Head Start PictureThe Office of Early Learning concentrates its services primarily in Wards 1, 5, 6, 7 and 8 as many of the District’s low-income households that demonstrate the greatest need are clustered in these quadrants.

UPO directly provides center-based services to Early Head Start and Head Start children and families. The UPO state-licensed and approved early education centers incorporate evidence-based, national early learning curricula to provide children the jumpstart they need to thrive as productive citizens.

The UPO Office of Early Learning network provides a part-day program that offers services from 9 am to 2 pm based on need and is limited to residents of the District of Columbia. Before- and after-care subsidies are available from 7 am to 9 am and 2 pm to 6 pm to families that are working or in a training program. The Pre-K program is for ages 3 to 4 at participating centers. Eligibility is based on relationship and the family unit, citizenship or legal status of the child, residence, need and income.

Registration for enrollment for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old is open year-round.

UPO Learning Centers

Anacostia High School | Early Head Start

1601 16th St. SE
Washington, DC 20032

P: (202) 698-2155
P: (202) 724-7470

Shirleeta Williams, Director

Atlantic Gardens | Early Head Start, Pre-K

4228 4th St. SE
Washington, DC 20032

Tanisha Chase, Director

Azeeze Bates | Early Head Start, Pre-K

444 16th St. NE
Washington, DC 20002

P: (202) 388-7960
P: (202) 238-4773

Shanika Hickman-Lipscomb, Director

Ballou Senior High School | Early Head Start

3401 4th St. SE
Washington, DC 20032

P: 202-645-6689

Royace Haglar (Interim), Director

C. W. Harris Elementary School | Early Head Start

301 53rd St. SE
Washington, DC 20019

P: 202-575-9394
F: 202-575-9396

Sandra Yates, Director

Dunbar Senior High School | Early Head Start

101 N St. NW
Washington, DC 20001

P: 202-238-0748

Victorine Fonge, Director

Edgewood | Early Head Start, Pre-K

601 Edgewood Terrace NE
Washington, DC 20017

P: 202-529-1582
F: 202-529-1610

Anita Fuller-White, Director

Frederick Douglass | Early Head Start

3240 Stanton Rd. SE
Washington, DC 20020

P: (202) 889-2080

Natasha Terry, Director

Luke C. Moore | Early Head Start

1001 Monroe St. NE
Washington, DC 20017

P: 202-671-6313
F: 202-526-5913

Charmie Salas, Director

Marie Reed | Early Head Start

2200 Champlain St. NW
Washington, DC 20017

P: 202-234-5852
P: 202-234-2162
F: 202-234-9564

Joyce Koskey, Director

Woodson High School | Early Head Start

540 55th St. NE
Washington, DC 20019

P: 202-939-2030 ext. 157
P: 202-238-4773

Lisa Greene, Director

Educare DC | Early Head Start

640 Anacostia Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20019

P: 202-741-2114

Jamal Berry (Interim), Director