Washington, DC Area Child Care, Schools, and Summer Camps
CHILDCARE LISTINGS AND REFERRALS
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The Department sponsors two on-site child care centers: Columbia Plaza or State Department Annex-1, across the street from the Harry S. Truman Building between 21st and 23rd Streets NW in Washington, DC, and the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) Child Care Center on-campus in Arlington, VA. Both centers provide excellent curriculum-based programs for infants through pre-school and the "Diplotots" Center, located at SA-1, also offers kindergarten.
- 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, email email@example.com.
Other Childcare Resources
- The Virginia Department of Social Services Licensed Child Care Facilities
- Arlington County Human Services directory of Licensed Early Childhood Programs and Home Daycare Providers
- Fairfax County Childcare Search
- Loudoun County How to Find Childcare
- Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Child Care Resource and Referral Center
- Washington, DC Childcare information (includes online search for childcare facilities)>
- Prince George's Child Resource Center, Inc.
- Child Care Aware referrs clients to local agencies that list certified child care providers
- U.S. General Services Administration National Capital Region Child Care Centers (federal employees have priority)
- The official source for U.S. Government childcare information
- EurAuPair - au pair services in Washington, DC
- Au pair Childcare
- Find a Nanny
- Find a babysitter/nanny
- The Family Phonebook provides information on relocating to the DC area, childcare centers, mental health/counseling facilities, art programs, party vendors, shopping and more.
- Washington Parent contains parenting articles as well as directories for private schools, childcare facilities, art classes, hospitals, tutoring options and more.
The Family Liaison Office provides the resource Assignment Washington: U.S. Public and Private Schools, which includes the Education Checklist for Returning to the United States.
District of Columbia
- District of Columbia Public Schools
- DC Information for Parents and Families provides DC Public School profiles, college admission tips, and more.
- Alexandria City Public Schools
- Arlington Public Schools
- Fairfax County Public Schools
- Falls Church City Public Schools
- Loudon County Public Schools
- Prince William County Public Schools
SUMMER CAMP RESOURCES
- For summer camp ideas, visit CampEasy.
- The Family Liaison Office (FLO) also provides summer camps resources.
- WorkLife4You (WL4Y) (formerly IQ: Information Quest) 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), or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. New users will need State Department log-on information, available from Human Resources, the Family Liaison Office, or the Overseas Briefing Center.