“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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May 4, 2016 @ 10:30pm
it is National Teacher Appreciation Week. Thanks for all you do! #ThankATeacher https://t.co/jItby1LZH9 ECCofDC photo
May 4, 2016 @ 7:19am
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Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:19am
RT @adevries: #specialed Outdoor Light has Role in Reducing Short-Sightedness in Kids: Increasing exposure to outdoor light ... https://t.c…
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:02am
We're excited to be at @UWNCA #DoMore24 training with so many fantastic nonprofits. Can't wait for June 2nd!
Apr 1, 2016 @ 11:40pm
Need to wait somewhere with your child? Use waiting game tips from one of our teachers! https://t.co/UMWqKOsZqN