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Emergency Child Care Available for DC Health Care Professionals


Mayor Bowser and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) have partnered with child care providers to stand up emergency child care for DC’s health care professionals.

This emergency child care is available for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday at sites that are near the District’s hospital systems.

Health care professionals who currently hold a DC child care voucher will continue to have their child care costs covered and will not be charged a co-pay. Out-of-pocket costs for families without a DC child care voucher vary depending on the provider and age of the child.

To learn more and complete a short interest form that will help you connect quickly with available providers, visit bit.ly/DCECI.

For questions, please contact the DC Child Care Connections hotline at (202) 829-2500 (translation services provided) or email osse.dcchildcareconnections@dc.gov.

For resources and additional information on the District of Columbia Government’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit coronavirus.dc.gov

  • QUALIFYING FAMILIES: Health care professionals employed in DC with children ages 6 weeks to 12 years without serious medical conditions such as severe asthma, chronic lung disease, heart disease, immunocompromise, and primary immunodeficiency. 
  • DETAILS: This emergency care is currently available from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. The sites follow recent federal and District of Columbia Government health and safety guidance. 
  • COST: Health care professionals who currently hold a DC child care voucher will continue to have their child care costs covered and will not be charged a co-pay. Out-of-pocket costs for families without a voucher vary depending on the provider and age of the child but are subsidized by the District.