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SERVING CHILDREN

SINCE 1894

Building for the future
and finding new directions
for emotionally troubled children.

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“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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WASHINGTON – Learning shapes, numbers and letters, are an important part of preparing a child for school. But supporting positive mental health development is also an important part of school readiness. Parents must identify, address and balance their child’s emotional and mental health needs alongside their educational requirements and development. The Episcopal Center for Children… (Click title to read more.)

WASHINGTON– Innovative leader and child advocate Dodd White has been named the new executive director for the Episcopal Center for Children (ECC) and started work last week at the 120-year-old nonprofit organization.  ECC offers a day treatment program serving emotionally-troubled children ages 5-12. “Frederick Douglass said it is easier to build strong children than to… (Click title to read more.)

WASHINGTON– Alan Korz, the longtime executive director of the Episcopal Center for Children is planning to retire in 2015.  He will leave a rich legacy of service, treatment and advocacy for emotionally troubled children. “We believe in children, their strengths and in what they can be, not in their past inadequacies and failures,” said Korz. … (Click title to read more.)

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