Rosemount Center provides early childhood services for
1. Infant/Toddlers (ages 0-3, including pregnant women) and
2. Preschool children (ages 3-5)
The Center-Based Option: Well-trained, caring teachers staff classrooms at the Mount Pleasant location. Our multi-million dollar renovation provides excellent facilities for children to learn and to play.
The Home-Based Option: This includes weekly in-home visits with a Home Visitor, who works with each family on child development activities and helps meet social services needs. There are socializations twice a month at the Mount Pleasant location for Home-Based families to meet and learn with other families.
Early Head Start (EHS):
Financial assistance for families at poverty level who qualify. Center-Based and Home-Based options available for ages 0-3.
DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE):
Financial assistance for low income families above poverty level who qualify for partial tuition. Center-Based option only for ages 0-5.
Center-Based option only for ages 0-5.
Limited spaces based on age and eligibility. Center-Based option only for ages 3-5.
Center-Based Early Head Start, Tuition, and Universal Pre-K service programs are from 8 AM to 4 PM. Families may apply for After Care from 4 PM to 6 PM.
Center-Based OSSE service program is from 8 AM to 6 PM.
All children are screened for developmental disabilities upon enrollment and all children have a developmental plan that will guide their educational activities throughout the year. The school year runs from September to August, and progress reports are completed every quarter.
If your child is currently enrolled in the Home-Based program and you want to apply to the Center-Based program, a new application should be submitted and you should indicate your transfer in the Program Options box. If slots are available, Home-Based children may transfer to the Center-Based program. In addition, priority for enrollment will be given to siblings of enrolled children.
Rosemount Center has one application for all programs and services.
Submission of an application means only that your child will be placed on the waiting list. It does not mean that your child has been accepted. No eligibility documentation is requested at the time of application. However, if your child is accepted through Early Head Start, OSSE, or Universal Pre-K, you will have to provide the Center with proof that you meet the requirements in order for your child to be enrolled. The Department of Human Services also requires that we review this documentation every year after your child is enrolled. Please make sure that you fill out the application completely. If you move and change your phone number, you need to notify us of that change, or we will not be able to reach you when your child is next on the waiting list.
How do I apply for my child to enroll at Rosemount?
To be placed on the waiting list for the Tuition program at Rosemount you must submit an application and an application fee (via check or money order) for each child you wish to enroll. The application can be found on the right-hand side of this page. You may also come in to the Center to get a paper copy from the receptionist.
I think I qualify for a subsidy through Early Head Start (EHS), the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), or Universal Pre-K. Do I have to pay the application fee?
No, the application fee is required for tuition-paying families only. For further questions about EHS or OSSE, please contact Remberto Vargas at (202)265-9885 ext. 101.
I applied under the OSSE program, but found out that I don’t qualify. Am I still being considered on the waiting list for the Tuition or the Universal PreK program?
In order to remain on the waiting list and be considered for the Tuition program, you must submit a check or money order for the application fee. Please note that there is no application fee for the Universal Pre-K program.
Do you have any current vacancies at Rosemount Center?
In order to be considered for an open space, you must first submit an application and application fee to be placed on our waiting list.
My child is already on the waiting list. What number is he on the list and when will I find out if he has been accepted for the new school year?
Around June of each year we review our waitlist and the spaces available for the next school year (starting at the end of August). We will contact you if we have a space to offer your child.
I have twins. Can I include them both on the same application?
No. Since each child will be filling a separate space in a classroom and our teachers provide individualized lesson plans and progress reports, we require an application and fee for each child.
How long is the waitlist?
Our tuition slots are constantly fluctuating, but we generally have more spaces available in the 3-5 year old range. After you apply, please contact Campbell Frank at (202) 265-9885 ext. 115 in May to let us know you are still interested in enrolling your child.
What ages do you accept?
We accept children as young as 6 weeks old, up to 5 years old.
My baby will be born in 5 months. Can I get on the waitlist now?
Yes, once you have an approximate due date you can submit your application along with a check or money order for the application fee, and you will be entered into our waiting list. When your baby is born, please call to notify us of the child’s actual birthdate and name.
Can I come see the Center before I apply?
Absolutely! We encourage interested parents to schedule a tour of the Center either before or after applying in order to learn more about our dual language program. To schedule a tour, please contact Campbell Frank at (202) 265-9885 ext. 115, or our Program Director, Cornett Roberts-Njoku at (202) 265-9885 ext. 109. Or please join us for our next Open House, Thursday, April 6th at 5pm.
What documentation is required?
You don’t need to provide any documentation until you are offered an enrollment space.
Is Rosemount Center accredited?
Yes, Rosemount Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and is recognized as a Gold-Level Center by the District of Columbia Division of Early Learning in the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.
Can you tell me more about Rosemount’s programs?
Rosemount offers a dual language (English/Spanish) program using the Creative Curriculum, one of the country's leading scientifically-based, comprehensive curricula for programs serving children from birth to age 5. For more information, please visit the Curriculum page of our website at http://rosemountcenter.com/programs-services/curriculum.
How many children attend Rosemount Center? How many are in each class?
Rosemount's full capacity at the Center is 163 children. Each classroom has two teachers, and the number of children is based on best practices for teacher to child ratios. In the Infants classrooms we have a 1:3 ratio, in the Toddler classroom a 1:4 ratio, and in the Preschool classrooms we have ratios ranging from 1:5 to 1:8.
Do you accept children throughout the year?
Yes, we fill spots immediately whenever there is a vacancy.
Will my child have the same teacher every year?
Rosemount follows the “continuity of care” model, and strives to ensure that an infant stays with the same teacher as (s)he moves each year to the next classroom until reaching preschool age. Sometimes circumstances require us to make teacher changes, but we try to adhere to this model when possible.
Is Rosemount Center open year-round?
Yes, Rosemount is open all year except for federal holidays, closures due to inclement weather, several teacher development days throughout the year, and a holiday vacation in December.
What hours is the Center open?
Rosemount is open 8:00 AM-4:00 PM, Monday-Friday for its regular program. Children enrolled in the Aftercare program may stay until 6:00 PM.
How much is tuition for my child?
After you submit an application or come in for a tour our Finance Manager will follow up with you about tuition rates. In general, the tuition is based on the age of your child.
When is tuition due?
Tuition is due no later than the 5th of each month. Tuition payments received after the 5th will incur an additional late fee.
Am I responsible for paying the full month’s tuition even if my child does not attend every day due to illness or a family vacation?
Yes, the full monthly rate is required in order to keep your spot.