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The Gap Community Child Care Center

3636 16th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20010

(202) 462-3636


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our philosophy is to provide developmentally appropriate programs and experiences that enhance each child's social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth. The resultant GAP educational program is multi-faceted, multi-cultural, and bilingual. Lessons are offered in both Spanish and English. Our center provides an atmosphere of warmth and understanding where children can develop as individuals within a supportive community.

GAP’s philosophy is child-centered. Our motto: Motivate, Challenge and Stimulate children so that learning is fun, exploring is exciting and developing new concepts is an adventure.

Teachers are encouraged to design experiences to broaden and deepen children's social and communication skills. We take our role very seriously and work with parents to help awaken children to the world around them even as we maintain a safe environment for their care. "

Excerpted from the preschool's website