Because coronavirus (COVID-19) poses serious risks to public health and safety, the best option for families is to keep their children at home with them.
For workers employed at essential businesses, however, child care outside the home might be a necessity. The Bowser Administration is working to ensure that essential workers who need child care have options.
DC Child Care Connections can help connect families with licensed child care providers who have remained open during the public health emergency. Please call (202) 829-2500 or email [email protected] to find out more.
For health care workers and essential government employees and contractors, the Bowser Administration has partnered with several licensed child care providers to create emergency child care sites.
Beginning July 2, slots at emergency sites will be dedicated to serving pre-K and school-age children, ages 4 to 12. The District will support families with infants and toddlers in transitioning to other care options as the District begins to reopen and child care for infants and toddlers becomes increasingly available.