Operating Status Policy

Generally, US Kids follows the Federal government’s operating status for the Washington, D.C. metro area, as determined by the Office of Personnel Management. See .

In general, on any day the Federal government is open, the Center will be open for its regular hours, which are Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm. If the Federal government is open but operating under a modified schedule, the Center’s operating hours will be as set out below.

You can always check the Center’s operating status by calling the Center at (202) 233-4623. If the Center will not be open at its regular time, there will be an updated message by 6:00 am that day, or as early as possible based on when OPM issues an announcement. In the event of an early closure announcement, the Center will notify parents of the early closing time by email.

See our complete policy here: US Kids Operating Status & Inclement Weather Policy – January 2016

2016-2017 Federal Holiday Schedule


Labor DayMonday, September 5, 2016Closed
Columbus DayMonday, October 10, 2016Closed
Veterans DayFriday, November 11, 2016Closed
Day Before ThanksgivingWednesday, November 23, 2016Short Day
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 24, 2016Closed
Day After ThanksgivingFriday, November 25, 2016Short Day
Christmas DayMonday, December 26, 2016Closed
New Year's DayMonday, January 2, 2017Closed
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s BirthdayMonday, January 16, 2017Closed
Inauguration DayFriday, January 20, 2017Closed
President's DayMonday, February 20, 2017Closed
Memorial DayMonday, May 29, 2017Closed
Independence DayTuesday, July 4, 2017Closed

Staff Development Days

U.S. Kids closes four days for staff training every year. The Center is closed on Thursday, October 6, 2016 and Friday, October 7, 2016 as well as Thursday, May 25, 2017 and Friday, May 26, 2017 for Staff Development Days.

Special Events


Picture DaysFall 2016Spring 2017
Quarterly Brown Bag Parent MeetingsSeptember 2016January 2017May 2017
Parent Teacher ConferencesOctober 2016June 2017
Preschool GraduationJune 2017
Exact Date TBA