Prepare Your Child For A Lifetime Of
Learning On A Schedule That Suits You
Inspiring Growing Minds
Prepare Your Child For A Lifetime Of Learning On A Schedule That Suits You
preschool | 2 - 3 years | Serving Washington, DC
Early Academic Skills Kickstart Future Success
Sparking your child’s imagination with age-appropriate tasks and activities keeps them engaged and builds confidence. A personalized approach to The Creative Curriculum® prepares them with confidence for continued success in the future.
Flexible Support On A Schedule That Works
Let us help you create a child care and early learning schedule that works for you and your preschooler. With full-time, part-time, and extended hours options, they’re thriving and learning while you take care of business.
Qualified Teachers Provide Fun, Hands-On Learning
Our passionate and nurturing educators help your child develop to the best of their abilities. Our qualified teachers provide a stimulating environment that feeds your child’s curiosity, allowing them to become more confident and independent.
Parent Partnerships Set Kids Up For Success
Our teacher-parent partnership ensures your child gains the necessary support in their educational journey. Enjoy regular, direct communication about their activities, parent meetings to discuss progress and access to on-site therapies where necessary.
See Your Child's Day Anytime, Anywhere
Stay in the loop and never miss a moment with the Procare Connect© app. You can keep tabs on your child’s progress and daily activities at your fingertips through videos, photos, and news.
Stay Energized With Tasty, Nutritious Meals
As part of CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program), kids enjoy daily meals and snacks that meet USDA regulations. Our on-site chef prepares healthy and nutritious meals that cater to allergies and fuel your child throughout the day.
Keeping Your Child Safe Is The #1 Priority
Internal cameras and restricted access controls keep our facility safe and secure at all times, and all teachers hold CPR certifications. As a result, you can rest assured that your child is safe while they learn and explore.
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
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
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...
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’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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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.
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!