Thank you for your interest in KinderHaus Child Development Center in Washington, DC. In 1991, our Chevy Chase site opened with 5 children and 2 staff members. Five years later Chevy Chase was at full capacity; 25 children, 7 staff members and a very long wait list. Due to the need to serve the community, our Cleveland Park site was established in 1996. To date, our Cleveland Park site serves 54 children with 15 staff members and a wait list as well. Each site has a full time Director of Staff and to oversee both sites, we have a full time Assistant Director and our Founder/Director.
KinderHaus admits children on a nondiscriminatory basis, without regard to race, creed, gender, physical challenges, religion or national origin. If no space is available for your child's age group, your child's name is put on a waiting list and the Director or Assistant Director will call you as space becomes available.
Hours of Operation:
KinderHaus is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
Debbie Lane, Founder & Director
Next year, 2017, I will celebrate 41 years in Early Childhood Education. I started as a volunteer in a nearby neighborhood childcare center my senior year in high school and now direct KinderHaus, Ltd. and Cleveland Park KinderHaus, Ltd. My goal is to offer quality care to all children that become part of our “family” as well as to continue to raise the educational bar for our teachers. I have watched Early Childhood embrace technology in the classroom, enrichment programs as part of the curriculum, organized curriculums, city standards and watched parents understand and show a real respect for this profession.
I am also a mom to twins. My daughters, Anne Marie and Kristin, have both found the same love I have in the Early Childhood field. Anne Marie, who has her Masters in Early Childhood from George Mason University, created and teaches in our Pre-K program at Cleveland Park KinderHaus. Kristin, who has a degree in Speech & Hearing with emphasis on Brain Development from The George Washington University, found a love for babies and brought new and exciting energy and knowledge to our infant program.
As you can see my greatest accomplishments came in twos – my twins and the two centers that shared an anniversary in 2016… as one reached the milestone of 20 years and the other celebrated 25 years in a business of quality care so families can go to work and not worry about their children in their “home away from home.”