St. Philip’s Child Development Center is a licensed community-based provider of early childhood education in the District of Columbia. Additionally, it is an Office of State Superintendent (OSSE) authorized Level II and Gold level provider for voucher reimbursements. Level II Providers are those child care center providers authorized to conduct initial eligibility determinations and re-determinations for families seeking child care subsidies under specified eligibility categories.
St. Philip’s Child Development Center is nationally accredited through The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in both infant care and early childhood education. Centers pursuing NAEYC accreditation must meet 80% or more of the 10 NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards set forth by the accrediting body. We would like to thank our management, our teaching staff and the distinguished members of our Board for the tireless commitment they’ve all devoted to this wonderful process.
Our NAEYC accreditation can be viewed here
If you would like to learn more about the programs we offer for children ages six weeks through preschool, please visit our How To Enroll page.
St. Philip’s adheres to The Creative Curriculum in each of its programs. Teachers and staff develop an individualized care program for each child. Children’s developmental progress is assessed every three months. Teachers meet with parents every three months.
Mental & Physical Health Assessments
St. Philip’s has an ongoing relationship with local organizations Healthy Futures, Early Stages and Strong Start, which train our staff in children’s social and emotional development how to manage difficult classroom behavior, and how to identify whether a referral for intervention services is warranted. Through Early Futures, a mental health professional comes once a week and works with staff, students and families to mitigate the early onset of mental health concerns for the students. Additionally, home visits are scheduled to work with the families to help create a healthy and stable environment. This type of early detection is a critical intervention tool and provides ongoing therapeutic methods to help the students and their families move forward.
Additionally, with parental approval, St. Philip’s arranges for onsite mobile dental and health clinics to examine and treat children.
We prepare and serve two hot meals and snacks each day for toddlers and pre-schoolers.
Please click here to view a typical monthly menu of breakfast, lunch and snacks.