Northwest Child Care Center (NIH only)

  • 9000 Rockville Pike
    Bethesda, MD 20892
  • 301-480-5447
  • Monday - Friday
    7:30am – 6:00pm
  • Julie Margel

    2 years with RDCA
  • years with RDCA
  • Stacey Cumming

    Education Director for Preschool
    6 years with RDCA

Ages six weeks through entering kindergarten.  

This center is OPEN and is operating under COVID pandemic restrictions (daily health screening, additional cleaning and sanitizing protocols. 

This program is only available to parents and/or legal guardians, who work for the NIH.  RDCA_NWCCC_2021_Brochure -pdf-1

If additional spaces are available, second priority is given to federal employees of other federal agencies whose official duty station is an NIH facility/office.

Remaining spaces may be offered to employees of other federal agencies.

NIH Contractors, Volunteers, and Guest Researchers are not eligible.

Enrollment for this program, or other NIH sponsored centers, is via the NIH Wait List – please go to the following link for detailed instructions:

Enrolled families will receive program information via:

  • Emails
  • Newsletters
  • Monthly activity calendars
  • Brightwheel communications

Note:  For privacy and safety, our center-specific schedules, newsletters, or special events are NOT posted on our website.  Enrolled families will receive this information directly from the staff.

If at any time you have questions regarding your child, center policies, procedures, schedules, or upcoming events, please contact 301-480-5447.

Our Story

Rockville Day Care Association (RDCA) has been a leader in child care services in Montgomery County since 1969. Our interest in providing quality infant and preschool programs for the NIH community began in 2014 when we learned that the long-awaited Northwest Child Care Center (NWCCC) project was on the fast track to fruition. In August of 2016, providers from the child care community were given the opportunity to submit proposals to operate the NWCCC. In January 2017, RDCA was notified that we had been selected to be the child care provider for NWCCC. Since then we have been working cooperatively with NIH Office of Research Services to ensure a successful launch of the NWCCC. We are thrilled to have this opportunity to serve the families of NIH and look forward to receiving infants through preschoolers into this state-of the-art, environmentally friendly, facility. We officially opened this center on June 26, 2017.