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Camp Olympia Country Day School
Unique environment in a country setting with lots of outdoor activities and exploration. Children have many opportunities for learning inside and outside the classroom. Located on a small farm with various animals, including horses, chickens and goats. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Ages 2-5. , 5511 Muncaster Mill Rd., Rockville, MD, 301-926-9281.

Crossway Montessori School
An accredited Montessori program with extended hours. Includes breakfast program, 14-acre grounds, age-appropriate playgrounds and an accredited kindergarten. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 3 months-K., 3015 Upton Dr., Kensington, MD, 301-929-2505.

Feynman School
Preschool-Grade 8. Feynman School offers a challenging, supportive learning environment where bright, curious, creative children, surrounded by like minds, can explore their gifts and fulfill their potential. , 11810 Falls Rd., Potomac, MD, 301-770-4370.

Saint Luke Christian Day School
Ages 2-PreK. A part-time pre-school helping each child to feel secure and loved, learn through play, prepare for kindergarten, appreciate art, music, nature and the world around them. , Silver Spring, MD, 301-588-3866.

Spring Bilingual Montessori Academy
Offering outstanding Montessori education for children ages 2-6 since 1967. Our academic program and parallel instruction of a foreign language (Italian, French, Spanish) prepare our students to be independent thinkers and lifetime learners. ,, 3514 Plyers Mill Rd., Kensington, MD, 301-962-7262.


A Child's Place
We help your children reach full understanding of the world around them in a safe and secure environment. Experienced tenured staff. Music and physical education. Park-like setting, 2-acre playground. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Ages 8 weeks-5 years. ,, 3100 Prosperity Ave., Fairfax, VA, 703-698-8050.

BASIS Independent McLean
At BASIS Independent McLean, an age 2-grade 12 private school in Tysons Corner, students are inspired to learn at the highest international levels in a liberal arts and STEM-focused curriculum benchmarked to the top education systems in the world. , 8000 Jones Branch Dr., McLean, VA, 703-854-1253.

BeanTree Ashburn Campus
BeanTree Learning in Ashburn provides unparalleled care and nurturing for infants through PreK. Led by a team of experienced and caring educators, BeanTree provides children with a safe and stimulating environment for academic success. Year-round enrollment available for fully accredited full-day and part-time programs. , 43629 Greenway Corporate, Ashburn, VA, 571-223-3110.

BeanTree Westfields Campus
Fully accredited, discover the BeanTree Difference at our Westfields/Chantilly Campus! Offering unprecedented educational offerings for your child in every stage of academic development, BeanTree offers Infant care through Full Day Private Kindergarten, Before/After School and Summer Camp. Year-round enrollment for full- and part-time academic and specialty programs. , 5003 Westone Plaza, Chantilly, VA, 703-961-8222.

Brooksfield School
Ages 2-6. An eco-friendly Montessori School with an advanced academic curriculum, incorporating Spanish, art, dance, music, organic gardening, mindfulness, community outreach, outdoor adventure program, as well as a summer camp program. , 1830 Kirby Rd., McLean, VA, 703-356-5437.

The Campagna Center
We provide high-quality early childhood education to preschoolers ages 2 1/2-5 with a STEM and language-rich curriculum which allows children to explore their talents and interests., St. James Plaza, 5140 Filmore Ave., Alexandria, VA,

Common Ground Childcare
Common Ground is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) company dedicated to providing a whole-child personalized care and education to a culturally and socio-economically diverse group of children. We empower our community of parents to give back by volunteering. , 1700 Wainwright Dr., Reston, VA, 703-437-8226.

The Gardner School
We provide academically-focused early childhood education for ages 6 weeks-5 years. At The Gardner School, we have created a rich learning environment that will stimulate your child's physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth. , 2655 West Ox Rd., Herndon, VA, 703-567-6939.

Grasshopper Green School
Dedicated to individual growth and development, we are more than the typical day care center for children ages 2-5. Manners and strong social skills are developed in everyday interactions. Comforting home-like setting! , 4955 Sunset La., Annandale, VA, 703-256-4711.

The Griffin Academy of Westminster School
Ages 3 & 4. Focus on the FUNdamentals. 7:1 Student-Teacher Ratio. Enrichment Classes. Field trips, flexible schedules. , 6800 Columbia Pk., Annandale, VA, 703-256-2035.

