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 Summer Camp Registration is Open!

Registration is open for the NIST Child Care Center Summer Camp. The camp’s programs are open to children who will be entering 1st through 6th grades in the fall of 2017.  The camp day starts at 6:45 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m.  Camp activities will revolve around weekly themes to include arts and crafts, games, photo journals, and indoor and outdoor play. The entire group will be scheduled to travel to local theaters, parks, animal attractions, and other kid-friendly venues three days a week. 

Informational packet and registration application

Please call or visit the center for questions on registration.

The camp offers the following five sessions:



Session 1

June 19 – June 30

Session 2

July 3 - July 14 (no camp July 4)

Session 3

July 17 - July 28

Session 4

July 31 - August 11

Session 5

August 14 - August 25

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