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Last modified: February 21, 2013, 9:31 PM
The Spanish Education Development (SED) Center was founded in 1971 when a group of community leaders and parents joined together to establish daycare services for their children. These services became the first bilingual preschool in Washington, DC. As the population grew and became more diverse, the SED Center developed programs to meet the changing needs of a wide range of immigrants and their children. Today, the SED Center provides bilingual daycare and preschool programs for children ages three months to five years old and a high quality adult education program that includes English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), computer training, and GED classes. For over 40 years, the SED Center has helped families take full advantage of all the social, educational, and economic opportunities available to them. Our programs reinforce positive interactions, the celebration of cultural and linguistic differences, and the enhancement of bilingualism and multiculturalism.