A fun, nurturing environment for children ages 18 months to 5, combining the best in early childhood education with a full Spanish immersion focus. Note: Our new Cathedral Commons location opening in the Fall of 2020 will accepts students 18 months to 5 years old.

CommuniKids Preschool is an approved provider under the Military and DoD Childcare Fee Assistance program. This program provides childcare subsidies to military families.

Program Information

  • Our program is licensed by the DC Office of the State Superintendent for Education (OSSE), and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • CommuniKids Preschool is an approved provider under the Military and DoD Childcare Fee Assistance program. This program provides childcare subsidies to military families. Learn more here.
  • Students must be at least 18 months old to attend CommuniKids Preschool DC
  • Toilet training is not a requirement for students
  • Previous exposure to the target language is not a requirement for students
  • The Full Day program runs from 8:30 am-3:00 pm
  • We offer Morning Extended Care from 8:00-8:30 am and Afternoon Extended Care from 3:00-6:00 pm each school day
  • Our teachers are native speakers with years of experience working with young children
  • Class size is no larger than 8 students with two teachers for the 18 month old classes (Cathedral Commons only)
  • Class size is no larger than 16 students with two teachers for the 2½ and 3 year old classes
  • Class size is no larger than 20 students with three teachers for the 4 year old classes
  • Students may bring their lunches from home, or parents may choose to participate in our hot lunch delivery program. CommuniKids provides a healthy snack each day
  • Our Student Support Team is on-site for both school and parent support
  • We offer language enrichment classes in Chinese, French, and Spanish on weekdays
  • Our preschool year runs from August to mid-June
  • We offer a summer camp program with priority registration for preschool families. Summer camp tuition is separate from preschool tuition but comparable in weekly cost
  • CommuniKids closes for federal holidays, spring and winter breaks, and occasional professional development days throughout the school year. Please request a copy of our Academic Calendar for more information

DC Preschool Sample Daily Activity Schedule

HoursActivity
8:00-8:30 AMMorning Extended Care
8:30-10:00 AMOpen Centers
Circle Time
Projects
10:00 -10:30 AMBathroom Break
Snack Time
10:30 - 11:30 AMOutdoor Play and Exploration
11:40 AM - 12:00 PMGuided Centers
Reading Time
12:00 - 12:30 PMLunch
12:40 - 2:00 PMNap/Quiet Time
Bathroom Break
2:00 - 2:45 PMOpen Centers
Guided Centers
Projects
2:45 - 3:00 PMClosing Circle
3:00 PMDismissal
3:00 - 6:00 PMAfternoon Extended Care

We accept DC Childcare subsidies.

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