Programs & Services

Give your child the tools and support they need to do their best at school and home. Access a wide range of family-focused services from The Lourie Center for Children’s Social & Emotional Wellness.

Services for Children & Families

Learn more about:

  • Early Head Start & Head Start Program – Year-round health, learning and supportive services for low-income families who are expecting new babies or have children up to 5 years old
  • Parent-Child Clinical Services – Outpatient mental health clinic that offers comprehensive care for early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of emotional, behavioral and developmental problems for children from birth to 12 years old
  • The Lourie Center School – Classrooms for children 4 to 12 years old who have disabilities that affect learning
  • Therapeutic Nursery Program – Two specialized preschools for young children between 3 and 4 years old with emotional and behavioral problems that may make it hard to succeed elsewhere

Qualified Staff

Early intervention from skilled staff can benefit your child for the rest of their life. Your child is in good hands at The Lourie Center.

Our team has training in early childhood mental health and education. Trust we’re able to handle challenges by deescalating negative behaviors and providing positive feedback. Rest assured staff will communicate with you regularly, answer questions and offer personalized guidance.

Cost of Services

If you have Maryland Medicaid, services are free. If you have private insurance, contact your insurance provider to learn if services are fully or partly covered.


Ask our staff how long it may take for your child to receive services at The Lourie Center. We cannot guarantee a specific timeframe. But you will receive an estimate, and we will let you know as soon as a spot for your child opens up.

Student Learning Opportunities

If you’re studying social work or psychology at a college or university, gain firsthand experience working with children and parents at The Lourie Center. Learn more about our Clinical Services Training Program.

Community Consultation & Training

If you work for an organization that serves children or families, partner with consultants at The Lourie Center for expert training and recommendations. Benefit from our decades of experience helping families and children in Maryland and Washington D.C.

Contact Us

The Lourie Center for Children's Social & Emotional Wellness
12301 Academy Way
Rockville, MD 20852


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