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...
With so many amazing preschools in the DC area, it can be hard to decide which is best for your child and family. We created this comprehensive list of local preschools to help ease the decision-making process for you. Read...
Entrusting new caregivers with your little one can be a nerve-wracking experience, no matter your child's age. The plethora of options out there can make the hunt for the perfect child care center or best caregiver feel like finding...
You’ve seen the joy in your child’s eyes – that light that shines when they’re in awe of something new, or they understand a fresh concept. We see it too – in International School of Music students! Creating music has...
It is officially back to school time in the District, Maryland, and Virginia. While getting uniforms, backpacks, and lunch boxes ready to go, don’t forget about back to school pictures. Or the very first day of school ever pictures. There is...

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There are quite a few of us in the D.C. area who once called Hawaii home. When we encounter one another, an immediate bond is often formed from that fact alone, followed by a peppering of eager questions: "What...
School will begin soon! Is anyone else "nesting" like you would during pregnancy, but now we are doing it for school. Here are some of our very favorite back to school essentials from timers to stay on task and...
Every parent should feel confident that their child is receiving the highest-quality education and care available. At Primrose, we crafted our Balanced Learning® approach to introduce children to important concepts such as character development and life skills alongside subjects like mathematics...
Ready to travel? Take your kids on a virtual journey around the globe — and beyond — with these kids' "travel" books Now that it is possible for us to travel, it is fun to discover new places that may...
For over 25 years, Synetic Theater has provided children and families throughout Northern Virginia and the DMV with a unique summer camp experience. Synetic Theater Summer Camps offer fun, friends, and arts-based movement experiences that culminate in a performance...
One of the first decisions many parents make (sometimes even before their child is born!) is where they'll send their little ones to daycare. There are so many things to consider - proximity to work and home, waitlist time,...
Aquatic animals occupy a special place in my kids' imaginations. So we regularly visit our aquatic friends. To me, it seems like a very repetitive and sometimes even boring endeavor. So I have come up with alternative activities to...
If you have a dinosaur lover in your house, you have to add the Dinosaur Land roadside attraction to your upcoming plans. Find seven more places to experience dinosaurs and look for fossils below too! Dinosaur Land is so...
Summer is a wonderful time for kids to explore the outdoors, make new friends, and engage in fun activities. However, researching and finding the perfect summer camp can be an overwhelming ordeal. Last year, my family and I struggled...

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Chanukah? Hanukkah? Either Way – Let’s Celebrate!

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It’s almost here: the Festival of Lights. Chanukah starts at sunset Thursday, December 7th and ends at sunset, Friday, December 15th. Time to stock...