Our Programs


Our Infant Program is designed to meet the individual needs and scheduling of infants six weeks to 18 months. We develop a relationship with your infant, helping your baby to feel safe and loved. This relationship creates confidence in your child so that he or she will be ready and excited to learn new skills while in our care. Moreover, we build a relationship with you and your family, prioritizing open communication so that we are working in partnership to promote the growth and development of your child.


For children 19 months+, the Toddler program builds upon the Infant program by introducing new activities and learning opportunities that foster the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of your child. We use the Creative Curriculum, a play-based learning curriculum, in our toddler classrooms. The physical learning environments are designed to promote creativity through self-discovery and trial and error.

Pre-K (3-5 years)

The pre-K classrooms are designed to provide a safe, open environment in which children can explore, discover and participate in daily activities. Students must learn how to use large and fine motor to communicate, solve problems, and socialize with their peers. They’re encouraged to show mutual respect among peers and adults. The preschool classrooms are composed of many challenges in different developmental areas to meet children’s needs and developmental skills. Examples of such include block areas, dramatic areas, house areas, reading corner, manipulative area, art, and music corner. The stage of trust and autonomy is reinforced.

The pre-K program at BCCC follows the District of Columbia Public School (DCPS) calendar  and provides  more than  6.5 hours of instruction per day, typically from 8:00 am to 3:00pm. Before and after care (7am - 6pm) is provided separatelly, at cost. During the summer, children in  the pre-K program continue their learning and fun in our summer program. The pre- K program is free for DC residents,  the Before and After care and Summer programs are offered at cost.

School Age Before and After Care

Our  school age Before and After School Program offers a rigorous academic, cultural, and developmental program. Credentialed bilingual teachers oversee homework completion and provide tutoring in reading, writing, math, science, and computer based learning. Our long term goal lies in demonstrating that Latino students can be academically successful regardless of language proficiency, income level, origin, background, or immigration status. Further, the primary objective of our Before and After program is to improve academic and social-emotional skills, and multi-cultural awareness of the students between 5 and 12 years old.

The Before and After School Program at BCCC is staffed by individuals from a host of different cultures, with whom children can identify. Participants are encouraged to communicate in whichever language they feel most comfortable speaking, and staff is able to accommodate all levels of language learners. Latino enrollment in DCPS has more than doubled in the last decade. More importantly, it is the need for auxiliary services to reflect this population to ensure their success.

This program is partially funded by the Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs (MOLA)


The BCCC believes that good nutrition is essential for good health and optimal development. The BCCC provides nutritional food prepared fresh on premises . Meals served include: breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and supper.  BCCC ensures that its daily menus conform to the current United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) dietary guidelines.

The Barbara Chambers Children's Center  participates in the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), this program provides reimbursements for nutritious meals and snacks to eligible children and adults who are enrolled for care at participating child care centers and other providers.

The Barbara Chambers Children's Center is an equal opportunity provider. See USDA non-discriminatory statement at the link below:

Constructed with ❤️by the BCCC Parent Teacher Organization
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