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Mayor Bowser to Announce Opening of Two New Child Care Spaces at UDC and Deanwood Recreation Center

Monday, May 14, 2018

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Tuesday, May 15, at 2:30 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will award two available child care spaces to CommuniKids and Kiddie University, one space at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) and the other at the Deanwood Recreation Center. CommuniKids is an award-winning, multi-language immersion school that will provide additional, free pre-K3 and pre-K4 seats to District residents at the University of the District of Columbia, and Kiddie University will provide a Spanish-immersion program that incorporates science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at the Deanwood Recreation Center.

In February, Mayor Bowser announced her Administration’s commitment to create approximately 1,000 new infant and toddler child care seats to meet the needs of families in Washington, DC. Part of the announcement included the identification of three spaces in District-owned buildings that would be leased to private child care providers to create affordable, high-quality child care seats.


Tuesday, May 15, at 2:30 pm


Mayor Muriel Bowser
Ahnna Smith, Interim Deputy Mayor for Education
Hanseul Kang, State Superintendent, Office of the State Superintendent of Education
HyeSook Chung, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services
Greer Johnson Gillis, Director, Department of General Services
Jeannine Piacenza, CEO and Co-Founder, CommuniKids
Cassandra Nelson, General Manager, Kiddie University


4719 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
*Closest Metro: Tenleytown-AU Metro Station*
*Bus Lines: 30N, 30S, 31, 33, N2*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).