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Narissa Ali-James with kid


Here at little Ivies DC we believe education is transformative and with this in mind our programs are carefully crafted to meet each families needs and capture the child's interest. Our hope here at Little Ivies DC is to instill a love for learning while promoting social, cognitive and emotional development.

What We Do

Little Ivies DC kid playing

Little Ivies DC, provides a foundation for a lifetime of learning. During the pre-separation stage of learning, our program encourages independence while children explore and play.

Preschool programs

Our early childhood sessions are specifically designed to prepare children to seamlessly advance to drop-off preschool programs.

Little Ivies Facilty

Parent or Caregiver stay in the classroom with the child to facilitate gradually gained independence.

What Parents Are Saying

Little Ivies has been a lifesaver for parents in the Palisades. Whether it’s their incredible day camps (that run when DCPS is closed), hosting engaging playgroups for the littles, or running an aftercare program that services many of the Palisades neighborhood schools, our children have experienced all of the above and as parents, have been very pleased with the quality of care, attention and education Narissa Ali and her staff provide our children. She and her staff love children and are experts at creating fun and educational experiences (often with special guests) for the children. Many of the programs also prioritize outdoor time at neighborhood playgrounds which we value. We even held our daughter’s 2nd birthday there and Narissa made the experience stress free and enjoyable for all. It’s hard to find reliable and quality child care in DC and I can’t recommend Little Ivies enough!


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