“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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Parents of Kids with Special Needs Offered Advice from Experts on Navigating Trauma at Home…

Oct 1, 2016 @ 2:20am
Our social workers call parents to provide progress reports and offer tips on working with children at home.
Sep 30, 2016 @ 10:35pm
Family involvement is critical to assisting children facing emotional challenges. We work in partnership with families.
Sep 28, 2016 @ 11:20pm
Did you know that we are raising funds to build a new playground? We need your help! https://t.co/RET5qLQPOz… https://t.co/qRsuVPGYAF
Sep 26, 2016 @ 11:15pm
Our #schoolgarden is growing! And so are our students! We have 40% fewer behavior challenges in the garden! https://t.co/jAUG4BIeQm ECCofDC photo
Sep 25, 2016 @ 12:35am
Reading tip for parents: Limit the amount and type of television you and your child watch. https://t.co/g1Qe0OxDYe ECCofDC photo