Instant Recess® is a results-proven model that incorporates ten minute physical activity breaks into your day. The program is designed to improve health and productivity by increasing overall physical activity.
Instant Recess® is a pilot program in select DC schools bringing ten-minutes of fun, organized physical activity into classrooms throughout the week. This Pilot is being implemented by DOH together with the National Children’s Obesity Institute.
A mandated reporter is someone who is required by law to report suspicion of abuse and neglect. This is DC's website for mandatory reporters, which includes a training, frequently asked questions and resources.
This website from the DC Department of the Environment lists and explains the lead related laws and regulations in DC.
This online hub operated by the DC Department of the Environment has information on common health risks in the home, including: animal dander, lead poisoning, asthma triggers, bed bugs, mold and mildew, roach infestation, multiple chemical sensitivity and asbestos.
These resources help you learn about developmental milestones your young child should be meeting. Check out the video at the bottom of the page for advice about what to do if you are concerned about your child's development.
Medicaid.gov, a federal online resource, has many resources for families who need medical care. The site includes eligibility information and state profiles.
The Pyramid Plan helps user identify what types of foods they need to build a healthy diet.
This webportal, developed specifically for families, has many tips and tools for parents of young children developed by early childhood experts and pediatricians. Families can learn about early childhood development, ways to engage with their young children and tools for locating high quality...
This page, for early childhood professionals, links to a variety of learning opportunities for professional development. NAEYC offers online learning programs, intensive training-of-trainers sessions, training DVDs and an annual conference, all available to professionals for a fee.