SHIFT Work + Play is a modern coworking space for busy professionals, entrepreneurs and their families. Featuring a beautiful playroom with dedicated staff, SHIFT is Frederick’s premier workspace for parents and caregivers trying to balance it all. Book a tour to check out our family-friendly workspace and learn about the benefits of joining the SHIFT community today!

our featured services

Join for the workspace options and professional benefits, stay for the family-friendly services and supportive community. SHIFT members enjoy access to:

the playroom

Supervised playspace for kids ages 2-6.

the homework zone

Quiet study and collaborative space for school-aged kids.

the milk bar

Comfortable lactation space for pumping, nursing & feeding.

shift care

Private babysitting & tutoring on-site while members work.

business services

From high-speed internet and quality printing to professional meeting spaces and mail options, we’ve got you covered.

shift time

Classes, social events and networking opportunities for the whole family.

shift work

Choose from a variety of membership plans and workspace options to create a custom experience that serves you and your family.

SHIFT your mindset

Ever found yourself struggling to get some work done or take a meeting while caring for little ones? Craving an opportunity to connect with other professionals, parents and peers? At SHIFT, you can do all this while your children enjoy one of our morning or afternoon sessions in a staff-supervised, safe and developmentally appropriate play space.

Don’t have kids but like what you’re hearing? Want to be part of a workspace revolution that supports professionals with families as well as without? SHIFT has options for you.

SHIFT Work +  Play is the first of its kind in the greater Frederick area.  We are excited to serve you and your family. Book a tour today and let us show you the SHIFT difference!

megan donovan

Founder and Owner Megan Donovan is a Frederick County-based working parent with two kids under 10 and over a decade of experience as a lawyer and lobbyist for nonprofit organizations in Washington, D.C. Before law school, Megan worked in a variety of customer and client service roles. She understands what professional clients and business-minded entrepreneurs want out of a workspace, enjoys delivering on details and creating an exceptional customer experience, and is passionate about shifting expectations when it comes to balancing work, social commitments and caregiving.

“As a mom and small business owner, SHIFT is the answer to work/life balance. Thank you so much! “

michelle robinson

Tiny Tee’s LLC

“The Milk Bar is everything! Thanks for creating a comfortable space for nursing moms! “

jasmine latine

Jasmine’s Jammin’ Juice

“Finally a co-working space for families. The kids love the playroom and I love the network and support”

clark simpson

Simpson & Simpson Law

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