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Each of the NIH sponsored child care centers provides high quality child care, based on current early childhood best practices. However, each program has its own unique program characterics and dynamics. Below is a link to a side-by-side comparison chart of the Maryland centers. As a parent, it is up to you to research each center to determine which center would be a good fit for your family. You can obtain additional information by contacting the programs directly to request a tour.
These centers are often fully enrolled with extensive waiting lists. Spaces are made available in the following priority order:
When NIH employees terminates employment from the NIH or the Federal Government, access to NIH child care will end.
Inclement Weather - Opening and Closure Procedures for NIH Child Care Centers NIH Child Care Centers' hours of operation will be modified to ensure that the centers are operating as normally as possible during disruptions of the Federal Government's operations.
Emergency Guide For Parents: NIH Child Care Centers Operation In an Emergency situation at the NIH, emergency response personnel will make the determination to relocate, evacuate or "shelter in place" the children and staff of the three NIH Child Care Centers located in Montgomery County, Maryland.Other Federal Child Care Centers Many other Federal Agencies in the Washington Metropolitan area sponsor on-site child care centers. These centers give priority to all Federal employees
The Child Care Team functions as the liaison between the child care providers, families receiving care, and NIH. The Team monitors and ensures compliance of NIH Use Agreements and quality assurance within each NIH sponsored child care center and facility.