Our mission at CommuniKids Preschool DC is to prepare young children to become the global citizens of tomorrow by creating a joyful, playful, and nurturing environment that immerses students in a second language. Our program strives to instill the disposition, knowledge, and skills required to succeed in a highly interconnected world.
We have four locations: Falls Church, VA, Loudoun County, VA, Richmond, VA, and Washington, DC. The DC location offers half- and full-day Spanish Immersion Preschool programs for children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years old. Our school is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
We also offer a Spanish Immersion Summer Camp program and after-school and weekend Enrichment Classes in Spanish, French, Chinese, and Arabic.
Our groundbreaking Early Childhood Second Language (ECSL®) approach addresses these needs by preparing children for their K-12 education, while developing multi-cultural competency and second language fluency. The hallmarks of the ECSL®(pronounced “excel”) program are:
- A warm and cohesive school environment
- Extended periods of immersion in a second language
- Extended periods of guided play activities
- Theme-based curriculum emphasizing tolerance, responsibility, and solidarity as the essential elements of a global perspective
Available Spots: Spots available in the 2.5 class for the 18-19 school year. For DC residents, if you enter at this age, Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 is FREE.
2.5 - 5 years
Years Established: 2009
Average Class Size: 12
Tuition: $1,607 per month
Who you serve:
Our mission at CommuniKids is to prepare young children to become the global citizens of tomorrow by creating a joyful, playful, and nurturing environment that immerses students in a second language. Our program strives to instill the disposition, knowledge, and skills required to succeed in a highly interconnected world.
M-F 9:00am-5:00pm; Before and after care available; Sat 9:00am-1pm
- Address: 4719 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
- Zip Code: 20016
- Phone: 202-363-0133
- Website: http://www.communikids.com
What differentiates your school from all others?
CommuniKids is dedicated to helping children become global, multilingual citizens of tomorrow by teaching them in full language-immersion. We prepare children for their K-12 education by teaching them preschool skills, all while also learning a second language. We promote core values of a global education: responsibility, tolerance, solidarity, and an appreciation for multiculturalism.
Where do you see your school in 5 years, what will be different?
We hope to expand our school and our vision of global education more widely, in hopes that our global community can grow.
What kind of student is most successful at your school?
No two children learn the same way. At CommuniKids, each child is encouraged to develop their skills and intellect according to their own strengths.
Why should we choose your school?
We are truly a global, multicultural, multilingual community. We care about families and our students, and are happy to see our children succeed both in their language skills and their development as an individual.
What differentiates your care center from all the others?
We offer a unique opportunity for children to achieve near-native fluency in a second language.
What is your philosophy regarding childcare?
We believe in play-based education and full language-immersion. Early childhood education should be centered around children learning naturally, by playing.
What lead you to operate a childcare center?
CommuniKids began as a small, parent-run cooperative preschool in 2003 and has developed into the DC Metro area’s premier children’s language center and preschool. At the very beginning, three of our top executives were inspired by the idea of having their own children develop into multilingual, multicultural global citizens. They had their own children enrolled in their new school, and have been thrilled to watch their children grow into the global, multilingual young people they see today. Seeing these extraordinary linguistic and cultural developments in their own children, they hoped to be able to do the same for other families as well. As a team, in 2005, we began broadening our scope into afterschool programs for children.
We established our preschool program in 2009 in both Falls Church, VA and Washington, DC. In the spring of 2015, we opened a new preschool center in Richmond, VA and in the summer of the same year, we opened another center in Loudoun County, VA.
CommuniKids was the area’s first language center to offer classes for children ages 18 months to 8 years of age in Spanish, French, Mandarin, and Arabic, and is currently the only children’s language center to offer a full-time, Spanish and French-immersion preschool in the greater Washington area. We are proud of our story and are very excited about its future chapters.