SCF/PDI provides each person devoted to the delivery of child care the opportunity for success by equipping them with the skills required to gain employment; improving their knowledge and understanding of child development and early care and education; providing specialized training; and increasing job opportunities and experiences as child care professionals. SCF/PDI training courses are available to all skill levels – from entry to master’s level – and can be obtained on campus at our Southeast Children’s Fund location or arranged at job sites across the Metropolitan Washington, DC area.
Southeast Children’s Fund (SCF), has a mission to address the cognitive, emotional, educational, and economic obstacles faced by children, families and childcare providers through training, technical assistance and dissemination of practical, hands-on research information.
SCF holds a philosophy of Community Engagement – the belief that direct involvement in the lives of children, youth, family and institutions of the community facilitates an enriched life experience for all. Community Engagement views the life and participation of every single community member as critically important to the welfare of the whole community.