A Solid Foundation
For The Future

Watch Your Child Reveal Their Potential
With Flexible, Family-Focused Support

A Solid Foundation
For The Future

Watch Your Child Reveal Their Potential With Flexible, Family-Focused Support

Pre-K | 3 - 5 years | Serving Washington, DC

Universal DCPS Standards Ensure Your Child’s Readiness

Universal DCPS Standards Ensure Your Child’s Readiness

Your little one’s teacher follows the city’s universal standards for preschool education, so you know their transition to kindergarten will be smooth. Experienced educators guide your child’s learning to ensure proper preparation for the school years ahead.
 

Free Uniforms Save You Time & Money

Never wonder what your child is going to wear to school! You save time in the morning and strain on your wallet with free uniforms for your pre-kindergartener. It’s a win-win situation for your budget and your daily routine. 

Free Uniforms Save You Time & Money
Fascinating Field Trips At No Cost To You

Fascinating Field Trips At No Cost To You

Every month, your child’s class ventures out to do some local sightseeing, visit community partners, and learn about the wide world around them. These trips cost you nothing but are worth their weight in gold for your child.

A Rigorous Curriculum Prepares For Kindergarten

A personalized approach to The Creative Curriculum® provides structure and engagement for your child’s continued development.  Hands-on, interactive activities assure a love of learning in the years ahead. 

WOW! 100% FREE Pre-K M-F from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.! Ask About rates for flexible before & After Care

Flexible Care Puts Your Family First

Flexible Care Puts Your Family First

Do what works for your family with full-time, part-time, and extended-hours care that guides and prepares your child while supporting you and your busy schedule. Work with us to create a plan that works. 

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

Qualified Teachers Guide Your To Child’s School Success

Place your child in the care of certified and degreed teachers who dedicate their time to ensuring a solid foundation for future school success. Our passionate teachers encourage your child to achieve their goals at a pace that suits them. 

Transparent Partnerships Support The Whole Family

Our passionate, dedicated teachers keep an open dialogue with you to build a foundation for continued success. With regular updates and parent-teacher meetings you have the guidance you need to support your child.

Daily Communication Through The Procare Connect© App

The easy-to-use parent-teacher communication app Procare Connect© helps you stay fully connected and involved in your child’s day. Teachers share photos, videos, and news of your child’s daily learning and activities.

Safety Measures Give You Peace Of Mind

Your child is always well protected in the capable care of CPR-certified teachers. Measures like restricted entry access and security cameras help keep your child safe and secure at all times.

Healthy And Delicious Meals Fuel Your Child’s Day

Our on-site chef prepares delicious meals and snacks, catering for any allergies or sensitivities. With food prepared according to CACFP guidelines, your child eats a healthy balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables. 

Healthy And Delicious Meals Fuel Your Child’s Day

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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