Kids’ Corner Day Care Center is a bilingual non-profit community organization working to create a safe and rich environment for children. Having opened its doors in June 2003, it currently serves children ranging in age from 6 months to 5 years. The staff and families together constitute an integral part of the educational goals of Kids’ Corner, and thus it is our desire that parents will take every opportunity to get to know all aspects of the center.

Our Mission
Kids’ Corner Day Care Center is a bilingual, non-profit community organization whose mission is to provide children with a sensitive, secure, healthy, and caring environment. In order to ensure their comprehensive development, the Center offers life enrichment skills both to the children and their families within the context of a vibrant, dynamic and cohesive community. While open to all cultures, the primary focus of the Center is the Latino low-income immigrant community of the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Hours of Operation
Kids’ Corner opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The center is closed for all federal holidays. Children who will have breakfast at the center should arrive by 8:45 a.m.

Admission & Enrollment
Parents who wish to enroll their children at Kids’ Corner should begin the process by contacting the Program Director. Interested families are asked to complete and sign an initial wait list form to be reviewed by the Program Director. Once the initial application is approved and admissions confirmed, parents must provide the following: a copy of the child’s birth certificate, social security card, health and vaccination certificates signed by the child’s pediatrician. Enrollment to Kids’ Corner is based on available space for each classroom and the overall capacity of the center.

Due to the length of the forecasted Infant/ Toddler Waiting Lists; Kids’ Corner is not currently accepting wait list applications online. We recommend that you please call or email with your inquiry.

As of January 2013 there is 1 space available in our Pre-school 3 program and 2 spaces available in our Pre-K  4-5 program.

If you would like to schedule a tour and visit our wonderful center; please call, to set an appointment. Note: For security purpose, only our enrolled Kids’ Corner families have ‘open door’ access to the center.

Classroom Profiles
Kids’ Corner offers five class levels. Each level or classroom has one Head Teacher and the appropriate number of Assistant Educators. Level B-Infants has children ranging from 6-12 months; the oldest classroom has children between 4 and 5 years old. Students generally transition to a new classroom on their birthdays if space is available.

Communication Structure
Parents are provided with daily written reports regarding their child’s day at Kids’ Corner. Information is personalized and varies from classroom to classroom. Schedules outlining the curriculum for each classroom are distributed on a monthly basis, while weekly menus are provided to families on Monday mornings. Twice a year Kids’ Corner head teachers conduct parent-teacher meetings designed to provide an overview of the child’s development. There are also many opportunities every day for informal communication between parents and Kids’ Corner directors and teachers.

Staff
Hiring the Kids’ Corner staff is done with great care and consideration. The Director, Teachers and Assistants come to the Center with varied backgrounds, years of experience and former trainings. All Teachers at Kids’ Corner are CDA certified and our Assistants each have more than 90 hours of childcare experience.

The staff at Kids’ Corner receives at least 32 hours of professional training per year in accordance with our license.

Meals
Kids’ Corner provides three meals a day to the children. Our Food Service program includes breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack, all prepared in our own kitchen, on the premises, by certified food service personnel. Our carefully planned daily menus meet the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s guidelines for a balanced diet and the nutritional needs of children (six months to five years of age).