Easterseals Child Development Centers provide inclusive, high-quality services in a unique and developmentally appropriate environment for children under 5 years of age. The mission of the program is to provide early childhood education and early detection using observations and other assessment tools in an inclusive setting. Our goal is to provide a stimulating educational experience to promote each child’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth and to help every individual reach his or her full potential.
Our program, centered around the Creative Curriculum, includes full-day childcare and early education, parental resources, and at our Silver Spring location, intergenerational activities. Easterseals welcomes children with and without disabilities, from 6 weeks to 5 years of age, with the goal of ensuring a successful transition into kindergarten.
Why Are We Inclusive?
As a result of their daily interaction, typically developing children foster a more positive perception of children with disabilities and are comfortable with and understand their unique challenges. Children with disabilities benefit from role modeling of their typically developing peers and are given an opportunity to meet all of their expanding developmental needs, in one program. The Child Development Centers provide these services to children from every walk of life, and we work exceptionally hard to serve children from low- to moderate-income families. Easterseals is grateful to the private foundations and government agencies that support our work through grants, as well as the generous individual and corporate sponsors who support us.
Child Development Center Locations
The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Child Development Center
2800 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 462-7379 fax
Silver Spring, MD
The Safeway, Inc. Child Development Center in The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Inter-Generational Center
1420 Spring Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 920-9770 fax
College Park, MD
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Child Development Center
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740
(301) 837-0874 fax
Falls Church, VA
The Jo Ann & Carl McNair Community Child Development Center
300 Hunton Avenue
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 534-5355 fax
For more information about our Child Development Centers, please contact us or call (301) 588-8708 or (800) 886-3771.