Our Community has persevered under this unprecedent devastation due to the Global Pandemic caused by COVID 19.  We are pleased to announce that the Weekday Children’s Programs were able to support the community by providing online learning, virtual field trips and an interactive YouTube Channel. Now we are so thrilled to share with you that our Child Development Center (CDC) has reopened its doors. The school has redesigned many things to include social distancing and mask wearing, daily health check-ins for all students and employees, Vigorous Cleaning & Disinfecting Processes, New Health & Safety Cleaning Policies and Procedures, Contained Classroom Cohorts by Age and New State of the Art Technology for families to interact daily in real time with the classroom. The CDC continues to serve the Community by caring for children from infancy through Prekindergarten and has now added the ability to care for school age children to help during this Pandemic.

For information on our current precautions or how to enroll your child, please contact our senior program director, BreAune Rice, at  brice@annandale-umc-org or 703-256-8666, ex.103, or our main office at CDC@annandale-umc.org or 703-256-1772.

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The CDC is a full-day (7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.), year-round program offering comprehensive, developmentally appropriate activities for children ages 3 months to kindergarten-entrance. Children participate in hands-on learning experiences in areas including art, science, music, and emerging literacy. All lead teachers  have a degree or child development associate credential (or equivalent).

The CDC presently has openings for 3- and 4-year-olds. Click here for our 2020-2021 tuition schedule.

The Annandale United Methodist Church Child Development Center is fully licensed  through the Virginia Department of Social Services. License expiration: August 4, 2021. The Annandale United Methodist Child Development Center is accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children. License expiration: December 1, 2023.

Senior Program Director, AUMC Child Development Center: BreAune Rice, brice@annandale-umc-org, 703-256-8666, ex.103

CDC Main Office: CDC@annandale-umc.org, 703-256-1772, fax number is 703-559-3221.

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Hours of Operation 

CDC is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Infants and toddlers have a limit of 10 hours of care per day.

The center is closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Easter Monday, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

The center will close at noon the day before Thanksgiving.
The center is closed from December 23rd, 2020 at noon –January 4, 2021 (no tuition due for 12/28/20-1/1/21).

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY: The decision to close or delay opening for inclement weather will be made by the Executive Director of the Weekday Children’s Program and CDC Director in consultation with AUMC Property Manager. Closure information will continue to be communicated via Remind Texting.

Program Snapshot
  • Curriculum: Creative Curriculum (teachingstratagies.com)
  • Catered lunch: Good Food Company (http://wwww.goodfoodco.com)
  • Morning and afternoon snack prepared fresh onsite
  • Degreed and CDA credentialed Teaching Staff
  • Enrichment Programs: Yoga, Music, Physical Fitness, Spanish, Chapel, Science, and Cooking
  • Field trips (3’s and Pre-K) and on-site enrichment activities: Pets and Ponies, Dean Alan’s Magic Show, Reptiles Alive, etc.
  • Visits from our local librarian
Health and Safety

All AUMC CDC employees are certified in infant, child, and adult CPR and First Aid. Several employees are also trained and approved to administer medication.

Parent Involvement
  • Parents are welcome to read to children in the classroom and to share their family’s culture.  We also have scheduled opportunities for parental involvement through field trips, program events, and the Parent Activity Committee.
  • Parents are provided program updates, lesson plans, pictures, weekly director emails, menus and more through “Shutterfly”(Secure Classroom Websites).
  • Parents are notified of emergencies via text msg through “Remind”
Registration Fee and Deposit

The waitlist fee is $50.00 for 1 child and $25.00 for each additional child. The registration fee is 150.00 for 1 child and $25.00 for each additional child and is due within 5 business days of receiving enrollment confirmation. All fees are non-refundable.

There will be a COVID-19 response fee charged during the pandemic. This fee is to offset increased operating costs due to smaller class sizes, PPE, and a more robust health and safety regimen. The fee is $100.00 initially and $25.00 each additional month of the Pandemic.

A deposit of one week’s tuition is due prior to a child’s first day in addition to the first week’s tuition. The deposit is refundable in full with two weeks written notice of withdrawal.

Click here for the current pre-enrollment application.

Tuition

Tuition is due on the first day of the month and should be paid on a monthly schedule. There will be a late fee of $5/day charged automatically for payments made after the due date. Families with more than one child enrolled in the program receive a 10% discount on the lesser tuition. Click here for our 2020-2021 tuition schedule.

Classroom/Child AgeWeekly Tuition
Infant Room$415
Toddler Room$429
Two-Year-Old Room$374
Three-Year-Old Room$337
Pre-Kindergarten Room$337

LATE PICK-UP: If a child is not picked up by closing, staff will attempt to contact both parents, then the parent’s emergency contacts. Staff will stay at the center with the child until s(he) is picked up either by a parent or an appointed emergency pick-up person. Late pick-up fees are as follows: $25.00 for the first minute past 5:30, $1.00 per minute each additional minute late. Due to COVID-19, we must maintain a strict cleaning and organizing schedule. Pick up times must be expressly followed. Repeated late pickups are grounds for withdrawal.

Parents are provided weekly program updates, classroom lesson plans, pictures, weekly director emails and more  through Shutterfly (secure classroom websites).

Senior Program Director, AUMC Child Development Center: BreAune Rice, brice@annandale-umc-org, 703-256-8666, ex.103

CDC Main Office: CDC@annandale-umc.org , 703-256-1772, fax number is 703-559-3221.