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Washington Parent has been serving parents in the Washington Metropolitan Area since 1983, providing family enrichment through education and support . . . in print, online, and at selected events throughout the year.

We have been recognized in the community as the most trusted parenting resource in Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia. Each month we feature articles written by professionals in the fields of child development, education, arts, special needs and more. Our calendar, “Along the Potomac,” lists hundreds of events and activities for children and parents. The “Parents Bulletin Board” includes resources and workshops for moms and dads.

Every issue of Washington Parent has special themes. We publish the following guides annually: Education (January and October), Sleepaway Camps (January), Camps (February through May), Explorations (May), Parties & Family Fun (June), Child Care (July), Stay & Play Summer Fun (July and August), Enrichment Activities (August), School Open Houses (September), Arts (November), Children's Wellness (December) and Parent & Child Classes (December).

Our Staff

Deborah Benke: Executive Publisher

Jacky Dooly Martin: Publisher

Jane MacNealy: Publisher

Jenny Heinbaugh: Editor

Jane MacNealy: Advertising Design & Social Media Manager

Jacky Dooly: Office Manager & Guides Editor

Where to Find Us

68,000 copies of Washington Parent magazine are distributed to more than 1500 locations throughout the metropolitan area. Major outlets are: Whole Foods, MOM's Organic Markets, libraries, community centers, day care centers, schools, pediatricians’ offices and specialty bookstores.

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» Parenting Publications of America Annual Gold and Silver Editorial Design Awards

» Parenting Publications of America National Award of Excellence

» Family Support Center’s First Recipient of Community Resource Award

» Crossway Community Award as a Parenting Resource

» Brazelton Foundation Recognition, 1998

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