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NIH Child Care Board Seeks New Voting Members

The NIH Child Care Board seeks interested NIH federal employees to fill multiple Board vacancies for the 2024-2027 term. Individuals selected will begin serving on the Board in September 2024. The application deadline is Friday, March 22.


The NIH Child Care Board serves two primary functions:​

  1. Advises the NIH Director on child and family programs and policies
  2. Advocates for affordable, accessible and quality childcare for the NIH community

    You need not be a child development expert to join the Board – we are looking for NIH federal employees with an interest in childcare, resources for parents/ grandparents/ caregivers, work-life issues and a willingness to actively participate in the Board's work.

  • Members serve for three years, are required to attend six (6) Board meetings per calendar year and are expected to serve on at least two Board committees (e.g., Back-Up Care, Child Care Subsidy, Communications and Outreach, Innovative Programs, Membership, and Child Care Waitlist).
  • The Board seeks diverse representation from across all the NIH ICOs, including employment type, family composition, gender, ability, career level, race and ethnicity.
  • Participation on the Board is an official duty, requires supervisor approval and may be included as a non-critical element on an employee's performance plan.
  • New voting members are appointed to the Board by the NIH Deputy Director for Management.

    For a description of membership requirements, information about current and past Board activities, and an online application, please visit the NIH Child Care Board Membership Application.
    The NIH Child Care Board's upcoming meetings are scheduled for March 14, May 2 and June 6, from 10:00 am to 12pm (Noon) ET. Meetings can be attended in person at the Building 31/6C Conference Rooms, Suites F&G, or on Zoom.
  • Board meetings are open to all interested.
  • If you are interested in attending a meeting to observe the Board at work or would like more information, please contact the Child and Family Program Manager, Ms. Susan Borst