National Child Research Center - NCRC Preschool

National Child Research Center - NCRC Preschool Founded in 1928, NCRC is an independent preschool that believes the early years are the most important for giving children a sense of self, building their confidence, and transforming them into lifelong learners.

NCRC is an independent preschool located in Northwest Washington, DC. Many elements make up our model preschool, including a richly diverse community, an experienced, professional faculty, a play-based curriculum inspired by research, special music, motor, and library programs, inclusion of children with special needs, parent education, and a supportive and giving community. At NCRC these elements

NCRC is an independent preschool located in Northwest Washington, DC. Many elements make up our model preschool, including a richly diverse community, an experienced, professional faculty, a play-based curriculum inspired by research, special music, motor, and library programs, inclusion of children with special needs, parent education, and a supportive and giving community. At NCRC these elements

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Parents will have the opportunity to connect with the NCRC community at our Open House this Saturday! Stations will be s...
11/29/2021

Parents will have the opportunity to connect with the NCRC community at our Open House this Saturday! Stations will be set up around NCRC's playground to meet NCRC's team and parent groups. THIS IS AN OUTDOOR EVENT. Children are welcome and must be supervised by parents at all times. Masks must be properly worn by all participants. Click here(https://www.ravenna-hub.com/schools/206586) to register for a 30-minute time slot!

Parents will have the opportunity to connect with the NCRC community at our Open House this Saturday! Stations will be set up around NCRC's playground to meet NCRC's team and parent groups. THIS IS AN OUTDOOR EVENT. Children are welcome and must be supervised by parents at all times. Masks must be properly worn by all participants. Click here(https://www.ravenna-hub.com/schools/206586) to register for a 30-minute time slot!

Parents will have the opportunity to connect with the NCRC community at our Open House this Sunday! Stations will be set...
11/05/2021

Parents will have the opportunity to connect with the NCRC community at our Open House this Sunday! Stations will be set up around NCRC's playground to meet NCRC's team and parent groups. THIS IS AN OUTDOOR EVENT. Children are welcome and must be supervised by parents at all times. Masks must be properly worn by all participants. Click here(https://www.ravenna-hub.com/schools/206586) to register for a 30-minute time slot!

Parents will have the opportunity to connect with the NCRC community at our Open House this Sunday! Stations will be set up around NCRC's playground to meet NCRC's team and parent groups. THIS IS AN OUTDOOR EVENT. Children are welcome and must be supervised by parents at all times. Masks must be properly worn by all participants. Click here(https://www.ravenna-hub.com/schools/206586) to register for a 30-minute time slot!

NCRC is proud to be a part of Fairy Dust Teaching's 2021 Free to Play Summit! Chosen from over 200 submissions, Ms. Nart...
07/09/2021

NCRC is proud to be a part of Fairy Dust Teaching's 2021 Free to Play Summit! Chosen from over 200 submissions, Ms. Nartey and Ms. A are honored to share the wonderful results of NCRC's community project, "Outside My Window - Putting Kindness into Action." Inspired by the book Outside My Window by Linda Ashman, students and teachers created a range of projects that spread kindness throughout the community, and families shared a glimpse of their homes, traditions and the many perspectives that make up the unique spirit of the NCRC community. We are so excited to share this project that celebrates diversity, inclusion and kindness with the world! Click here for a sneak peek https://vimeo.com/569077686

In such a challenging year, we are filled with tremendous pride and gratitude.We are grateful that our community stood t...
06/28/2021

In such a challenging year, we are filled with tremendous pride and gratitude.

We are grateful that our community stood together, supporting one another and giving back in ways small and large.

Before Wednesday, June 30, consider making an Annual Fund gift in celebration of a teacher, staff member, or community member who has made us all proud & grateful.

https://forms.diamondmindinc.com/ncrc/ncrcfund?token=1935234448

In such a challenging year, we are filled with tremendous pride and gratitude.

We are grateful that our community stood together, supporting one another and giving back in ways small and large.

Before Wednesday, June 30, consider making an Annual Fund gift in celebration of a teacher, staff member, or community member who has made us all proud & grateful.

https://forms.diamondmindinc.com/ncrc/ncrcfund?token=1935234448

After the "long cold lonely winter" that was 2020, it has been wonderful to see "the smiles returning to the faces" here...
04/23/2021
Swinging into Spring!

After the "long cold lonely winter" that was 2020, it has been wonderful to see "the smiles returning to the faces" here at NCRC this spring.

Please enjoy a glimpse of the joyful days on Highland Place during this gorgeous time of the year.

