OUR PROGRAM

At The Learning Curve Child Development Center, classrooms are organized around interest centers and play areas that include art, math, science, language arts, blocks, dramatic play, and cooking and nutrition. The Learning Curve staff plan and facilitate these experiences for the total development of your child.

Each classroom promotes the physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and creative wellbeing of the children. We celebrate cultural diversity and incorporate multicultural perspectives throughout our curriculum.

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Goals
  • To provide a quality program to meet the needs of you and your child.

  • To provide quality care for children and support for parents.

  • To give each child the opportunity to experience a fun and nurturing environment while molding a self-reliant child with high self-esteem and positive attitudes.

  • To provide a stimulating, multicultural environment with developmentally appropriate activities for intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth.

  • To support and enhance relationships between staff, children, and their families.

  • To provide exemplary childcare by offering a continuum of services tailored to meet the needs of families accessing The Learning Curve CDC.

  • To develop and maintain partnerships with other CDC’s and government agencies.

  • To provide job opportunities and field experience for individuals pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education.



Give us a call
(202) 678-6716

Meals and Snacks



Nutritionally balanced meals and a snack are provided in accordance to the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) guidelines.

  • Breakfast is served between 8:00 am – 8:30 am

  • Lunch is served between 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Snack is served between 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm


The Learning Curve CDC is a peanut and tree nut free facility. We do not allow any nuts, peanut butter, etc. to be brought into the center. This also includes lunches for field trips.

Nutrition education is one of the components of our program. Although children are encouraged to try new foods, they are never forced to do so. The menu is posted in the classrooms and next to the kitchen. Your comments and suggestions are appreciated in developing a child-friendly menu.

For special dietary needs: A doctor’s note is required should your child require food other than what we offer at the center. 

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Nap Time

Licensing requires that a nap or rest time is provided for all children. The center will provide a cot it is the responsibility of the parent to provide a sheet.

  • Nap time is from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm



Special Activities and Field Trips

An important part of The Learning Curve curriculum is exposing the children to many and varied experiences within the community. Staff and teachers will introduce special activities throughout the week including weekly yoga, tennis, and more.

In addition, field trips are built into the school year. Parents will be informed of field trips in advance through newsletters and a permission form will be sent home that is signed for each trip. A general permission consent form is also provided with your enrollment form for walks. Children will be transported by a certified bus company that meets the regulations of Department of Transportation.

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Family Communication and Involvement



At The Learning Curve CDC, we value consistent, open communication between staff, families, and children. We invite all to share thoughts, ideas, and questions with us. Additionally, we creatively use technology to send families up-to-date information about their child. By downloading the mobile app, brightwheel, families can connect directly to teachers to receive text updates and photos of activities throughout each day. Family members can easily ask questions or send messages to teachers through this app.

Additionally, families are encouraged to become involved at The Learning Curve CDC by participating in activities and functions. You will have the opportunity to go on field trips with your child’s classroom. We have 3 all school field trips in addition to individual classroom field trips.

We offer several opportunities throughout the year in which you or a family member can participate. We have a family picnic in the summer, Mother’s and Father’s Day activities, Grandparents Day, Literacy Night to name a few.
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