“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.”

— Barry Finlay

We believe in children!

Welcome to the Episcopal Center for Children! We are a private non-profit day treatment and special education program, accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), for emotionally troubled children and their families from the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

For over 120 years, The Episcopal Center for Children has been serving children – first as a convalescent home for sick children, then as an orphanage, then as a residential facility for emotionally troubled children and for the last fifty years, as a day treatment program for troubled children.

We believe in children, their strengths and in what they can be, not in their past inadequacies and failures. Our goal is to enable each child to return to public school and the community while being able to re-engage with his or her family and have a real opportunity for a successful, emotionally healthy and a productive future.

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The holidays can be fun, but they can add stress to the lives of children with special needs. The Episcopal Center for Children (ECC), a nonprofit organization serving children with special needs ages 5-14 in the greater Washington, DC area, offers the following tips to help.

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Heading back to the classroom this fall is exciting, but it can also be a challenging time for families of children with special needs. The Episcopal Center for Children (ECC), a nonprofit organization serving children with special needs ages 5-14 in the Washington, DC area since 1895, offers tips to help

Experts at the Episcopal Center for Children Offer Parents Pointers on Fun Activities for Summer…

Dec 6, 2016 @ 12:05am
#HolidayTip Eat healthy foods and know how new or special foods impact your child. https://t.co/e09dmfIkhH… https://t.co/Nz3j9H1vw5
Dec 4, 2016 @ 4:05am
#HolidayTip - Try to keep your child’s schedule as close to “normal” as possible. https://t.co/c3fTt8dlFw https://t.co/qb69v6Tmd2 ECCofDC photo
Dec 3, 2016 @ 3:05am
We are part of the #CFCNCA - federal employees can make a donation through 12/15. CFC #29486
Dec 2, 2016 @ 12:50am
#Holidaytip for families of children w/ #specialneeds - For gatherings, give your child a job and a schedule.… https://t.co/5nEWqKy0yN
Dec 1, 2016 @ 4:05am
#Holidaytip - Create a schedule for holiday activities and post it for your #specialneeds child to see. Get more:… https://t.co/QrgnVAih94