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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Center Welcome Photo
Center Welcome Photo
Health and safety at daycare| Teacher wearing mask|Bright Horizons
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A Bright New Day

We focus on the health, safety, and security of each child. Our classrooms include daily activities for mindfulness, emotional and empathy development, and friendship building.

Health and safety awareness| Good sanitation habits| Bright Horizons
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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.

Family fun activities| Fun movement games| Exercise for kids| Bright Horizons
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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

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Meet Our Center Team

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