Washington, DC Baby Care

How to find infant care that's more than daycare

Are you starting your search for the best DC baby care? There are a lot of things to consider — quality, location, availability, health and safety, and more — and it can all be a bit overwhelming. You want to make sure your baby is getting the best care so that you can have the peace of mind you need. If your organization offers onsite child care benefits or company-sponsored child care, you’ve already got one option for DC baby care. If not, you’ll have to go find convenient centers for your family. Either way, we’ve got important things you should consider when looking for the right DC baby care.

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What to Look for in a DC Baby Care Center 

Keep the following things in mind when searching for the best DC daycare
  1. Licensing and Accreditation: Baby care centers are required to follow licensing guidelines, but the best centers will also be accredited. This process is done through national accrediting organizations, such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  
  2. Safe and Secure Facility: Ask about sign-in, sign-out, and pick-up policies, as well as tracking throughout the day. Ensure that the center has processes and procedures in place to keep your baby safe and secure.  
  3. Nurturing Caregivers: Observe the caregivers in the infant classrooms — are they engaged with the babies in their care? Do they respond to babies' needs? Make sure they have a positive attitude and seem to enjoy their job.  
  4. Stellar Reviews: Are other parents saying nice things about the DC baby care centers you’re considering? Ask the director to connect you with current and former parents to talk about their experiences, and take a look at online reviews, too. 

Why Choose Bright Horizons for DC Baby Care? 

At Bright Horizons, you’ll find child care you can trust. With over 30 years of experience, we provide the best early learning experience for your baby. Plus, we have programs they can grow with; in addition to our infant program, our centers offer toddler, preschool, and kindergarten prep. At our DC child care centers, you’ll find welcoming environments for all families, infant classrooms with engaging materials and spaces that support exciting developmental milestones, a research-based curriculum, passionate teachers, and more. 

Where Does Bright Horizons Offer DC Baby Care? 

We have locations throughout DC, Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Bethesda, Falls Church, McLean, Chevy Chase, and Silver Spring, as well as the capital neighborhoods of Georgetown, Capitol Hill, Federal Triangle, and East End. 

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Working parents shouldn’t have to choose between child care and early education. Our programs ensure you don’t have to, offering convenience for your workday, and enriching learning experiences for your child.

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What is the best DC baby care?

The best DC baby care will have a license and accreditation, classrooms and environments designed for infants, passionate and professional teachers, a developmentally appropriate curriculum and activities, health and safety policies to protect your family, and more. At Bright Horizons, you’ll find it all. 

How much does child care cost in DC?

Child care and baby care tuition in DC depends on a number of factors — the location, the age of your child, the number of days/hours you need care, premium offerings such as meals, snacks, and enrichment activities, and more. Contact us today to inquire about tuition costs at our Bright Horizons child care centers.

How do I find daycare in DC?

Looking for the right daycare in DC for your child can feel overwhelming. Keep everything we’ve highlighted in mind, and consider Bright Horizons daycare centers. With locations throughout the area, we likely have a center near you.
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