Welcome to FERC Child Development Center, Inc.

Meet the Center Director

Jamelia McDonald

M-F: 7:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Phone: 202-502-8610

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Our Educational Programs

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Infants

An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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Toddler/Twos

An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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Preschool

Where curious children become inspired and ready for school

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Meet Our Teaching Team

Kristian D.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: It's a passion I had since I was a young teenager.

Teaching since: 2012

Erica P.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: There are so many opportunities to plan exciting activities with them

Teaching since: 2006

Katrina W.

Cook

I love teaching because: I am able to form wonderful bonds with children.

Teaching since: 1997

Jerrod S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: It is the beginning step towards direction and knowledge

Teaching since: 2015

Sha'Quale D.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I can teach so many different things in order to support the whole child

Teaching since: 2011

LaTiller W.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to see them react to learning new things

Teaching since: 2015

Jada F.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: It is rewarding

Teaching since: 2016

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The World at Their Fingertips

Our own World at Their Fingertips® curriculum is based on the research of the most renowned education experts. Designed by our education team, it’s created to support these important early years, to inspire children to be bold explorers today and joyful, confident learners for life.

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Language Works

Literacy, language, and love of books cultivated through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Science Works

Spurring a sense of wonder through observations and experiments in which we ask questions and form, record, and describe conclusions.

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Art Smart

Fostering an interest and appreciation of art, music, theater and dance, while encouraging individual talents and artistic expression.

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Math Counts

Early math concepts experienced through counting, sorting, patterning, one-on-one correspondence, and problem solving.

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Well Aware

Healthy living developed through physical activity, good nutrition, and healthful habits incorporated into every day routines.

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Towards a Better World

Experiences and activities designed to help children learn to respect our world, its diverse people, and the environment we live in.

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Caring Matters

Support for important social skills including compromise, self-regulation, negotiating with peers, and forming positive relationships.

“We are lucky to see Ms Veda and Ms Jada throughout the day. They always have a smile for us and ensure that we're happy and growing throughout the day! Love, Elizabeth and John Patten”

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Elizabeth & John Patten Martin

“I am so lucky to have Ms. Ashley and Ms. Alex as my teachers. I have learned so much in Pre-School already, and know there's lots more learning and growing to come. I can't wait!!! Love, Elizabeth”

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Elizabeth

“Ms Jada is so wonderful with our son Arlo. She makes him giggle non stop! We can tell he has so much fun with her each day. She is also very kind to us parents. Thanks Ms Jada for all you do!”

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Sharon

“I am a lucky guy to have such caring teachers as Ms. LaTiller and Mr. Jerrod. They greet me with a smile each morning and provide me lots of cuddles and love throughout the day. I'm growing and learning so much in Infant II! Love, John Patten”

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John Patten

“I want to thank everyone who comes to visit me throughout the day. I feel like such a popular guy!!!! It's helping me develop my social skills and my parents are thrilled. Love, John Patten aka Business Baby, Biscuit, Big Guy, John John, Johnny, etc :)”

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John Patten

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Healthy Food for Growing Children

Healthy food is part of children’s development. Our menus align with our wellness commitment to Partnership for Healthier America. By eating family-style and serving themselves, children learn about making healthy choices and the connection between food and community.

Early Education Awards & Partnerships

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