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Welcome to the NIST Child Care Center! Whether you are a mom, dad or guardian, you want your child to have a loving, caring, wholesome environment in which to play and learn. We understand the need to provide quality child care at a reasonable price and are excited to offer this service to the NIST community. We offer options for full-time or part-time child care, kindergarten, before and after school care, Montgomery County Public School closings, and snow days where space available.

All NIST employees, NIST Associates and other federal government employees with children or grandchildren ages 6 weeks-5th grade (e.g. Summer Camp and Before/After School Care) are eligible to enroll their children in the Center. The Center admits children of any race, color, national or ethnic origin. We believe that finances should not prevent you from placing your little pea in our care and scholarship assistance is available to qualifying families.

Our mission is to encourage and promote the total social, physical, emotional, and academic development of each child in a safe, nurturing and supportive learning environment.

Please visit www.nistkids.org for latest News and Updates

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The CCC is working to respond to feedback for better parent communications in various ways. As part of this effort, we have begun limited posting on Facebook and Twitter - like or follow us for notices and updates.

Effective Jan 1, 2013, the waitlist policy for the NIST CCC has changed.  See the new waitlist policy.

An updated Parent Handbook has been posted. Please check the handbook for new information on emergency plans and new building operating policies and procedures.



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For Information and Wait List Placement:

301-975-2152 Telephone
301-926-4263 Facsimile
nistchld@nist.gov Email

NIST Child Care Center
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1915

CFC #32392 - Funds received through the CFC are used for our "scholarship" program that provides tuition assistance critical to insuring that the CCC is financially accessible to all of the NIST community.NIST CCC

NIST CCC playground


Stop by the middle of the "big kids" hallway and check out the new salt water aquarium, with two "Nemos!". The aquarium is on long term loan to the CCC from the Washington, DC Area Marine Aquarists Society. It's relocation to the CCC and subsequent upkeep are courtesy of Alan Munter, so please give him a big thanks when you see him. He plans to build the tank up with an colorful arrangement of fish and other marine life, so keep checking in on it as new arrivals are expected regularly