(202) 267-7672  |  (202) 267-7673  |  (202) 267-5532
Sharleen.e-ctr.smith@faa.gov    |    dotcdcadmin@gmail.com    |   faadotcdc@gmail.com

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

202.267.7672 / 202.267.7673/ 202.267.5158 Fax

Interested in getting involved in your child’s classroom and
​showing appreciation for our hardworking teachers and staff?

Join the FAA/DOT CDC Parent Association in attaining these goals and get the opportunity to meet other families in the center!. We welcome your participation and ideas to meet our goals for this year and look forward to hearing other ideas you might have. If you are interested in getting involved with the Parent Association, please let us know! Drop a note in the red PA box at the “check in” kiosk.

Policy Reminder

The hours of operation in the centers are 7:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. each day from Monday through Friday. Arriving at the centers to pick up your child at/after closing at 5:45 p.m. at the FAA/DOT Centers is discouraged.

A fee of $1.00 per minute will be charged to your tuition account if you remain in the FAA/DOT centers between 5:45 - 5:50 p.m. (arriving or remaining in the FAA/DOT Centers after 5:50 p.m. the charge will be $5.00 per minute). Refusal to pay late fees and/or continued late arrival will result in the removal of your child from the center.


​To provide some outdoor play time each day children will need to have adequate clothing to dress for the weather. Helping children to prepare for outdoor play during the winter months is both an art and a science. Encourage the children to use the bathroom before beginning preparation for outdoor play. As always, ask the children to be as independent as possible when dressing for outdoors. But, be prepared to lend a helping hand to avoid frustration and to minimize waiting. Remember, sometimes it may take longer to prepare for outdoor play than the amount of time your group will actually spend outdoors. There is still valuable learning in both theoutdoor play and the preparation!

Also, do not forget your own outdoor clothing. You are a role model for the children  and you will be more comfortable and better able to enjoy the outdoors if you are properly dressed for the weather.

February 2020

 FAA/DOT Child Development Center 

Copyright 2019. FAA/DOT Child Development Center. All rights reserved.


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

202.267.7672 / 202.267.7673 / 202.267.5158 Fax

Sharleen Smith 

Groundhog Day was February 2nd. According to folklore, if the weather is cloudy when the groundhog emerges, then spring will come early. If it is sunny, the groundhog will
see its shadow, and winter will continue for another six weeks. As it happens Phil emerged in cloudy weather and warmer weather is around the corner.

Either way, please remember to keep weather appropriate clothing (jacket, hat, mittens, etc.) in your child’s cubby. When we go outside, it is important to make sure everyone is warm and layered.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sarah Stanton and Courtney Keiba for their service as members of the Board of Directors as they step down. Their counsel and enthusiasm will be missed. If anyone is interested in joining the Board, please let Ms. Sharleen know.

Layla Asplen
President, Board of Directors

​​​Mark  Your Calendars

Parent/Teacher Conferences
Friday, February 4, 2020 through
Friday, February 14, 2020

Tuition Due
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Valentine’s Day
Thursday, February 14, 2019

President’s Day
Monday, February 17, 2020
Center Closed

Tuition Due
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Kudos Corner
Thanks for you for remembering that the center is a “nut free” zone. With so many celebrations on the horizon, the important thing to remember is to read the label of every food item you send to school with your child for a party or special event. Many foods that we do not think contain nuts, or nut products have in fact been made in the same factories as nut containing foods and are therefore considered to be contaminated. When reading labels look for ingredients listed, but also look for statements such as, “may contain traces of nuts.”


Parent wardens are needed to help the children exit the building during evacuation practice and building fire alarms. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Tyrie Hudson, FAA Safety Occupational Health Coordinator at

 tyrie.hudson@faa.gov. Your help would be much appreciated.