The Israel Child Development Center (ICDC) opened its doors in September 1998 offering a program designed to foster the total social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development of preschool and school- age children. At the request of Israel Baptist Church, IMI assumed responsibility for the Child Development Center at Israel Baptist Church in January 2008.
Operation of our NAEYC Accredited ICDC is the day-to-day work of the Center Director, Ms. Wanda Holmes, a credentialed educator and administrator. The Center provides a safe, nurturing environment and employs staff trained and certified in early child care subsidy program operated by the Government of the District of Columbia. Ninety five percent (95%) of the Center’s children are subsidized by the District of Columbia government.
The ICDC is recognized as a place where families with young children have access to a high-quality early care and education program and a model for other providers not only in the District of Columbia, but in the metropolitan area and nation. We renewed our NAEYC Accreditation in 2017 and are licensed by OSSE to serve over 70 children, 6 weeks to 5 years of age and before and after-school children, ages 5 to 14. Services for infant & toddlers began in the Spring 2014.
Working in partnership with families and with the community, the Center prepares children for success in school and in life. The Center operates 5 days a week, 11 hours a day, offering a high-quality, systematic preschool curriculum: the Scholastic Early Childhood Curriculum, which is approved by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, Office of Early Care and Education Administration (OSSE/ECEA). The Curriculum provides instruction in early language, reading, and math skills, allowing children to explore with teacher-directed instruction. In addition, the program addresses all areas of child development (cognitive, language, physical, and social).
"We serve ... So others may prosper."
The Child Development Center
at Israel Baptist Church
1251 Saratoga Avenue, N. E.
Washington, DC 20018
(202) 714-8117 or (202) 269-5090 - Office
(202) 269-5091 - Fax
Ms. Wanda Holmes, Director
- Convenient Hours: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Transportation to Area Schools
- Before & After Care (pre-K to 13 years)
- Vacation & Summer Camp Programs