This website from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education outlines the professional development standards for early learning professionals, links to DC's Early Learning Standards, contains professional development opportunities for trainers and links practitioners to additional...

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

CFSA takes reports of child abuse and neglect 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (202) 671-SAFE [(202) 671-7233]. This hotline is the gateway to protection and help for child victims and those at risk up to age 18 in the District of Columbia. This website explains what to expect when you call...

Author: Child and Family Services Agency | Format: Website

This campaign describes actions that parents and caregivers can take to reduce the risk of  sleep-related causes of infant death, such as suffocation. You can see videos about the safe way for your baby to go to sleep and find English and Spanish resources about safe sleep practices.

Author: National Institutes of Health | Format: Website

This is the website for the School Based Oral Health Program run by the Department of Health. The Program provides preventive oral health services to eligible students at DC Public Schools (DCPS), DC Public Charter Schools (DCPCS) elementary school students and Head Start Centers/Early Child...

Author: DC Department of Health | Format: Website

This is the website for the School Mental Health Program operated by the Department of Mental Health. It describes the role of mental health clinicians in public schools and provides contact details for additional information.

Author: DC Department of Mental Health | Format: Website

Reading with your child can be incredibly rewarding — for you and your child! Learn more about how to read to your child and enjoy a story together at Story Time at your neighborhood library.

Author: DC Public Library | Format: Website

This website explains the benefits of Story Time for young children at the DC Library. The page explains to parents and care givers what to expect at Story Time, gives advice on how to make the most of Story Time and links to the library's Story Time Calendar.

Author: DC Public Library | Format: Website

This is the website for DC's Early Intervention Program, also known as Strong Start DC. The website links to additional information for families and providers. It also links to additional information about making a referral, the corresponding public awareness campaign and specific Strong Start...

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

Strong Start DC Early Intervention Program provides essential supports for children with developmental delays and their families. You can access its public awareness campaign toolkit and frequently asked questions in several languages here!

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

Do you need help affording healthy food for your family? Click here to learn more about SNAP benefits, which can be used at grocery stores. Contact information and eligibility requirements are located on this website.

Author: DC Department of Human Services | Format: Website