If you have school-aged children you have probably heard everything there is to know about bullying and prevention, especially during the month of October. The campaign was funded in 2006 and ever since then, schools dedicate an entire month...
Exploring emotions can be one of the most important lessons of early childhood. Yet, emotions and our reactions to them (our feelings) are sometimes difficult to fully explain to young children. Luckily, there are so many wonderful children's books...
Last year a friend posted a sweet photo of her and her infant on social media. Captioned “Back to School” mom and daughter were at Starbucks enjoying a pumpkin spice latte and embracing a new tradition of getting out...
All parents can attest that back to school is a hectic time of year. The dreaded supply lists, school clothes shopping, mandatory orientations, back to school night, and getting back into the routine of homework and lunch packing. Parents...
Did you grow up in DC or the surrounding areas? DC is such a transient city. We moved here over 11 years ago and only knew a few people when we first arrived. But now so many of the people...
My 3.5 year old son will make the big transition from Preschool to Pre-K3 this Fall. Many children in the area make this change at this age since D.C. offers free, public Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 through its lottery system....
It has been a fun, full summer so far! As we gear up for back to school, I think about what we have done this summer to keep up with our learning and exploring. We read, play, and draw...
Are you still looking for the perfect fit for your child's early education and care this fall? Find a Bright Horizons center near you and come in for a visit! At Bright Horizons, we understand the importance of the...
One of the most daunting tasks we face as parents is teaching our children how to make decisions. While some of the first decisions our kids make, like deciding what to wear to school, seem simple enough, the choices...
If you live in the D.C. area and geek culture is your jam, you’ve probably heard of Awesome Con.  For seven years, Awesome Con has been bringing over 70,000 fans together to see their favorite stars from across comics,...
Crayons are a creative staple in my household. If the plethora of dinosaurs, electronic gadgets, and books ever got boring (and apparently, they do) the kids will pull out the crayons. I love crayons because they can be used...
For many families, getting healthy meals into their kids’ lunch boxes can be a challenge. Just getting the kids fed and dressed in the morning sometimes feels like a herculean task. Who has time to cut fresh fruit and...
It’s always a delicate balance - giving your kids enriching summer experiences to eliminate the dreaded “summer brain drain,” while also ensuring they’re having fun and staying active. It’s called summer vacation, after all! If you’ve been struggling to strike...
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Located in the heart of downtown DC’s Penn Quarter and drawing students from every zip code in the District, BASIS DC sets the standard in academic achievement for metro area public schools. Although relatively new—the school opened in 2012—BASIS...

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August Family-Friendly Activities Guide

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This summer has looked different than any other summer in our lives. Health and safety concerns in our communities have caused most typical summer...