Happy Spring and Happy Friday! 🌸🌞

This is "Swinging into Spring!" by NCRCpreschool on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

And that’s a wrap! 📸 We had so much fun safely unmasking for our close-ups this week, rain AND shine! Thank you @freed_p...
04/15/2021

And that’s a wrap! 📸 We had so much fun safely unmasking for our close-ups this week, rain AND shine! Thank you @freed_photo for making it possible 🤗

NCRC students and teachers have been busy putting kindness into action! As part of NCRC Days — a celebration of inclusio...
04/09/2021

NCRC students and teachers have been busy putting kindness into action! As part of NCRC Days — a celebration of inclusion, kindness, and community — each class brainstormed ways they can show kindness to NCRC or to the community outside. From kindness rocks to birdhouses, food drives and making new friends, each project honored our different perspectives and spread kindness along the way. Each project is documented and displayed on the front porch — make sure to stop by! 🌸

Feeling lucky at NCRC 🍀 Happy St. Patrick’s day!
03/17/2021

Feeling lucky at NCRC 🍀 Happy St. Patrick’s day!

It’s hard not to get into the spirit on a day like this! 😎 Thank you to our wonderful community for making this year’s S...
03/04/2021

It’s hard not to get into the spirit on a day like this! 😎 Thank you to our wonderful community for making this year’s Spirit Week extra special ✨✨

What’s your favorite book character? 📚 Here are some of ours! 🤗
03/03/2021

What’s your favorite book character? 📚 Here are some of ours! 🤗

Not all heroes wear capes(but some do!) ⭐️ Dress Like a Hero Day was a big hit at NCRC! We can’t wait to see what the re...
03/02/2021

Not all heroes wear capes(but some do!) ⭐️ Dress Like a Hero Day was a big hit at NCRC! We can’t wait to see what the rest of NCRC Spirit Week has in store!

A huge thank you to our Gold-level Sponsor. Your support of NCRC’s Tuition Assistance Auction has truly made a differenc...
02/19/2021

A huge thank you to our Gold-level Sponsor. Your support of NCRC’s Tuition Assistance Auction has truly made a difference! 🥳 #NCRCauction

It takes a village! A huge thank you to our Platinum Sponsors. Your support of NCRC’s Tuition Assistance Auction is trul...
02/19/2021

It takes a village! A huge thank you to our Platinum Sponsors. Your support of NCRC’s Tuition Assistance Auction is truly appreciated! 🥳 #NCRCauction

We are SO grateful to our Presenting Sponsors. Thank you for your support of NCRC’s Tuition Assistance Auction! 🌟 #NCRCa...
02/19/2021

We are SO grateful to our Presenting Sponsors. Thank you for your support of NCRC’s Tuition Assistance Auction! 🌟 #NCRCauction

NCRC's Day of Giving is here! We hope you participate in our textathon, or you can donate now(ncrcpreschool.org/giving) ...
11/19/2020

NCRC's Day of Giving is here! We hope you participate in our textathon, or you can donate now(ncrcpreschool.org/giving) to the Annual Fund! 🎁🥳

NCRC's Day of Giving is here! We hope you participate in our textathon, or you can donate now(ncrcpreschool.org/giving) to the Annual Fund! 🎁🥳

Yesterday marked the last day of our 2019/2020 school year and our first drive-by celebration for our Treetop & Explorer...
06/05/2020

Yesterday marked the last day of our 2019/2020 school year and our first drive-by celebration for our Treetop & Explorer graduates! Happy summer to all and a special congratulations to our NCRC graduates! 🥰🎉 @ National Child Research Center - NCRC Preschool

Today was our last day of the 2019/2020 school year. This is for all of you – NCRC past, present, and future – from NCRC...
06/04/2020

Today was our last day of the 2019/2020 school year. This is for all of you – NCRC past, present, and future – from NCRC with love. 🥰
https://vimeo.com/425691943

Today was our last day of the 2019/2020 school year. This is for all of you – NCRC past, present, and future – from NCRC with love. 🥰
https://vimeo.com/425691943

#blackouttuesday
06/02/2020

#blackouttuesday

#blackouttuesday

We are SO grateful to our presenting sponsors David Hatef, Robert & Tyler and The William Fastow Team at TTR Sotheby’s I...
02/21/2020

We are SO grateful to our presenting sponsors David Hatef, Robert & Tyler and The William Fastow Team at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. Thanks to your support, tomorrow should be one for the books! 🌟 #NCRCauction

