Bright Horizons at Courthouse Station is opening in February 2019 in Arlington, VA! The center is conveniently located across from the Courthouse and just two blocks from the metro. A perfect location for easy drop-off and pick-up. Benefits of Bright...
How many of us could start a bedtime story with “Once upon a time, not so long ago, I went to the same preschool that you now attend!”? A number of Geneva Day School parents can; memories of their own...
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...
Childcare in the DC area is hard. Daycares have waitlists. Nanny-shares and home-based care have their own complications. And in this region none of them are cheap.  This is not a post about what to look for in a...
I recently took two of my kids (ages 3 and 4) to a Tinkergarten class and I could not wait to share our experience with local moms. Not being familiar with Tinkergarten and their program, I was really excited...
Summer Learning for Infants  At Vivvi In-home Childcare, our goal is to create wonderful first memories for our young learners as they grow and develop from infants to young children. With a little ingenuity and planning, this summer can be transformed...
With back to school just around the corner, here are 9 tips and tricks to get organized as summer comes to an end. 1. Make a list of school supplies needed and shop ahead of time. Whether your school provides a...
Bright Horizons at Democracy Center is celebrating one year in Bethesda! Over the past year the center has grown to 9 classrooms for children ranging in age from 6 weeks to 5 years old. The staff has also grown...
So you’ve decided to homeschool. Now what? Due to the unexpected nature of 2020 and all of the changes brought on by COVID-19, many families are making the decision to homeschool their children. In Part 1 of this mini-series on...
To Homeschool or Not to Homeschool? Since I got married, I have had the desire to homeschool my kids at some point. As a public school Spanish teacher and believer in the power of education, I struggled to decide when...
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...
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...
If I could offer my children only one thing in their entire lives it would be the social and emotional skills to know themselves and relate well to others. I know my kids won't just learn this from a...
“Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.” This Carter G. Woodson quote perfectly sums up what Black History Month means to me. I grew...

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Conrad Washington, DC: Our Much Needed Staycation Destination

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Recently my husband and I snuck away for a luxurious Conrad staycation in Washington, DC. We were instantly reminded of how magical and beautiful downtown DC...