This handy list of links offers information and resources about Washington, DC and its fascinating history and culture.

Author: DC Resident Resource Center | Format: Website

This website describes the many afterschool programs offered by DCPS and community based organizations. Participation in high-quality afterschool programs has been proven to improve school attendance, academic achievement, graduation rates and attitudes toward learning!

Author: DC Public Schools | Format: Website

This website explains the age eligibility requirements children who wish to enroll in Preschool and Pre-K in a DC Charter School.  Each LEA is listed, along with whether PK-3 and/or PK-4 is offered and the birthday cut-off dates.

Author: DC Public Charter School Board | Format: Website

DCPS offers a limited number of free before-care slots at schools across the city during the school year. This website offers more information about locations and how to apply.

Author: DC Public Schools | Format: Website

This book list for young children lists funny and silly stories.  They can help children learn to understand the world around them and bond with the adult who is sharing the story.

Author: National Association for the Education of Young Children | Format: Website

CareLuLu is a free service that helps parents find the perfect child care center, preschool, or family child care provider. CareLuLu collects detailed information on licensed child care providers so you can find the best match for your family without spending hours on the phone or driving all...

Author: CareLuLu | Format: Website

This program identifies and implements policies and strategy initiatives in various settings (such as schools, communities and health delivery systems) to promote healthy eating and active living for children, youth and families — with an emphasis on city wards where the obesity rates are...

Author: DC Department of Health | Format: Website

This website from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education describes the requirements for operating a child care program in DC. Licensing eligibility and criteria are provided, in addition to contact information for the Child Care Licensing Unit.

Author: Office of the State Superintendent of Education | Format: Website

This website from the Department of Human Services provides contact information and office hours for the subsidized child care program, which helps eligible families pay their child care fees.

Author: DC Department of Human Services | Format: Website

This resource from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention provides tips and resources for parents and caregivers about how to help kids keep their teeth healthy.

Author: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Format: Website