Frequently Asked Questions

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

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