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  • OSSE Child Care Licensing Proposed Regulations

    July 17, 2024
    Early Childhood

    Sara Mead Deputy Superintendent of Early Learning District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) 810 First Street NE, 9th Floor Washington, DC 20002 Email: ossecomments...

    View OSSE Child Care Licensing Proposed Regulations
    Advocacy Letter
  • What’s in the District’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget for Infants and Toddlers?

    July 2, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood

    Last week, the DC Council voted on and passed the District of Columbia’s final fiscal year 2025 budget. The budget includes millions in funding for early childhood programs, including child care ...

    View What’s in the District’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget for Infants and Toddlers?
    Blog Post
  • The District of Columbia’s Updated Child Care Plan: What You Need to Know

    June 28, 2024
    Early Childhood

    CCDF process and timeline Every three years, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) updates its child care policies and submits them to the federal government for approval. This...

    View The District of Columbia’s Updated Child Care Plan: What You Need to Know
    Blog Post
  • Report on Mental Health Services for Homeless Youth in Washington, DC: Survey and Results

    June 28, 2024
    Health and Safety Youth Economic Justice

    This report was researched and written for DC Action by students at George Washington University, with the goal of interviewing and mapping mental health service providers in the District that work with young people experiencing homelessness.

    View Report on Mental Health Services for Homeless Youth in Washington, DC: Survey and Results
    Other Publication
  • Testimony of Rachel White, Senior Youth Policy Analyst, before the Committee of the Whole

    June 26, 2024
    Youth Economic Justice

    Good morning, Chairman Mendelson and members of the Committee of the Whole. I’m Rachel White, Senior Youth Policy Analyst at DC Action. We use research, data, collective action, and a racial equi...

    View Testimony of Rachel White, Senior Youth Policy Analyst, before the Committee of the Whole
    Testimony
  • What the FY25 Budget Means for Children, Youth, and Families

    June 13, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood Education Health and Safety Youth Economic Justice

    This week the DC Council voted to approve a budget for FY25 that is in much better shape than the proposal they received from Mayor Bowser.  After the public outcry in response to Bowser’s propo...

    View What the FY25 Budget Means for Children, Youth, and Families
    Blog Post
  • New KIDS COUNT Data Book Shows District’s Successes and Shortcomings in Supporting Child and Youth Well-Being

    June 10, 2024
    Early Childhood Education Health and Safety Youth Economic Justice

    According to the 2024 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the District of Columbia does an impressive job of ensuring that our children have access to health in...

    View New KIDS COUNT Data Book Shows District’s Successes and Shortcomings in Supporting Child and Youth Well-Being
    Blog Post
  • Testimony of Audrey Kasselman, Policy Analyst, before the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education

    June 4, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood

    Thank you for the opportunity to submit written testimony. My name is Audrey Kasselman and I am a Ward 1 resident and a policy analyst with DC Action and the Under 3 DC Coalition. Under 3 is commit...

    View Testimony of Audrey Kasselman, Policy Analyst, before the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education
    Testimony
  • DC OST Coalition Letter

    May 22, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Education

    Dear Deputy Mayor Kihn, Chancellor Ferebee, and Chairman Mendelson: We are writing to you as concerned members of the DC Out-of-School-Time (OST) Coalition to underscore the importance of DCPS cont...

    View DC OST Coalition Letter
    Advocacy Letter
  • National Sign-On Letter for the Pay Equity Fund

    May 22, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood

    [Traducción al español a continuación] Dear Mayor Bowser and the Council of the District of Columbia: As the last few years have made painfully clear, access to quality, affordable and reliable ...

    View National Sign-On Letter for the Pay Equity Fund
    Advocacy Letter
  • ESP Letter to OSSE: Recommendations for CCDF State Plan

    May 20, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood

    Sara Mead Superintendente Adjunta de Aprendizaje Temprano Oficina del Superintendente Estatal de Educación 1050 First Street NE Washington, D. C. 20002 Estimada Superintendente Adjunta Mead: El ...

    View ESP Letter to OSSE: Recommendations for CCDF State Plan
    Advocacy Letter
  • Letter to OSSE: Recommendations for CCDF State Plan

    May 20, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood

    Sara Mead Deputy Superintendent of Early Learning Office of the State Superintendent of Education 1050 First Street NE Washington, DC 20002 Dear Deputy Superintendent Mead, On Saturday, March 16, o...

    View Letter to OSSE: Recommendations for CCDF State Plan
    Advocacy Letter