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Ahead of Maternal and Infant Health Summit, Mayor Bowser to Highlight Efforts to Expand Access to High-Quality Early Child Care and Education in the District

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Mayor to Host the District’s Second Annual National Maternal and Infant Health Summit on September 10

(Washington, DC) – On Thursday, September 5, at 11:30 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will tour the early learning program at National Children’s Center (NCC) in Ward 8 to spotlight her Administration investments to expand the Office of the State Superintendent of Education’s Quality Improvement Network (QIN).

The QIN currently provides high-quality, comprehensive services to 600 infants and toddlers and their families at 16 child development centers, including NCC, and 19 child development homes in all eight wards. Beginning early next year, two additional facilities will be added to the QIN, serving an additional 50 infants and toddlers in Wards 7 and 8.

Thursday, September 5, at 11:30 am

Mayor Bowser
Hanseul Kang, State Superintendent, OSSE
Faith Gibson-Hubbard, Executive Director, Thrive by Five DC
Patricia Browne, President and CEO, National Children’s Center
Marica Cox Mitchell, Director of Early Learning, Bainum Family Foundation

National Children’s Center
3400 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE
*Closest Metro Station: Congress Heights Station*

All reporters and other media interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).