Your child’s development is our top priority.
teacher with children at classroom

Community Educational Research Group is a licensed, well-established childcare and preschool in Minnesota Ave. NE, Washington, DC with three facilities – Antioch, Minnesota Avenue, and Good Hope Road. We are nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). While caring for your child’s development and health, we serve nutritious breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack based on the dietary guidelines of the US Department of Agriculture’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). During fall, winter, and spring, we conduct thorough parent-teacher conferences for a deeper understanding of our children’s progress. As a Level II provider of childcare in Washington, D.C., childcare eligibility determination, as well as intake, is conducted on behalf of the office of the State Superintendent for Education.

We also organize family activity events and field trips for our valued students and their parents. We utilize the Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool. We also offer school-age programming and out of school time programming for our student’s educational benefit.

Our Mission

Community Educational Research Group serves the needs of young children who reside in Washington, DC, Wards 7 and 8. CERG provides high-quality early care & education in a culturally-diverse and nurturing environment. CERG employs developmentally appropriate practices and practitioners to facilitate social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth for all students.

Our Vision

Community Educational Research Group envisions early childhood education opportunities for all DC children, regardless of family income, and enriching out-of-school-time programming for all so that no child may fall behind in school.


Apple Tree
Research and Development/Every Child Ready Instructional model (curriculum) used to support data driven early childhood education.
Bainum Family Foundation
Business consultants geared towards strengthening the sustainability and performance of Childcare centers to achieve life-changing results for families, children and youth.
Community Food Works
Nutrition education and seasonal produce that is fresh and locally grown. Families receive fresh produce weekly and participate in cooking classes.
DC Early Learning Collaborative
DC Early Learning Collaborative – An alliance of more than 100 education professionals, organizations, and coalitions working together to advocate for improved policy, investment, and services for children.
Healthy Futures
Early childhood mental health consultation services for children up to 5 years of age to promote social and emotional development.
Healthy Tots/ Nutrition Education & Physical Activity
Wellness, physical activity, and nutrition education.
Inner City Inner Child
Dancing with Books (classroom residency) in class arts-based residencies for children 6 weeks to 5 years. Music, movement, and visual arts program to support classroom learning.
Federally funded community-based program for low-income families with pregnant women, infants, and toddlers up to age 3.
QIN- Quality Improvement Network
The Quality Improvement Network /Citywide effort to build capacity, increase access and enhance the quality of infant and toddler care in the District of Columbia.
Snap -Ed
Nutrition education for pre-school children and text messaging program for families.
University of Maryland- Early Childhood Education and Intervention
Washington Association of Child Care Centers
Organization of Early Care & Education Centers in Washington DC that advocate for improved services and representation.
Washington Tennis & Education Foundation
Tiny Tots program for children ages 2 to 4. Children have the opportunity to receive free tennis instruction weekly from a dedicated pro.

Connect with Us Today!

If you are interested in the high-quality educational services that we offer, Community Educational Research Group is thrilled to welcome you to your family! Should you need any additional information about our staff, facilities, or programs, feel free to send us a message anytime.