B22-0203 – Infant and Toddler Developmental Health Services Act of 2017

Introduction Date: Mar 21, 2017 Introduced by: Councilmembers Gray, R. White, T. White, Bonds, Cheh, Todd, and Chairman Mendelson Bill Summary: As introduced, this bill pertains to the health and wellness of young children in the District. It includes provisions that requires the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services (DMHHS) to…

March 2017 Newsletter

On March 1, I released my Transition Report to detail my legislative agenda. Days later, I began working to unravel the early childhood development crisis in the District. As a new father, I have been astounded by how much my infant daughter, Madison, learns each day. Watching her grow in her first months made me realize how vital the early months and years are for our children’s development, and that if we are going to cut away at the enormous academic achievement gap and meet parents’ need in the midst of a baby boom, we need to invest more in our children’s most critical learning years.