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D.C. Child Care

Reopening Fund

COVID-19 has put severe strain on child care providers. The new D.C. Child Care Reopening Fund, led by Mary’s Center, will provide four months of support for 115 home-based child care programs and small centers. Learn more and apply here.


Catch up on the latest news and updates from DCAEYC and the ECE community in Washington, D.C.

Upcoming Events

Don't miss out on our upcoming events! 

Save DC Child Care Rally:

With Under 3 DC and

DC Early Learning Collaborative

Monday, June July 6th, 12 noon

Tuesday, July 7th, 12 noon


Freedom Plaza

14th & Pennsylvania Ave NW

Physical Distancing: Masks and Hand Sanitizer Provided

The Council is holding their first vote on the budget this Tuesday, and child care providers and educators are being left behind. This will have profound negative consequences for children and families across the District if we don’t act now. Mayor Bowser CUT $5 million from the child care subsidy program in her FY21 budget proposal. This is outrageous, and adding insult to injury, the DC Council is considering a bill that EXCLUDES child care from emergency business grants, a program that is essential to stabilizing the industry.


If the Council doesn’t immediately act to fix this, providers may have to close their doors, putting educators out of work, and leaving families without care for their children. We were facing a child care crisis before the pandemic, and these cuts and exclusions would make a bad situation even worse. There is no justifiable rationale for the actions Mayor Bowser and the DC Council are considering and that’s why we need you to take action TODAY.


The District of Columbia Association for the Education of Young Children (DCAEYC) is the D.C. Affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).


NAEYC is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research.

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