WELCOME

 

We are a NAEYC-accredited nonprofit, community-based 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 present and future.

The moment you enter our inclusive early learning campus, you will realize why families have trusted us for 54 years. Our secure facilities, which offer peace of mind to parents, include 2 buildings, 16 classrooms, 5 age-specific outdoor playgrounds, indoor play areas, a preschool garden, a library, and the Holmes and Woods Community Hall. Our teachers use best practices, involve STEAM, and implement 
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 have made innovation the foundation for our teaching and curriculum choices.


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

As young children explore, they learn. But this must occur in safe and stimulating environments that promote development. The very definition of exploration is to travel through the unknown 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 young 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 make positive transitions to kindergarten, as well as improve their health and life outcomes. If parents and educators get it right in the early years, young 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. Young children learn faster during these years than at any other stage in their lives.

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