Learning Center for Young Children

A Play Based, Co-Operative Pre-School for Children 18 months - 4 years


In September 2015, the Learning Center for Young Children (LCYC) celebrated 55 years of serving the Kensington area community with a parent participation preschool.  Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church opened the Warner Christian Day School in 1959 as an outreach ministry to young families in the community.  The name changed to the Learning Center for Young Children in the early 1980's.  LCYC continues to provide a parent and preschool education to families with young children.  In addition to preparing children and parents for school and life, many lifelong friendships are formed at LCYC.

LCYC children come from a variety of ethnic, religious and racial backgrounds.  LCYC family members come from France, Ethiopia, the Phillipines, Togo, Poland, Madacascar, Great Britain, Central America, and Canada.

There are currently some openings still available for the 2015 - 2016 school year.  Registration for the 2016 – 2017 school year begins January 4, 2016. Please contact the LCYC director, Karen Murphy, via email at lcyc@warnermemorial.org or by telephone at 301-949-2933. She will be happy to answer any of your questions and arrange a tour.