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A Coeducational School | Early Learners to Third Grade
School Life

Early Learning Center

The Early Learning Center at Beauvoir (ELC) is for children ages three months through three years old primarily for faculty and staff of Beauvoir, St. Albans School, National Cathedral School, and other employees of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation. 

While the ELC is primarily filled with children of Beauvoir faculty and staff and the other Cathedral institutions, there is sometimes room for siblings, friends and family of current Beauvoir students - as well as students not yet affiliated with the Beauvoir community. In these cases, the school will decide on the process for admissions based on the amount of interested families.
According to Plato, "the beginning is the most important part of the work," and that is why the ELC strives to provide nurturing care and lots of opportunities for exploration and rich, stimulating activities. In the Early Learning Center at Beauvoir, children are at the center of our shared work and collaboration with parents is essential to its success. Consistent with Beauvoir's mission, the Early Learning Center program celebrates childhood, encourages collaboration and fosters the development of creative, curious and courageous learners, providing a strong foundation upon which to develop lifelong learners who embody kindness, honesty, respect and responsibility. 

Questions about the Early Learning Center should be directed to Colleen Williams, Director of the Early Learning Center and Pre-Kindergarten (202-537-6501; colleen.williams@cathedral.org).

Meet the ELC Team

List of 10 members.

  • Photo of Emma Hatton

    Emma Hatton 

    Partner Teacher, ELC
  • Photo of Vony Rakotomaniraka

    Vony Rakotomaniraka 

    Early Learning Center Teacher
  • Photo of Courteney  Simchak

    Courteney  Simchak 

    Assistant Head of School for Student and Academic Affairs
  • Photo of Colleen Williams

    Colleen Williams 

    Director of the Early Learning Center and Pre-Kindergarten
  • Photo of Katherine  Alexander

    Katherine  Alexander  

    Early Learning Center Teacher
  • Photo of Melissa Campbell

    Melissa Campbell 

    Early Learning Center Teacher
  • Photo of Ursula Costin

    Ursula Costin 

    School Librarian
  • Photo of Janet Konnick

    Janet Konnick 

    Early Learning Center Teacher
  • Photo of Jeannie Lorenz

    Jeannie Lorenz 

    Early Learning Center Teacher
  • Photo of Amalia Mendoza

    Amalia Mendoza 

    Auxiliary Coordinator
3500 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Tel: (202) 537-6485
Fax: (202) 537-6512

Our Mission

At Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, we provide an extraordinary early childhood education in a diverse community that values every individual. Beauvoir’s program encourages creative, courageous learners and builds an enduring foundation for a lifelong spirit of inquiry and joy in learning.
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