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Learn more about early learning and special education services for children with special needs in the District of Columbia .

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Find the right child care facility for your child.

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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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Information about becoming a publicly-funded community-based Pre-k provider.

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Read more about professional development standards and resources.

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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.

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We issue licenses to teachers, school administrators and school-based support personnel in the District of Columbia.

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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.

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Licensure, standards, training, development and other resources for educators.

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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OSSE wants to ensure equitable access to excellent educators for every child.  Read the full plan.

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English Language Learner (ELL) Enrollment Audit Webinar Training Documents

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