The Department of State sponsors on-site child care centers. The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) Child Care Center is located on the FSI campus in Arlington, VA and provides an excellent curriculum-based program for infants through pre-school.
- For more information about the FSI Childcare Center, contact the Overseas Briefing Center. The Overseas Briefing Center also offers a listing of childcare centers near FSI for Foreign Service families studying at FSI.
- For more information about Columbia Plaza Diplotots program in Washington, DC, email Diplotots@state.gov.
Other Childcare Resources
- The for U.S. Government childcare information
- U.S. General Services Administration National Capital Region (federal employees have priority)
- The Virginia Department of Social Services
- Arlington County Human Services directory of
- Fairfax County
- Loudoun County
- Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
- (includes online search for childcare facilities)
- refers clients to local agencies that list certified child care providers
The Family Liaison Office provides resources for U.S. Public and Private Schools, which includes an education checklist for returning to the United States.
District of Columbia
Summer Camp Resources
- The Family Liaison Office provides resources for summer camp resources.
- WorkLife4You (WL4Y) is a free 24-hour/ 7 days per week counseling, education and referral service that can help Department of State employees find the programs, providers, information, and resources they need to manage personal and professional responsibilities. Childcare options are covered. WL4Y provides child care listings for Department of State employees and family members and verifies whether providers have openings. Go to www.worklife4you.com, call 800-222-0364 (TTC 800-262-7848).