“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 Episcopal Center for Children, A Nonprofit Organization in DC, Offers Tips for Getting Kids…

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.

Episcopal Center for Children Offers Advice to Help Parents Support Their Child’s Success WASHINGTON (March…

Holidays can be fun, but they also can add stress to the lives of children…

Jun 8, 2016 @ 6:26am
Thanks to @JumpinBeans09 for sharing our tips for getting #SpecialNeeds kids playing outside this summer https://t.co/ZjPsaUig3e
Jun 8, 2016 @ 6:25am
Grab your children and get to playing outside!!!! via @JumpinBeans09 http://ow.ly/itF33011sIG
Jun 4, 2016 @ 11:40pm
From Our Kitchen: Chef Steve's Recipe for Chick Peas https://t.co/bj71AdhTOl
Jun 3, 2016 @ 11:35pm
#ParentingTip Do you know the difference between praise and encouragement? https://t.co/n9CJP3cxJH
Jun 3, 2016 @ 12:30pm
#DoMore24 ends at midnight. Donate to help us build a new playground for #SpecialNeeds kids! https://t.co/7FzffXzwB8 https://t.co/R2j0KyzKvC ECCofDC photo