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Manassas Christian School
K-Grade 8. Full-day, full-week, in-class instruction. A licensed and accredited private, non-denominational elementary and middle school situated on 11 acres in Manassas, Virginia. We are proud to be accredited by Cognal! The 25,000 sq. ft. facility has 18 classrooms, a gymnasium, library, computer science, foreign language labs, a VEX Robotics room and music room. The outdoor campus features creative playgrounds, nature trails and more. , 9296 West Carondelet Dr., Manassas, VA, 703-393-6555.


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 to children ages 2-6 since 1967. Our academic program and parallel instruction of a foreign language (French or Spanish) prepare our students to be bilingual, independent thinkers and lifelong learners. ,, 3514 Plyers Mill Rd., Kensington, MD, 301-962-7262.


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.

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 Eastern Ridge School
A nauture-based preschool where children spend much of their day collaborating, exploring, and learning on the school's lush 3-acre property. Gardening, forest days, and organic lunches included. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Ages 2-5. , 9201 Vernon Dr., Great Falls, VA, 703-757-7900.

Frog Pond Early Learning Center
Frog Pond is a one-of-a-kind nature program located on two acres in the middle of the urban enclave that is Alexandria, VA. It is an inclusive program that teaches and nurtures children, families, and the world, with nature-based, science-rich curriculum. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Ages 18 months-5 years. , 7204 Harrison La., Alexandria, VA, 703-765-7663.

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.

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, 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.

Sunset Hills Montessori School
Sunset Hills Montessori School has been offering quality Montessori education in Reston for 20 years. Please visit website to schedule a tour. Ages 18 months-12 years. , 11180 Ridge Heights Rd., Reston, VA, 703-476-7477.

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.


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.

District Sitter, LLC
District Sitter is a boutique childcare agency providing professional and reliable nannies and babysitters for families, organizations and special occassions in the DMV area. ,,

EarlySpace, LLC
EarlySpace is a landscape design firm specializing in sustainable nature play and learning spaces for schools, parks, communities, and early childhood settings. , 5827 19th St. North, Arlington, VA, 703-989-5426.

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

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."

Nature Explore
Nature Explore Outdoor Classrooms come in all shapes and sizes, and can be designed and created with all budgets, in all climates, for all different program types. Although each one is unique, they have one thing in common: our research-based guiding principles help ensure that each space supports amazing transformations in children's lives. 1-888-908-8733. ,

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., and newly launched PAYYOURNURSE, provides payroll and tax services to families hiring nannies, housekeepers, private nurses, home health aides, and other household employees. We're here to help families! ,, 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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