28 years of experience serving the children and families in southeast D.C

Southeast Children’s Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose focus is on improving the lives of District of Columbia residents, particularly those in Southeast. Through education and training our core services include: an NAEYC-accredited Early Care and Education Program; Youth and Family Initiatives, and a Professional Development Institute that provides Child Development Associate (CDA) and other training for child care providers.

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The DC Lead grant aims to provide the District’s child care educators with the knowledge, skills and credentials needed to work with DC’s youngest learners and increase the number of high-quality early childhood professionals in the District through scholarships for postsecondary degrees.

The DC LEAD Scholarship Program provides scholarships to the early learning workforce to complete coursework towards their Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Early Childhood Education to:

Increase Compensation

Earn more with your Associates or Bachelors degree.

Improve Student Outcomes

Ensuring high-quality care and education for young children and families

Earn Credentials

Increasing capacity and improve practices in the field of early childhood education.

“We are here for you! Each step that we will take towards the growth of our community and organization will be to better the lives of people in Ward 8. We want you all to have equitable access to opportunities. We want our children to focus on being whatever they want to be without worrying about the circumstances they have no control over! We will ensure each and every person in our community receives a fair shot in bettering their lives.”
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Kamren Rollins
VP of Southeast Children’s fund