We will need your child’s full physical health examination including your child’s up-to-date immunization records with name, phone number, and signature of examining licensed health care practitioner. We will also need a copy of your child’s health insurance card.
There is an initial one-time combined enrollment and special activities fee of $750 due at time of enrollment to secure and guarantee your child’s space in our program. Each year after, you will be responsible for an annual Special Activities Fee of $350.
Registration can be done online but it is always best practice to call and make sure there is a space available before submitting the enrollment.
Tuition is due on a bi-weekly schedule, every other Monday. If tuition is not received on Monday, your account will be assessed a $10/day late charge.
There’s a $100 non-refundable waitlist signup fee. Signing up for our waitlist doesn’t guarantee a spot at any particular time, but parents in the waitlist are given priority for enrollment over those who are not.
We accept bank transfer and all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. For credit card transactions, a 3% transaction fee will be assessed. No cash payment will be accepted.
We believe that children are sponges and the earlier they are exposed to learning and exploration, the better their development in all aspects of growth. We incorporate Spanish immersion and STEM components within the creative curriculum to provide the most well diverse curriculum and educational experiences. We focus on research based and national standards. We also believe that community partnerships and parent involvement are key to bring the young child’s environment together for a high quality program.
When you have a strong director, a good culture, inspiring curriculum, committed teachers, wraparound services, involved parents, and a supportive community, our children thrive.
Yes! We provide breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. Our menus are view-able here.
We are open from 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
We do not accept part-time enrollment at this time. We do however have drop-in enrollment available on an as needed basis. With drop-in care, you can take advantage of our child care services as you need it for the day.
The ratio for Infants – 24 Months old is 1:3. The Ratio for 24 months old – 30 months is 1:4. The ratio for 30 + months is 1:8.
Most of our teachers have either an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or the Child Development Associate or both. Lead Teachers are required to have at least 5 years of experience working with and planning curriculum for the specified age group. In addition, all teachers participate in an on going continuing education program in and outside of the center.
Every child must be signed in and out every day. Our facility is secure and only parents or adults approved in writing will be allowed to pick your child up. Any adult other than the parent must show id and we will take a photocopy to keep on file. The inside of our facility is kept clean, toys are sanitized after each use, bottle and feeding utensils are cleaned after use and prepared to go home. Cleaning supplies are kept high on shelves out of the reach of all children in our care.
At Kiddie University Capitol Hill, we view our center and classrooms as a small learning community. We believe in learning through play, and use this early childhood methodology to foster learning in children. We utilize the Creative Curriculum which is an extension of our philosophy and goals for the children.
Activities with children aim to be child-directed and teacher assisted. Classrooms are set up to allow children to explore, to question, and to work independently in a group or with a teacher. Play is a tool for learning that helps to formulate healthy relationships with peers and adults.
To further support children’s growth and development, we provide and encourage many opportunities for parent involvement. We maintain the approach of parents serving as primary teachers of their children. Our goal is to form strong partnerships between teachers, the director, and the community .
We focus on Gross and Fine Motor development, Cognitive Development, Physical Development, Social Development, Mathematical Skills & Critical Thinking, Emotional, Family Involvement, and Community Development. By providing enriching experiences that stimulate learning and focusing on the whole child, Kiddie University Capitol Hill helps the child to develop life long learning skills and positive experiences.
The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers & Twos
- is based on 38 objectives for development and learning, which are fully aligned with the School Readiness Goals for Infants and Toddlers in Head Start and early learning standards for each state.
- helps teachers and caregivers implement developmentally appropriate practices and offer responsive daily routines and meaningful experiences that nurture learning and development.
- offers daily opportunities for teachers and caregivers to use assessment information to individualize routines and experiences for young children.
- provides built-in guidance for building the kind of meaningful partnerships with families that are an essential factor in how infants, toddlers and twos experience your program and how much they gain from it.
- offers complete support in classrooms where children are learning two languages
Learn more about the creative curriculum here.
A typical day includes circle time, teacher directed and non directed activities planned out on a weekly lesson plan schedule, family style meals, outdoor play, music and movement and a range of research based activities that stimulate gross motor skills, fine motor skills, cognitive, social, emotional, STEM (Science Technology Engineering, and Math), and physical play.
There are (3) assessments completed each year for each child enrolled in our program to document each child’s progress and development. When assessments are complete, parents are invited in for parent-teacher conferences to discuss each area of growth and development.
Unless specified for a spirit or show and tell day, we ask that children do not bring in toys or books from home.
All teachers go through a strenuous hiring/interview process. It is important that we employ a diverse group of teachers that have an experienced and diverse background in early education. All teachers hold either a Bachelors / AA degree or CDA in early childhood education or related field and completed ongoing in-service and continuing training in the field of childcare. All teachers go through several background checks along with health and drug testing. References are checked and teachers do a week of training before they begin employment with us.
If you have any additional questions or suggestions, please feel free to use the form to contact us and let us know!