Every Day Counts! is a citywide effort initiated by Mayor Bowser to ensure every student attends school every day.
Books from Birth
DC Public Library wants to make reading with your child fun and easy. That’s why the Library is launching Books from Birth, a program that mails all enrolled kids in D.C. a free book each month from birth until they turn five.
Sing Talk and Read
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.
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.
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 Human Services (DHS)
The mission of the D.C. Department of Human Services is to empower every District resident to reach their full potential by providing meaningful connections to work opportunities, economic assistance and supportive services.