CCLC at 2200 Penn

  • Brittany McDonald, Director
  • 2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Ste 170 E
  • Washington, DC, 20037
  • Ph: (202) 785-0181
  • Fax: (202) 785-0369
  • Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years
  • Hours: 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM, Monday - Friday

We are inspired by the educators in Reggio Emilia. In our center, we have a strong emphasis on culture, diversity, and how we incorporate these aspects into our learning environment.

Welcome! Meet the Team »

At CCLC at 2200 Penn, we pride ourselves on being a close-knit community comprised of our families, teachers, and students, reflective of DC’s diverse community. Through the use of long-term and child-centered projects we maintain a high educational standard while adapting ideas from the early education schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. We invite you to share in our experiences at CCLC at 2200 Penn.

- Brittany McDonald, Center Director

Programs Offered

  • Infant Programs (6 weeks-1 year)

    Infant Programs (6 Weeks-1 Year)

    When your infant is in our care, we are committed to providing a nurturing and caring environment that meets your needs and the needs of your child. As your infant grows and changes – which happens on a daily basis at this stage – we make changes, too, so development and learning unfolds naturally.

  • Toddler Programs (1-2 years)

    Toddler Programs (1-2 Years)

    Toddlers are explorers on the road to learning. They walk all over, eat table food and often take just one nap a day. In a safe and nurturing environment, your little adventurer will find his voice, make new friends and develop confidence in newfound abilities.

  • Jr. Preschool (2-3 years)

    Jr. Preschool Programs (2-3 Years)

    Let us help your 2-year-old develop her independence and confidence in a setting that encourages a sense of community. We plan your child's activities based on a program grounded in early childhood fundamentals. Your young learner will increase her language ability, practice early counting skills and learn to cooperate with friends through group activities.

  • Preschool Programs (3-4 years)

    Preschool Programs (3-4 Years)

    Preschool kids are in the process of becoming confident learners. We take their confidence to the next level with hands-on education. Your 3- to 4-year-old child is ready for structured learning activities that touch on early literacy, math, science and social studies. Our program balances these subjects with opportunities for independent exploration – and a healthy dose of running, jumping and dancing.

Other Languages Spoken

  • American Sign Language
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Holidays Observed & Professional Development Days

November 28th CLOSED Thanksgiving
November 29th CLOSED Thanksgiving
December 24th  Early Release Christmas Eve
December 25 CLOSED Christmas Day
January 1st CLOSED New Year's Day
January 20th CLOSED Martin Luther King, Jr.
February 17th CLOSED Professional Development Day
May 26th CLOSED Memorial Day
July 4th CLOSED 4th of July


  • We are very proud to say we are accredited through NAEYC! For more information about the NAEYC accreditation please visit,

Upcoming Events

  • Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

    Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after. Read More >

  • Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

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