Diplotots | YMCA DC


Diplotots Early Learning Center

Diplotots One

2401 E St NW
Washington DC 20037
(Located off of E st, adjacent to the Kennedy Center in NW Washington DC)
Ages served: 6 weeks to 5 years

The YMCA at Diplotots offers a full-day early learning program for children ages 6 weeks-5 years old and Summer Camp Options for children ages 5-12 during the Summer months. Students spend their days in a fun and educational learning environment that offers flexible options to meet the needs of the families in our community. Through hands-on learning activities, the Center aims to lay the foundation for the future so that children can grow to be caring, respectful, honest and responsible lifelong learners! 

The YMCA uses The Creative Curriculum™ in conjunction with incorporating a NAEYC Accredited program experience that permit learning through guided play and active discovery. The curriculum focuses on the development of the whole child—cognitive, social, and physical. 

The YMCA provides nutritious meals in accordance to CACFP and USDA guidelines through Good Foods Catering Company and provides children with breakfast, lunch and snack daily. 


  • A safe and nurturing environment, instilling socially-conscious values and reinforcing positive skills 
  • Tadpoles Program (electronic check-in/out and daily reporting system) 
  • Enrichment programs (a series of project-based learning units of study which encompass the arts, science, and physical activity) 
  • Field trips, in-house performances, and special events 
  • Community events and outreach 


Full-Day Early Learning Program 

Drop In/Backup Care 


Please contact YMCADiplototsEarlyLearning@ymcadc.org to learn more.