Welcome to FERC Child Development Center, Inc.

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

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Our NAEYC Accreditation

Bright Horizons is committed to 100% NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accreditation for all of our eligible child care centers and preschools.

Why NAEYC? Based on a multi-step process of continuous evaluation and improvement, NAEYC accreditation is the most comprehensive in the field, ensuring that our programs are informed by research and demonstrate high-quality standards.

NAEYC accreditation is our commitment to families; to providing the very best care and education for young children; and to establishing a strong foundation for their success in school and life.


Our Educational Programs

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An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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Where curious children become inspired and ready for school


Meet Our Teaching Team

Michelle B.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love working with infants . Watching them grow from infants to toddlers is so amazing. Each infant has their own unique personality.

Teaching since: 1989

Da'Shay Y.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love teaching because children are special in their own way and to see them grow and develop is magical nothing beats the smile on a child's face.

Teaching since: 2001

Veda B.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I get to interact with children and teach them something new as well as learn from them.

Teaching since: 2017


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 Rocks

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.

“Ms. Bianca - You are so loving! We see it every day in the way you interact with our kids, and the way they respond to you and how much we hear about you around our house! I love your smile and attitude, and it makes me feel like we are getting the best care during the day. Thank you!!”



“You have made bringing Maryn into daycare a wonderful experience, and we are so grateful to be working with you. Thank you for all of your hard work and the wonderful care you give our daughter.”


Kate, Isaac, & Maryn

“Ms. Sadiya - You are so fun loving. We love how playful you are with the kids, and we can tell that they like interacting and having fun with you. Your energy, smile and active engagement with the kids is so appreciated!”



“Ms. DaShawn and Ms. Tanesha, Just so you know, Kayalana sings Happy Birthday to you at home almost every day! Clearly you're in her heart and on her mind even when not in school. We're so delighted that she has found warmth and joy with you both! Colleen & Amit”


Kayalana, Colleen & Amit

“Our family is so thankful for and appreciative of the wonderful teachers in the Infant room. Our son smiles everyday when he is dropped off, and seems completely at ease in his classroom. The teachers are warm, caring and nurturing. We are so lucky to be a part of the FERC family. Thank you!”


Kelly, Sam and Isaiah

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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.

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