Children’s daycare has been around for decades.
But it hasn’t always been the best option for children in Washington, DC.
This post is an overview of the daycare options available in the capital, and what to expect when you arrive.
Children’s Daycare in Arlington: Arlington Children’s Park and Children’s Village, a daycare, is open to all children ages 3-17.
For a list of the children’s activities available, go to the Arlington Childrens Park website.
The park and playground are open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., from September to March.
Kids ages 6-17 get free playtime during the summer months, from June to September.
In the fall, the park and park playground are closed to the public.
In addition, you may visit the Children’s Learning Center in the D. C. Metro area for free.
For more information about Children’s Night, call 888-845-7888.
Childrens Daycare at the National Park: National Park Service children’s day care is open daily from 9 a..m.-3 p. m. and is located on the National Mall.
The playground, which is located in front of the National Capitol Building, is available to children from age 3 to 6.
In a few years, children will be able to play in the park without a car and walk to the park with their parents.
Kids can also explore the National Museum of American History.
Children Daycare on Capitol Hill: Children’s care at Capitol Hill is available seven days per week from April to October, with children age 3-6 getting free play time and unlimited time for lunch.
The Capitol Hill Community Daycare is open 7 days per month from April through October, and the Childrens Village is open five days per summer from June through September.
Children Care at the Capitol: Children Care is available every day, from 9:30 a. m.-5 p. d.m.; and from 10:30-4 p. p. a. n.
Children can get their health checked at Children’s Health Center and Childrens Hospital, or they can visit the Capitol Hill Childrens Health Center.
Children daycare: In Arlington, children ages 6 to 17 get free access to the parks daycare and the playground.
For an even better experience, visit the National Memorial Memorial Daycare Center.
Childcare in Alexandria: Alexandria Children’s Center is a child care facility that operates from June 4-Oct. 28.
Children ages 3 and older get free entry.
Children are allowed to play on the playground during the school year.
The center offers daycare services from the ages of 3 to 5.
Childrendaycare at National Zoo: The National Zoo Children’s Museum is open every day of the year, from April 15-Oct 31.
The children’s zoo offers the opportunity to spend a day in the zoo as well as learn about animals and plants.
For information on daycare at Zoo, call 202-742-5333.
Children and Family Daycare: The Children’s Resource Center provides a variety of child care services.
Children age 3 and younger get free admission to the Children Resource Center.
In Arlington and Fairfax, children age 6-5 get free use of the Children Center for Children and Families.
For children ages 5-12, a special fee applies.
For all other children ages, the fee is $2.
Children under 12 get a $2 fee, or $1.50 for each additional child age.
For further information, visit www.childrens.va.gov.