Welcome to National Office Child Development Center

Meet the Center Director

Leta Jones

M-F: 7:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Phone: 202-317-6808

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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

Joan L.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: It gives me true understanding of what love is. Children teach us that with time, love, understanding and care, there is nothing we can't do. They show us that learning happens every day and everywhere.

Teaching since: 1971

Anisha R.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching children grow and seeing the world through their eyes. Children help shape the world around us with their unique personalities and eagerness to learn.

Teaching since: 2004

Kimberley C.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing the growth and change in a child's world. I love making a positive imprint in a child and their family's lives. Last but not least, I love how much fun I have every day

Teaching since: 2004

Tonya C.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy seeing children learn and the expressions on their faces when they accomplish different skills. Also, I get to learn new things that the children show me from their learning and growing.

Teaching since: 1999

Gloria S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: Our future depends on the children, and the care we give them will help to shape them. I truly love working with children.

Teaching since: 1987

Lavora P.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing them grow with knowledge.

Teaching since: 1996

Shakia W.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy watching children grow and expand their minds, especially very young children. At this age they soak up everything like a sponge!

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.

“It brings so much peace of mind knowing our daughter loves going to school. Bright Horizons welcomed her into their Toddler classroom with open arms, and ever since, she has flourished mentally and physically.”

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Ashley G. -Bright Horizons Parent

“My appreciation for the teachers at Bright Horizons goes beyond the words that I can express. They extend themselves daily to our children's learning. Both of my sons were more than prepared to move forward in Kindergarten, thanks to Bright Horizons.”

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Jessica F. -Bright Horizons Parent

“Thank you so much for taking care of our baby girl. She always smiles when she sees you at drop off and we can tell she is happy. We appreciate that more than we can put into words. ”

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Christine H. -Bright Horizons Parent

“Bright Horizons has created a wonderful environment for our children to grow and thrive. I am grateful knowing that my son is developing in a safe, healthy, and happy place surrounded by an outstanding staff. Your positive attitude and ability to connect with the kids makes every day better.”

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Allison Q. -Bright Horizons Parent

“Mrs. Joan's warmth is twhy Penelope is at this daycare. Her approach is gentle but clear, and all of "her babies" know that they can find comfort and support with her. She is a great communicator, keeping us informed. Each day we feel like we are leaving our little one with family.”

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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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