Child Care

Finding the right care for your child can be challenging. With a number of different options and so many things to consider, the decision can feel overwhelming.

GW provides a variety of benefits to help you meet both your short-term and long-term child care needs. You also have access to a library of resources, including articles, videos, podcasts, and more. If you are an expecting parent, please visit our New Parent Support resources.

Finding Full Time Care

GW offers our Wellbeing Hotline to help all faculty, staff and their household members save time by providing personalized assistance with life’s most important issues. Our Wellbeing Hotline saves working parents time and stress by providing information and personal matches to licensed child care providers for both regular and short-term or specialized needs no matter where you work or live, including:

  • Child Care Centers
  • Family Child Care Homes
  • In-Home Care
  • Baby-sitting Agencies and options
  • Nanny Agencies and options
  • Au Pair Agencies and options
  • Preschools/Nursery Schools
  • Before and After School Programs
  • Summer Programs
  • Emergency/Temporary Care
  • Special Needs Programs

Specialists will refer you to programs that meet your specific care, budget and location needs—and that have confirmed availability. Call 866-522-8509 (or 888-879-8274 for TTY service) any time of the day or night to discuss your needs with a specialist.

University Child Care Benefit

In September 2016, GW transitioned the management of the university’s child care benefit from Children’s Learning Center (CCLC) to Bright Horizons, LLC. This transition followed a change to DC law, placing stricter regulations upon the operation of basement-level childcare facilities and forcing GW’s previous child care provider to close its K Street location.

  • Under this agreement, Bright Horizons on L Street offers 20 priority spaces for GW families.

  • The arrangement provides waitlist spots to GW families who have indicated future childcare needs. These families, as well as future GW families, will receive a subsidized rate of 20% off the regular tuition for up to 20 spaces.

  • Should new families wish to request to be on the waitlist, they may contact Carol Reynolds, Center Director, at 202-887-8433.

Please direct any questions related to this change to Brenda Singletary at bmjones@gwu.edu.

Child Care Select Tuition Discount

George Washington University employees can save 10% on tuition at KinderCare® Learning Centers (including legacy CCLC® Child Care Centers) and Champions® Before-and After-School Programs across the U.S.  From infant to school age, your child will receive outstanding care and a proven, curriculum-based education from expert, caring teachers.

For more information about centers and sites near you call 877-914-7683 visit www.kindercare.com/employee-benefits/gwu.

Care Select Discount vs. Bright Horizons L St. Agreement

The Care Select Discount provides a 10% discount at participating KinderCare® Learning Centers (including legacy CCLC® Child Care Centers) and Champions® Before-and After-School Programs across the U.S. View FAQs on the Child Care Select benefit.

The Bright Horizon’s L St. agreement provides 20 priority spaces for GW families. Once space is approved, GW families will receive a subsidized rate of 20% off the regular tuition.

Back-Up Family Care

When your regular caregiver is sick or on vacation; you leave town for business, but it's business as usual at home; school’s out for the day... All these things happen on the days you still need to be at work. Enter backup care! Bring your child to one of our centers for just $10 per day, per child, or have someone come to your home for only $6/hour.

Register in advance or the day of – we’re here when you need us. Find out about the new benefits and Register for Backup Care: www.kindercare.com/employee-benefits/gwu.

Child Care Select Tuition Discount

Save 10% on tuition at participating KinderCare® Learning Centers (including legacy CCLC® Child Care Centers) and Champions® Before-and After-School Programs across the U.S.  From infant to school age, your child will receive outstanding care and a proven, curriculum-based education from expert, caring teachers.

 

Wellbeing Hotline

Our Wellbeing Hotline is a one-stop-shop for help with personal issues, planning for life events, or simply managing daily life.

Breastfeeding Support

GW provides Motherhood Rooms on the Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon, and Virginia campuses for faculty and staff to support women balancing their return to work with their needs as mothers of young children.

Child Care Select Tuition Discount

Save 10% on tuition at participating KinderCare® Learning Centers (including legacy CCLC® Child Care Centers) and Champions® Before-and After-School Programs across the U.S.  From infant to school age, your child will receive outstanding care and a proven, curriculum-based education from expert, caring teachers.

 

Wellbeing Hotline

Our Wellbeing Hotline is a one-stop-shop for help with personal issues, planning for life events, or simply managing daily life.

Breastfeeding Support

GW provides Motherhood Rooms on the Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon, and Virginia campuses for faculty and staff to support women balancing their return to work with their needs as mothers of young children.

Child Care Select Tuition Discount

Save 10% on tuition at participating KinderCare® Learning Centers (including legacy CCLC® Child Care Centers) and Champions® Before-and After-School Programs across the U.S.  From infant to school age, your child will receive outstanding care and a proven, curriculum-based education from expert, caring teachers.

 

Wellbeing Hotline

Our Wellbeing Hotline is a one-stop-shop for help with personal issues, planning for life events, or simply managing daily life.

Breastfeeding Support

GW provides Motherhood Rooms on the Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon, and Virginia campuses for faculty and staff to support women balancing their return to work with their needs as mothers of young children.

Child Care Select Tuition Discount

Save 10% on tuition at participating KinderCare® Learning Centers (including legacy CCLC® Child Care Centers) and Champions® Before-and After-School Programs across the U.S.  From infant to school age, your child will receive outstanding care and a proven, curriculum-based education from expert, caring teachers.

 

Wellbeing Hotline

Our Wellbeing Hotline is a one-stop-shop for help with personal issues, planning for life events, or simply managing daily life.

Breastfeeding Support

GW provides Motherhood Rooms on the Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon, and Virginia campuses for faculty and staff to support women balancing their return to work with their needs as mothers of young children.