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October 3, 2013 Temporary Closure Due to Government Shutdown

Commerce Kids is temporarily closed due to closure of the Department of Commerce and the Hoover Buildling in which we are located.  We deeply regret this inconvenience, and look forward to resuming operations when the Department resumes its operations.

During the federal shutdown, Commerce Kids continues to accept wait list applications by mail to our P.O. Box.  You may also forward a photocopy of the application and your deposit check to, but the postmark date on your mailed application will control for purposes of wait list priority.

September 1, 2010 Special Board Meeting called for Thursday, Sept. 2, 9-10 AM

Parents and staff are invited to a special Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, September 2, 9-10 AM, to discuss Ms. Sharon's revised proposal to adjust the age ranges of the Love Doves and Dancing Bears rooms.

Please see the calendar event for more details.

August 27, 2010 CDCDC Silent Auction Coming Soon

The CDCDC 7th Annual Silent Auction will be held on September 21 from 11-2 in the DoC Main Lobby. Please join us for a lunch time treat and a look at all the wonderful items for sale in the auction.

August 19, 2010 Special Board Meeting called for Friday Aug 20, 12:30 PM

Parents and staff are invited to a special Board of Directors meeting on Friday, August 20, 12:30-1:30 PM, to discuss Ms. Sharon's proposal to adjust the age ranges of the Love Doves and Dancing Bears rooms.

December 3, 2009 Alternate Parking during todays Tree Lighting Ceremony

Dear all,

During pick-up today, 15th Street will be closed. If you have not made other arrangements, please park in the apron spots on 14th Street (the equivalent of where we normally park, just on 14th Street). With your IDs, Security will allow you to walk through the parking lot courtyard to enter the Center through our library (Door 9).

December 2, 2009 15th Street closed from 4:30 - 6:00 for National Tree Lighting

We have learned that 15th Street will be closed to all vehicles from 4:30 pm tomorrow (Thurs. 12/3) through at least 5:45 pm.

We are working with DOC security to establish an alternate plan for parking during pick-up, using the apron parking spots on 14th St. and entrance through the door next to the Center's library, as has been done in the past, but plans are not yet confirmed.

October 22, 2009 20th Anniversary Celebration and Playground Dedication

The Commerce Department Child Development Center (Commerce Kids) will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a ceremony and reception to dedicate the new playground. The celebration will be held today Thursday, October 22, at 3:00 p.m. at the Commerce Kids playground.  Children in the Teddies, Pandas, Love Doves and Dancing Bears will be present and the older children will be singing a song. A DOC Photographer will be present taking pictures.

August 23, 2009 6th Annual Silent Auction is Coming Soon!

The 6th Annual Silent Auction will be held on September 22nd from 11:30-2:00.  More.

May 18, 2009 Welcome to Our New Director

Please join me in welcoming our new Director, Sharon Hall-Fleming.  She has a BA in Sociology and Urban Anthropology from Morgan State University and a Master of Arts in Early Childhood Eduation from the University of the District of Columbia.  Sharon brings more than thirty years of experience in early childhood education.  She also has served as a Head Start and CDA trainer, an adjunct professor and Demonstration teacher.  Her most recent position was at the Catholic Charities Model Cities Child Development Center.

April 27, 2009 2009-2010 Board of Directors

The election results have been counted.  47 families voted; 3 ballots were not acceptable because the full slate was not voted for.  The election results comply with the Center's by-laws that more than half the families vote in the election.