Washington D. C. Regulations

The regulatory information listed below was verified by the NRC on January 1, 2015. Please be advised that the state may have modified the regulations since that time. Additional information and documents may also be found on the state's website.


Washington D.C. documents regulating health and safety in child care.
Effective/Revised Date
611 Licensing Regulations 29 DCMR 3 4/27/2007
Background Checks and Drug and Alcohol Testing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 12/10/2013


State Licensing Contact

District of Columbia
Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE)
810 First Street NE, 4th Floor
Washington D.C. 20002

Phone: (202) 442-5929 (licensing) or (202) 727-2993 (DECE)
Web Page: http://osse.dc.gov/service/providers

State Early Learning Guidelines

DC Common Core Early Learning Standards 2012


State specific Resources

DC Early Intervention (Children birth to 3 years with Special Needs)
Child and Adult Care Food Program


Other Links to State Child Care Contacts

Healthy Child Care America
State Child Care and Development Fund
Child Care and Development fund Tribal Plan for 2013-2015
State Child Care Resource and Referral Agency