Guidepost Montessori
Guidepost Montessori in Loudoun and Fairfax counties is amongst a growing, worldwide network of schools that offer language immersion for ages infant through elementary. Multiple locations throughout Northern Virginia. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Infant-Elementary. ,

The Montessori School of McLean
Ages 2-12. Accredited by AMS and SACS. Offering Spanish, music, drama, art, PE, science and computer instruction to enrich the preschool and elementary classes. New toddler & after-care programs. Transportation available. , 1711 Kirby Rd., McLean, VA, 703-790-1049.

Nysmith School for the Gifted
Ages 3 years-Grade 8. Nysmith offers a specialized program for inquisitive children in a loving, stress-free environment. Daily French, computer, science. Top 10 in the world per Johns Hopkins CTY. , 13625 EDS Dr., Herndon, VA, 703-713-3332.

The Pavilion at BeanTree
The Pavilion at BeanTree in Ashburn offers a rigorous academic curriculum that exceeds the Virginia Standards of Learning. Currently expanding through 2nd grade beginning in Fall 2017, The Pavilion at BeanTree offers an advanced accredited curriculum, STEAM coursework and small classes for individualized instruction. The Pavilion at BeanTree provides an unparalleled environment for academic excellence. , 43635 Greenway Corp. Dr., Ashburn, VA, 571-223-3113.

Reston Montessori
An environment where intellectual abilities and self-esteem grow hand-in-hand, where imagination and curiosity are cultivated. Partial day, school day, extended day. Ages 3 months-Grade 6. ,, 1928 Isaac Newton Sq., W., Reston, VA, 703-481-2922.

Westminster School
PreK-Grade 8. Westminster School, founded in 1962, presents a challenging, structured program of academics, arts, athletics and personal development in an atmosphere of courtesy and kindness. 703-256-3620, ext. 17. ,, 3819 Gallows Rd., Annandale, VA,


Aidan Montessori School
Elementary, preschool and toddler programs with a challenging Montessori curriculum and enrichment in the arts, Chinese, Spanish & PE. AMI and AIMS accredited. , 2700 27th St., NW, Washington, DC, 202-387-2700.

CCBC Children's Center
Ages 18 months-5 years. Supportive, stimulating half-day preschool programs. Children learn through play; professional teachers facilitate. Music, art, movement, library, Truck Day & all-school events. Active parent participation. Afternoon enrichment. ,, 5671 Western Ave., NW, DC, 202-966-3299.

Edlavitch DCJCC Preschool
We foster a nurturing environment of open-ended exploration that deepens connections to the community and the world around us. Schedule a tour to see our child-centered curriculum in action! , 16th and Q Streets, NW, Washington, DC,

School for Friends
Ages 18 months-5 years. Our Quaker preschool, near downtown, offers full- and half-day programs. Our dedicated teachers are well-trained and interactive with children. ,, 2201 P St., NW, DC, 202-328-1789.


B & G Regal Domestics, Inc.
We provide upscale nannies as well as the full range of high-end domestic assistance. Our applicants are fully screened and personally interviewed. ,, P.O. Box 34557, Bethesda, MD, 301-770-4995.

Child and Family Services
Arlington, VA
The primary goals of programs in the Child and Family Services Division are to prevent abuse, neglect or exploitation of children and to promote the self-sufficiency of families by providing services that preserve and strengthen families. , 703-228-1598.

Fairfax County Child Care Central
Visit our website to search for child care close to your home or office. ,

LOCATE: Child Care
Maryland Family Network's LOCATE: Child Care is a referral service with detailed information on all regulated child care in Maryland. , 877-261-0060.

Loudoun County's Child Care Connection
Visit our website to find child care, resources, provider training and information about the Child Care Fair. , 703-777-0100.

Montessori Schools in MD, VA and DC
Montessori education emphasizes independence, freedom within limits and respect for a child's natural development. Find Montessori schools in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. See full-page ad in each issue of "Washington Parent."

Overnight Newborn Care
A good nights sleep for you and your baby. Experienced Infant Specialists, Doulas and Nurses. Breastfeeding Support. Multiple and Premature Births. , 301-526-2811.

Parent Encouragement Program (PEP)
PEP is a nonprofit, educational organization established in 1982, providing classes, events and other educational resources to parents. , 10100 Connecticut Ave., Kensington, MD, 301-929-8824. is a household employment payroll and tax service assisting families hiring nannies, housekeepers, private nurses and personal assistants. ,, Lansdowne, VA, 703-819-9796.

Prince George's Child Resource Center, Inc.
Prince George's County Center helps create healthy and nurturing environments for children by supporting their families and educating their caregivers. ,

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge
Find resources, directories and Head Start programs near you. ,

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