Department of Energy Child Development Center

Welcome to Our Center

Welcome! Our goal is to set your child up for success by providing an inspiring learning environment and engaging activities at every age and stage. Our dramatic play areas and outdoor amphitheater set the stage for creative playtime and help your child build an imagination. The outdoor classrooms and garden foster an interest in the environment with nature-inspired activities, and the movement zone encourages healthy habits through kid-friendly exercises, yoga, and dance. Plus, your child will have plenty of time to run around and develop social skills on our rooftop playground. Come take a tour to learn more!

Aleshia Atchison - Center Director

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Enrichments & Extracurricular Activities

Everyday Math

Enhanced exploration of early math concepts introduced through engaging activities and songs

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Garden Works

Science lessons through actual digging, planting, cultivating, and growing

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Handwriting Without Tears

Tools and extra exercises to practice putting A,B,Cs into print (preschool and above)

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Movement Matters

Yoga, balance, dance, climbing and more to support physical expression, interests, and skills

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Sign Language

ASL-inspired signs for our youngest learners to communicate before verbal skills take off

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Experimenting with tomorrow’s skills in activities that go beyond our regular curriculum

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Meet Our Center Team

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Our Community

Our families come from nearby communities, including Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Located near Smithsonian Museum, Smithsonian Metro, and L'Enfant Plaza Metro, we're easy to get to for drop-off and pick-up


Our Graduates

Children graduate Bright Horizons programs with the skills they need to succeed in private or public school. In surveys, kindergarten and first grade teachers report that Bright Horizons graduates are enthusiastic learners who are socially and academically ready for the years ahead.

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Health & Safety

Your child’s health and safety are our top priority. Our centers have strict guidelines for cleanliness and security and we’re proud to be recognized as a health-and-wellness model for child care centers by the Partnership for a Healthier America.


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