As the DC KIDS COUNT grantee, DC Action tracks critical indicators of child and youth well-being. Are goal is to ensure that DC KIDS COUNT is the consistent source of data on conditions and outcomes for all children and youth in DC. We work to make relevant data clear and accessible to everyone.

Advocacy to Birth to Eight Quality Iniitiative

DC Action for Children believes children can benefit most from an even broader approach that supports them from infancy through the transition to school with a seamless web of services and education through age 8, or approximately 3rd grade. Research is clear that children who lag behind in the 3rd grade often never catch up.

  • Read: Early Intervention Issue Brief
  • Learn More About the Birth to Eight Quality Initiative

Collection Action to Parent Engagement

DC Action for Children (DC Action), in partnership with National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI), seeks to enhance the work of supporting families, centers and schools by providing parallel tracks of support to parents and teachers to improve overall child well-being, with a specific focus on the helping our youngest children living in low-income families in Ward 7 and 8 to learn, grow and thrive.

  • See the press release here
  • Learn More About the Parent Engagement Initiative