Explore daily experiences
through the Arts.
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Slide Friendly Educational Caring Fun We provide peace of mind while providing round the clock
child care services with flexible hours for day, evenings, overnight
and weekends in a clean, safe, warm and nurturing environment.
Open 24/7

Welcome to Carmen's Pride & Joy round the clock child care facility.

Butterfly Program

6 weeks - 17 months | Our butterfly program focuses on daily experiences that give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for lifelong learning.

Daisy Program

18 months - 2 years | Each day will be filled with intentional fun activities to develop your toddler’s confidence.

Sunflower Program

3 years | Our Teaching Strategies Curriculum® Preschool program is prepared to address four areas of development.

Our story... Carmen's Pride & Joy

Carmen’s Pride & Joy (CPJ) is a high-quality licensed Family Child Care Facility located in the Capitol Hill area of Washington, DC.  We are a private early child development program serving children ages six weeks to twelve years (6 weeks – 12 years) in age.

We provide round the clock child care services with flexible hours for day, evenings, overnight and weekends and adheres to the polices and regulations mandated by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).


Classroom Facilities

Carmen's Pride and Joy strongly believes children should be provided with a  safe"home away from home" setting conducive for learning, in a warm and nurturing environment. We encourage children’s social, emotional, physical, and academic wellbeing.

We understand how difficult it is to find infant child care in DC, but rest assure you will love the care our teachers and staff provide.

Parents are encouraged to visit.  Let's get started by setting up an appointment! 


During the first three years of life, children are discovering many important things about themselves and the world around them. They are learning who they are, how they relate to the people in their lives and how people respond to them. We provide a wide range of developmentally age appropriate activities for them to develop a sense of trust and belonging. Besides routine physical care we provide toys for free exploration and active play to develop their fine and gross motor skills.

A toddler sitting in a pink color crib


As children reach the age of two years old, their imagination and curiosity gives them lots of energy and creative potential. We provide opportunities to develop and express these skills with lots of hands on learning experiences using art, music, dance, science and dramatic play to enable them ways to create their own ideas and solving problems.

Two children enjoying and learning at Carmens Pride and Joy


As children reach the age of three, we encourage them to actively explore and interact with other children and adults. We provide opportunities to practice self-help skills with indoor and outdoor play to exercise their large muscles. They use puzzles, bead strings and art material to develop their fine motor skills. In addition, they use blocks, science, math and dramatic play material to allow them to exercise their natural curiosity and creativity.

Our Results Speak for themsleves!

Parents are encouraged to visit whenever possible. We have an open-door policy.

Happy Staff

Voted OUTSTANDING by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).