Potomac Music is Northern Virginia’s home for all things music! We offer an award winning Kindermusik program for children ages birth – 7. Join us for one of our weekly classes or playdates! Potomac Music also offers one-on-one lessons on ALL instruments for children ages 5+ and adults, plus lots of small group classes, seasonal camps, bi-weekly Open Mic Nights, FREE outdoor live music during the summer, and best of all we have a wonderful community. We invite you to be a part of it!
The Young Actors Program nurtures creativity, develops vocal and physical skills, and enhances each young actors’ ability to perform and work together as part of an ensemble. This program is for students ages 10 to 17 and previous experience is not a requirement. Classes meet daily for three weeks. Students will spend their mornings training in Voice, Movement, and Musical Theatre. Using the tools taught in these classes, the Young Actors will work together to create original ensemble pieces. Afternoons are spent cultivating their acting skills with one of our most experienced faculty members. This includes playing theatre games, exploring improvisations, and developing monologues and scenes from modern and classical plays. At the end of the three weeks, the students will present their work for an invited audience of friends and family. Full scholarships available – call 202.232.0714 to learn more.
This unique and fun-filled summer program is designed for students wanting to improve their musicianship, seeking careers in music, or for those who have an interest in exploring music composition, recording, production or singing. Open to students entering grades 7-12, this program offers music technology, instrumental intensive, and vocal workshops designed to immerse students in vocal technique, cutting-edge software, and the intricacies of music composition and production.
The Atlas is a historic and cultural icon in the Near Northeast community of Washington, DC. Originally a 1930’s movie house, the Atlas was reborn in 2005 as a community-based performing arts center that became a catalyst for the revitalization of DC’s H Street corridor. At the Atlas Performing Arts Center, we bring people together through the arts to expand the reach and strengthen the bonds of our community, providing shared space in a creative environment that inspires exceptional performances, events, and initiatives that enlighten, entertain and reflect the best of the arts and our humanity.
Code Galaxy offers the best online coding classes for kids in Washington. We offer virtual coding classes, summer camps, and private tutoring to kids.
We offer courses on game development, design, web development, Python programming, and other STEM-related programs.
Our coding classes are designed for kids to develop valuable programming skills to equip them for their careers. From Scratch + Minecraft to Python Programming and Web Development, our coding camps for kids are the perfect way to spend time off school.
Sign up for a FREE trial today and learn why we are the coding school Washington parents and kids love the most!
The Cinema Academy launches its filmmaking program designed for middle school youth. Our program is unique in its two-pronged approach: develop the creative/ technical side as well as build the social skills necessary for creative collaboration. Students learn the art of communication, leadership and team building – all in the process of filmmaking. This year-long academic program (September–May) guides students from concept to screen, including screenwriting, directing, production, and editing. Directed by Professor Lucy Gebre-Egziabher, weekly classes take place on Saturdays from 10 am – 1 pm at HB Woodlawn, serving students in Arlington, Alexandria, Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Photos credited to Barry Wilson.
Prenatal & Babywearing Dance Classes: Cultivate connection from conception.
It doesn’t matter how you dance, just how you feel while you’re dancing. Our GroovaRoo Classes are judgement-free zones that foster love and connectedness. Your instructor is there to help you feel comfortable and confident while bonding with baby and having a blast!
Gently support baby through the fourth trimester and beyond through movements and feelings that remind them of the womb. They are just beginning to discover the world, and you are their safe place. Foster a secure attachment with your child, while improving your mental health and well-being and connecting with other caregivers who support one another on the journey of parenthood.
Washington Conservatory of Music is a nationally accredited, nonprofit community music school serving children, teens, and adults in the Washington, D.C. metro area, through individual lessons on all instruments and voice, group classes, camps, and ensembles taught by highly-credentialed educators and professional musicians. Teaching is in-person and online. WCM also provides free professional concerts for the community and an outreach music program for underserved children.
Seeking Child Participants for Studies at Georgetown University!
