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 3, 2018Closed
Columbus DayMonday, October 8, 2018Closed
Veterans DayMonday, November 12, 2018Closed
Day Before ThanksgivingWednesday, November 21, 2018Short Day
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 22, 2018Closed
Day After ThanksgivingFriday, November 23, 2018Short Day
Christmas DayTuesday, December 25, 2018Closed
New Year's DayMonday, January 2, 2017Closed
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s BirthdayMonday, January 21, 2019Closed
President's DayMonday, February 18, 2019Closed
Memorial DayMonday, May 28, 2018Closed
Independence DayWednesday, July 4, 2018Closed

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