A new approach to pre-K childcare comes to the District.
Working parents know that even the best-laid plans change—meetings run late, schedules get rearranged—but, most current childcare options do not allow for this kind of real-world flexibility. However, Brella—a groundbreaking, female-founded company new to the District—is on a mission to change that.
“As a working mom in a creative industry, I struggled to find child care that was flexible enough to accommodate my schedule without having to pay for more than I used,” said Darien Williams, co-founder and co-CEO with Melanie Wolff. “Child care was a limiting factor on my career and personal life. I felt unsupported by the current system and knew I wasn’t alone.”
Brella offers parents a new model of app-enabled full-time, flexible, and on-demand infant care and preschool, along with caregiver education classes and family events. Moreover, its innovative curriculum and beautifully designed spaces enhance a child’s comprehension through science-driven strategies to create a unique learning environment.
“Our play-based approach encourages children to explore concepts through intentionally designed, hands-on activities,” said Williams. “Throughout the day children are exposed STEM, movement, music, art, and storytelling—through a combination of guided and child-led activities.”
In addition to its infant and preschool programs, the center offers experiences for the whole family that include parent-and-me events, parent education classes, and Brella Babies, a new take on “Mommy and Me” classes that support the family’s first year with baby.
HelloBrella.com. 926 N. Sycamore, rear courtyard.