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. NIST Child Care Center understands 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.
6 weeks - 5 years
The NIST CCC is designed to provide a developmentally appropriate program for children ages 18 months through kindergarten age. There is general agreement among experts that a good program for young children must be developmentally appropriate, but what exactly does this mean? According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), this means that the quality of the program is defined in large measure by the extent to which the environment, activities, and interactions are rooted in the teacher’s understanding of developmental stages and knowledge of each child. The decisions teachers make in planning the curriculum and in reacting spontaneously to what happens each day are based on knowledge of typical child development and what is known about each child’s interests, abilities, needs and background.
6:45am - 6:00pm Mon-Fri
- Address: 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899
- Zip Code: 20899
- Phone: 301-975-2152
- Website: http://www.nist.gov/ccc/index.cfm