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

202.267.7672 / 202.267.7673 / 202.267.5158 Fax

Sharleen.e-ctr.smith@faa.gov    |    dotcdcadmin@gmail.com    |   faadotcdc@gmail.com

​​​  Mark  Your Calendars

  Labor Day
  Monday, September 2, 2019
  Center Closed

  Tuition Due
  Tuesday, September 10, 2019

  Annual Bowling Party
  Saturday, September 21, 2019

  Tuition Due
  Tuesday, September 24, 2019

  Family Orientation
  Board Member Meet and Greet
  Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Mark your calendar for the Annual Ice Cream Social on Friday, August 16th. This will be a great opportunity to connect with families that you may not have seen since our last family event, to meet some of our new families, and to say farewell to those that will be leaving us.

We are also looking for new parents to join our Parent Association Committee (P.A.C.) for next school year. Each class should have at least two volunteers. Please contact Ms. Sharleen for more information.​


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

202.267.7672 / 202.267.7673/ 202.267.5158 Fax

September 2019

 FAA/DOT Child Development Center 

​​​ It is that time of your again! I hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable summer. We sadly say goodbye to our summer camp friends and those that are starting new chapters in their lives. I would like to extend a warm welcome to our new and returning families!! We look forward to the upcoming school year as it will be filled with lots of learning and adventure.


Sharleen Smith

Kudos Corner

Welcome back!!
As the new school year begins, we look forward to the planned Parent Association activities primarily focused on increasing family involvement at the center. Keep your eyes out. If you would like to assist us, please let Ms. Sharleen know, and she will forward your contact information to us.

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I would like to welcome everyone to the start of a new school year. The teachers have been hard at work getting the classrooms ready for everyone's return. There will be a family orientation and a Board Member meet and greet on September 25, 2019, I hope to see you there.

Layla Asplen
President, Board of Directors


Layla Asplen, President

(202) 267-7672  |  (202) 267-7673  |  (202) 267-5532

First Day of School Blues
The first days can be an anxious time for some children (and some moms and dads, too)! They walk in a new room with new children, and new grownups, and new “stuff,” and maybe they get a little teary-eyed too. Your baby is growing up so fast. Well, its no wonder some children might suddenly cling to their parents and cry! Here are some tips for getting through the first few days:

  • Try to act confident yourself. If you seem anxious and unsure, your child will pick up on that and start worrying too.
  • Make sure to say goodbye when you leave. Trying to “sneak out” when your child is busy and not looking sometimes makes your child panic a few minutes later, and may make separation even more difficult the next day.
  • If your child is having an especially hard time, we will give you a call on your cell or work phone. (Let
  • us know which number is best to reach you.)

September 21, 2019


Come join the fun at the
First Annual FAA/DOT Bowling Party.
​Bring your entire family and friends to this annual fundraising event, which promises to be a great time.Tickets are on sale now. Family discounts are available.


6450 Edsall Road
Alexandria, VA 22003
10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.
$20.00 per person bowling shoes included