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 excerpt from the District of Columbia Register contains the provisions for child care facility licensing. These rules were developed "to protect the health, safety and well-being of children in licensed Child Development Facilities and to ensure the provision of developmentally appropriate...

Author: DC Municipal Regulations | Format: Document

The DC Professional Development Registry (DCPDR) is a resource from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education to support the professional growth of the early childhood and before/after school workforce. The DCPDR supports the workforce by providing the following: electronic portfolio...

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

This position statement includes best practices and guidelines for the developmentally appropriate treatment of young children. Among other things, practitioners can learn how to create a caring community of learners, how to enhance development and learning and how to assess children's...

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

The For Providers page links providers to the developmental screening (ages and Stages) questionnaires in English and Spanish, along with corresponding Strong Start developmental chart.

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

Are you an early childhood educator? Click here to learn more about a variety of topics including developmentally appropriate practice, family engagement, summer learning, technology and young children, obesity prevention and play.

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

Do you work with young children from a variety of diverse backgrounds and families? This project from NAEYC describes methods to effectively engage diverse families.

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

This infographic for early care educators presents four integral elements of quality teaching and learning: engaging every day interactions with children (the foundation), choosing and implementing a strong curriculum (first pillar), using regular assessment of children's skills (second pillar)...

Author: Administration for Children and Families - Office of Head Start | Format: Website

These monthly broadcast calls educate early childhood practitioners about current areas of research. After the calls, there is a time for questions and answers.

Author: Administration for Children and Families - Office of Head Start | Format: Presentation / Event

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.

Author: Child and Family Services Agency | Format: Website