Frequently asked questions

Is ERCDC Licensed?


ERCDC is licensed with the District of Columbia's Office of State Superintendent of Education (OSSE). Our child development center has established learning environments that meet District of Columbia’s Common Core Early Learning Standards and are clean, fun, creative, and student-centered.




Are there tours available?


No, due to current OSSE Guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19, ERCDC in-person tours are currently suspended. Virtual tours are available! If you'd like a virtual tour, please fill out our form here!




How is ERCDC dealing with the current Covid-19 Pandemic?


Please view our Covid-19 Protocol here. Per OSSE regulations, only students, staff, and essential visitors (e.g. maintenance workers, inspectors, therapists, etc) are allowable inside the building, but complete the daily health screening, wear a face covering at all times, maintain physical distancing to the extent feasible, and practice proper hand hygiene.




Is ERCDC a religious program?


We are a developmental program and currently do not offer a religious curriculum. However, children are provided age-appropriate opportunities to enjoy and be inspired by Bible stories, songs, and prayers.




How much is tuition?


Infants to 29 months: $2,060/month 2.5 years to 3 years and 4 months: $1,995/month 3.5 years to 5 years: $1,920/month




Are there sibling discounts available?


Yes, ERCDC provides a ten percent (10%) multiple child discount for enrolled siblings during the same school year. The discount is applied to the child whose tuition is the least. Discounts are only applicable when tuition payments are made on time.




What about food and meals?


ERCDC requires parents to provide food for infants six weeks to six months. Included in the child's tuition, we provide a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack for toddlers, preschool, and Pre-K children, catered by Good Food Co. Breakfast - 8:30am Lunch - 11:30am Afternoon snack - 3:15pm




Will my child be able to nap?


ERCDC provides a daily nap schedule (12:30-3:00 pm). If the child does not want to sleep, they are still required to rest.




Do staff administer medications?


Yes. A Medication Authorization form signed by the parent/guardian and physician must accompany all medication. Medications should not be mixed in food or drinks. Written authorization from the parent or guardian is also required for application of any topical products. (i.e., lotions, diaper ointment, or sunscreen). We do not administer fever reducers or aspirins.




Is there a dress code?


We do not have a dress code. However, children are required to be in seasonably appropriate and comfortable clothing. Children are not permitted to wear open toe, and/or open backed shoes. All clothing items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name (this includes coats, hats, gloves, scarves, and boots).




What will I need to pack for my child?


Infants: Bottles or food for the day labeled with the date and child’s first and last name 3 pacifiers (if used) marked with their name Diapers and Wipes (2 weeks' worth) Diaper cream 3 changes of clothes to be kept at the center Sleep Sack Crib Sheets (5 sheets per week) Note: we use the mini-crib sheet, 38"x24" All items must be labeled with child's full name Toddlers and Two year olds: 10 face masks in a zip lock bag (for children 2.5 years old and up) Outdoor shoes and indoor shoes (indoor shoes will stay in the Center) 4 sippy cups daily Diapers and wipes (2-weeks worth) Diaper cream 3 changes of seasonal clothes to be kept at the center (include socks) Fitted Sheet and light blanket All items must be labeled with child's full name Preschoolers: 10 face masks in a zip lock bag (for children 2.5 years old and up) Outdoor shoes and indoor shoes (indoor shoes will stay in the Center) 3 changes of seasonal clothes to be kept at the center (include socks) Cot sheet and light blanket All items must be labeled with child's full name




Can my child bring toys from home?


We strongly suggest that toys remain at home to prevent loss. If the child has a security blanket or toy, please mark it clearly with the child's full name. ERCDC is not responsible for any items that are misplaced or broken.




Does ERCDC celebrate birthdays?


Yes! ERCDC requires that all foods be commercially prepared, nut-free, and brought in the original sealed container with all ingredients listed. ERCDC does not accept home-made food items. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, parents are not allowed inside the center.




Does ERCDC accommodate the use of cloth diapers?


Per OSSE guidelines, we will only use cloth diapers for a child if the child’s parent(s) or guardian(s) provides us with a written statement accompanied by supporting written documentation from a licensed health care practitioner, explaining that cloth diapers are required by a special medical circumstance of that child. This statement shall remain in the child’s record at the Facility.





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