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About

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Renaissance Center is a family centered non-profit education and performing art organization. The Center provides innovative French immersion programs and daycare for infants, toddlers and pre-schools and their families. Our  programs offer comprehensive services to support the mental, social and emotional development of our participants and their families.

Mission

Our mission is to provide high quality, comprehensive early childhood development and family engagement services for families through a French immersion environment. The Benefits to Children and Families we serve:

  1. Ensure infants and toddlers in child care receive care that is nurturing and responsive to their needs
  2. Link comprehensive supports and services for families to our various referral network
  3. More children and families benefiting from early,  continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services

The Renaissance Center goes beyond just daycare. From infants to kindergarten-age children, highly trained teachers nurture each child to reach developmental milestones while ensuring they become confident, joyful and fully prepared students. Renaissance classrooms also feature diverse learning programs including yoga, world cultures, manners and computer skills, programs while utilizing a French immersion model that introduces students to a second language at an early age.

Vision

We provide programs and services that assist families to become productive members of their communities and conduct outreach and education activities to increase public awareness among children, youth, and adults at all ages. We work to help transform, grow, and develop the social and economic conditions of families through basic digital literacy, mentoring, and parenting programs. RCCE is also building participants’ skills through fun activities which integrate music, song, the arts, and cultural performances.

2015 Renaissance Calendar

Renaissance observes the following holiday schedule at its centers:

MONTH DATE HOLIDAY
January 1 New years day
January 3rd Monday of the Month Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 3rd Monday of the Month President’s Day
April 16 Emancipation Day
May 28 Memorial day
July 4 Independence day
September 1 Labor day
November 11 Veteran’s day
November Last Thursday of the Month Thanksgiving day
November Last Friday of the Month Day after Thanksgiving day
December 24 Christmas eve
December 25 Christmas day
December 31 New years eve

General Schedule

DAILY SCHEDULE
Schedule Activities Description
7:00 – 8:00 AM Greeting children / parents Welcome; Put away personal items (coats, lunch, backpacks, etc.)
8:00 – 8:30 AM Breakfast Wash hands; clean-up, set-up breakfast. Breakfast made available until all children finished
8:30 – 8:40 AM Circle Time Welcome; Talking about weather; Sing or read, etc
8:40 – 10:10 AM Free Choice Promoting milestone development; All areas open for free playing
10:10 – 10:40 AM Divide Into Small Groups Direct activities – learning activities according to curriculum plan for different ages (colors, forms, sizes, vocabulary, etc.)
10:40 – 11:30 AM Outdoor Activities Neighborhood walks, water play, sand box , etc.
11:30 – 12:30 PM Lunch (before and after Lunch) Wash hands; Clean-up, Personal hygiene (brush teeth, diapering, etc.)
12:30 – 1:00 PM Transition to rest time Reading story books, Restroom; Take a nap.
1:00 – 3:00 PM Rest (Nap Time) Supervision while sleeping; Soft music.
3:00 – 3:30 PM Wake up / Snack time Put cots away; Diapering/Restroom; Snack; Clean-up.
3:30 – 4:30 PM Outdoor Activities Outdoor Activities
4:30 – 5:30 PM Table Games, Preparation to go home Playing in groups; Theater, puppets, games; Activities to promote and stimulate social-emotional development while waiting to go home. Diapering
5:30 – 6:00 PM Leaving Good bye / go home
EVENING TIME SCHEDULE

We provides an Early Learning Evening Care program, which includes our comprehensive education, therapeutic and family services, for parents working non-traditional hours or attending class or job training programs in the evening. Our evening care, which is available until 11:30 p.m. for children between six weeks and 12 years old, is open to any family in the District of Columbia for a small fee of $60 per child, per day. Renaissance Center also accepts D.C. Early head start Families and childcare vouchers from Low –income families.

Our Early Learning Evening Care Program is an extension of our day program and offers activities that stimulate children’s physical, social, intellectual, and emotional growth with special emphasis on supporting emergent literacy and math skills. Nutritious afternoon snacks and healthy dinners are served daily.

Children who remain on Extended Hour Period from 6:00PM to 11:30pm will follow the schedule below. They will have a before-bed-time routine in accordance and consultation with each child’s parents/guardian. Each child’s age and developmental needs will be taken into account.

While in our care, your child will enjoy a curriculum focused on health and wellness created weekly by our Evening Care Coordinator based on your child’s interests and developmental level. Our evening care schedule is as follows:

EVENING TIME SCHEDULE
Schedule Activities Description
6:00 PM – 6:45PM Dinner Wash hands; Dinner made available until all children finished; Personal hygiene (brush teeth, diapering, etc.)
6:45 PM – 7:00 PM Clean Up/ Transition Activity Direct activities – learning activities according to curriculum plan for different ages (colors, forms, sizes, vocabulary, etc.)
7:00 PM – 7:15 PM Large Group Gross Motor Activity Welcome; Talking about weather; Sing or read, etc
7:15 PM – 7:45 PM Free Choice Learning Centers Promoting milestone development; All areas open for free playing
7:45 PM – 8:45 PM Homework Time for School Age Children Assist with : Reading ,Math,Writing
8:45 PM – 9:00 PM Snack time Neighborhood walks, water play, sand box , etc.
9:00 PM – 9:15 PM Dental Hygiene i.e. proper tooth brushing techniques  
9:15 PM – 9:30 PM Story Telling Reading story books, Restroom; Take a nap.
9:30 PM – 11:00 PM Rest time period Supervision while sleeping; Soft music. Provider will remain alert to check the child, take him/her to the bathroom, if needed, and stay alert waiting for parents to pick-up the child.
11:00 PM – 11:30 PM Leaving Good bye / go home. Departure / Pick-up Time