Dear DC Area Moms,
We are the Learning and Development Lab at Georgetown University: a group of researchers studying language learning and child development. We need your help to understand how children learn!
At our lab, we use simple games and activities to understand how children learn languages and other patterns. Our research is made possible through the support of families like yours. We are looking for children between the ages of 4 and 9 to participate in our research studies.
Participating is easy! Right now, all of our studies are conducted online. In the study that we are running right now, your child will learn a made-up language (we call it Silly Speak) by playing a computer game online (with our help). The study consists of two parts, each 20-30 minutes long, which take place on different days. We offer $20 compensation per child.
If you’d like your child to participate in our studies, or if you’d like us to contact you about future opportunities to participate, please sign up at this link: https://bit.ly/3wZORTl
If you could please share this message with parents in your group, we would really appreciate it. We look forward to hearing from you!
The Research Team at the Learning and Development Lab, Georgetown University
Ivy Camps USA is a premium online provider of supplemental education through groundbreaking extracurricular classes, summer camp programming, and personalized tutoring. Our instructors are from the top 10 US universities and love to inspire and mentor emerging minds.
We are a LIVE virtual program working to meet the needs of families with children ages 0-5 years. You can explore our classes with our VESS Curriculum – approved by the Florida School Readiness Program and recognized worldwide for its evidence-based approach to the development of the whole child. Our online program provides children 0-5 years old with the richest and most wholesome early learning experience at home.
Our professional educators have developed a complete experience-based program that targets all academic areas to get children feeling ready and excited about kindergarten, while having in mind that life goes way beyond academics and should also nurture life-long love for learning, independence and an array of Thinking Skills. Literacy, math and science, are all targeted. We are confident that children learn best through fun, hands-on, minds-on exploration, novelty, collaboration, bonding and connection to real life. These concepts are core to any of our classes. Concept Maps, Graphs, Visible Thinking and other brain-based teaching strategies are utilized to help children truly learn and develop their young minds.
Our virtual preschool program fits any family’s schedule, needs and interests. The goal of our program is to promote literacy, mathematical and scientific skills in an engaging hands-on, minds-on format that excites children about learning, getting them ready to thrive in kindergarten and beyond. Children 3-5 years explore academic concepts hands-on and minds-on through cooking, engineering, performing science experiments and exploring books together, allowing them to experience how these concepts work in real life.
Our teachers provide a wholesome learning experience that prepares children academically while also developing critical Thinking Skills: a problem solving mindset, creativity and innovation, analytical skills, a love for learning, social skills, and independence.
Our complete program provides approximately 2 daily hours of live class time in small groups of 11 children divided by age. All classes are offered in 3 different schedules daily. Younger children are offered shorter class times to fit their levels of readiness and interest, all the while including all of these concepts. We currently offer a 2 week free trial.
Hello DC Area Moms! My name is Claudia Smistek and I am a research assistant at BL2. We are doing a research project on how children learn over time. Here is more information listed below if you are interested:
Are you interested in how children learn? We at the Brain and Language Center for Neuroimaging (BL2) are too! We are part of the National Science Foundation and Gallaudet University’s Science of Learning Center, Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2). In our BL2 Center, we are conducting a study on how [deaf and hearing children] learn, particularly in the areas of language, reading, and other higher cognitive functions (attention and emotion).
We are recruiting children [that have no hearing loss, use hearing aids, or use cochlear implants]. [Both monolingual (English) or bilingual (English/ASL) who will soon enter the 1st grade are invited to participate]. We will test them before and after their first year of primary schooling. Our studies are designed to be a fun opportunity for both parents and children.
Children will play science games while we measure their brain activity using harmless light (safe with hearing aids and cochlear implants) and their temperature using a thermal camera (touchless). This study has been reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board at Gallaudet University. Participation is entirely voluntary.
We will pay $20 per hour for your participation and travel to/from our BL2 Center. Children will also receive a small toy!
Thank you for your time and consideration. Please feel free to call our lab at (202) 618-6808 or email us at email@example.com if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.
