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Johns Hopkins Childcare and Early Learning Center is located adjacent to the medical campus and is operated by Bright Horizons. It is exclusively for the use of the children of eligible Hopkins affiliates.The waitlist can be quite long, inquire as early as possible.

Work Life Engagement at JHU provides information on nanny and au pair referrals, financial assistance, summer camps, parent education, discussion groups, tuition discount programs at day care centers, private, parochial and preschool information, sick, emergency & back up care programs, as well as other services for eligible employees

Children of the World Co-Op is a nonprofit organization, that runs a parent-directed playgroup program for parents and caregivers of all nationalities with their children ages 6 months to 4 years of age. It is located near The Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus.

Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Y Preschool Center provides childcare and preschool. Up to 50 slots are reserved for the children of full-time, benefitted Johns Hopkins faculty and staff. In order to reserve a spot for your child you must contact WorkLife Programs directly at 443-997-7000. It is conveniently located near both the Homewood and East Baltimore campuses on E. 33rd Street in Waverly.

Maryland Family Network will help you locate childcare in the area.

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In the U.S., public schools (Kindergarten—12th grade) are free for your child. To enroll your child in a public school, you should determine your local school by searching on your county’s school website: