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270 South to Interstate 495 South/North VA/Washington. Take exit 43 for VA 193 GW Parkway. Take exit for Roosevelt Bridge, keep left. Cross Roosevelt Bridge, merge onto Constitution. Turn left onto 15th Street. Right onto Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Center on left. I395 North, continue straight onto US 1 North (signs for 14th Street/National Mall). Continue onto 14th Street, NW. Turn right onto Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Metro accessible via Metro Center Station (Red line) or Federal Triangle Station (Blue and Orange line).

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Our Kindergarten Program

Comprehensive curriculum preparing children for school success

Our center develops expectations and practices in concert with our state curriculum standards so children make an easy transition into the local school system. At the same time, our curriculum builds off the child’s knowledge base and skills, learning style, and interests. There is a clear emphasis on the development of strong language, math, and science skills. Important “school skills” of listening carefully, following through on a sequence of tasks, and working cooperatively are reinforced.

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Our Curriculum Components

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • Language Works Connecting spoken words to written words, enjoying books independently, retelling stories, writing letters and numbers, indentifying some words on sight.
  • Math Counts Beginning to use standard measurements, beginning addition.
  • Science Rocks Exploring the world in more depth using tools such as magnifying glasses and microscopes, recording observations in science journals.
  • ArtSmart Studying great artists, engaging in collage and three-dimensional artwork, exploring dance, music, and dramatic arts
  • Our World Practicing empathy and compassion towards others, cultural exploration through children’s literature.
  • Well Aware Continuing focus on healthy activity and eating, taking responsibility for own health, beginning to study how our bodies are cared for.

Learning at Home

Beach in a Bottle

You Will Need:

A trip to the beach, lake or creek. A plastic bottle. Super glue, Permanent marker and a label.

Directions:

Have your child fill the bottle with sand and water from the beach. Choose favorite sea shells or small pieces of driftwood and add them to bottle. The adult needs to seal the top using super glue.. Label with the date and location of your outing.

Tip:

Seaweed may rot after a few months. At the beach enjoy searching for “just the right” seashells. “Will a large one fit in your bottle?” “ How many do we need?” “Could a fish live in our bottle?” “How much sand do we need?” “Where does the sand come from?” “Is the sand the same at all beaches?”

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