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What is Head Start and what can it offer your family?

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Find pre-kindergarten education services in DC's public schools, public charter schools, and publicly-funded community-based organizations for children 30 months to 5 years old.

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Information regarding early care program start-up and maintenance.

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Forms for Child Development Centers and Homes.

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Read more about professional development standards and resources.

Child and Youth Services

Get information about free, appropriate, public educational opportunities for homeless children and youth.

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Become an educational surrogate parent for a child in the District.

Educator Credentialing and Certification

Apply for or renew your DC educator credential.

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OSSE approves and examines the quality of programs that prepare teachers and school personnel for DC classrooms.

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Learn more about Educator Quality and Effectiveness, Teaching & Learning offered by the District of Columbia.

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Request educator quality and licensure data and reports from the Office of Educator Licensure and Accreditation.

Training and Professional Certification

Effective Behavior Support webinars review various aspects of behavior and support for students, particularly those with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).

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Learn more about OSSE’s application to renew the District of Columbia’s ESEA flexibility Waiver through the 2017-2018 school year.

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Enrollment information, forms and resources for SY 2012-2013.

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Data from the fall student enrollment audit. 

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Enrollment information, training, forms and resources.

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Enrollment information, forms and resources for SY 2013-2014.

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Breif, helpful instructional videos for the Enterprise Grants Management System.

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District of Columbia public and public charter school students are entered onto a local education agency (LEA) roster, and exited from that roster upon withdrawal each year.

Environmental Literacy Leadership Cadre

Established in February 2016, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education’s Environmental Literacy Leadership Cadre is a group of individuals from elementary schools across the District who will be responsible for developing a plan to implement the Environmental Literacy Framework a