Learn more about early learning and special education services for children with special needs in the District of Columbia .
Find the right child care facility for your child.
What is Head Start and what can it offer your family?
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.
Information regarding early care program start-up and maintenance.
Forms for Child Development Centers and Homes.
Information about becoming a publicly-funded community-based Pre-k provider.
Read more about professional development standards and resources.
Get information about free, appropriate, public educational opportunities for homeless children and youth.
Become an educational surrogate parent for a child in the District.
We issue licenses to teachers, school administrators and school-based support personnel in the District of Columbia.
OSSE approves and examines the quality of programs that prepare teachers and school personnel for DC classrooms.
Learn more about Educator Quality and Effectiveness, Teaching & Learning offered by the District of Columbia.
Request educator quality and licensure data and reports from the Office of Educator Licensure and Accreditation.
Licensure, standards, training, development and other resources for educators.
Effective Behavior Support webinars review various aspects of behavior and support for students, particularly those with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
Learn more about OSSE’s application to renew the District of Columbia’s ESEA flexibility Waiver through the 2017-2018 school year.
OSSE wants to ensure equitable access to excellent educators for every child. Read the full plan.
English Language Learner (ELL) Enrollment Audit Webinar Training Documents