Best Washington DC Daycare

How to find child care that's more than daycare

Finding the best DC daycare for your child — so you can focus on work — is a huge decision that will impact your child’s development and your career growth. You might be wondering, “Should I work for a company with child care benefits?” or “Why should I enroll my child in the best DC daycare?”

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Washington DC Daycare for Working Parents 

Working parents need reliable child care; working parents in DC need the best DC daycare. Organizations are starting to offer company-sponsored child care to support employees and their families — and it’s helping keep parents in the workforce. But what should you do if you don’t have access to employer on-site child care or discounted tuition? Start your search for the best DC daycare

What to Look for in a DC Daycare

Choosing the best DC daycare for your child is a big decision! Look for centers that prioritize health and safety; offer research-based curriculum; employ passionate, professional teachers; follow state licensing requirements and caregiver ratios; strive to achieve accreditation; offer enrichments such as art, movement, and music; have convenient locations and flexible schedules for your workday; and more. 

Why Find the Best DC Daycare?

Choosing the best DC daycare for your child will benefit both of you. Your child will get the early education they need to hit developmental milestones and get ready for school; you’ll have peace of mind knowing they’re safe and happy each day and it’ll be easier for you to be productive and focus on work.  

The Best DC Daycare at Bright Horizons

With over 30 years of experience serving children and families, Bright Horizons is one of the best DC daycares, and we have convenient locations throughout the DC area. Find a center that’s right for you — in Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Bethesda, Falls Church, McLean, Chevy Chase, or Silver Spring. Plus, we have centers in the capital neighborhoods including Georgetown, Capitol Hill, Federal Triangle, and East End.

With convenient Washington, DC area locations, we're never far from your home or workplace.


What is the average cost of daycare in DC?

The average daycare tuition varies across the DC area. It also depends on your child’s age, the number of children you have, and the type of care you’re looking for (in a center or in your own home). Plus, daycare center activities and enrichments (art, yoga, movement, music, and more), as well as meals and snacks, contribute to tuition costs, too.

What is the best daycare in Washington DC?

Looking for the best DC daycare? Search for a daycare center that’s licensed and accredited, offers high-quality programming, has a curriculum that meets the needs and interests of children at every age and stage, employs experienced teachers and encourages their professional development, and makes your child and your family feel welcome.
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