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On behalf of the whole NCRC community, I am excited for you to explore our website and learn about our exceptional preschool, a center of excellence in early childhood education.

Founded in 1928, National Child Research Center is the oldest continuously operating preschool in the District of Columbia. We continue to this day to be inspired by our founding principles; providing a curriculum rooted in early child development, delivered by outstanding faculty. Our program is committed to the inclusion of children with special needs and the implementation of appropriate, cutting-edge research. We continue to provide parent education programs and ongoing professional development opportunities for our highly-trained teaching staff.

We are proud to be a welcoming, inclusive, and diverse community, where every constituent is recognized, celebrated, and cherished.

At NCRC, children have the opportunity to experience a play-based program, which encourages inquiry and discovery. NCRC will consistently strive to inspire and motivate each child, parent, and teacher within a nurturing, positive, joyful learning environment.

I invite you to explore these pages to discover more about NCRC, and look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful campus.


James S. Carroll
Head of School


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