age through the pre-kindergarten years.
Much more than just daycare, our program features the following:
loving, well-trained teachers with continuing education in the field of early childhood development;
a quality curriculum based on developmentally-appropriate practices and geared toward the whole child;
a beautiful, recently-renovated facility located a federal building, with an outdoor playground on federal property;
catered lunches, and morning and afternoon snacks;