Early Education/Childcare 


CHILDCARE

Child Care Vouchers (D.H.S.)
202.727.0284
4001 South Capitol St., SW
Vouchers can also be obtained through Office of Work Opportunity for TANF customers. Call: 202.698.1860. You can also ask your case manager to schedule an appointment at the Virginia Williams Resource Center.

D.C. Childcare Connections (My Child Care D.C.)
202.829.2500 (hotline)
Offers help in finding childcare providers.

Head Start (ages 3-5)
Early Head Start (infants, toddlers, and pregnant women)
Call 202.829.2500 (hotline) or visit the website for information on provider locations and how to sign up.

Bright Beginnings
202.842.9090
128 M Street, NW (in the Perry School)
Provides child care and home visiting services. Enroll online.


BABIES

Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center
202.546.1018
713 Maryland Avenue, NE
Provides pregnancy support and supplies, including clothing and car seats (0-4 )
Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 10 am-4 pm

D.C. Diaper Bank
Diaper and baby gear distribution program through social services organizations. Visit the website to learn about participating organizations.

Early Childhood Assessment and Intervention
Free developmental screenings recommended for all children under 5.


SCHOOL RESOURCES

Homeless Liaison
Each school has a liaison who is assigned to assist students experiencing homelessness in a variety of ways, including: school supplies, uniforms, parent training, eye check-ups and eyeglasses, emergency dental care. Call 202.654.6123 for additional assistance.

Office of the Ombudsman
Provides conflict resolution services to families in preK-12 public schools.
Submit a complaint to: ombudsman@dc.gov or 202.741.0886; include your name, email address, and a brief summary of your issue.

Advocates for Justice and Education
202.678.8060
Serves families of children and youth aged 0-26 who have special needs, to ensure equal access to education and health services. Provides education about student rights and free legal representation. Call if you have concerns about your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).


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