Happy New Year from the Parent Association Committee! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who made the generous teacher/administrator bonuses a reality! Please stay tuned for the date and time of our first Parent Association Meeting of the New Year. If you are interested in joining our steering committee, please let Ms. Sharleen know.   


​Kudos Corner

Thank you for all of the wonderful gifts
​received during the holiday
season. We are truly grateful.

​​​800 Independence Ave, SW Washington, DC 20591 / P.O. Box 44094 Washington, 20026

202.267.7672 / 202.267.7673 / 202.267.5158 Fax

FAA/DOT Child Development Center
(202) 267-7672  |  (202) 267-7673  |  (202) 267-5532

Mark  Your Calendars


Sharleen Smith

800 Independence Ave, SW Washington, DC 20591 / P.O. Box 44094 Washington, 20026

202.267.7672 / 202.267.7673/ 202.267.5158 Fax

Tuition Due
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Tuition Due
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 21, 2019

Center Closed
National School Choice Week
Monday through Friday
January 21 - 25, 2019    |    |

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone had a lovely holiday break.
As you may know, the government is closed, however the Center is open. We are monitoring the situation closely and will keep everyone informed of any events that may affect the Center. Families are still responsible for full tuition payments. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Sharleen or me.


Layla Asplen President

January 2019

Parent-Teacher conferences will occur this month. Please see your child’s teacher to select the most convenient time for your meeting.

2018 Year-end tax statements have been distributed.​


Layla Asplen, President

Drink Up! – The Importance of Water for Children
According to a study published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, more than 70% of preschool children never drink plain water.
The implications of this information are important. Adults play a critical role in helping children maintain their health and in developing healthy habits that will last a lifetime. To do this, you should:

  • Be a good role model. Drink water, rather than sugar-based or caffeinated beverages, throughout the day and at meals.
  • Offer and encourage water throughout the day. Remember, 1/2 ounce of water per pound of body weight is the rule of thumb. Children, who often exert themselves throughout the day, require even more!
  • Watch for signs of thirst and dehydration including headache, lethargy, irritability or inability to concentrate. Encourage children to drink water throughout the day even if not overtly thirsty to stave off symptoms associated with thirst.
  • Discourage sugar-based drinks including sports drinks in place of water consumption. While these drinks have a role to play, they are not a water substitute.

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Parent/Teacher Conferences
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 through
Friday, February 8, 2019

Tuition Due
Tuesday, January 30, 2018