We support children and young adults with high-quality learning experiences that help them thrive from cradle to career. Martha’s Table is committed to ensuring that every child enrolled in our education program is strong by age eight – the age at which children transition from learning to read to reading to learn — and beyond. We offer nationally accredited early childhood education, afterschool enrichment programs, and college and career readiness training to promote lifelong success.


  • Early Childhood Education
    6 weeks - 4 years old

    Martha’s Table offers a nationally accredited early childhood education program for students 6 weeks to 4 years of age. The full-day program runs year-round at two of our locations: The Commons (Southeast D.C.) and The Maycroft (Northwest D.C.). Our teachers focus on whole child development (physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development) to ensure children are on track and ready to learn in kindergarten and beyond.

    Our education program has an open, non-discriminatory enrollment policy. For information about enrollment in our early childhood education program, please contact educationprograms@marthastable.org.

  • Martha's Table Scholars Enrichment Program
    Kindergarten - 5th grade

    Martha’s Table offers a nationally accredited out-of-school enrichment program for students at our partner schools in Southeast D.C. Children participate in fun and engaging clubs that help them develop in several key areas including: literacy, social-emotional development, communication, team work, problem-solving, and creative thinking. During the school year, the program offers:

    • Pick-up from Moten Elementary
    • After-school snack and dinner
    • Programming focused on STEM, arts, and nutrition education
    • Full-day program during most DCPS school closings

    During the summer, we run a full-time program that prepares students for the next step in their academic journey. The summer program offers:

    • Full-day programming Monday – Friday (8am-6pm)
    • Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack provided
    • Weekly field trips
    • Academic supports to help prevent summer learning loss and to prepare students for the next grade



  • Urban Alliance Partnership
    High school students

    To support older youth, we have deeply co-invested in and partnered with Urban Alliance’s workforce readiness training program, which supports over 300 high school students in Wards 7 and 8. Students participate in regular job training workshops starting their freshman year. By senior year, they are placed in 9-month, paid professional internships.

    Learn more about Urban Alliance
  • Accreditation

    Martha’s Table’s early childhood education program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and is licensed by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) for the District of Columbia. Martha’s Table’s quality programming is ensured through regular inspections. Our standards for national accreditation far exceed state licensing qualifications, and OSSE recognizes our program as an exemplary “Gold Tier” program. More recently, OSSE has launched Capital Quality, DC’s enhanced Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) that measures and communicates program quality in licensed child care facilities. The Capital Quality designations are High Quality, Quality, Progressing or Developing, and Martha’s Table early childhood education is currently in the process of being rated for its Capital Quality designation.

    Martha’s Table Scholars Enrichment Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). This accreditation is recognition of meeting high measurable standards of quality in programs serving children and youth. Martha’s Table is one of only two after-school programs in Washington, DC to hold this distinction


    Martha’s Table is a committed partner with the Learn24 network, working to enhance the lives of youth in the Nation’s Capital.



Applications for our early childhood education program are accepted on a rolling basis at both of our locations. Ready to begin the online enrollment application?

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Mireille Lopez Humes

Deputy Chief Program Officer
Mireille is the Deputy Chief Program Officer at Martha’s Table, where she leads all education and healthy eating initiatives. As…

Beatriz Barros

Director, Early Childhood Education at The Maycroft
Beatriz Barros is the Director of Early Childhood Education at The Maycroft, Martha’s Table’s location in Northwest DC. She has…

Eman El-Kabli

Assistant Director of Commons Education

Becky Marquez

Assistant Director of Academic Quality

Yasmin Shaffi

Director, Early Childhood Education at The Commons
Yasmin Shaffi is the Director of Early Childhood Education, where she leads Early Childhood Education at The Commons. Yasmin has…


We are proud to partner with several community organizations that help strengthen and complement our education programs.


The teachers at Martha’s Table go above and beyond. They’ve helped me transition Zayli to her own bed, helped get her potty trained, and even helped me work out academic and professional goals for myself. Zayli’s teachers keep me informed and up-to-date on her educational and socio-emotional development. She plays well with other children, but she’s also very independent. She knows how to tie her shoes now. I once went to help her and she told me, ‘No mommy, I got it.’