School Options Outside My School DC

 

My School DC is the common application and public school lottery for DC Public Schools (DCPS) and DC public charter schools (PK3 – Grade 12). Few public charter schools that serve PK3 – Grade 12 do not participate in My School DC. Additionally, adult public charter schools, DCPS Opportunity Academies, community-based pre-K programs, daycares, and private and parochial schools do not participate in My School DC. For more information about these programs, please contact them directly.


Public charter schools not participating in My School DC in SY21-22 that serve PK3 – grade 12:


Community-based PK Options

The District of Columbia offers free, high quality PK for residents through community-based organizations (CBOs). 

 

To be eligible for enrollment, children must be DC residents and be three (3) years of age on or before Sept. 30 of the program year for which the child is being enrolled, or be no older than five (5) years of age after Sept. 30 of the program year for which the child is being enrolled. Applications for this program are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis by the participating CBOs; not through My School DC. If interested in enrolling a child at one of the participating CBOs below, please contact the CBO directly.

 

A complete list of licensed child care providers in the District of Columbia that meet your specific criteria such as type of care, age of child, location, services needed and more can be found at My Child Care DC. For assistance, call (202) 829-2500.

 

Participating Community-based Organizations 

 

Associates for Renewal in Education, Inc.

45 P St NW, Ward 5, (202) 483-9424

Hours of operation: M-F, 7am-6:30pm*

Before and after care available at cost (Accepts vouchers)

*Please contact provider to confirm hours of operation.

 

Barbara Chambers

1470 Irving St NW, Ward 1,  (202) 387-6755

Hours of operation: M-F, 7am-6pm*

Before and after care available at cost (Accepts vouchers)

*Please contact provider to confirm hours of operation.

 

Big Mama's Children Center

4680 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SW, Ward 8, (202) 563-5303

Hours of operation: M-F, 6:30am-6pm*

Before and after care available at cost (Accepts vouchers)

*Please contact provider to confirm hours of operation.

 

Bright Beginnings

128 M St NW, Ward 6, (202) 842-9090

Hours of operation: M-F, 7am-11:30pm*

Before and after care available at cost (Accepts vouchers)

*Please contact provider to confirm hours of operation.

 

Bright Start Early Care & Preschool

1202 Kennedy St NW, Ward 4, (202) 722-2273

Hours of operation: M-F, 7am-6:30pm*

Before and after care available at cost (Accepts vouchers)

*Please contact provider to confirm hours of operation.

 

CentroNia

1420 Columbia Rd NW, Ward 1, (202) 332-4200

Hours of operation: M-F, 7am-6pm*

Before and after care available at cost (Accepts vouchers)

*Please contact provider to confirm hours of operation.

 

Children's Hut

510 Kennedy St NW, Ward 4, (202) 722-0885

Hours of operation: M-F, 7am-6pm*

Before and after care available at cost (Accepts vouchers)

*Please contact provider to confirm hours of operation.

 

Christian Tabernacle Child Development Center

712 Randolph St NW, Ward 4, (202) 882-8232 

Hours of operation: M-F, 7am-6pm*

Before and after care available at cost (Accepts vouchers)

*Please contact provider to confirm hours of operation.

 

CommuniKids Preschool and Children's Language Center

4719 Wisconsin Ave NW, Ward 3, (202) 363-0133

Hours of operation: M-F, 7am-6pm*

Before and after care available at cost (Accepts vouchers)

*Please contact provider to confirm hours of operation.

 

Dawn to Dusk Child Development Center

657 Lebaum St SE, Ward 8, (202) 562-6196

Hours of operation: M-F, 6am-6pm*

Before and after care available at cost (Accepts vouchers)

*Please contact provider to confirm hours of operation.

 

Easter Seals

2800 13th St NW, Ward 1, (202) 387-4434

Hours of operation: M-F, 7am-6pm*

Before and after care available at cost (Accepts vouchers)

*Please contact provider to confirm hours of operation.

 

Educare of Washington

640 Anacostia Ave NE, Ward 7, (202) 727-5604

Hours of operation: M-F, 7am-6pm*

Before and after care available at cost (Accepts vouchers)

*Please contact provider to confirm hours of operation.

 

Edward C. Mazique Parent Child Center, Inc.

1719 13th St NW, Ward 2, (202) 462-3375

Hours of operation: M-F, 7am-6pm*

Before and after care available at cost (Accepts vouchers)

*Please contact provider to confirm hours of operation.

