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On February 22, 1928, NCRC (then called the Washington Child Research Center) opened its doors to welcome its first group of students and families. Now, nearly 90 years later and at the beginning of a new school year, we open our doors to welcome you.

As you walk up to the building, up the stairs, onto the porch, and through the front door, you’re not just walking into a school – you’re walking into the oldest operating preschool in the District of Columbia. You’re walking into the same building that thousands of families have walked into since 1931 (when NCRC moved from its original location on Columbia Road in Northwest Washington). You’re part of a community that spans nearly 90 years.

To put it simply, we are thrilled to celebrate NCRC’s 90th anniversary. As we sort through our archives this year, please make sure to check our Facebook page and our website for historical photos, documents, and information that will give you a glimpse into our amazing past. Can’t wait to get started? Click here to access an interactive timeline of NCRC’s history.




"NCRC was my foundation for the rest of my education, and really, for the rest of my life."

-NCRC Alum

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