NIH Child Care Center Wait
(For Centers in Maryland ONLY)
The NIH has contracted with LifeWork Strategies, Inc.
to oversee and administer a consolidated wait list for
the three NIH-sponsored child care centers in Montgomery
If you are interested in placing your child's name
on the wait list for one or more of these centers,
please review the On-line Wait List
Registration Information below to familiarize
yourself with the wait list procedure
and selection practice for enrollment.
Wait List Registration Information
To familiarize you with the wait list procedures and
selection practice for enrollment within the NIH Child
Care Programs, please review the guidelines below:
- The On-line Wait List Registration Form is used to
place your child's name onto the NIH Child Care Programs
wait list. This registration form is not an application
and does not guarantee your child's enrollment into
a program by the date specified on the form.
- LifeWork Strategies, Inc. has been hired by the NIH
solely to manage the NIH Child Care Programs wait
list. LifeWork Strategies, Inc. is not involved in,
nor do they participate in, the selection process
for enrolling children in the child care centers.
- Registration forms are kept in chronological order
of when they are submitted to LifeWork Strategies,
Inc. Your child is assigned a registration date not
- If you wish to have your child's name on more than
one of the child care center's wait lists, you must
note each of the centers you desire on the registration
- Since there are many different factors that affect
the enrollment selection process i.e., when children
on the wait list have siblings already enrolled, or
when children already enrolled age-out of programs,
as well as the movement of children within the centers,
there are too many variables to give an exact number
or position on the wait list.
- Enrollment determinations are made by the child care
center only. Center enrollment is limited to the following
- Parents/Guardians will only be contacted by the Center
Director when a space becomes available for their
- Parents/Guardians may call the child care center
to discuss specific space availability within the
- If you need to add a child, add a center, or change
any of your information on your profile and you have
already registered on-line, you must call LifeWork
Strategies, Inc. to make those changes. Duplicate
or incomplete registrations may cause a delay in processing
your child's on-line wait list registration. To contact
LifeWork Strategies, Inc. please call 1-800-777-1720.
- Parents/Guardians registered on the wait list will
be contacted by LifeWork Strategies, Inc. quarterly
for follow-up to assure that their information is
still accurate e.g., to verify their desire to continue
to remain on the wait list and to be offered an opportunity
to find alternate child care options while they wait.
- LifeWork Strategies, Inc. will also conduct follow-up
telephone calls when necessary to get updated information.
After you read these guidelines, if you are still
interested in placing your child's name
on the wait list, you may complete the
On-line Wait List Registration Form.
On-line Wait List Registration Form