We Lead with Heart and Promise Love and Laughter by Quality Teachers, Hands-On Learning, And Meaningful Relationships
Child-Led Lessons to Help Them Learn Understanding the importance of children by following the child’s natural interests to enrich their learning experience. This approach also builds confidence and motivates your child’s desire for discovery.
Your Child's Learning Starts With Relationships We believe families do best when they’re supported, trust us, and feel respected. These values lay a lasting foundation for delivering a joyful, quality early childhood education because learning starts with loving.
Kid-Friendly Meals and Snacks With High Quality Ingredients. We serve a healthy, nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snack to your young learners every day. Made from the highest quality ingredients, all meals are included in the cost of tuition.
Enriching Activities Encourage Your Kids to Develop New Skills Introduce your children to new experiences and hobbies without the hassle of driving to and from extracurricular lessons! Our complimentary creative programs include Yoga, Spanish, Music, Sign language and art to heighten your kids’ senses.
Sparkling Clean Facilities Thanks to An On-Site Housekeeping Team Little learners can make big messes! Luckily our full-time housekeeping staff is always at the ready to tidy up as needed, as well as to deep clean floors and carpets every other week. We also feature state of the art health and safety procedures, to keep your little ones as safe as possible.
"Our Child Care Program strives to foster Values, Creativity, and Independence in each and every child."
Welcome to Ideal Childcare Development Center!
Ideal Childcare Development Center (IDEAL CDC) has been providing exceptional childcare services in Ward 4 of Washington, DC since we were established in 1998.
IDEAL has strived to serve our community by providing High-Quality Care for Children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. Our center has been NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited for over 10 years.
IDEAL offers our services to our community and we intend to further expand our services to offer our HIGH QUALITY CARE to AS MANY PARENTS AND FAMILIES as possible, and continue to BUILD A SAFE, THRIVING, AND PROSPEROUS COMMUNITY.
Ideal holds current licenses for operation under the District of Columbia’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), Childcare Licensing Unit. Ideal adheres to the Child Development Facilities requirements outlined in Chapter 3 of Title 29 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (DCMR) which governs the licensing and operating standards for child development facilities. The DCMR provides guidance “to protect the health, safety, and well-being of children in licensed Child Development Facilities and to ensure the provision of developmentally appropriate programs to those children.” Ideal works hard to adhere to all licensing requirements.
The licensing process includes a stringent set of standards that must be met and includes such things as a “Clean Hands” certificate, Certificate of Occupancy, proof of liability insurance, proof of qualifications of the Director, statements regarding certain program standards for operation, and a contingency plan for emergencies. The program walks through an application process to renew its licenses annually.
A copy of the approved license is displayed in each center along with the ‘Certificate of Occupancy.’The Certificate of Occupancy certifies that the centers comply with all Federal and District of Columbia fire, safety, building, and zoning regulations and codes.
A copy of the DCMR is available on the OSSE website under the Division of Early Learning and drop-down “Licensing.”
Ideal is a recognized and certified as a“NAEYC” accredited program. NAEYC, the National Association for the Education of Young Children is a nationally known organization that provides ‘best practice’ guidance to early childhood programs across the country.
Since 1985, NAEYC's national accreditation system has set professional standards for early childhood education programs, allowing families to find high-quality programs for their children. NAEYC strives to raise the quality of education for all children from birth through age eight. Accreditation systems are a major part of NAEYC's efforts to improve early childhood education; they allow programs to provide the best learning experiences for young children and their educators by meeting national standards of quality. Accreditation is the highest form of recognition an early childhood program can attain and is an indication of a program that has undergone inspection of its facilities, educational practices, as well as policies and has been given a “high-quality” program rating.
" We provide love and understanding in a safe, clean and comfortable learning environment where your child will receive the best care we can possibly provide. "
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