NIH Child Care Centers
These centers are often fully enrolled with extensive waiting lists. Spaces are made available in the following priority order:
- Parents and/or legal guardians, who work for the NIH are given first priority for space at the three Maryland Centers.
- If additional spaces are available, second priority is given to Federal employees of other Federal agencies whose official duty station is an NIH facility/office.
- Remaining spaces may be offered to employees of other Federal agencies.
- NIH Contractors are not eligible to use the NIH Child Care Centers.
When staff terminates employment from the NIH or the Federal Government, access to NIH child care space 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.
Wait List Registration
The NIH has contracted with LifeWork Strategies, Inc. to oversee and administer a consolidated Waiting List for the three NIH-sponsored 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