We can’t wait to welcome you and your child to Educare DC! There are three steps to completing your application:

  1. Take the eligibility quiz
  2. Based on the results of your eligibility quiz, complete your application
  3. Submit required documents

Step 1: Take the Eligibility Quiz

Step 2: Complete Your Application

The application will ask for information on the child being enrolled and the child’s parent/guardian. The application takes about 15 minutes to complete. 

Our commitment to closing the academic achievement gaps within the district is supported by enrolling students and families who have the highest need. We choose families based on information gathered through the application, document submission and intake interview.  Incomplete applications will delay consideration.

If your child is eligible, but we don’t have available seats, your child will be placed on our waitlist for future placement.

Step 3: Submit Required Documents

After you submit your application, you will be prompted to upload required documents. Use our Educare DC enrollment application checklist to ensure that you have all the required documents to complete your application.

If you can’t find or do not have all the required documents on hand, a member of our Enrollment team can help you track down and gather everything you need! Click here to contact the enrollment team or call 202-727-5604.

About Our Enrollment Process and Eligibility

Although each new school year starts in the Fall, Educare DC accepts applications for enrollment throughout the school year and admits students on a rolling basis as space becomes available.

As an Early Head Start and Universal Pre-K 3 & Pre-K 4 program, our selection criteria are determined based upon various eligibility factors. Our Enrollment department can determine eligibility by reviewing required documentation and conducting a personal intake interview with each family.

Our selection process is not based upon first-apply, first-served, but rather on serving families with the highest needs.

Additional Resources

Interested in learning more about our high-quality early childhood education program? Check out the videos from our 2021 virtual open house events! The informative sessions cover topics such as a general overview of our education program, our eligibility and selection process, our prenatal program, and much more!