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Mayor Bowser to Deliver High-Quality Child Care Slots for Working DC Families at New Two Birds Facility

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Mayor to Announce $1.7 Million Federal Grant to Improve Child Care Across DC

(Washington, DC) – On Friday, May 3, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will cut the ribbon of Two Birds, a new child care and co-working facility in Northwest DC that will add 72 new, high-quality child care slots for working DC families.

Mayor Bowser’s Access to Quality Child Care Expansion Grant provided $330,000 for planning and construction of the new center, which offers working families a shared office space and a fully-licensed child care program. The Access to Quality Child Care Expansion Grant, established in 2018, has provided nearly $3 million to create 558 infant and toddler child care slots. Mayor Bowser has charged her Administration with creating 1,000 new infant and toddler child care slots by September 2020.

Mayor Bowser will also announce that the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is receiving a $1.7 million federal grant from the Office of Head Start. The grant, combined with local child care subsidy dollars and private funding, will be used to expand and enhance OSSE’s Quality Improvement Network.

When:
Friday, May 3, at 11 am

Who:
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Hanseul Kang, State Superintendent of Education 
Kelsey Lents, Chief Executive Officer, Two Birds 
JP Coakley, Chief Operating Officer, Two Birds

Where:
Two Birds
4001 Brandywine Street, NW
*Closest Metro Station: Tenleytown-AU Station*

All reporters and other media interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).