Kennedy Institute Child Development Center

The Kennedy Institute Child Development Center in Northeast D.C. is a caring and nurturing environment for children ages six weeks to five years. Part of the Catholic Charities Education Center, the early childhood development program is open to children with developmental disabilities and those without.

About the Program

The Kennedy Institute Child Development Center helps infants, toddlers and preschoolers develop positive self-esteem, learn early readiness skills and build self-care habits in a group setting.

A 12-month program, we are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. We follow District of Columbia Public Schools for closings and delays.

First established in 1988, the center is a fully inclusive child development program for young children with and without developmental disabilities. For children born with a developmental disability, early intervention is best. Our services help families address the challenges children with special needs may face, while also ensuring kindergarten readiness for all children.

Enrollment and Eligibility

We accept applications for children from six weeks to five years, with and without disabilities. If you would like to schedule a tour, please contact Keyanna George, senior program manager. Completed applications can be submitted via email, fax, mail or in person to George.

We accept D.C. subsidized child care assistance, Medicaid and private pay. We can complete the application for D.C. subsidized child care assistance at our location as soon as you submit your application for enrollment.

Summer Camp Registration

Summer is almost here! The Child Development Center at Catholic Charities Education Center will be hosting an interactive and fun summer camp for children ages 4-10. The camp begins on June 24 and ends Aug. 23.

Registration is now open. Summer camp cost is $180 per week. To register, please call (202) 281-2700.

Contact Information

Additional Information

  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday

  • Call for more information

Why Choose Us

Our inclusive and comprehensive care encourages positive parent-child interactions, supports family wellness and develops culturally competent children ready for learning. Here is what we have to offer:

Program Contacts

Keyanna George

Senior Program Manager

Adrienne Oglseby

Program Manager

Matthew Putu

Executive Director

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