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Infant and Toddler Child Development Centers in DCPS

At DCPS we know that high quality early childhood education matters! That’s why DCPS partners with community-based organizations to operate 15 infant and toddler child development centers co-located within our schools.

The child development centers located in our elementary schools offer a coordinated and supported transition between infant and toddler programming and PK3.  Enrollment priority is given to families who meet Head Start eligibility guidelines followed by those with a sibling enrolled at the school. High School-based child development centers prioritize seats for parenting DCPS students, followed by Early Head Start eligible community members.

With the support of Mayor Bowser, DCPS plans to greatly expand the number school-based child development centers across the District over the next several years.

Elementary Child Development Centers:

  • UPO at C.W. Harris
  • UPO at Ketcham
  • UPO at Marie Reed
  • Centro Nia at Stevens Early Learning Center

High School Child Development Centers:

  • UPO at Anacostia
  • UPO at Ballou
  • Centro Nia at Cardozo
  • UPO at Coolidge
  • MCIP at Bell
  • UPO at Dunbar
  • UPO at Luke C. Moore
  • UPO at Roosevelt
  • UPO at Woodson

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  • UPO at Coolidge
  • UPO at Malcolm X

For more information about how DCPS supports infant/toddler programming in our schools, contact:

Drue Docie
Birth to Five Programming Specialist
[email protected]  

Enrollment Information:

For more information about the United Planning Organization’s infant and toddler programs located within DCPS, contact:

Royace Haglar
[email protected]

For more information about Centro Nia's infant and toddler programs located within DCPS, contact:

​Lisa Rivera
[email protected]

For more information about MCIP’s infant and toddler program located within DCPS, contact:

Kapindi Kroma
[email protected]