Ask the NIH Parent Coach
Parenting is not only one of the most rewarding jobs, it can also be one of the most challenging. The NIH Parent Coach can offer guidance and answers to your specific questions on social, mental and emotional matters. The service is free to the NIH community and their spouses.
NIH Back-up Care Program
The National Institutes of Health has contracted with Bright Horizons to offer NIH employees access to back-up care when they need to be at work and their regular child or adult/elder care is unavailable.
NIH Child Care Subsidy Program
Federal Employees of the NIH may be eligible to receive a child care tuition subsidy if their children are enrolled in licensed child care programs and their total adjusted household income is $75,000 or less per year.
NIH Resource and Referral Services
The NIH has contracted with LifeWork Strategies, Inc. to provide referrals to many types of alternative child and adult dependent care services and resources. This highly personalized professional service is available at no cost to all NIH Employees, Trainees and Contractors.
NIH Sponsored Child Care Centers
Infant & Toddler Child Care Center
East Child Care Center
Executive Child Development Center
NIEHS Child Care Center (North Carolina)
Other Federal Child Care Centers
Many other Federal Agencies in the Washington Metro area sponsor on-site child care centers. These centers give priority to all Federal employees.
Frequently asked questions about the NIH-sponsored Child Care Centers, the Wait List Registration, the Enrollment Process, the Child Care Subsidy Program and the NEW Back-up Care Program.
The NIH Child Care Board advises the NIH Director with regard to child care issues and policies, advocates for high quality, affordable, and accessible child care services for the NIH community
NIH Parent Resource Packet
An easy to use guide for parents and parents-to-be on the many programs and services available to the NIH community.
NIH Parenting LISTSERV
An interactive e-mail list for NIH families to discuss child care and parenting issues.
Lunch and Learn: Parenting/Dependent Care Seminars
Parenting/Dependent Care Seminars are webcast live and are archived for future viewing. The Seminars cover parenting issues from infancy to the teenager years and dependent care issues from the emotional impact of caring for an adult dependent to legal issues.
International Women's Group
IWG welcomes women (and their family) who come from abroad or from other parts of the US as they settle in their new home (the Washington, DC Metropolitan area).
Links for Parents
Helpful NIH and other parenting resources links about safety, health, learning and fun for families with all age children.
As part of an ongoing commitment to providing a quality work environment and tools for recruiting and retaining the best and brightest employees to the NIH, the NIH Child Care Coordination Team serves as the focal point on all child care services and programs. The Team provides general and technical advice, along with administration, policy-making and management of the NIH Child Care Programs.
In addition, the Coordination Team functions as the liaison between the NIH child care service providers and users, and serves as a resource for parents, other NIH employees and the provider's staff on general child care issues and community resources. The Coordination Team monitors and ensures compliance of Use Agreements and commits to quality assurance within each NIH Child Care Program and facility.
The NIH Child Care Coordination Team is located in the Division of Amenities and Transportation Services (DATS). If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Child Care Programs serving NIH employees, issues related to the NIH child care facilities, contractual responsibilities, general child care issues, or assistance in what to do about your own child care needs, feel free to contact the NIH Child Care Program Team at (301) 402-8180.