Frequently Asked Questions

Do all child development facilities in DC need to be licensed?
How do I find out if the program I am interested in is licensed?
What services are available for infants and toddlers with physical or emotional disabilities?
How do I submit a complaint about a child care facility?
What is the difference between a child development center, child development home, and an expanded child development home?
I am a parent who wants to learn more about the process for how a child care facility becomes licensed in the District of Columbia. Where can I learn more?
Where can I find aggregated information about child deaths, serious injuries, and substantiated instances of child abuse in District of Columbia child care facilities?
I see that some providers have a rating under the Quality Rating Improvement System, or Going for the Gold. What does that mean?
Why don’t all provider profiles on My Child Care DC have information about quality ratings?
Why are provider inspection reports not current?

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