Happy family picture at a Preschool & Daycare Serving Washington, DC

Your Child’s Early Learning Oasis

A Beacon Of Language-Rich Cultural Diversity

Happy family picture at a Preschool & Daycare Serving Washington, DC

Your Child’s Early Learning Oasis

A Beacon Of Language-Rich Cultural Diversity

Preschool & Daycare Serving Washington, DC

We Follow Standard Covid Precautions!

Green Cleaning & Sanitization Ensures Your Child’s Health

Eco-Healthy Child Care®-certified spaces and a ZONO© Sanitizing Cabinet show that your child’s health comes first. Everything from the air and learning surfaces to toys and crayons are completely germ- and toxin-free to keep the community safe.

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Your Child’s Early-Learning Home With Exceptional Care In A Family Atmosphere

Experience an environment where every child feels included. Teachers greet kids and families by name and treat everyone like family, building bonds that extend beyond the classroom and school hours.

Cultural Diversity & Inclusivity Promote Compassion, Understanding, & Equality

Early exposure to all kinds of diversity grows kindness and understanding. Witnessing friends of all races and nationalities playing together is a beautiful thing, and through celebrating others your child learns to embrace their own differences.


Group of little young children raising their hands to get the colorful paper stars hanging on a string held by a teacher at a Preschool & Daycare Serving Washington, DC

Children are exposed to different cultures and backgrounds through activities such as:

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Trilingual Early Care Fosters Learning In English, Spanish, & French

Learning more than 1 language boosts brain development and is a real-life skill best started young. Your child receives interactive, age-appropriate French enrichment classes twice a week and learns Spanish every day, building fluency in 3 languages. 

Child-Directed Learning With Expert, Loving Guidance

Whether it’s a few quiet moments of independent reading or creating a fun block tower with friends, your child happily explores their own interests. This fluid, exploratory, child-led learning style is less disruptive and boosts your child’s natural curiosity.

Young little Asian toddler looking through a magnifying glass for a science activity, early child developmental at a Preschool & Daycare Serving Washington, DC

Other benefits of giving children the freedom to explore with gentle teacher guidance include:

Engaging Curiosity For Future School Success

School readiness is about more than skill mastery. Without curiosity there’s no need for inquiry and discovery. Even the youngest infants in the Pooh Nursery have time each day to learn through exploration, building interests and learning organically.

Fun & Creative Enrichments Included in Tuition

Kids absolutely love all the music, movement, and expression that happen every day. Visiting instructors, who are experts in their fields, come and teach specialty classes onsite. 

Diverse group of toddlers sitting on the floor while holding colorful sticks in their hands following teachers instructions at a Preschool & Daycare Serving Washington, DC

Enrichment opportunities taught in-house by specialized instructors include:

Proud To Be A National Accreditation Commission For Early Care & Education Programs Quality-Rated Center

Awesome Organic Food Program Fuels Learning & Play

Your child enjoys gourmet plant-based meals and snacks prepared daily in-house by Chef Annie! All children deserve the very best start with good food, nutrition, and health. Learn more about our school-based and community food program here.

Amazing Outdoor Play Areas Get Everybody Learning & Moving

The onsite playground and outdoor classroom are every child’s favorite place! There is loads to do every day, from playing and exploring to music and science. Age-separated areas let the littlest babies and big kids both experience daily outdoor adventures.

Teacher and young little kids doing some outdoor activities at school yard at a Preschool & Daycare Serving Washington, DC

Protecting Your Child’s Safety For Your Peace Of Mind

Your child’s safety is our top priority. Secure entry systems allow only authorized users with a PIN code, while state-of-the-art video surveillance tracks visitors. Webcams livestream the day, so pop into your child’s class whenever you want.  

Stay Connected With The Preschool2me© App

Stay a part of your child’s day with the brilliant Preschool2me© app. Your child’s teachers record diapers, bottles, meals, naps, and activities, as well as provide pictures, videos, and reminders for supplies and upcoming events.

Diverse group of children playing around in the school yard while teacher is showing some colorful pictures to them at a Preschool & Daycare Serving Washington, DC

Living, Working, Playing, & Serving The Community

At Bright Start, the community is the #1 priority. Whether it’s having a Family Fun Night for school families, highlighting community visitors, or partnering with a local farmer’s market, it’s not just talk.

Some recent community highlights include:

Hear What Parents Have To Say . . .

“My daughter Celine started to attend Bright Start in the infant room when she was almost 6 months old. The care she received was top notch. I went to work every day feeling like she was safe and secure, well-cared for, and well fed. She’s now in the toddler room, thriving under the care of a wonderful set of new teachers.”

-Tamar K.

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our programs


Pooh Nursery

0 - 12 Months

Younger Toddler


13 - 18 months

older Toddler


2-3 year olds
– 19-24 months

Young Preschool


2-3 year olds
24-36 months



3-5 years

Before & After School

3-8 years

Summer Camp

3-12 years