“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…

Jan 22, 2017 @ 1:05am
“Parents of children with special needs create their own world of happiness and believe in things that others canno… https://t.co/lSMELHuhmr
Jan 19, 2017 @ 12:25am
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Jan 16, 2017 @ 11:05pm
School is closed today but we remember “....whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” #MLKDay https://t.co/7u8kVm336n ECCofDC photo
Jan 14, 2017 @ 5:12am
“Love me as I am. Don’t make me feel less than I am. I don’t need to fit into your idea of perfect to be imperfectl… https://t.co/EPfXCxcBUT
Dec 20, 2016 @ 12:37am
Parenting Pointers: Holidays and Kids with #SpecialNeeds https://t.co/uyg0w8h8Io