National Child Research Center nurtures the whole child—socially, emotionally, and intellectually—toward a lifelong love of learning. Informed by current research and continuing education, NCRC's exceptional faculty guide each student's unique development through a play-based, child-centered curriculum in a diverse, family-focused community, with a commitment to the inclusion of children who benefit from additional supports and adaptations.
NCRC’s highly skilled faculty uses research-based best practices to lead children in a play-based curriculum, creating a uniquely enriching and nurturing environment for young children and their families. As a model for early childhood education, NCRC promotes and respects diversity and inclusion in a climate that focuses on the whole child as it prepares children to be independent members of our larger community.
Accreditation & Membership
ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT MARYLAND AND DC SCHOOLS (AIMS)
The Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools is an American nonprofit education organization representing 120 independent schools in the US state of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Read More >
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE EDUCATION OF YOUNG CHILDREN (NAEYC)
The National Association for the Education of Young Children is a large nonprofit association focused on promoting high-quality learning of young children, with emphasis on children from birth through age eight, by connecting early childhood education practice, policy and research. Read More >
ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS OF GREATER WASHINGTON (AISGW)
The Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington is an organization that supports 75+ independent private schools in Washington, DC, and its environs. Read More >
BLACK STUDENT FUND (BSF)
The Black Student Fund brings people together by maintaining access to independent schools for black children from low to modest income households. The BSF was established in 1964 and provides supplemental grants as well as essential support services to black students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Read More >
LATINO STUDENT FUND (LSF)
The Latino Student Fund provides opportunities for a strong academic foundation for underserved students of Hispanic descent, in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, to promote higher education and professional leadership. Read More >