Code of the District of Columbia

§ 7–2033. Exemptions.

The provisions of this subchapter shall not apply to the following:

(1) Occasional babysitting in a babysitter’s home for the children of one family;

(2) Informal parent-supervised neighborhood play groups;

(2A) Formal parent-led play cooperatives;

(3) Care furnished in places of worship during religious services;

(4) Care given by an individual who is related to the child, infant, or toddler;

(5) Child development facilities operated by the federal government on federal government property; however, a private child care provider utilizing space in or on federal government property is not exempt unless federal law specifically exempts the facility from the District’s regulatory authority; or

(6) Pre-kindergarten education programs licensed pursuant to Chapter 2A of Title 38.


(Apr. 13, 1999, D.C. Law 12-215, § 4, 46 DCR 274; July 18, 2008, D.C. Law 17-202, § 603(b), 55 DCR 6297; Mar. 29, 2019, D.C. Law 22-277, § 2(b), 66 DCR 1725.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 6-3623.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 17-202, in par. (4), deleted “or” from the end; in par. (5), substituted “; or” for a period at the end; and added par. (6).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) , see § 2(b) of Parent-led Play Cooperative Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-15, Feb. 25, 2019, 66 DCR 2472).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(b) of Parent-led Play Cooperative Emergency Amendment Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-494, Oct. 23, 2018, 65 DCR12074).

For temporary addition of subchapter, see notes to § 7-2031.

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(b) of Parent-led Play Cooperative Temporary Amendment Act of 2018 (D.C. Law 22-203, Feb. 22, 2019, 65 DCR 12336).

See notes to § 7-2031.