All About Community Educational Research Group, Inc.
- Infant, Toddler, and Preschool slots available at three sites
- Minnesota Avenue, NE
- Antioch Facility (NO infant care, but DOES offer Out-of-School Time programming)
- Good Hope Road
- Nutritious breakfast, lunch and PM snack served and prepared based on the dietary guidelines of the US Department of Agriculture Child and Adult Care Food Program. (CACFP)
- Fall, Winter & Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences
- Family Activity Events
- Field Trips
- Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers, Two’s and Preschool
- Before/After School for Kindergarten through 12-years available at the Antioch Facility.
- Day Camp available for DCPS school closure days at the Antioch Facility.
- Nationally Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
- As a Level II child care provider, childcare eligibility determination, as well as intake, is conducted on behalf of the office of the State Superintendent for Education (OSSE) using OSSE eligibility requirements at our sites.
- Community partnerships with Strong Start, Early Stages, Bainum Family Foundation, Apple Tree, Healthy Futures, Inner City-Inner Child, Community Food Works
- Lower adult: child ratios
- All program staff meets the requirements outlined by District of Columbia Regulations for Child Development Facilities.
- ALL staff have been cleared with both Federal and local criminal background checks, as well as cleared with child protection registry checks.
- Staff is certified in infant/child CPR and Basic First Aid.
- Staff is committed to ongoing professional development.
- The program supervisor holds a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development or a related field.
- Lead instructors for each classroom hold a minimum of an Associates of Arts degree in Early Childhood Development.
- All our teaching staff holds a minimum of a Child Development Associate endorsed in either Infant-Toddler, or Preschool care.
Infants 8 weeks to 15 months
1 adult: 3 children
Toddlers 15 months to 2 ½ years old
1 adult: 4 children
Preschool 2 ½ to 5 years old
1 adult: 8 children
Kindergarten to 12-years old
1 adult: 10 children
Participate in your community!
Bring your child to one of Community Education Research Group’s three locations in the greater DC area —
Antioch, Minnesota Avenue, and Good Hope Road —
for the leading infant, preschool, and toddler care. Childhood development begins with a facility you can trust.
Why High-Quality Teachers and Staff Matter in Early Child Development
We all know the value in quality teachers and support staff members at Community Education Research Group, and at all levels — local, state, and federal — they’re trying to support, promote, and guide teacher quality.
So, let’s dive into why DC’s finest teachers are so important to your child’s early development.
Teachers are more vital to a student’s academic success than any other factor.
This is why preschool education, early education, and even daycare can be so supportive for your child. The early exposure to education paired with our amazing teachers only elevates their academic success.
Research has found that teachers matter most amongst any other school-related factors.
Effective teachers lead our infant program, preschool education, and daycare at Community Education Research Group!
So, what are some of the qualities of effective teachers?
When you enroll your child in any of our programs whether it be our outstanding infant and toddler care, preschool, or child care, you can always trust that we’ll have the most effective teachers. Below are some of the qualities our teachers exude.
- Empathetic, caring, and respectful
- Hold great, yet achievable, standards for students and themselves
- Commit and reserve time to prepare and reflect on lessons and the DC CommonCore Early Learning Standards
- Elevate activities by incorporating diversity lessons
- Present and monitor the content of lessons and adjust it in real-time for better comprehension
We know that teachers matter, but are there indicators of a quality preschool education program?
When high-quality teachers are employed at a preschool and chide care center, you can bet that the education being provided is of quality, too. What this looks like at Community Education Research Group and our infant, toddler, and preschool programs includes:
- Positive and nurturing relationships between the teachers and students
- The room is abundant in teaching materials and activities to best serve the children
- Mutual talking, listening, and responding
- Effective communication
- Opportunities for every type of learning including math, science, art, music, movement, and play
- Encouraged parent participation
- Small group sizes
- Ideal adult-to-child ratio