In order to register your child in a U.S. public school, you must show proof of a local address, and provide the following information (which varies by state):
District of Columbia: 202.442.5885
Give your address and the age of your child(ren). The school district will then provide the location of the school that the child(ren) can attend. Then call the school and find out how to register. Be ready to present all birth certificates, vaccination records and proof of residency.
Call the Maryland Department of Education and give your local address including the county name, so the office can provide the location of the appropriate school. Each county has its own registration requirements.
Call the school division found on this website to which you intend to send your children. They will explain registration requirements.
In order to register your child in a U.S. private school, you must contact the school and complete their application process. Many private schools have strict registration deadlines for admission. The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) represents nearly 1,200 U.S. independent schools, including day, boarding, and day/boarding schools; elementary and secondary schools; boys', girls', and coeducational schools. NAIS offers a variety of products and services to member schools and associations. Independent schools are private schools with distinct missions. They are primarily supported by tuition payments, charitable contributions, and endowment revenue.
Daycares & Childcare
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for children from birth through age 8. For directions: click on "Accredited Program Search," and enter your zip code.
The YMCA is a worldwide organization that seeks nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation's health and well-being and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. YMCAs are located all across DC, MD and VA and offer a wide array of programming for children, teens, families and adults, including before and after school enrichment programs, fitness and swim programs, daycare, classes, camps, counseling, and volunteer opportunities. YMCA memberships are a great local and equally cost effective alternative for families to Yates Field House on Georgetown's campus.
This website offers reviews of the top 10 daycare and childcare centers in the Georgetown area.
If you are looking for a nanny for your children, this site allows you to post a listing, review potential applicants, request background checks, and hire a caregiver.