It takes a village! A huge thank you to our platinum sponsors. Your support truly makes a difference! 🥳#NCRCAuction
02/21/2020

It takes a village! A huge thank you to our platinum sponsors. Your support truly makes a difference! 🥳#NCRCAuction

Thank you to all who donated wine to the Tuition Assistance Auction this morning at AM drop-off! Have wine or spirits to...
01/24/2020

Thank you to all who donated wine to the Tuition Assistance Auction this morning at AM drop-off! Have wine or spirits to donate? Stop by at PM drop-off at 12:35pm! 🥂 Can't make it today? Come by next Friday, January 31 or donate online here: https://www.bassins.com/NCRC_Auction_2020.php

Thank you to all who donated wine to the Tuition Assistance Auction this morning at AM drop-off! Have wine or spirits to donate? Stop by at PM drop-off at 12:35pm! 🥂 Can't make it today? Come by next Friday, January 31 or donate online here: https://www.bassins.com/NCRC_Auction_2020.php

There's still time to make your tax-deductible donation to NCRC! We are so grateful for all of the support from our wond...
12/31/2019

There's still time to make your tax-deductible donation to NCRC! We are so grateful for all of the support from our wonderful community and wish everyone a Happy New Year! 🥳🎉

There's still time to make your tax-deductible donation to NCRC! We are so grateful for all of the support from our wonderful community and wish everyone a Happy New Year! 🥳🎉

NCRC is grateful for all of the support from our wonderful community. If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation to t...
12/27/2019

NCRC is grateful for all of the support from our wonderful community. If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation to the NCRC Fund this calendar year, there is still time to make the December 31 tax deadline.☃️❄️

NCRC is grateful for all of the support from our wonderful community. If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation to the NCRC Fund this calendar year, there is still time to make the December 31 tax deadline.☃️❄️

Did you know that Ms. Nartey and Ms. Fitzpatrick were selected to present at the Annual NAIS People of Color Conference?...
12/06/2019

Did you know that Ms. Nartey and Ms. Fitzpatrick were selected to present at the Annual NAIS People of Color Conference? Their presentation, "Why Not Now? Exploring Race, Identity, and Differences in Early Childhood" was selected from over 500 submissions and attended by over 200 educators and members of NAIS from around the country. Click the link below to read their abstract and how they got there, and congratulations on a job well done! 🥳 #NAISPoCC https://www.ncrcpreschool.org/blog

Did you know that Ms. Nartey and Ms. Fitzpatrick were selected to present at the Annual NAIS People of Color Conference? Their presentation, "Why Not Now? Exploring Race, Identity, and Differences in Early Childhood" was selected from over 500 submissions and attended by over 200 educators and members of NAIS from around the country. Click the link below to read their abstract and how they got there, and congratulations on a job well done! 🥳 #NAISPoCC https://www.ncrcpreschool.org/blog

October Spotlight (2019)
11/20/2019

October Spotlight (2019)

Mark your calendars 📆 One week until NCRC’s Day of Giving on Thursday, November 14! #NCRCTextathon
11/07/2019

Mark your calendars 📆 One week until NCRC’s Day of Giving on Thursday, November 14! #NCRCTextathon

Mark your calendars 📆 One week until NCRC’s Day of Giving on Thursday, November 14! #NCRCTextathon

Join us on the front porch tomorrow during AM & PM drop-off to talk all things NCRC Tuition Assistance Auction 2020!
10/29/2019

Join us on the front porch tomorrow during AM & PM drop-off to talk all things NCRC Tuition Assistance Auction 2020!

Join us on the front porch tomorrow during AM & PM drop-off to talk all things NCRC Tuition Assistance Auction 2020!

Pumpkin Party (2019)
10/24/2019

Pumpkin Party (2019)

Engine Week (2019)
10/24/2019

Engine Week (2019)

10/15/2019

UPDATE: Due to the rain in tomorrow’s forecast, we have rescheduled portrait days. Please be sure to update your calendars! 📸 🗓

Please join us at our Open House on Sunday, November 3 from 1-3pm! Learn more and register online at ncrcpreschool.org
10/09/2019

Please join us at our Open House on Sunday, November 3 from 1-3pm! Learn more and register online at ncrcpreschool.org

Please join us at our Open House on Sunday, November 3 from 1-3pm! Learn more and register online at ncrcpreschool.org

Family Work Day (2019)
10/01/2019

Family Work Day (2019)

September Spotlight (2019)
10/01/2019

September Spotlight (2019)

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