About Us

History

U.S. Kids Child Development Center Inc. (U.S. Kids) was founded in 1991 by the Executive Office of the President, Export-Import Bank, Department of Treasury, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Justice. The daily operation of the Center is managed by the Center Director, who reports to the Board of Directors. The board of directors, which is made up of parents and agency representatives, provides managerial guidance and oversight to Center activities.

Philosophy

U.S. Kids is a secure and happy place for both children and their parents. Our goal is to meet the developmental, emotional, social, physical and intellectual needs of children. The Center respects and accommodates the developmental stages of all children and promotes positive self-image. At U.S. Kids, we appreciate children, their diversity, their challenges, and their successes.

Program

U.S. Kids now follows the Creative Curriculum, which helps children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive learners. The curriculum teaches them how to learn in preschool and throughout their lives. Children will learn at their own pace and in the ways that are best for them. In doing so they develop good habits and attitudes, particularly a positive sense of themselves, which will make a difference throughout their lives.

Creative Curriculum© identifies goals in all areas of development:

  • Social: To help children feel comfortable in school, trust their environment, make friends, and feel they are a part of the group.
  • Emotional: To help children experience pride and self- confidence, develop independence and self-control, and have a positive attitude toward life.
  • Cognitive: Assists children to become confident learners by letting them try out their own ideas and experience success, and by helping them acquire learning skills such as the ability to solve problems, ask questions, and use words to describe their ideas, observations, and feelings.
  • Physical: Helps children increase their large and small muscle skills and feel confident about what their bodies can do.

U.S. Kids Enrichment Programs

Kids ‘N Motion for Toddlers, Juniors, and Preschool (September-June)

U.S. Kids offers Kids ‘N Motion creative movement and tumbling class from September to June. This program develops creativity and instills self-confidence. You can pick up a brochure that will explain the tuition and enrollment process. You can enroll your child at any time throughout the year. Usually, this program is for 18 months and older.

Music (Year-Round)

Mr. B. will be teaching music to children in all classrooms across the center.

Spanish Class, Preschool (Year-Round)

The preschool students receive Spanish language education taught by staff in the Junior and preschool classrooms. This is included in the regular preschool tuition.

Summer Program for Juniors and Preschoolers (June 18th-August 17th)

U.S. Kids includes several programs during the summer as part of their curriculum to enrich the students’ learning. These programs include Power Tots, Golden Boot Soccer, Cooking classes, Mad Science, and more. There is an additional Preschool Summer Camp fee during our summer program. See more information under the Summer Camp section.

 

Licensing

U.S. Kids is licensed by the District of Columbia Department of Health.

Staff

Individuals chosen to be a member of the U.S. Kids team are caring, loving, and respectful of children. Staff members are selected on the basis of their experience, resourcefulness, education, and ability to stimulate children’s creativity and foster their development. Our staff respects the needs of working parents and works together with parents for the benefit of the children. In addition, the administrative team provides management, oversight, and support for the center.

Facilities

The Center is designed to offer an inviting atmosphere that is bright and open, offering space for play, rest, privacy, and security. Our spacious Center allows children to work and play individually, or in small or large groups. Our “Great Room” allow children to develop their gross motor skills through climbing and running. Our four large classrooms accommodate infants, toddlers, juniors, and preschoolers.

Approximate Age Range

Infants3 months - 15 months
Toddlers15 months - 2 ½ years
Juniors2 ½ years - 3 ½ years
Preschool3 ½ years - 5 years