Our Community has persevered under this unprecedented devastation due to the Global Pandemic caused by COVID 19.  We are pleased to announce that the Weekday Children’s Programs have reopened their 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 and disinfecting processes, new health and 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) and follow the Creative Curriculum (teachingstratagies.com).

The CDC presently has openings for 3- and 4-year-olds.

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. Tuesday-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.

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.

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.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the school has adjusted to include social distancing and mask wearing, daily health check-ins for all students and employees, vigorous cleaning and disinfecting processes, as well as other precautions.

Parent Involvement
  • 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”
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.

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.