Since 1939, Hopkins House has been a staple in our community by providing services to some of our most vunerable, yet deserving members.
The mission of Hopkins House is to provide quality educational programs and opportunities to children, youth, and their families, regardless of income, to help them achieve, in measurably effective ways, their full intellectual, economic, and social potential.
The Hopkins House Early Childhood Learning Institute serves 100 teens and adults seeking to enter the Early Childhood Education field. The Early Childhood Learning Institute is a professional credentialing program that is focused on system’s reform in the field of early education. The ECLI provides the means and resources for low-resourced and low-income individuals to earn 31 college credits in Early Childhood Development from Northern Virginia Community College, as well as a Child Development Associate (CDA) from the Council for Professional Recognition, both of which are necessary for maintaining full-time positions at local childcare centers.
Hopkins House operates two high-quality preschools for children 6 weeks of age through 5 years. Each year, 170 children are served through these programs. The Hopkins House Preschool Academies, located in the City of Alexandria and Fairfax County, recruit highly qualified and experienced teachers and use the innovative and nationally recognized Creative Curriculum. Both preschool academies are accredited through the National Association for the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC) and Virginia QRIS-Star Rated.