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Welcome to Story Time Kidz

OPENING HOURS
Monday to Friday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Weekends and Holidays
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Quality daycare

OPENING HOURS
Monday to Friday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Weekends and Holidays
Closed

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Welcome to Story Time Kidz

OPENING HOURS
Monday to Friday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Weekends and Holidays
Closed

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Quality daycare

OPENING HOURS
Monday to Friday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Weekends and Holidays
Closed

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OPENING HOURS
Monday to Friday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Weekends and Holidays
Closed

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Our Services

The Best Daycare

Story Time Kidz Daycare will provide a stimulating and safe environment for children ages three months to ten years. With ten years experience as a caregiver, Tita Gashaw is committed in creating the best environment for all the kids that come through our door. Story Time Kidz Daycare will be fun, affordable alternative daycare with the best quality you can find in town. We seek to stimulate and develop children's problem-solving and reactive thinking skills through staff and child directed activities in our daily agenda. We promise you, we will make sure your kids will adore spending time at our daycare.



Infant

STEAM Learning and Nurturing Child Care

Toddlers

STEAM Learning and Milestone Development

Twos

Encouraging Development and Mobility

Keeping Every Child Safe

From the front door to the playground, and throughout every classroom, we aim to provide peace of mind for every family at Story Time Kids Daycare. In our facility, your child is given plenty of nurturing attention and a safe, secure environment devoted to their learning and growth

About us

Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

It is believed that children carry their first six years of upbringing into their adulthood. They need the intentionality of their caregivers more than ever at an early age. Although raising well-cared-for children is the intention of many parents, it can be a challenge to give undivided time to children with the demands of life. We saw Washington DC is one of the fastest-growing districts, and working families had a difficult time finding that quality care for their children. We started, what was then called, First Choice Daycare, in the year 2013 as a home daycare provider, and have grown since. We believe children are the future. We, as a daycare provider, are committed to helping working families by creating a loving, caring, and nurturing environment for their little ones that will set the bar high for their bright future.

Curriculum

From our curriculum to our caregivers, our approach to childcare inspires love for learning. Whether they're building a tower, cooking a fantasy meal for their doll, or healing a teddy bear's broken nose, your child will build confidence for life having fun with friends. They'll find caregivers teach them to be creative, kind, and learn to interact with other kids. We offer toys, crafts and safe activities for children classified as morning and afternoon hours.

Meet Our Certified Caregivers

At Story Time Kidz, we take every child's safety and development seriously. That is why have equipped our environment with caregivers who are trained to care for your child according to CDC guidelines regarding the safety and health of your child. Our caregivers are experienced, certified, and ready to meet every child's needs in a professional manner.

Infant Care

At Story Time Kidz, we understand that leaving your baby in someone else's care is a big step. Everyone at our center, most importantly, our infant teachers will work with you to make sure the transition goes smoothly. To help your infant in the prime-time developmental stages, we ensure that we have curriculum just for them. Our infant care areas are set up to promote safety, growth, and warmth.

Meals and Nutrition

We believe that children must eat healthy to be happy, and active. For this reason, we are intentional about what goes into your child's body. We provide variety of meals to boost their energy and supply for their dietary needs. We have attached our menu below.

What Parents Think

Our Team

Meet our Qualified Staff

We're more than educators. We help families build confidence for life. Our programs give children a foundation they can build on. Wherever they go after they leave Story Time Kids, they'll be ready to think bigger, feel stronger, and aim higher. The early education teachers at Story Time Kids are passionate about your child's happiness and growth. They're dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing environment that cultivates self-esteem.
Story Time Kids is more than a job to them. It's an opportunity to share their passion for life while they awaken the wonder inside each and every child. Here's how they do it.



My name is Tita Gashaw Beza. I am a childcare provider in the greater Washington DC area. I have had the privilege of being a part of many amazing children and their families in the past eight years in a home base daycare. I am excited to expand my service as Story Time Kids childcare center to more families in need. Together with amazing and creative teachers, I am committed to providing your family with a loving, and developmentally sound foundation for a lifetime of learning. Play is a child's most important work, and we strive to create and maintain an environment where your child can grow and thrive while exploring the world around them. Thanks for sharing your precious children with us!

I am Jessica Ann Ruiz-Cinco. I have a degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood credentials. I have worked in a childcare institution since 2014. I am a mother of two beautiful kids. For me, teaching and caring for children is not just a job, it has been my passion. I am committed to providing a safe, nurturing and happy environment for our children as they take each step of their developmental milestones.

