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FROM MD --Head South on MD 185 South/ Connecticut Ave. --At the traffic circle continue straight taking Connecticut Ave., NW (entering District of Columbia) --continue on Connecticut Ave. (passing UDC, DC National Zoo) **go UNDER traffic circle at Dupont --Make a RIGHT on M St. --Make a LEFT on 19th St., NW --Make a LEFT on Pennsylvania Ave, NW **center is on immediate left at the WilmerHale Law Firm (1899 building) FROM METRO RAIL -- take rail to Farragut West Metro stop (Blue & Orange line) --you will be on I St. --walk towards 19th & make a LEFT on 19th St., NW --walk 1/2 a block --child care center side entrance on 19th St., NW (CVS accross the street) FROM VA --US-50 E/ Washington --Merge ontp I-66 E/ US-50 E (entering District of Columbia) --Take E St./ Interstate 66 E exit on the left -- E St NW/E St Expy (Continue to follow E St NW) --LEFT on 18th St., NW --LEFT on Pennsylvania Ave., NW

WilmerHale Child Care Center

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Our School-Age Program

Guiding children to experience their world and pursue their interests

We provide school-age child care for school holidays, school closing days, summer day camp or when there is a need for back-up or emergency care. In our school-age program, we provide children with the opportunity to live, learn and socialize in a relaxed setting outside of school.

We offer a wealth of enrichment activities that engage the interests of school-age children. You may find school-age children creating a magazine or a video, playing chess or shooting hoops, tutoring each other or forming a club. Teachers are there alongside, facilitating, guiding and understanding that learning does not have to take on the tone and texture of a school day but rather be filled with fun.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"We are so thankful for each and every staff member who works with our two girls. They look forward to coming to school every day and being with their teachers. We are beyond impressed with the curriculum in each class, and the creativity that goes into every activity. Thank you."

Our Curriculum Components

Engaging opportunities for play and discovery.

  • Language Works Tackling homework assignments, reading chapter books, engaging in long conversations with teachers and peers.
  • Math Counts Measuring weight, length, and volume, using math to solve problems.
  • Science Rocks Investigating forces of nature, developing hypotheses and conclusions, using computers, magazines, and books to explore the world.
  • ArtSmart Studying great artists, individual exploration of performance arts including dance, singing, musical instruments, and drama.
  • Our World Exploring diverse cultures, showing interest in finding solutions to issues of discrimination and injustice, becoming involved in service projects.
  • Well Aware Taking responsibility for a healthy lifestyle through regular exercise and healthy eating, participating in extracurricular activities including team sports and dance.

Learning at Home

Beach in a Bottle

You Will Need:

A trip to the beach, lake or creek, and supplies: plastic bottle, super glue, permanent marker, and a label

Directions:

Have your child fill the bottle with sand and water from the beach, along with his favorite sea shells or small pieces of driftwood. Seal the top using super glue (keep the glue out of your child’s reach and let the bottle dry before using it with him). Label with the date and location of your outing.

Tip:

At the beach, enjoy searching for “just the right” seashells. Ask your child, “Will a large one fit in your bottle?”; “How many do we need?”;  “Could a fish live in your bottle?”; “How much sand do we need?”; “Where does the sand come from?”; “Is the sand the same at all beaches?”

Try to stay away from seaweed and other living plants, since they are perishable and will rot after a while. Or, set the expectation that you’ll have a “throw-away” bottle that can only be used for a set amount of time.


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