Fun, Flexibility, And
Family Come First!

Your Child Embraces Their Limitless Potential
In A Supportive, Loving Preschool Family

Fun, Flexibility, And
Family Come First!

Your Child Embraces Their Limitless Potential In A Supportive, Loving Preschool Family

Preschool & Daycare Center Serving Washington, DC

Take A Peek Inside Your Child’s Home-Away-From-Home

Experience The Love & Trust Of A Transparent Partnership

Enter a parent-preschool partnership where you feel understood and empowered. This is a safe space for you and your family, where we build trust through support and open dialogue to make sure that what’s best for your child comes first.

Flexible Care Options Cater To Your Schedule

Working early or late shifts? Need childcare on an ad hoc basis? Whatever your situation, let us help. Full-time, part-time, extended hours and easy care options are all available so you and your family have support when you need it.

Full-time, Part-time, and “Easy Care” (Care Your Way) Options Available

Safety Is Our #1 Priority So You Can Relax

Enjoy peace of mind that your child is safe and secure with comprehensive protective measures and CPR-certified teachers. Strict controls ensure only authorized personnel can access entrances, and internal-use cameras keep a watchful eye for your confidence.

Energetic, Creative, And Highly Degreed Teachers Shape Minds

Place your child in the hands of early childhood experts, dedicated to helping them bloom. Passionate, qualified teachers meet each individual where they are and tailor their learning experience so they can achieve their best at a pace that works for them.

Procare Connect© Keeps Your Child’s Day At Your Fingertips

Get pictures, videos, news, and updates about every milestone and accomplishment with a convenient app. Procare Connect© keeps you in the loop with every detail of your child’s learning, so you never miss a moment.

Yes, Professional Cleaners Are On-Site To Keep Your Child’s Spaces Sparkling

Yes, Professional Cleaners Are On-Site To Keep Your Child’s Spaces Sparkling

Safety Is Our #1 Priority So You Can Relax

Enjoy peace of mind that your child is safe and secure with comprehensive protective measures and CPR-certified teachers. Strict controls ensure only authorized personnel can access entrances, and internal-use cameras keep a watchful eye for your confidence.

State-Approved Meals Keep Kids Nourished

As part of CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program), kids enjoy daily meals and snacks that meet USDA regulations. An on-site cook prepares nutrient-rich dishes in a nut-free environment, whatever their dietary needs, so they grow strong and healthy.

Full-Time, Part-Time, Before- & After-School, And “Easy Care” Options To Suit You

Engaging Learning For Kindergarten-Readiness

Your child gets inspired by hands-on, interactive, and personalized activities designed to help them bloom and prepare for school. The Creative Curriculum® sparks imaginations and provides a structure for your little learner’s future success.

Over 33 Years Of Progress Prove Our Commitment To Quality

1991
2005
2006
2012
2014
2021

NAEYC Accredited Means We’re Held To The Highest Standards

As part of NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children), your child benefits from a promise of high-quality early learning. In maintaining our accreditation, we ensure the kids in our care thrive and reach their full potential.

We Offer Discounts To Current Military, Police, And Fire Workers

Yes, We Proudly Support Families Who Qualify For Subsidy

FAQs

Yes, we are fully licensed by D.C.

1905 9th Street:

6.00 AM – 7.00 PM (Monday to Friday);
7.00 AM – 6.00 PM Saturday

New York Ave
: 6.00 AM – 7.00 PM

Edgewood
: 6.00 AM – 7.00 PM

INFANT

Non-mobile Infant: 6 weeks – 9 months
Mobile Infants: 9 – 12 months

TODDLER: 12 months – 2 years
PRESCHOOL
: 2 – 3 years
PRE-K:
3 – 5 years
BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL:
3 – 12 years

Teachers are all CPR-certified and hold a degree in early education or a Childhood Development Associate (CDA).
Yes, our on-site cook prepares meals as part of CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program), which meet standards from the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture). Children receive breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks, and dinner (depending on their hours in our care) and they eat family-style to promote good manners and healthy eating habits. Meals are nut-free and can be catered to dietary requirements and sensitivities.

We offer competitive and flexible tuition rates. 

  • We accept payments by money order, check, online payments via Paypal or our Tuition Express program.
  • We accept Military NACCRA Payments, Child Care Subsidy, as well as DC Child and Family Services Invoicing.
  • We Provide several options for enrollment which include:
    • Traditional (7.00 am – 6.00 pm M-F)
    • Nontraditional (any hours outside of traditional hours, inclusive of nights and weekends)
    • We also offer Easy Care to suit you, as needed.
  • You can pay by the day, hour, or week

Please contact our Enrollment Specialist at (202) 529-5437 ext. 108, for additional information regarding rates and services.

