Two Birds Coworking + Child Care
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Two Birds is an organization that combines co-working spaces with a fully staffed, licensed child care center for infants and toddlers. The concept by co-founders and Georgetown business school graduates is the first of its kind in the United States.
Two Birds bridges the market void between parents who work from home and those who are part of large corporations that provide child care services.
Two Birds was awarded a $30,000 grant from Monumental Sports CEO Ted Leonsis, the owner of the Washington Wizards and Capitals, as part of a pitch competition for Georgetown students. They also received $650,000 in funding from a combination of angel investors, and a $30,000 grant from the Washington, D.C. Department of Education.
Roughly 70% of floor space is devoted to the child care center, which accommodates up to 100 children. The children are separated by age group, with the younger children on the first floor, with a ground-level entrance entering directly into the space, and the older children on the second floor.
The co-working space, also on the second floor, is fully separated from the child-care areas. It has its own pantry, printing area, individual phone rooms, conference room, and ample workspace options for users. Supporting spaces including a separate pantry area, private nursing and pump rooms will provide additional space for parent educational programming like sleep training experts and lactation consultants, occasional happy hours, and staff education.