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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

Investigating Absorption

You Will Need:

Egg carton, eye dropper, water and assorted small found objects that either do or do not absorb water (such as buttons, cotton balls, fabric, sponges, paper towel, napkin, toilet paper, etc).

Directions:

You might show your child how a towel absorbs water. Have your child put the found objects in the compartments of the egg carton. Using the eye dropper your child will add a few drops of water on each item. After discovering which items absorb water, group the items accordingly.

Tip:

Relate this exploration to real life situations. When there is a spill ask your child what can be used to clean it up.

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