Alexandria, VA

If you’ve gotten used to working from home with your kids during the pandemic, a new daycare and coworking facility coming to Old Town could let you work alongside your kids.

Two Birds is a coworking office in D.C. with a focus on also offering child care. The company offers the usual coworking amenities, like coffee bars, dedicated desks, and conference rooms, but also comes with amenities aimed at early childcare.

The company has filed a special use permit to open a new location near the King Street Metro station at 1721 King Street.

“Because our childcare is licensed and available 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., you’re free to choose half-day or full-day scheduling,” the company said on its website. “You can leave to go to meetings or run errands any time you like, with total freedom — and without the need to check in on your little ones unless you’re jonesing for some playtime.”

Two Birds offers programs for children from infants to pre-k, with full-time and part-time options. Full-time care is $2,365 per month and part-time is $1,300. A dedicated desk is $400 per month and a shared desk is $250.

In the application, the company said the office is designed with people using both the childcare facility and the coworking space, but said both uses would also be available to the public without needing to utilize the other.

Two Birds would utilize 28 adjacent parking spaces, with three more designated for pick-up and drop-off.

“The proposed uses are compatible with the existing commercial development surrounding the property, will meet the increasing demand for childcare in the city, and will provide parents with an opportunity to co-locate their office and childcare needs,” Two Birds said.

The application is docketed for review at the June 2 Planning Commission meeting.

Photo 1 via Google Maps, photo 2 via City of Alexandria

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