Upcoming Workshops!

Read With Me (Family Literacy Program) 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017,
11 AM - 12 PM

Sense of Wonder: Exploring Nature through Songs, Stories and Movement

 Teaching Artists: Magpie

LOCATION:

PROJECT CREATE STUDIO
2028 MLK JR. AVE SE, SECOND FLOOR
WASHINGTON, DC 20020

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Naptime U. (Professional Development Program)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017 -
12-2:30 PM
PART 1

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017 -
12-2:30 PM
PART 2

Sing-Play for Infants & Toddlers: Combining Music and Play to Develop Social and Cognitive Skills

Teaching Artists: Cathy & Marcy

LOCATION: 

MATTHEWS MEMORIAL CHURCH
2626 MLK JR. AVE SE, LEVEL B
WASHINGTON, DC 20032

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About Us

MISSION

We place low-income preschool children on the road to literacy and future success by empowering their educators to use the arts to teach academic skills. 

VISION

Every child has access to quality early childhood education.  
Every early childhood educator has access to quality professional development.

HISTORY

For over two decades, Inner City-Inner Child, the arts education/literacy program of the historic Dumbarton Concerts, has provided quality arts integration and early childhood development programs to low-income, community-based early childhood centers throughout Washington, D.C.  Dumbarton Concerts began community outreach in 1987 with a program called Live Music Now!, an initiative to bring music out of the concert hall and into isolated neighborhoods of Washington, D.C. Through this work, we discovered that young children had the greatest unmet needs in our community.  In response, Inner City-Inner Child was created in 1994 to reach the District’s neediest children. ICIC programs work to create an environment that supports school readiness for the neediest preschool children in our Nation’s Capital by introducing teachers and children to the power of integrating the arts with academics.  By helping centers become accredited, and stay accredited by the National Association for the Accreditation Education of Young Children (NAEYC), ICIC improves the quality of early childhood education in DC.

 

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Click the photo to read the Washington Times article featuring Inner City-Inner Child

Click the photo to read the Washington Times article featuring Inner City-Inner Child



The Results are in...

 

FY17 RESULTS

  • 3,564 low-income preschool children served 
  • 529 early childhood educators trained
  • 1,235 professional development hours earned 
  • 307 workshops given 
  • 3,291 books donated
  • 61 early childhood programs served