Washington DC With Kids: Activities from A to Z

Washington, DC Things to Do with Kids from A-Z In honor of the end of the school year, I thought I would compile for you a list of suggested summer activities in the style of those bulletin board alphabets teachers staple above the chalkboard. I hope you and your family enjoy these 26+ outings as much as my family and I have!AMF Free Summer Bowling and Regal Cinema $1 Movies -- Summer is a great time for freebies from kid-oriented businesses, such as AMF's program of two free games per Read more...

Single Parenting in Silver Spring – Guest Post by Danielle Ehrman

A reader wrote asking for this piece that originally ran on APISS over one year ago and so I'm reposting. The list of resources Danielle provides, as well as her heartfelt perspective, makes this guest post so memorable. "So what’s her deal, anyway?”This is what I fear is going through their heads as our kids play together, oblivious to the adult evaluations of one another. Well educated, well spoken, well traveled, yet with dark circles and disheveled appearance (at least in my estimation Read more...

100 Things to Do With Kids in Washington DC

100 Things to Do With Kids in Washington DC   And this list is only the tip of the iceberg! There are oodles of incredible, fun activities for families in Washington, DC and the surrounding areas of Maryland and Virginia. I hope you enjoy this list of field and day trips, and that it inspires you and your kids to explore something new. 1. Call your Member of Congress and obtain White House tour tickets 2. Visit Mount Vernon 3. Hop on a trolley tour or double-decker Read more...

Parks and Playgrounds and Open Gyms, Oh My!

Montgomery County Parks and Playground FinderAt first look, visit the link above and you'll get a seemingly simple list of the parks and playgrounds in the county, but with a little imagination you can go on a hunt with your child for a brand new world of possibilities and play. Go to the link, hit Ctrl-F simultaneously on your keyboard, type in your zip code, a neighboring zip or the name of your town in the window, and then keep clicking the Next that appears right next to the little word search Read more...

The Gazette Outlines Earth Day events & Montgomery County Public Schools Kindergarten Orientations

I love seeing the Gazette on my lawn on Wednesday mornings! Gazette article on local Earth Day clean ups & volunteer opportunities.Gazette listing of local MCPS kindergarten orientations.Thanks for reading A Parent in Silver Spring via feed. You rock. Read more...

Preschools in Silver Spring, Kensington, Takoma Park, Rockville/Aspen Hill, Bethesda & Chevy Chase

Savvy Source's DC area preschool reviewsSilver Spring Preschool 4 Corners Community NurseryAcorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten & NurseryArcola Elementary Preschool ProgramThe Barrie SchoolBel Pre - Montgomery Child CareCasa De Montessori - need a better link!Evergreen MontessoriGood Shepherd EpiscopalGrace Episcopal Day SchoolGreen Hill Child Development CenterGraceland PreschoolHar Tzeon Agudath Achim Early Childhood CenterJamon Montessori Day SchoolJulia Brown Read more...

Summer Camp Finder

Washington Family Magazine's Virtual Camp FairAudobon Nature Society Summer CampsBarrie Montessori Camp, Silver Spring - age 4-14Brookside Gardens Summer Camps - age 8-10Camp Little Foot, special needs, Rockville - age 3-17Camp Olympia, sports, Rockville - age 3-15Camp Sonshine, Silver Spring - age 4-17CREATE Arts Center Camp, Silver Spring - all agesCreative Adventures, Inc. Mont Cnty - age 6-12EarthTreks Climbing, Rockville - age 6-teenEnrichment Centers, Mont.Cnty - all agesEvergreen Montessori Read more...

Child Care & Preschool Finder

Maryland Committee for Children Child Care Finder Maryland Committee for Children resources for parents Montgomery County Child Care Resource & Referral Center Montgomery County Public Library's child care & parent resource site List of accredited early childhood education facilities in Montgomery County National Association for the Education of Young Children search engine to find an accredited day care center near you Nanny message board on DC Urban Moms All Things Nanny Read more...

Pre/Post Natal and Infant Care Classes

Holy Cross Health Care ClassesHoly Cross Hospital Lactation CenterMontgomery General Hospital ClassesShady Grove/Adventist Health Care ClassesSibley Hospital ClassesBreastfeeding Center for Greater WashingtonPACE (Parent and Child Education) Workshops for New ParentsBradley Method instructors in the Silver Spring/DC metro areaMother & Baby Matters Doula ServiceHot Mama Fitness Studio - Pre/Post Natal FitnessHypnobabies Childbirth Education ClassesSigning Family - Infant/Parent Sign Language Read more...