 

Estrellitas Montessori School

5331 Colorado Ave NW, Ward 4, (202) 248-7827 

Before and after care available at cost (Accepts vouchers)

*Please contact provider to confirm hours of operation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gap Community Child Center

209 Upshur St NW, Ward 4, (202) 462-3636

Hours of operation: M-F, 7am-6pm*

Before and after care available at cost (Accepts vouchers)

*Please contact provider to confirm hours of operation.

 

Happy Faces Early Learning Academy, LLC

1905 9th St NE, Ward 5, (202) 529-5437

Hours of operation: Sun-Sat, 5am-6am (24 hours)*

Before and after care available at cost (Accepts vouchers)

*Please contact provider to confirm hours of operation.

 

Home Away from Home CDC, Inc.

414 R St NW, Ward 5, (202) 487-1067  

Hours of operation: M-F, 6am-6pm*

Before and after care available at cost (Accepts vouchers)

*Please contact provider to confirm hours of operation.

 

Ideal Child Development Center

801 Rock Creek Church Rd, NW, Ward 4, (202) 722-0633

Hours of operation: M-F, 7am-11pm*

Before and after care available at cost (Accepts vouchers)

*Please contact provider to confirm hours of operation.

 

Jubilee Jumpstart

2525 Ontario Rd NW, Ward 1, (202) 506-4607

Hours of operation: M-F, 7:30am-6pm*

Before and after care available at cost (Accepts vouchers)

*Please contact provider to confirm hours of operation.

 

Kiddie Academy of DC West End

1227 25th St NW, Suite 101, Ward 2, (202) 803-2494

Before and after care available at cost (Accepts vouchers)

*Please contact provider to confirm hours of operation.

 

Kids Are People Too

408 61st St NE, Ward 7, (202) 397-1099

Hours of operation: M-F, 7:30am-6pm*

Before and after care available at cost (Accepts vouchers)

*Please contact provider to confirm hours of operation.

 

Kuumba Learning Center

3328 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Ward 8, (202) 563-5971

Hours of operation: M-F, 7am-6pm*

Before and after care available at cost (Accepts vouchers)

*Please contact provider to confirm hours of operation.

 

National Children's Center

3400 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Ward 8, (202) 279-4900

Hours of operation: M-F, 7am-6pm*

Before and after care available at cost (Accepts vouchers)

*Please contact provider to confirm hours of operation.

 

Nation's Capital Child and Family Development

2229 M St NE, Ward 5, (202) 388-7560

Hours of operation: M-F, 7am -6pm*

Before and after care available at cost (Accepts vouchers)

*Please contact provider to confirm hours of operation.

 

Paramount Child Development Center

3924 4th St, SE, Ward 8, (202) 562-3404

Hours of operation: M-F, 7am -7pm*

Before and after care available at cost (Accepts vouchers)

*Please contact provider to confirm hours of operation.

 

Rosemount Center

2000 Rosemount Ave NW, Ward 1, (202) 265-9885

Hours of operation: M-F, 7:45am-6pm*

Before and after care available at cost (Accepts vouchers)

*Please contact provider to confirm hours of operation.

 

Spanish Education Development (SED) Center

4110 Kansas Ave NW, Ward 4, (202) 722-4404

Hours of operation: M-F, 7am-6pm*

Before and after care available at cost (Accepts vouchers)

*Please contact provider to confirm hours of operation.

 

St. Phillips Child Development Center

2001 14th St, SE, Ward 8, (202) 678-1640

Hours of operation: M-F, 7am-6pm*

Before and after care available at cost (Accepts vouchers)

*Please contact provider to confirm hours of operation.

 

Sunshine Early Learning

4224 6th St SE, Ward 8, (202) 561-0595

Hours of operation: M-F, 6am-6pm*

Before and after care available at cost (Accepts vouchers)

*Please contact provider to confirm hours of operation.

 

 

Adult public charter schools:

 

DCPS Opportunity Academies:


The ReEngagement Center

The ReEngagement Center (100 42nd St. NE) offers a range of services to 16-24 year old DC residents not currently in school and who don’t have a high school diploma or GED, including:

  • Assessment of academic and non-academic needs to develop individualized reengagement plans
  • Assistance identifying best-fit educational options, including public and public charter schools, community based organizations, and faith based organizations
  • Support during the re-enrollment process 
  • Ongoing support for at least one year after enrollment occurs

Learn more at https://backontrackdc.osse.dc.gov. Questions? Walk in or call 202.671.2539. The ReEngagement Center is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.