As parents we go through many transitions. Feeding, walking, talking, school, all come with its on challenges and joys. Each brings an overload of information and some decisions on how we are going to approach them. Learning how to...
There. I said it. Since recent racial justice demonstrations, there has been a rise in interest in so-called “diverse books.” This has resulted in a rumble in publishing around the proper usage of the term. On one side, people...
What on Earth can we do with our Earthlings and their devices? Maybe a lot. Here are a few online resources that spark offline activities that get my stamp of approval and why. 1. Get creative with how-to draw videos...
The My School DC common lottery, aka the DC public and charter school lottery, closes March 1, 2021 for PK-3 — Grade 8. I knew about the DC school lottery before my twins were born. And when I say...
Bright Horizons® Early Education and Preschool centers are open and enrolling throughout the DC area. At Bright Horizons, your child's health and safety is our top priority. Our standards are the highest in the industry, meeting or exceeding local,...
Once upon a time, my son had no idea how a TV or iPad worked. His days were filled with hands-on play, reading books, singing songs, freely exploring the world around him, and zero screen-based activities. Those were simpler times.  Now,...
If you’re looking for the right preschool for your child, chances are you’ve explored the possibility of a Montessori education. And if you’ve stepped foot into a Montessori classroom, you know it’s very different from a traditional preschool class....
Have you considered bilingual education for your child? It’s growing in popularity, and for good reason - there are concrete benefits for children who learn to speak and read two (or more!) languages.  Here are our top four benefits of...
Thinking about preschool but not sure where to begin? There are tons of online resources available (including our Comprehensive Preschool Guide!), which are a great start. But, you'll never really know for sure if a school is the best fit...
What a year! Who could have predicted the challenges we'd face with schooling - virtual, hybrid, in-person... the list goes on. Luckily, we are fortunate our region has some of the best schools in the nation that are navigating...
The Goddard School is coming soon to serve families in Alexandria, Falls Church, Arlington, Springfield, Annandale, and nearby areas. Owners Rahul and Taruna Jain have two children of their own and know how important it is for parents to find the childcare...
Bright Horizons® centers across the DC Area are open and enrolling! At Bright Horizons, we make your child’s health and safety our top priority. Our standards are the highest in the industry, meeting or exceeding all local and state...
As the temperatures slowly drop and the days grow shorter, it’s time to settle into a new fall routine. If your family hasn’t experienced the fun of Music Together online classes, this is the perfect semester to give it...
With most of the school districts across the area starting the year with a distance learning model, parents are looking for creative ways to have a suitable learning space at home. Our DMV families live in apartments, townhouses, or...

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Summer is here, and we've got you covered! Here's your resource for all things summer fun with children in the DC area. Click on the...