“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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Episcopal Center for Children Offers Advice to Help Parents Support Their Child’s Success FOR IMMEDIATE…

Episcopal Center for Children, a Treatment and Special Education Center in DC, Offers Advice FOR…

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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Mar 25, 2017 @ 10:35pm
If your #SpecialNeeds child has anxiety about going out or something new, take along a teddy bear to bring "safe" s… https://t.co/GZovwYUXW8
Mar 25, 2017 @ 4:30am
Spring tip: Get outside and get moving with your family. One idea: take your dog for a walk. https://t.co/EoiaUKY7Nr ECCofDC photo
Mar 25, 2017 @ 1:25am
Ready to get outside with your family this spring? Set specific activity times for your family. https://t.co/Pj3ajN4ePX ECCofDC photo
Mar 24, 2017 @ 10:05pm
It's #NationalNutritionMonth. Eat nutritiously and get fun games to play with your child! https://t.co/RRssW3EWh1 https://t.co/mgA7RL9KhC ECCofDC photo
Mar 15, 2017 @ 4:42am
Tips from Teachers: 7 Things #Parents Can Do at Home to Help a Child with Math https://t.co/Q0nX6YaWcs #PiDay https://t.co/ikjcjBYmL5 ECCofDC photo