D.C. Child Care Reopening Fund

Child care providers in D.C. are facing numerous challenges and costs as they begin the process of reopening after closing or scaling down operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The D.C. Child Care Reopening Fund is providing support for 150 child care programs in the District through:

  • Cash assistance
  • Technical assistance to implement new D.C. guidelines for child care providers
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) and other safety and cleaning supplies

Congratulations to the 150 childcare programs who are receiving funding! These include 87 center-based programs, 31 home-based programs, and 32 expanded home-based programs. Recipients were selected in mid-August 2020.

Upcoming Workshops

April 30th – 2021 DC Early Educator Experience

May 3rd – The Tax Consequences of Coping with COVID-19

June 9th – Staff Retention from Inception: Effective Interviews and Onboarding in ECE

August 19th – Being Thorough: A Concept for Building High-Performance in your Early Childhood Program


Please email: childcarefund@maryscenter.org or call Jennifer Duran at (202) 599-3313

In the Media

DC Child Care Reopening Fund Q&A with Marcia Cox Michell, New America

Where is the American Child Care Bailout, CityLab

D.C.-Area Child Care Centers Struggle to Stay Afloat amid the Pandemic, WAMU

Fund Sponsors


Bainum Family Foundation, A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation, Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein Fund, The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, Richard E. & Nancy P. Marriott Foundation