Early Head Start

Organization: United Planning Organization

The Office of Early Learning provides direct center-based services to Early Head Start children and families. We focus on the first 1,000 days of a child’s life — from birth through age 2. We are passionate about helping children learn and develop fundamental skills, which promotes families’ well-being. All of our children are screened within the first 45 days of entry for health and developmental delays. (Approximately 10% of the children served are diagnosed with disabilities.) We embrace all populations and develop strategies to address the needs of children and families who deal with disabilities, homelessness, and foster care, as well as different languages and diverse cultural backgrounds.
Our classrooms have a special focus on comprehensive services including health, nutrition, and mental wellness. Our Early Head Start program gives infants and toddlers the tools to develop their social-emotional, physical, cognitive, and language skills — steering them in the direction of happiness and success.
UPO operates 13 Early Learning Centers throughout DC. (We also arrange for home visits.)
In addition to our program, we offer partnerships with Spanish Education Development (SED) Center and Christian Tabernacle Child Development Center (CTCDC).
Application: Call to enroll and visit our website to find which of our 13 learning centers is nearest to you.
Service Category: Education
Related Program:
  • Early Education

    UPO is proud to be the hub for the Quality Improvement Network, a multi-year effort to boost outcomes for infants and toddlers. We oversee 16 child development centers to ensure that they meet the Head Start Performance Standards. DC’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education chose UPO because we have a proven high-quality model. Our knowledge helps build the capacity of neighborhood-based child care centers, creating a rising tide that truly lifts all boats.

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