Hear What Parents Have To Say...

"The teachers clearly love what they do, and they love the kids!"
"The teachers clearly love what they do, and they love the kids!"
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My child attended Happy Faces Early Learning Academy from age 4.5 months until his recent graduation at 3.5. For the first three years of his life, Happy Faces provided a loving, nurturing and strong learning environment for my son. He learned to walk, talk and write at Happy Faces. They also fully potty trained him. The administration is responsive and reliable.

- Melanie Newman

"I really like about Happy Faces. They’re concerned with the children’s development!"
"I really like about Happy Faces. They’re concerned with the children’s development!"
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I’ve been taking my 18-month old daughter to Happy Faces for a little over a year, and we’re all happy with it. It’s very reasonably priced for the area, more flexible than most, and they treat the kids well without climbing up their own butts. They’re concerned with the children’s development.

- Frank Klobucar

"I would recommend Happy Faces to anyone looking for a safe, caring environment!"
"I would recommend Happy Faces to anyone looking for a safe, caring environment!"
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My son Ashton has attended Happy Faces for over a year. I have been amazed by his growth and development during his time there. He loves going to “school” and as a mother, it warms my heart to know that my son is happy and well taken care of. They do a great job keeping the kids engaged with fun activities.

- Dawn Collier

"I would recommend this center to any child. They really have good COVID precautions!"
"I would recommend this center to any child. They really have good COVID precautions!"
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Since my child been at happy face I could not be nothing more then happy and amaze. Since my baby been there she have been really happy. They work with her on her motor skills and she is moving fast. They have really great teacher and they are on top off everything.

- Marquita Fendall

"My son absolutely loves happy faces. Our family is more than pleased!!"
"My son absolutely loves happy faces. Our family is more than pleased!!"
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My son absolutely loves happy faces. Our family had a hard time finding childcare that was knowledgeable about breastfed babies and cloth diaper friendly. Happy Faces is both. My son has flourished since he started. He has gained so much coordination and large motor skills as well as social emotional growth.

- Monecho McMillon

"Very professional and understanding! The custodial staff, admin staff and teachers!"
"Very professional and understanding! The custodial staff, admin staff and teachers!"
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My daughter has been going here since she was 6 weeks and now she’s 6 months tomorrow. Where do I start. They answered the phone every time called with updates on my child no matter how many times I called when she first started. My daughter is always happy when I pick her up and willing goes to the staff when I drop her off.

- Keandra Jackson

"This center have amazing & loving staff. They are always on top of things!"
"This center have amazing & loving staff. They are always on top of things!"
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My daughter been @ this daycare since she was 7 months. I have watched her growth & development over the years. This center have amazing & loving staff. They are always on top of things & its like a home away from home. I appreciate all the hard-working staff as well as bonding & the patience they have towards my daughter.

- Ms. Tarsha

"A million thanks to the staff for being my "HEROES"!"
"A million thanks to the staff for being my "HEROES"!"
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This facility has been a Godsend for me especially during the pandemic.I am an essential employee and I would not have been able to fulfill my duties without the willingness, cooperation and care given by the staff. I am so thankful. A million thanks to the staff for being my "HEROES".

- Yevette Garner

"Thank you Happy Faces for all you support and a special thank you!"
"Thank you Happy Faces for all you support and a special thank you!"
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My son has been attending Happy Faces since he was six months old. He is now three and will be starting preschool this year. I have watched this daycare grow and its awesome to see change when its for the greater good. He enjoys going to school. So much so that he passes me up at times just to give teachers hugs and kisses.

- TiShawn

"A great place to grow. Happy Faces is truly a place where learning IS fun!!"
"A great place to grow. Happy Faces is truly a place where learning IS fun!!"
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A great place to grow, learn and be apart of the positive change in our youths lives. I love being apart of a team of strong, educated ladies who care about the children and want the best for them. Leadership also does a great job of setting the standard. Happy Faces is truly a place where learning IS fun!

- SomebodiMama

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How Old Is Your Child?

Infants

6 wks - 12 mths

Toddlers

1 - 2 Years

Preschool

2 - 3 Years

Pre-K

3 - 5 Years

Before & After School

3 - 12 Years