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.
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. All children need to arrive to their classrooms by no later than 9:30am. Our center policy is to offer a 9 1/2 hour daily service time to avoid children spending over 50 hours in group care weekly.
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 application 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 fore casted 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 2015 there are 2 spaces available in our Pre-school 3 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.
Kids’ Corner offers five class levels. Each level or classroom has one Lead Teacher and the appropriate number of Educators. Level B-Infants has children ranging from 6-12+ months; the oldest classroom has children between 42 months and 5 years old. Students generally transition to a new classroom around their birthdays, if space is available.
Parents who request, are provided with daily written reports regarding their child’s day at Kids’ Corner. Information is personalized and varies from classroom to classroom. Lesson plans 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 Lead 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.
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 training. All Teachers at Kids’ Corner have a minimum CDA certificate and our Assistant teachers 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.
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).