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Brynmor Early Education & Preschool Assumes Operations of the Department of State’s ‘Diplotots’ Child Development Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 24, 2024) – Brynmor Early Education & Preschool will join forces with the U.S. Department of State and the Diplotots Board of Directors to offer high quality early childhood education at Diplotots, the Department of State’s on site, employer sponsored child care center.  Beginning July 8th Brynmor at Diplotots will serve children ages six weeks through preschool in full day, full year care.  Diplotots has operated for more than thirty years with various management partners.  Brynmor is honored to lead Diplotots into its next season.    

Brynmor will offer full-time, part-time, and drop-in care at Diplotots.  Diplotots serves all federal employees and community members and is expanding to serve more children.  To enquire about enrollment please visit our website at  

“The Board of Directors is excited to bring Brynmor’s family-centered child care approach to the Department of State and surrounding community,” said Diplotots Board President Paige Ellis. “Diplotots has served the community for nearly 30 years, and with Brynmor at the helm, we are confident Diplotots will continue to thrive for decades to come.” 

“We’re thrilled to partner with the Diplotots Board of Directors, the Department of State, and the General Services Administration to provide high-quality child care at Diplotots,” said Brynmor’s founder, Rhian Evans Allvin. “We are committed to the experience each child and family has with our educators and administrative team. Our greatest hope is to nurture creativity and curiosity each day in a joyful, play-based environment. We look forward to bringing those values to Diplotots.”

The Brynmor team has decades of experience designing high-quality early education systems, opening new programs, directing the operations of programs, and bringing the promise of high-quality education to young children across varying income levels.

Brynmor uses HighScope as its curriculum framework. The HighScope Infant-Toddler Curriculum and HighScope Preschool Curriculum are designed based on decades of research on early childhood development. Active learning is at the center of the curriculum. It is the foundation from which young children gain knowledge through their natural play and interactions with the environment, events, their peers and educators.  

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About Brynmor Early Education & Preschool

Brynmor is an early education center and preschool located in Virginia and the District of Columbia. They serve children ages six weeks through five years. Brynmor was founded by Rhian Evans Allvin who has spent her career promoting and advocating for the federal, state, and local systems and structures that lead to high-quality early education for all children and professional careers for early childhood educators. Brynmor is a privately owned business established with the belief that private companies have a responsibility to be a force for good and that the growth of the company must be in partnership with the children and families it serves, the early childhood educators and staff it employs, and the companies and public agencies with whom it partners.