Our Activities



A safe place for your infant means you feel sound Leaving your baby in someone else's care is a big step. Everyone at our center, most importantly, our naturally gifted infant teachers will work with you to make sure the transition goes smoothly. When you step into our infant classroom, you'll see how much we want your infant to feel safe, loved, and ready to explore their world.

Age Group

6 weeks - 1 years

Your infant's classroom will follow a daily routine. No matter what their individual sleeping and feeding schedules are, infants always come together for group time, to play outside, and to engage their senses with discovery baskets.
Group Time
We come together to sing songs, read books, and discover new things about the world!
Cuddle Time
Infants in our classrooms get lots of one-on-one time with teachers.
Out-door Play
Every day, infants go outside into the fresh air to explore nature.

Age Group

6 weeks - 1 years

Yes, we have a curriculum for infants, too! Your infant is in brain development prime time, just starting to make connections with people and things around them. Our curriculum is designed just for infants to help build their brains in important ways.

Age Group

6 weeks - 1 years

We build lots of early literacy activities into our day. We read tons of books, point and name objects (Table! Car!), listens to their baby babble, and talk and make sounds back to them.

Age Group

6 weeks - 1 years

To help their creative side develop, we touch and feel different textures like sticky and soft, express feelings through movement, listen to music, and play toy instruments.

Age Group

6 weeks - 1 years

We practice memory skills, engage all five senses, and copy simple actions-all to help build baby's brainpower. Wherever your infant is at developmentally, our caring teachers support their physical milestones.

Age Group

6 weeks - 1 years

We have a safe and fun environment for toddlers to explore. Everything in our toddler classroom is designed for little explorers. That's because a lot is going on at this age. When your child is wandering all over the place that means they're learning and discovering new things every day.  At Story Time Kids, we put safety first to protect our families and staff. Visit our health and safety page.

Age Group

1-2 years old

There's something special about the toddler classroom: Everything is kid-size! We put books and toys within easy reach of little hands. Instead of waiting for an adult to bring a book over, kids can kick off story time all on their own.

Age Group

1-2 years old

In our classrooms, photos and visual cues are everywhere. We always hang pictures of our children's families to help build our sense of community. Labels especially visual ones help your toddler pilot the room and the day in a safe and assertive way.

Age Group

1-2 years old

Our caring teachers set a daily routine for toddlers that includes group time, story time, outdoor play, meals and snacks, naps, and most especially, lots of playtime since we know so much learning happens when they play with attentive teachers nearby.

Age Group

1-2 years old

Their world is opening up, so we bring a world of learning to them! This age is filled with so much wonder and curiosity. That's why we offer a ton of books and toys and brings their artwork down to kid's eye level. Children in discovery preschool also begin to learn the basic building blocks of how we all work together in a classroom.  At Story Time Kids, we put safety first to protect our families and staff. Visit our health and safety page.

Age Group

2 - 3 years old

Explore the discovery preschool classroom Take a look at how we set up our classroom for preschoolers. It's organized for their age and stage of learning and development.

Age Group

2-3 years old

Kids this age thrive on routine We use a schedule with simple pictures to show them what's coming up next! This keeps them feeling confident about what to expect for the day and be part of the plan. We'll talk about our day in morning circle and have lots of visual reminders everywhere.

Age Group

2-3 years old

Discovery preschool is also where your child becomes more independent with things like hand washing and potty-training. That's why sinks, toilets, and furniture in our classrooms are all kid-size, so they can build confidence knowing they can do it all by themselves.

Age Group

2-3 years old

Our Prices

We understand that cost is one of the biggest factors in choosing just the right childcare for your most-important-person-in-the-world. Tuition rates vary based on the age of your child, and how many days of care you're looking for, but no matter where you live, you can feel confident in the Story Time Kids experience. We put the safety of your child first, we hire educators with a real love for teaching children, and we'll make sure your kids are more than ready for kindergarten.



$550

Weekly

Toddlers

    18 months and up

    Extra Savings

    11h /day

    Bonus Activities

    Parent's Handbook

            
$600

Weekly

Infants

    > 18 months

    Extra Savings

    11h /day

    Bonus Activities

    Parent's Handbook

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Contact us

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storytimekidzdc@gmail.com

Call us at 202-621-9648

We are located at 1301 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington DC 20003
404-210-0715/Emergency only

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