This DC Public Library program is for parents, caregivers, librarians, teachers and anyone who is interested in helping children from newborn to 5 years old get ready to learn to read. The S.T.A.R. program uses six early literacy skills to lay a strong foundation for learning.
Sing Talk and Read
Thrive by Five
Thrive by Five DC is a one-stop resource center to help District parents and caretakers navigate the city’s wide range of early health and learning resources.
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
WIC is a program that provides nutrition, breastfeeding resources, and support services to pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children up to age 5.
Strong Start DC Early Intervention Program
The District of Columbia’s Early Intervention Program (DC EIP) provides support and services to families with children, from birth through three, with developmental delays and disabilities.
DC Healthy Start
Healthy Start is a free program for pregnant women, parenting mothers (infants up to 2 years of age), females of childbearing age and fathers (infants up to the age of 1 year) in Wards 5, 6, 7 and 8. Our goal is to improve birth outcomes and the health and development of infants into early childhood.
Department of Behavioral Health – Healthy Futures (PCIT)
The Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Project, known as the Healthy Futures Program, operates in 24 child development centers located throughout the District.