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Child Care Overview

For more than 25 years GSA has helped federal workers gain access to work place child care facilities. Today, more than 100 independently operated, child care centers are located in GSA-managed spaces across the country. These centers offer safe, high quality care to federal workers and citizens. GSA also provides guidance, assistance, and oversight to federal agencies for the development of child care centers.

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HOW TO GET CHILD CARE

More than 8,000 children of federal employees and citizens receive care in GSA-managed facilities. While federal employees must make up a minimum of 50 percent of child care customers, GSA child care centers are open to the community.

FIND A CENTER NEAR YOU

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TUITION ASSISTANCE

Employees of federal agencies and members of the U.S. military may qualify for tuition subsidies based on income. 

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Celebrating Accreditation and Quality

96% of Child Care Programs are Nationally Accredited.

Congratulations are in order to the following programs that have achieved accreditation:

Reaccreditation

  • Joyful Noise Child Development Center - East, Portland, OR
  • Colonnade Children's Center - Denver, CO
  • Healthy Environments - San Francisco, CA

NAEYC Accreditation and Quality

WHAT'S NEW - Inside Voices

Image of boyNews from, for, and about  GSA's child care network. 

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BEST PRACTICES AND RESOURCES

As the leading federal agency overseeing child care facilities for federal employees, GSA has become an expert in providing resources to ensure quality programs, including start-up materials, guidance on center designs, health and safety standards, and program reviews.

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The shortcut to this page is www.gsa.gov/childcare.

CONTACTS

Liz Themelis
Director, Child Care Division
(440) 546-5491

Contact the Child Care National Office

Contact a Regional Child Care Coordinator

CHILD CARE QUICK FACTS

104: Child Care Centers
7,950: Children cared for daily
5,123: Federal children enrolled
95%: NAEYC accredited child care centers
95%: Let's Move Child Care Recognized
97%
: Eco- Healthy Child Care endorsed
1,378: Families receive tuition assistance

Read the 2013 Annual Profile

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