Family Connections

Family Connections

We have worked with community partners to identify a series of daily resources and activities from nationally-recognized organizations that families can use to keep children engaged and to continue the learning process. All resources are developmentally appropriate for the ages specified and are aligned to the DC Early Learning Standards.

Family Connections April 2020 Resources

View this document visit the links to access all the resources available to parents and families during this time.

Promoting Positive Behavior to Prevent Suspensions and Expulsions

The District of Columbia understands the importance of fostering children’s social and emotional growth, promoting positive behavior, and preventing the escalation of behaviors that may lead to suspension and expulsion of children from birth to age 5 in child development facilities.

Change in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C Eligibility Criteria

This memorandum describes the changes in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C eligibility criteria.

Learn DC

LearnDC is a one-stop source for information and resources about education that create opportunities for DC students in college, careers and life.

McKinney-Vento

The mission of the Homeless Children and Youth Program is to ensure free, appropriate, public educational opportunities for all homeless children and youth; to provide technical assistance to schools, shelters and the community; and to heighten homeless awareness, locally.

Attendance Counts

Every Day Counts! is a citywide effort initiated by Mayor Bowser to ensure every student attends school every day.

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.

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.

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.