A new child care facility near the Tenleytown-AU Metro station in Northwest D.C. expands child care opportunities for infants, toddlers and preschoolers in a unique way.
Families trying to balance work with raising kids say it’s getting more and more difficult without breaking their household budgets. Hundreds came from across the country to let lawmakers know how much they care about issues such as affordable child care and federally paid leave for parents. See photos.
Finding child care in the D.C. area is a struggle for many working parents — there are waitlists that stretch months and costs that exceed college tuition. But for parents who work nontraditional hours, securing quality child care is even more difficult.
The Early Care and Education Initiative has a goal of creating close to 600 additional seats for infants, toddlers and preschoolers in the county. 400 of those seats will comes by helping to train 50 future child-care operators, including those who would operate facilities in their home.
“How do you explain it to a 5-year-old, why his school is closed, why we don’t know when it’s going to be open, why he can’t see his teachers, why he can’t see his friends?” said a federal worker whose son attends a day care at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which has run out of money.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia is extending some deadlines for day care employees to meet the strict education requirements it set several years ago. The Washington Post reports the timeline announced Friday gives…
Virginia has backed off a proposal to require that only workers who speak English be left alone with children at day cares across the state. Fairfax County officials worried the requirements would have forced some day care centers in the county to shut down.
Concerns over safety are the biggest deal-breakers for most parents choosing a child-care facility, according to a new poll. Overall, two out of three parents say finding child care that meets their standards is a struggle.
Fairfax County supervisors are concerned that regulation changes proposed by the state — specifically that workers speak English — could limit child care options for families across the county.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Heather Peele is just like any other mom rushing to pick up her child at day care after work. Except, it’s 2:30 a.m., and her 6-year-old daughter has been sleeping for…
Now is the time to start planning for summer child care, and Kevin Brasler, executive editor of checkbook.org, has some tips that can save you big bucks over the next few months.
Each year around Memorial Day, D.C. readies itself for the rumble and roar of motorcycles, as hundreds of thousands take to the streets for the annual Rolling Thunder rally. This year, that roar came a few weeks early — only double strollers replaced Harley-Davidsons.
In the midst of a baby boom, D.C. is facing a severe shortage of licensed child-care providers for infants and toddlers. Now, Mayor Muriel Bowser is offering a possible fix.
The fifth and final report of the Child Care Crisis series explores potential solutions to decrease the burden of child care on American families.
Cost and location are important factors that parents have to consider when researching child care options — but so is quality. During the first three years of life, it can make all the difference.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.