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Thurgood Marshall Child Development Center

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Thurgood Marshall Child Development Center provides quality care for children ages 3 months until kindergarten.
Current Openings for 3-5 year olds! Our center offers warm, friendly, professionally-organized, unique child care in the heart of the nation’s capital, just steps from Union Station in Washington, D.C. We strive to create a loving community of children, parents, teachers, and friends.
Our staff include talented, highly trained, and academically credentialed teachers who nurture and facilitate integrated learning, following a child’s own rhythms. Our responsive teachers understand that children are learning all the time through active and purposeful involvement with people, materials, and ideas.
We use the Creative Curriculum, a play-orientated, child-initiated approach. The Creative Curriculum fosters a dynamic environment to satisfy the young child’s natural sense of wonder, sociability, eagerness to explore and problem solve, enthusiasm for quality literature, and aptitude to learn through play.
In addition to classroom experiences, children play on our large, private outdoor playground, go on neighborhood walks, and have the option to take field trips to exciting destinations. We also offer enrichment programs in Spanish, music, and gymnastics.
We see parents and teachers as partners, and value close, regular, and open communication. Our environment respects individuality and differences. We have an open door policy, and parents are welcome to visit anytime.

Basic Facts

    Available Spots: We have multiple openings for children ages 3-5.

    Age Range:
    3 months to 5 years

    Tuition: Bi-weekly $542 - $759

    Name of Care Center or Person
    Janine Fetters, M.S. Executive Director

    To provide a safe, nurturing, and diverse community that fosters an innovative and engaging learning environment for children, families, and staff.


    Available Hours:
    7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Contact Details

  • Address: 1 Columbus Circle NE M-200, Washington, DC 20544
  • Zip Code: 20002
  • Phone: (202) 502-2475
  • Website:

Important Q&A

    What differentiates your care center from all the others?
    Our center has outstanding teachers with many years of experience and credentials in early childhood education. Our low staff turn over offers families continuity of care for their children. Our parent board of director's is very engaged in supporting teachers to provide high-quality NAEYC accredited child care for families of young children. Our administrators bring a wealth of knowledge, education and experience to provide leadership to the staff.

    What safety precautions are in place for the children in your care?
    Our teachers are very aware of providing a healthy, safe and educational environment for the children. All the staff are currently certified in CPR and First Aid.

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  1. Thurgood Marshall Child Development Center (TMCDC) is an excellent early childhood learning environment. It has a great reputation, established rules and regulations for everything from operating hours to how to handle emergencies, a qualified and dedicated staff, clean and safe facilities, and is one of only 7,000 programs accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the highest standard available. My daughter attends TMCDC and my newborn son will also soon, and I highly recommend it to anyone in the DC area.

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