Contact Us

You can contact us by phone at (202) 260-7643; our fax number is (202) 260-6384. The Center's director, Dawn Gerhart, can be contacted by email at

Our address is:

HHS/ED Children's Center
Switzer Building
330 C St SW
Washington, DC 20201

Executive Child Development Center Contacts

The Executive Director of ECDC is Anne Schmitz; she can be contacted at (301) 496-9411, or via email at

If you have a child currently in the Center and have questions about your account or payments, please contact Barbara Acquaviva, ECDC Accounts Supervisor, via phone at (301) 496-9411 or via email at

Department of Health & Human Services Contacts

We have two HHS liasons who serve as points-of-contact for any issues related to our federal sponsorship by the agency; they also are available for contact by HHS employees who feel a need to reach out to them. They are:

Department of Education

Similarly, we have an ED liason who serves as the point-of-contact for any issues related to our ED sponsorship, and as the individual available for further contact by ED employees for any needs.