The St. Philip’s Child Development Center is located at 2001 14th Street, SE. in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, DC In March 2013, St. Philips became nationally accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in both infant care and early childhood education. Because of this accreditation, the District of Columbia Office of State Superintendant of Education rates St. Philips is rated as a “Gold” licensed provider of early education, its highest rating.
In addition, St. Philip’s is a proud member of United Way and the Combined Federal Campaign.
The Internal Revenue Service recognizes the St. Philip’s Child Development Center as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are fully deductible as a charitable contribution.
Why Support St. Philip’s?
- We are nationally accredited by NAEYC, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, in both infant care and early childhood education.
- We have been rated by the District of Columbia Office of State Superintendant of Education as a “Gold” licensed provider of early education, its highest rating.
- Single women head 80% of families with children in our community. Without access to an affordable, safe, nurturing and dependable program, these women often choose to forgo employment or education opportunities. Without access to a quality early childhood program, the cycle of poverty will continue.
- Research shows that upon entering kindergarten, children raised in economically deprived circumstances that have been enrolled in an early childhood education programs have an 18-month developmental edge over the children that have not.
- 98% of St. Philip’s children are funded through DC’s voucher program (tuition subsidization) bringing highest quality care to those who can least afford it.
- DC vouchers pay a small fraction of the private pay tuition at equivalent, NAEYC-accredited early childhood development centers located in middle and upper middle-class areas of Washington, DC. Help us make up that difference so we can expand programming and continue to bring the highest quality care to children of Anacostia in Washington DC.
St. Philip’s wishes to thank it’s community partners:
The United Way of the National Capital Area
The Combined Federal Campaign
Crowell & Moring Foundation
Christ Church Georgetown
Workers of St. Albans
St. Dunstan’s Church
Politics & Prose
Comet Ping Pong
James Heckman, the Nobel prize-winning economist, found a return of seven dollars to every one dollar of public investment in high-quality preschool programs in his analysis of rigorous, longitudinal data from the Perry Preschool Project.