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We are a not-for-profit program, and our mission is to provide affordable, high-quality early education and developmentally-appropriate care for children ages 3 months to 5 years in a safe, healthy, and diverse environment. What makes us different from others is our commitment to each child's future. We have made innovation the foundation of our teaching and curriculum choices.

The moment you enter our early learning campus, you will realize why families have trusted us for 50 years. Our secure facilities, which offer peace of mind to parents, include 2 buildings, 12 classrooms, 5 age-specific outdoor playgrounds, 4 indoor play areas, a preschool garden, and a comprehensive library. Our teachers are trained in health, safety, education, music, STEM, and the arts, as well as in the implementation of
The Creative Curriculum. The classroom settings are warm, inspiring, and dynamic, thus giving each child the opportunity to discover the world and truly flourish.


We invite you to schedule a tour by calling 703-256-0100 or sending an email to admissions@accacdc.org.

As children explore, they learn. But this should occur in safe, yet challenging settings that promote development. The very definition of exploring is to travel through the unknown in order to discover something new. By exploring, a child learns to be more resilient and creative.

While often dismissed as “just fun,” play is a vital activity that children use to learn about and interact with the world around them. According to the science of brain development, children who play gain the mental, physical, and social skills needed to succeed as adults.

A high-quality early learning program prepares children to experience a positive transition to elementary school. It also improves  their education, health, and career outcomes. If parents and educators get it right in the early years, children will have a better chance to thrive as adults.

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The first 5 years of life are vital for the development of a child's brain. Early experiences have a direct impact on how a child learns, and how social and emotional abilities are acquired. Children learn faster during these years than at any other stage in their lives.

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