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Treehouse Eyes

Myopia, or nearsightedness, has reached epidemic levels in the U.S. But, if you live in the D.C. metro area, a new kind of revolutionary help is on the way. Treehouse Eyes offers young children diagnosed with myopia an alternative to the 300-year-old treatment recommendation of “just getting glasses”. Instead of surrendering to myopia’s once inevitable progression, parents can now slow or even stop myopia in their children with the Treehouse Vision System. Treehouse Eyes is opening two convenient offices for D.C. metro families this summer. To learn more or to make an appointment for your child visit treehouseeyes.com.

Cultural Care Au Pair

For over 25 years, Cultural Care Au Pair has helped thousands of busy parents secure trusted child care that provides flexibility and a cultural exchange experience. Our program has brought over 100,000 au pairs from 27 countries to live with a host family in the U.S. and learn about American culture. Au pairs become like extended family members who host parents can depend on, and who are like older siblings for their host children. Hosting an au pair offers unique advantages to more traditional child care options, like one-on-one attention and coverage during illness, school vacations and snow days. Learn more at culturalcare.com. New families register free using code: PCWPM2016

Traveling Players Ensemble Scholarships for Theatrical Kids!

Scholarships for Theatrical Kids!** Looking for a theater camp? Need financial aid? Meet TravelingPlayers Ensemble ! This award-winning day camp for rising 4-12th graders was honored to receive a grant from the Jack Kent Cook Foundation supporting its scholarship program. Awards are for up to 100% of tuition, with no annual or lifetime cap! The camp is at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston, VA. Transportation is included in tuition. One- to four-week sessions. For more information on scholarship applications, visit travelingplayers.org

Creative Capes

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's your little superhero! Watch your child's imagination go into hyper-drive with Creative Capes. These handmade capes will have your child looking and feeling like a real superhero. The capes are washable and feature velcro fasteners and satin lining. Each cape features your child's initial on the back. The cape kit also comes with a face mask and wrist cuffs to complete your little superhero's look. Creative Capes also makes capes for pets! $69.00 creativecapes.com.

White House History Summer Camp: Exploring the President's Neighborhood

Have you ever wondered what it's like to live or work in the White House? The White House Historical Association welcomes children ages 9-12 to explore White House history, the White House neighborhood and the national monuments in the President’s backyard. Campers will become explorers, historians, preservationists, artists and more as they traverse around the White House. Camp runs August 1-5, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Visit their website for more information and to register soon – space is limited! whitehousehistory.org/2016-history-camp