Office of Research Services - Serving the NIH Community
Division of Amenities and Transportation Services  
Child Care Resource and Referral Services 
  The NIH Office of Human Resources (OHR) has established the NIH Work/Life Center, which offers NIH employees reliable and timely referrals to many types of child care services. This service is offered free of charge to NIH employees. Call 1-800-777-1720 to speak to a Child Care Referral Specialist.
Contact Information
  Work/Life Center
Telephone: (301) 435-1619
TTY: (301) 480-0690
  Child Care Resource and Referral Services




NIH Parenting is an interactive e-mail list, with more than 800 members, managed through the NIH LISTSERV facility, that makes it easy for you to ask for and share information about child care and parenting issues with other NIH parents.

BENEFITS of the NIH Parenting list:
The NIH offers assistance with finding parenting resources and childcare services, but there are many gaps we cannot fill. The NIH Parenting list enables you to draw on the combined experience of all the subscribers.

Looking for a nanny share situation? A good pediatrician or pediatric dentist? A child-friendly neighborhood? A good school system? Playgrounds or other activities? You can ask for information and share opinions on any parenting or child care issue.

DRAWBACKS of the NIH Parenting list:
The more active the list becomes, the more e-mail you will receive. Some of these messages will contain information that is very valuable to you; other messages will contain information that does not pertain to your situation at all.

You can minimize the impact of these multiple e-mail messages by choosing a digest subscription. Instructions on how to do this are included in the message you will receive when you actually subscribe to the list.

To SUBSCRIBE to the NIH Parenting list:

Send an e-mail addressed to LISTSERV@LIST.NIH.GOV with the following text in the message body:
subscribe parenting_list your name (substituting your first and last name for your name).

You will receive a confirmation when you are subscribed, with additional guidance about the list and its rules. Please read this guidance carefully, it contains useful information that will help you maximize the list's benefits.

If you have any problems with your subscription or have further questions, you may contact Tonya Lee, Quality Assurance Specialist, or call (301) 402-8180


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