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Early Stages opened a new evaluation center located at Ron Brown College Preparatory High School, 4800 Meade St NE. The new center replaces the 4058 Minnesota Avenue location, which is now closed.  

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Early Stages is a DC Public Schools assessment center for children between the ages of 2 years 8 months and 5 years 10 months. We help identify any delays that your child may have and we arrange services to address them. We can serve any child who goes to a DC public school, is home-schooled or has not yet entered the school system. Please call us if your child attends a charter school. We will help you find the right person to talk to. If your child is in a DC private school or in a DC childcare center, we can work with you, even if you live outside DC. All of our services are FREE.


Early Stages will identify and evaluate children between the ages of 2 years 8 months and 5 years 10 months and recommend appropriate services for those with special needs.


All young children with special needs in the District of Columbia are provided with a strong start to school.

Our Core Values

We will create positive experiences for families.
We will foster collaboration with families, providers and community members.
We will invest in successful outcomes for children.
We will understand how our work impacts families and the community.