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Lena Sears CDC Admissions

Staff & Philosophy

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Lena Sears Child Development Center | 3456 PENNSYLVANIA AVE. SE | WASHINGTON, DC 20020 | PHONE: (202) 584-7761

Parents/Guardians seeking admission for their child(ren) to Lena Sears CDC should:

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  • Complete/return Enrollment Packet.

  • Submit $25.00 non-refundable, non-transferable Registration Fee.

  • Arrange an interview with the director.

PDFReg Packet / Handbook

Lena Sears CDC is not designed to handle students with special needs whether academically, socially, or emotionally, that are present or that may arise. Parents are required to inform the school, prior to enrollment, of any special needs their student may have.

 

Tuition & Fees


CLASSROOMS

WEEKLY
TUITION
 ANNUAL
ACTIVITY FEE

Baby Lambs 

$280.00 $0

King's Kids

$186.00 $145.00

Beavers

$174.00 $170.00

Tenderhearts 

$156.00 $198.00

Scholars

$140.00 $225.00
     

 

Center Staff

The Center staff is comprised of teachers and assistant teachers. Our teachers have one or more of the following credentials:

  • Early Childhood Education degree                    
  • Child Development Associate (CDA) certification            
  • 15 credit hours in Early Childhood Education
  • One or more years experience in a child development center

Our teachers to child ratios are:

  • 4 months – 2 years    |       1 Teacher : 4 Children
  • 2 years – 3 years        |       1 Teacher: 4 Children
  • 3 years – 4 years        |       1 Teacher: 8 Children
  • 4 years – 5 years        |       1 Teacher: 10 Children
     


Our assistant teachers have their high school diplomas and have had experience in early childhood education.

Childcare Goals & Objectives

  • Provide a caring and knowledgeable staff that is cooperative partners with parents in their child's development.
  • Provide a compassionate staff that is sensitive to the family's childcare needs.
  • Provide a warm, nurturing, learning environment for all children in the Center
  • Provide a healthy, safe, supportive, and secure environment for all children in the Center.
  • Encourage each child's developmental growth by providing an environment that fosters learning through action, inquiry, creativity, and exploration.
  • Help each child gain better control and understanding of his/her body through interaction with the environment, materials, and equipment.
  • Help each child develop language skills to enable self-expression.
  • Help each child develop social skills so he/she can successfully interact with other children and adults.
  • Provide an environment that fosters learning through action, inquiry, creativity, and exploration 
  • Promote self-esteem within each child through an environment that encourages independence, decision-making, caring, and sharing.


Childcare Philosophy

We believe children need opportunities to create and discover because they learn best as they play and explore their environment. We believe a child-centered atmosphere, which encourages the process rather than the product; helps develop problem-solving skills, build self-esteem, and promote creativity.

With this in mind, our teachers plan activities that are appropriate for each child's age and stage of development. The areas are:

  • Social Development
  • Emotional Development
  • Cognitive Development
  • Physical Development

We always keep in mind that each child is a unique individual and will develop at his or her own pace.

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