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Child Development Center

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Child Development Center Director

  1. Zakia Charfi, Administrator CDC

    Child Development Center

    I joined the AU Child Development Center in June 1992. I have a MA in Early Childhood Education, a teaching Certificate in Elementary Education and over 30 years of experience in private and public Elementary and Preschool settings. I feel privilege… More

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    (202) 885-3330

Child Development Center Staff

  1. Djamila Akkache, CDC Teacher

    Child Development Center

    I taught for over 16 years in several private and public schools in Maryland, before joining the CDC in 2008. My main goal in the classroom is to provide a loving environment for the children, where they can learn and grow. I am working on completing… More

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    (202) 885-3331

  2. Marie-Lucie Argant, CDC Teacher

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    I am a teacher in the Orange Room and this is my 18th year at the CDC. Prior to working at American University, I lived in Boston and attended The University of Massachusetts in Boston. I have over 25 years of experience in a variety of childcare pro… More

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    (202) 885-3332

  3. Elizabeth DiCrosta, Resource Teacher/Administrative Assistant

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    My name is Liz DiCrosta. I was raised in Honolulu, Hawai'i and in 2003 I moved to New Orleans, Louisiana to attend Loyola University New Orleans, where I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice in 2007. I worked full time at the Whela… More

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    (202) 885-3330

  4. Lawrence McCarthy, Lead Teacher

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    Lawrence McCarthy has a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Early Childhood Studies from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. The concentration of his degree program was facilitating sociodramatic play in early childhood education. Mr. McCarthy has been … More

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    (202) 885-3331

  5. Sana Uddin, CDC Teacher

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    I have been working with children within educational capacities for almost eight years now. I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Georgia State University, in Atlanta Georgia, in 2010. I am thrilled to be part of the CDC comm… More

    Send email to Sana Uddin

    (202) 885-3332