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Dear PoP – What do people in DC do about childcare?!

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“Dear PoP,

Ok, so I’m unexpectedly going back to work half-time in September. I love my job and really want to be able to go back to work, but apparently I have almost a zero chance of getting my kid in daycare in DC this late in the game.

I’ve called every in-home daycare center in NW on the DC licensed list, and the numbers that weren’t disconnected had waiting lists, don’t take infants, could barely speak English (not that that would bother me if they were amazing with my son) or were closed. I managed to get on 5 waiting lists – most of which don’t anticipate openings until January, and scheduled to see 2 places. I live in Bloomingdale and work in Georgetown. A nanny is way too expensive for us, and the nanny share that I found wants $400 a week for part time! And most daycare centers don’t want part time kids. I am pulling my hair out. What do people in this area do for childcare?!”

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