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Message from the Executive Director

Welcome to Early Stages! We are proud to serve DC’s youngest learners, children between 3 and 6, to help make sure they have a strong start to school. We aspire to be a resource for all families who have concerns about a child’s development and a support to families seeking to make sure their child is ready for school.

Many families wait until school begins before acting on a concern about their child’s development. They hope things will go well and they want to wait and see. This is understandable. However, if you do have a concern, acting on it early is the best thing you can do to support your child’s learning. At Early Stages, you do not have to be in a school to use our services and everything we offer is free.

Our centers provide a welcoming environment where parents can have their children assessed by a team of experts and learn more about special education. We strive to create a partnership with parents in this process and work with them to design a program that will meet their child’s needs and can be implemented within a DC public school. Ultimately, an evaluation at Early Stages will provide you with free, expert information about your child’s development that you can use in the way you think is best for your family.

If you have a concern about a child, we look forward to working with you. Please take a moment to review our website and feel free to contact us with any questions.

Sean Compagnucci
Executive Director