OUR APPROACH TO LEARNING
AND TEACHING INFANTS IS
THROUGH CHILD CENTERED
PLAY AND EDUCATION. WE
HAVE A FULLY EQUIPPED
OUR APPROACH TO LEARNING
KU Kids @ Deanwood (KUKD) by way of Kiddie University is the product of Mayor Bowser’s investment in early childhood care. The objective is to make child care more affordable to all residents in the District of Columbia and to create more high-quality infant and toddler, and pre-school spaces in the city. KUKD was chosen by the Mayor’s administration to provide affordable, high-quality infant, toddler, and pre-school care at the Deanwood Recreation Center. This partnership along with public funding makes quality childcare assessable to those families who would otherwise find quality childcare not affordable.
Management believes that children are like sponges and the earlier they are exposed to learning and exploration, the better their development in all aspects of growth. KUKD will incorporate Spanish immersion and STEM components within the creative curriculum to provide the most well diverse curriculum and educational experiences. It focuses on research based and national standards including ITERS-R rating scale and NAEYC standards. Locally, management has engaged other current child care programs in the Capital Quality program administered by OSSE.
KUKD will become engaged in all the above, striving to reach the highest level of performance.
KUKD will adopt the view of that each classroom as a small learning community. Management believes in learning through play and use early childhood methodologies to foster learning in children. The utilization of the Creative Curriculum is an extension of KUKD’s philosophy and goals for the children. Activities with children aim to be child-directed and teacher assisted. Classrooms are set up to allow children to explore, to question, and to work independently in a group or with a teacher. Play is a tool for learning that helps to formulate healthy relationships with the children, their peers and adults. To further support children’s growth and development, the program design provides and encourages many opportunities for parent involvement. KUKD will maintain the approach of parents serving as primary teachers of their children. The goal is to form strong partnerships between teachers, children, parents, administrators, and the community.
SMARTCARE: Connecting Parents, Teachers and Directors
in Real Time.
KU Technology: Parents, we know you are busy and want to save as much time as possible. With the SmartCare parent app, you can sign your child in and out of system with your smartphone. No more hassling with fingerprint readers or pen and paper. Mobile technology means a quicker and more efficient sign-in and sign-out experience for you.
We all know that nothing brightens your day more than a photo or video of your child having fun. Now you can get those photos and videos as they happen, and even share them to your Facebook or Twitter feeds in real-time.
Do you wish you could make payments on the go and not have to worry about carrying your purse, wallet, or checkbook? Well, now you can! Pay your tuition with a credit card or have payments automatically debited from your checking account…all through Smartcare mobile app. Truly a mobile solution that works for our valued parents.
Partners & Affiliates
Go for a swim after you drop your child off or take your child for a swim after pickup. The Deanwood Aquatic Center is the offers DC Summer Swim League, Pre-school aquatics, and the Senior Swim initiative. The pool boasts an indoor slide and a separate children’s pool.
KU Kids have full access to the on-site library and librarians where they will be immersed in the wonderful world of literacy. There are many family events and programs to keep your little one’s engaged and encourage their love for reading!
Fitness Center & Gymnasium
Workout after you drop your little one at KU Kids or just before pickup. The on-site fitness center will help you reach your goals for balancing Health and Fitness while having children! Mon to Fri 9 am – 8:30 pm | Sat 9 am – 4:30 pm | Closed Sun
Football Field & Playground
Our band new campus sets on the historically vibrant corner of 8th & H street. Through our team’s collective imagination, the vision was birthed to continue assisting parents fulfill the