About

Our History

Amazing Life Games Preschool was founded in 1971 by two early childhood educators in a church basement on 16th and Taylor Streets, NW. The school was named after a card file of favorite activities for children that the founders had collected from their own childhoods. These activities included many cooperative games, dramatic play ideas and art projects that are still utilized in the school today.

For nearly 20 years, the school was housed at 1844 Mintwood Place in Adams Morgan. At that time, ALG was also an elementary school and children attended from ages 2.5 years through 3rd grade. In 1991, the school became a parent cooperative and returned to its roots as a pre-school.

In 2005, ALG moved to its current location inside Grace Lutheran Church on 16th Street.

Throughout the years, ALG has remained committed to 3 core principals:

Play is the foundation of all learning
Children need the skills to resolve conflicts and work collaboratively
The outdoors is critical in developing the whole child