Who we are

Our Mission

Devotion to Children (DTC) is committed to providing access to affordable quality educational and childcare programs for children under age six from economically disadvantaged families.

Our Niche

DTC has been working with families since 1994. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on the needs of young children so that they may become mentally, physically, and emotionally healthy members of society.

Our Approach

Education and Awareness: DTC seeks to educate the public about the importance of early childhood education and raise awareness about the shortage of affordable, high-quality educational and childcare services currently available. Funding: DTC seeks to raise money to provide funding for quality childcare and early childhood educational programs for families in need. Partnership: DTC seeks to collaborate with organizations with similar missions and goals.

Our Funding Criteria

We seek program partners to help carry out our mission. We award the majority of our funds to U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. Currently, we only fund scholarships through third-party non-profit organizations.

2017 Criteria for Scholarships for Children ages birth to 6:

  • Attend a licensed, quality childcare or preschool program in the Washington, DC metropolitan area;
  • Be a U.S. citizen or whose parents are U.S. Citizens;
  • Parent(s) meet current federal poverty guidelines;
  • Parent(s) seek assistance so they can work full-time or go to school full-time;
  • Who have limited County, State, or Federal assistance for childcare or preschool programs; and/or
  • Parent(s) transitioning from Welfare assistance to employment.

2017 Criteria for New/Innovative Preschool Programs:

Organizations requesting funds must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Design new and/or innovative services and/or programs that target children under six from families at or below the current federal poverty guidelines and address specific needs.
  2. Improve the quality of existing childcare and/or early education services and/or programs for children under age six.
  3. Program must have evaluation procedures capable of measuring and reporting outcomes on children and families.
  4. Funds may only be used for specific programs/services and not for personnel or administrative costs.

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