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Story Time Kidz is a Super Fun Daycare

Monday to Friday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Weekends and Holidays


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Mobile Infant Room 

Toddlers Room

Twos Classroom




The Best Daycare

Story Time Kids Child Development Center provides a conducive and safe environment for children ages three months to five years. With numerous years of experience as a caregiver, Tita Gashaw is committed in creating the best environment for all the children that come through our door. Story Time Kids Daycare is fun, affordable, and provides high-quality services, we are the best in town. We seek to stimulate and develop children's problem-solving and creative thinking skills through guided and child-directed activities. We can guarantee that your little one will adore spending time at our daycare.


Keeping Every Child Safe

From the front door to the playground, and throughout every classroom, children's safety is our top priority. We are committed to providing peace of mind to every family at Story Time Kids. In our facility, your child is given plenty of nurturing care and attention above all a safe, secure environment devoted to their learning and growth.



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Our Philosophy

Children: are entitled to a safe and nurturing environment with a schedule of routine that best meets the individual needs of each child in our care. Each child is treated with respect as a valuable individual.

Parents: are entitled to individual respect, support, and quality care for their children.

Staff: are entitled to work in an environment that recognizes and respects their training, skills, and commitment to childcare.

Our Vision
      Our vision is to be recognized as a leading childcare center that sets the standard for excellence in early childhood education. We aspire to be a trusted partner for families, known for our commitment to providing a safe, stimulating, and caring environment. Our center will foster a sense of belonging and respect, celebrating diversity and encouraging children to embrace their unique identities. By continually innovating and adapting to evolving educational practices and technologies, we aim to empower children to become confident, compassionate, and lifelong learners, ready to contribute positively to their communities.
Our Mission
     Our mission is to provide a nurturing and inclusive environment where children can thrive, learn, and develop to their full potential. We are committed to offering high-quality childcare services that prioritize the holistic well-being and individual needs of each child. Through a play-based approach and a focus on early childhood education, we aim to create a foundation for lifelong learning and a love for exploration.


Our Program uses Creative Curriculum. This helps our teachers create intentional and meaningful activities that promote holistic development for each child. The curriculum fosters social-emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development to enhance learning in literacy, mathematics, science and technology, social studies, and the arts. We are determined to help our children develop their milestones through play, experiential learning, and social activities while having fun.

Meet Our Certified Caregiver

 Our dedicated and loving teachers are credited by OSSE and acquire the minimum credentials required for Early Childhood Educators. Their experiences and annual mandatory training equipped them to meet every child's needs.

Infant Care

We understand that leaving your baby in someone else's care is a big step. Everyone at our center, most importantly, our infant teachers will work with you to make sure the transition goes smoothly. Our passionate teachers are committed to help your infants in their prime-time developmental stages. We ensure that we have a curriculum just for them. Our infant classroom is designed to promote a safe environment for growth. They have space to move freely as they discover what their body can do.

Meals and Nutrition

Meal and nutrition is very vital in children's growth and development. Children must eat healthy to be healthy, happy, and active. We are intentional about what goes into your child's body. We provide a variety of meals to boost their energy and supply their dietary needs. We make our food on the site fresh every day. We serve breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks. We respect our families' cultural practices, and beliefs. We are very flexible in designing our menu.

About Us

What Parents Think

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Tita and her team are the best. Our daughter spent a year full-time at First Choice before starting pre-K 3. To this day, our younger daughter drops in at Tita's when we need some extra help. We have always been so happy with how the staff treats our kids: truly like one of their own. The other children and parents we've met have become friends over time, and to my knowledge they all feel the same. We live nearby, and are used to row house spaces, and though I wish there were a big yard, it is a small trade off. The kids often make it to the playground just down the street unless the weather is terrible. pretty par for the course in the city. The trade off is beyond worth it for a place I always felt comfortable leaving my kids and knowing they'd be loved and happy each day. I can't recommend it enough!




Meet our Qualified Staff

We're more than educators. We help families build confidence for life. Our programs give children a foundation they can build on. Wherever they go after they leave Story Time Kids, they'll be ready to think bigger, feel stronger, and aim higher. The early education teachers at Story Time Kids are passionate about your child's happiness and growth. They're dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing environment that cultivates self-esteem.
Story Time Kids is more than a job to them. It's an opportunity to share their passion for life while they awaken the wonder inside each and every child. Here's how they do it.

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My name is Tita Gashaw-Beza. I am a childcare provider, the owner of STK in the greater Washington DC area. I have had the privilege of being a part of many amazing children and their families in the past ten years. I am excited to expand my service as Story Time Kids Childcare Center to more families in need. Together with the creative and amazing teachers. I am committed to providing your family with a loving and developmentally sound foundation for a lifetime of learning. Play is a child’s most important work, and we strive to create and maintain an environment where your child can grow and thrive while exploring the world around them. Thank you for trusting your precious children with us.



Crafted with Care

A safe place for your infant means you feel sound leaving your baby in someone else's care. Everyone at our center, most importantly, our naturally gifted infant teachers will work with you to make sure the transition goes smoothly. When you step into our infant classroom, you'll see how much we want your infant to feel safe, loved, and explore their world.

Age Group

6 weeks - 1 year old