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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

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Our preschool classrooms focus on children’s newly emerging skills and advanced use of language, math, and scientific thought. Multi-disciplinary learning centers encourage individual skills and emerging interests in academics and creative expression.

Our curriculum stimulates each child’s innate curiosity and exploratory nature to prepare children for lifelong learning.

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Our Curriculum Components

Engaging opportunities for play and discovery.

  • Language Works Talking, questioning, beginning to write and identify letters and numbers.
  • Math Counts Counting, sequencing, developing 1-to-1 correspondence.
  • Science Rocks Examining, comparing, planting, and caring for gardens.
  • ArtSmart Drawing, brush painting, exploring music, dance, and dramatic arts.
  • Our World Appreciating diversity, becoming environmentally conscious.
  • Well Aware Taking part in exercise and yoga, preparing and eating healthy foods.

Learning at Home

Exploding Milk Colors

You Will Need:

1 pie plate, whole milk (about a cup), 3-4 different colors of food coloring, 1 bottle of liquid soap

Directions:

Fill the pie plate with milk and allow it to come to room temperature. With your child, add a few drops of food coloring to milk. Help your child put a single drop of liquid soap in the middle of the plate and watch your milk colors explode!

Tip:

Throughout the activity, ask things like: “How much milk should we use?”; “What colors do you want to add?”; “How many drops of blue are you going to use?”; “What do you think will happen?” 

Why this works: milk contains fats and proteins. Any change in the solution (such as adding soap) affects these fats and proteins, making them twist, bend, and change into all kinds of shapes. The soap weakens the surface tension, which is the watery skin that holds the liquid’s molecules together. When the molecules move, they mix the colors. Ask your child, “What happened to the colors?”; “Do you see new colors now?”; “Why do you think the colors move?”


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