Welcome NIST Families!

Welcome to the NIST Child Care Center! (CFC #32392)*

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 for children aged 6 weeks-5th grade.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.

All NIST employees, NIST Associates and other federal government employees with children or grandchildren ages (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.

Contact us at nistchld@nist.gov or (301) 975-2152 to inquire about availability or to arrange a facility visit. The parent handbook and other information on governance can be found http://www.nist.gov/ccc.


NIST CCC Executive Director Search

Located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, the NIST Child Care Center is a non-profit program that serves children of employees affiliated with the National Institute of Standards and Technology as well as children of other federal employees. The Center
enrolls approximately 135 children infant through school age, and has a staff of 35 full time and part time teachers housed in a new, rent free facility. The mission of the Center is to encourage and promote the total social, physical, emotional, and
academic development of each child in a safe, nurturing and supportive learning environment. The Board of Directors provides oversight of policies and strategic planning. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced early care and
education professional; a leader with outstanding interpersonal, communication, decision-making and administrative skills.


Key Executive Director responsibilities include:


• Develop and foster strategic and operational plans and associated policies

• Provide vision, leadership, mentoring and supervision to entire staff

• Supervise Education Director, Assistant Director and other administrative staff

• Manage fiscal operations; develop and oversee the budget

• Maintain strong relationships with families

• Work towards obtaining NAEYC accreditation

• Communicate and report to the Child Care Association Board of Directors


Key qualifications:

• Master’s degree in early childhood education or a related field

• Minimum of 5 to 7 years of experience directing an early care and education program

• Administrative skills and experience; computer proficiency

• Experience with NAEYC accreditation preferred

To apply, please contact:

Janet Hanrahan
Mills Consulting Group, Inc.
191 Sudbury Road
Concord MA 01742



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