Child Care Resources

On Campus

Child Care:  Trinity does not currently have any on campus child care services, but we can assist you in connecting you to off campus resources.  Please reach out to Dean Meechie Bowie at 202-884-9611, Main Hall 223 or for assistance.

Lactation Room: Trinity offers 3 locations for lactation.  Trinity’s Health and Wellness Center (Main Hall 461) can arrange for your private use of their mediation room to use as a lactation room if you have a need for a safe place to express or pump.  Please contact the Health Center at 202-884-9615 to make an appointment and discuss options.  As part of the Family Library, there is a separate lactation room. it is available to all mothers on campus for nursing and pumping. It has privacy, a glider and foot stool, and a mini refrigerator, as well as an attached bathroom.  Payden Academic Center offers limited use of its “Clinical Suite” of rooms on the 2nd Floor of Payden for lactation needs.

Food Pantry: Trinity’s Food Pantry can assist with formula, diapers and other necessities for parenting students.  Please reach out to Dean Meechie Bowie at 202-884-9611, Main Hall 223 or for assistance.

Off Campus

Child Care Aware is committed to providing the best information on  locating quality child care and child care resources in communities throughout  D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

DC Department of Human Services offers subsidized child care program helps low-income families pay their child care fees. The child care subsidy is based on an assessment of need, income and family size.  They offer resources parental choice and child care referral

DC Diaper Bank D.C. Diaper Bank works to strengthen families by providing a reliable and adequate supply of free diapers to families in need living in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Maryland Child Care Resource Network Every community in Maryland is served by 1 of 12 regional child care resource and referral centers.

Virginia Child Care Aware Child Care Aware® of Virginia is a community-based network of early care and education specialists whose purpose is to deliver services to families, child care professionals and communities to increase the accessibility, availability, and quality of child care in Virginia.

YMCA and YWCA YMCAs and YWCAs are dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable child care, including  family-centered, values-based programs to nurture children’s healthy  development. Centers are located throughout D.C., Maryland, and Virginia

DC Government’s Childcare Subsidy program


  • If the student is a DC resident with a child who is under 13 years old (or 19 years old if child has special needs), the student is a likely candidate to access the subsidized (“voucher”) childcare program.
  • Below is the eligibility excerpt with a link to the manual below it.
  • Some childcare facilities can do their own enrollment into the subsidy program; they are called a Level II Subsidy provider.
  • Those facilities who cannot do their own enrollment will instruct parents to apply for eligibility on their own.
  • Subsidy/voucher program application can be found here:
  • Support for enrolling, finding childcare, or other resources:

Finding Childcare:

    • There are rare cases where a family member is directly paid the subsidy; this again is rare and would require consult with an eligibility representative
  • While searching for childcare using this tool, the student can look for a location that is near work, home, or school that accepts vouchers
  • Also, the student can search for specifics that are related to their need
  • For example: 
  • A childcare center that has openings for a 24-month-old child
  • Located in the Columbia Heights neighborhood
  • Spanish language supporting
  • Offers “non-traditional” hours (e.g., offerings offered after 5pm)
  • Participates in the federal Child and Adult Care Food program
  • Result example:


In order to be eligible for subsidized child care in DC, a child shall, at the time of eligibility determination or redetermination:

(a) Be under 13 years old, or under 19 years old if the child has special needs;

(b) Reside with a parent(s), guardian(s), or adult with legal relationship to child;

(c) Be a citizen or legal immigrant in the United States;

(d) Be a resident of the District of Columbia;

(e) Meet the requirements for one of the following categories of need:

(1) Resides with parent(s) who are working or attending a job training or education program; 

(2) Resides with parent(s) who is seeking employment or engaging in job search; or

(3) Receives, or need to receive, protective services or is considered a vulnerable child, as defined herein; and

(f) Reside with a parent(s) or guardian(s) whose gross annual income does not exceed 250 percent of the federal poverty level or 85 percent of the DC Median Income based on family size.