EdCoSpace uses a family-centered coaching process to support the development of your youngest family members, ages birth through five years old. We take the guesswork out of supporting your child’s emotional, social and academic development so you can spend your time enjoying your family instead of researching the ‘how-tos’ of parenting; think of us as your curating parenting fairies!
SPRING BREAK ART CAMP APRIL 12 – 16
AGES 5 – 13
Let your child’s imagination soar!
The Children’s Art Studio has been bringing the joy of art to the youngest residents of Washington DC for over a decade. We have moved all of our programs to an online format to meet the needs of our students during this extraordinary time. It turns our the online format lends itself beautifully to teaching skills based art. We have called upon our decades of experience to create great programs. We hope your child will join us!
We will offer an Online Art Camp in April. Please enroll on our site: http://www.childrensartstudio.org
We’re a child care center and preschool that serves children 6 weeks to 5 years old. Our carefully crafted education programs are individualized to encourage curious, happy, and confident children at every age and stage.
Camp CHOP summer camp is a culinary camp for kids ages 10-17. This cooking summer camp provides a fun and dynamic hands-on educational experience for young chefs passionate about the culinary arts.
In our state-of-the-art teaching kitchen, aspiring chefs learn the basics of cooking, baking, and kitchen safety, while enjoying an enriching, memorable, and fun summer camp experience. The Camp CHOP instructional team includes professional chefs, veteran teachers, camp professionals, and scientists who provide a truly unique and immersive experience that kids will be talking about all year.
As the newest addition to our world-renowned collection of programs, Camp CHOP benefits from our 40 years of camp and educational program experience, including enhancing the lives of 1.5 million campers who have participated in our programs across the country.
Smells delicious… what are you waiting for?
- Boys & Girls
- Ages 10-17
- Culinary Camp
- State-of-the-Art Teaching Kitchen
- Cooking & Baking Classes
- Fun Traditional Camp Activities
- Professional Chef Instruction
- 1 & 2 Week Options
Your child will get the tools they need to build confidence and become a proficient driver, while learning new skills and making new friends.
Camp Motorsport is located on 406 acres of beautiful rolling meadow, bordered by the Staunton River and surrounded by woods a short distance from the town of Clover, Virginia. Your camper will experience hands-on driving instruction and participate in a variety of traditional summer camp activities.
Campers receive basic and expert instruction in the classroom and on our 1.5 miles of paved go-kart track and 20 miles of off-road track and trails. They learn basic driving techniques like determining driving lines and proper hand placement to more advanced techniques such as threshold braking.
- Boys & Girls
- Ages 9-17
- Motorsport Camp
- One-of-a-Kind Paved Tracks
- Off-Road Tracks and Trails
- Fun Traditional Camp Activities
- Personalized Expert Instruction
- 1 & 2 Week Options
If you have kids ages 8-17 who are interested in a science and adventure summer camp experience, AstroCamp is the perfect place for them!
Kids who join one of our six fun-filled one-week sessions, or our two week session, enjoy the experience of a lifetime learning science, developing new skills and having fun with newfound friends.
AstroCamp is located on 406 acres of rolling meadow surrounded by woods and bordered by the Staunton River near the town of Clover, VA. Your camper will experiment in hands-on science labs, get astronomy training, and participate in a variety of camp activities that include traditional summer camp fun!
AstroCamp Virginia is a STEM-based science and adventure summer camp that pushes campers to deepen their understanding of science. Campers participate in hands-on activities playing in our state-of-the-art labs, building and launching rockets and searching the night sky with our vast array of telescopes.
Learning Leaf is a unique Reggio-Emilia Approach inspired child development center providing exceptional care for Infants (6 weeks) to Pre-K. We offer safe and loving individualized care, small classes, high teacher to student ratios, Kindergarten pre-readiness, use of STEAM, sign language, music enrichment, extracurriculars, and other unique curricula offerings. We are open Monday through Friday, from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.