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Ms. Frances J. Rollins

      It all started with a passion! Frances J. Rollins is a Washingtonian who has a love for early childhood education. At 8 years old attending Birney Elementary School, Ms. Rollins noticed that a lot of the children were treated unfairly due to the lack of resources that were exposed to them. That sparked the flame to make her a force in early childhood education! She wanted to dedicate her life to the improvement of childhood education. Ms. Rollins started out working for DCPS to teach and train adults to become qualified early child care teachers. Ms. Rollins created the CDA Gold Standard comprehensive Program. This program enabled individuals to continue their education in early child care after their CDA certification in order to constantly improve in the craft that the individuals have a passion for. Over the years, this program created strong-minded, passionate, and educated individuals who were extremely efficient in early child care. With this great program that Ms. Rollins created, it was not enough! 

Southeast Children's Fund Vision

Southeast Children's Fund Mission

Southeast Children’s Fund will become a leading organization, recognized for the quality of its programs and services that are responsive to the needs of the children and families in Washington, DC, with a special interest in children and families in Ward 8.

Southeast Children’s Fund offers opportunities for children and those who care for and about them, to realize their potential in a challenging, learning-centered environment. We offer high-quality programs and services that respond to the needs of the children and families in the city.

•The Southeast Children’s Fund (SCF) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that has served young children (ages 6 weeks to 5 years), their families, and the professionals who work with them, for over 15 years.  Founded in 1994 by Frances J. Rollins, the organization is committed to providing quality programs; and is rooted in current research and effective practices in early childhood education. The organization provides educational programs designed to assist residents in Wards 7 & 8 to transform the neighborhood into a place where people thrive, rather than merely survive. To fulfill its mission, the organization plans, coordinates, and implements true quality programs and services designed to benefit those it serves. SCF was founded in 1994 with the establishment of the Southeast Children's Fund, Inc. Professional Development Institute and the Southeast Children's Fund Child Development Center.