New Tool Helps D.C. Families Select Quality Child Care

As part of a series of investments the District of Columbia is making in early childhood under the direction of Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education — one of our vital partners — has developed and launched — a new one-stop online resource that helps families find and compare child care options in the District of Columbia. With information from more than 460 child development centers and home-based providers, this website empowers parents and guardians to strategically select quality care for their young children and easily filter facilities by address, zip code, operating hours, type of facility, age range of students served, quality improvement ratings (gold, silver and bronze) and more.

“We’ve heard from many families who have found the search for quality child care options in the District to be difficult and frustrating, especially if they have specific needs, such as child care during the weekend or overnight. Our new website simplifies the child care search by providing families a wealth of information so they can make the best choices.”

— State Superintendent Hanseul Kang

The population of the District, including families with young children, is growing. is one investment that will support this growth, better connecting parents and early learning providers. Learn more about the resource here.