“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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Saturday May 7 2016 on the corner of Nebraska & Utah Avenues. Spring Fair to run from 11AM – 4PM. Community Yard Sale to run from 9:00AM to Noon

In the spirit of neighbors helping neighbors, the Episcopal Center for Children, a DC institution for more than 120 years and home to one of the region’s top educational and treatment programs for children with special needs, is opening their beautiful campus in NW Washington on Saturday, May 7, to Lafayette Elementary School, a local DCPS elementary school, for the Annual Lafayette Spring Fair.

Jul 24, 2016 @ 12:40am
Our playground needs to be replaced - donate to make a difference https://t.co/ClA9bnLejt #LetThemPlay https://t.co/HTW6leL50O ECCofDC photo
Jul 22, 2016 @ 10:35pm
We offer cccupational therapy - it can help improve cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills https://t.co/L1GpayFvqs ECCofDC photo
Jul 20, 2016 @ 11:35pm
Our #SchoolGarden is booming and so is student learning! You can donate to support our special programs https://t.co/bPgnZF0R1L
Jul 20, 2016 @ 9:05am
RT @MyAFWifeLife: How to Talk to Your Special Needs Child About Tragedy. Tips From: @ECCofDC https://t.co/aFyHEfub2h via @myafwifelife
Jul 18, 2016 @ 10:05pm
Every child is gifted. They just unwrap their packages at different times. #Quote #SpecialNeeds https://t.co/WqbbgmcnrM ECCofDC photo