Yoga Immersion Program at Blue Heron Wellness

For those of you interested in deepening your yoga practice and positive energy in 2013, take note of Blue Heron Wellness’ A Deeper Study of Yoga program. Tuition is reduced if you enroll before December 15! This series is for everyone who wants to study and explore the richness of yoga for awakening awareness, deepening inner and outer connections, creating presence, feeling good and enjoying life. The Deeper Study of Yoga is also an excellent precursor to the Yoga Teacher Training Program, Read more...

Looking for a School for Your Child? Local Open Houses and School Fairs

DCJCC What Do We Do After Preschool?! Kindergarten Fair Tuesday, October 23, 6:00–8:00 pm 1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036 $5 per family/Free for 16th Street J Preschool Families Babysitting available ($10/family) available; must be reserved by October 21 The 4th annual "What Do We Do After Preschool?!" Kindergarten Fair will help families with young children answer the question.  School representatives and experts will provide you enough information to help you feel prepared Read more...

Washington DC Family Weekend Picks: April 27 – 29, 2012 + GIVEAWAY

Photo credit: Sam Kittner/Newseum FRIDAY APRIL 27 On Friday, April 27, the Newseum will open the HP New Media Gallery, an interactive experience that uses the latest technology to allow visitors to physically step into a social network that shows media’s powerful impact on our world. Live Twitter feeds fill touch-screen monitors and connect visitors with trending news stories. The 2,500-square-foot gallery is the first permanent addition to the museum since its grand opening in 2008. As Read more...

More Preschool Open Houses and Private School Information Nights – UPDATED

'Tis the season for open houses and school applications for the 2012-2013 school year. Here are more upcoming open houses and information sessions in our area. St. Luke Christian Day School in Silver Spring Open House: Friday January 13 10 am. Open Houses are for families new to the school and include an overview from the Director and a tour of the school.  Children are welcome to attend with their families. A schedule of tuition and fees for 2012-2013 will be published in January, at which time Read more...

Preschool Fair Thursday November 17 Hosted by Wheaton Area Moms

Every November, the Wheaton Area Moms mother's groups hosts the BEST preschool fair I have personally ever attended, and it is happening this week on Thursday November 17 at Crossway Community in Kensington from 10am-Noon. If you are searching for a preschool in Montgomery County, DO. NOT. MISS. So far TWENTY-FOUR (note: I just spoke to a WAM member and learned they are up to TWENTY-SEVEN! schools attending) of the very best preschools in Silver Spring, Bethesda, Kensington, Chevy Chase and Rockville Read more...

School Events for Parents and Open Houses

The following events were sent to me from various schools and education organizations. Do you have a similar, public event? You can always send your event details to me at jessica [dot] mcfadden at gmail.com several weeks ahead of time and I will try my best to post for you. Holy Cross School (4900 Strathmore Avenue, Garrett Park) is pleased to announce "Attention Issues", the first in a Parenting Education Series on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 7 pm in Lewis Hall. All are welcome and there Read more...

School Open Houses – Preschools and Private Schools in the Area

Looking for a preschool or private elementary or high school in the Washington, DC area? Visit these schools' open houses in November and December. St. John the Evangelist Preschool & K-8 Elementary: Thursday November 3 from 8:30am-11:30am. Meet the principal, tour the school, observe classes in session and meet parents of current students. In 2011 – 2012, three year olds attend three days, four year olds attend five days a week for either a half day (including lunch) or a full day until Read more...

Building Events This Weekend: Strathmore and Habitat for Humanity

This weekend two incredible family events begin. One explores how photography builds bridges across cultures and time, and the other literally gets families involved in building...with blocks.   SATURDAY - Building Bridges, Not Fences Opens at Strathmore  Photo at left: All rights reserved Maria Magdelena Campos-Pons, "Island Treasures" via Strathmore.org. The Building Bridges, Not Fences exhibit presents photography in all its  forms in a family-friendly setting, free and open to the Read more...

Washington, DC Area School Fundraiser: Easiest School Moneymaker EVER

The chocolate bars. The book sales. The cookie dough. Wrapping paper. Coupon books. Mulch. Honey-baked hams. Sweatshirts. Silent auctions. Holiday bazaars. Yes, it's back to school time and I know you're ready for the learning...but are you ready for the fundraising? Well, I'm excited to tell you about the all time easiest-peasiest school fundraiser ever: Every time a parent subscribes to Plum District DC, Plum District will donate $3 to your child's school. How many families belong Read more...