Early childhood education and out-of-school time professionals can explore the District of Columbia’s Professional Development Registry, an online tool that tracks ongoing professional development and credentialing and offers access to a career guide and related professional development opportunities. Check out the resource library to view additional opportunities from organizations like the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Review the Framework for Effective Practice Supporting School Readiness for All Children to further your understanding of early childhood development and learn important tips and tools by exploring Make Time to Talk: Language Building Tips for Center-Based Child Care Providers and the Front Porch Series: Broadcast Calls.
This infographic for early care educators presents four integral elements of quality teaching and learning: engaging every day interactions with...
DC’s Strong Start has developmental screening resources, checklists and information on professional development opportunities for providers.
DC has regulations and requirements for all child care providers. Check out the DC Municipal Regulations Development Facility Licensing Requirements and frequently asked questions for child care providers to learn more. All DC child care providers must register to have their information entered into a searchable database that parents use to seek quality child care.
This excerpt from the District of Columbia Register contains the provisions for child care facility licensing. These rules were developed "to...
A mandated reporter is someone who is required by law to report suspicion of abuse and neglect. Examples of mandated reporters include teachers, child care providers, social workers and athletic coaches. For a full list of mandated reporters visit the CFSA’s website.
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,...
DC operates a federally funded child care assistance program that helps eligible families pay for child care, offering families a wide range of child care options. Providers must sign an agreement with the Division of Early Learning to participate in the Child Care Subsidy Program.
DC established the “Going for the Gold” child care quality rating system in 2002. The system awards ratings to early and school-age care and education programs.