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Bright Horizons Early Education & Preschool
New centers will be opening Winter 2013 to provide individualized, age-appropriate curriculum in a loving and nurturing environment. Serving ages 6 weeks-5 years. Multiple locations throughout DC, MD, VA. ,

Childtime Learning Centers
Infant-PreK. Learn. Play. Grow. Here. At Childtime, we encourage kids to explore and learn through their own curiosity. Call or visit our website. , 877-624-2602.

Wonders Child Care
We believe children develop and learn through guided play in a nurturing and diverse community. We are a nonprofit provider of accredited early childhood education, before- and after-school and summer camp. Flexible programming at 8 locations in DC & MD. 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 8 weeks to grade 6. , 301-654-5339.


Camp Olympia Country Day School
A well-rounded nursery school for children ages 2-6. Accredited with the State of Maryland Department of Education. Unique setting for outdoor exploration. Extended day. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Ages 2-6. , 5511 Muncaster Mill Rd., Rockville, MD, 301-926-9281.

The Children in the Shoe Childcare and Preschools
We are excited to announce the opening of our new center in the Rockville/Shady Grove area. We offer the best in early childhood education. Special Pre-registration discounts available. 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 2 months-5 years. 4 MD Locations: 4401 East-West Hwy., Bethesda, MD, 301-654-9253; 4330 East-West Hwy, Bethesda, MD, 301-656-5056; 16910 Georgia Ave., Olney, MD, 301-260-1200; 1375 Piccard Dr, Rockville, MD, 301-841-7708. ,

Clara Barton Center for Children
Preschool and child care programs with developmental philosophy and emphasis on hands-on activities. Low child-to-teacher ratios. Large, well-equipped playgrounds and spacious classrooms. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Ages 2-5 years. ,, 7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John, MD, 301-320-4565.

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.

Manor Montessori School
AMI Montessori program celebrating 45+ years, for preschool to third grade. Academic curriculum, art, music, Spanish, PE and free play. Limited transportation. Extended day. Summer camp. 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Three locations; Potomac, Rockville & Bethesda. , 301-299-7400.

Top Hat Montessori
Top Hat Montessori provides a stimulating, nurturing environment where your child will grow with confidence, curiosity and a love of learning. 6:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. Ages 2 months-kindergarten. ,, 18243A Flower Hill Way, Gaithersburg, MD, 240-813-0713.


Academy of Christian Education
An academically accelerated school. ACE strives to provide the absolute best for your child. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Age 3-Grade 6. , 1608-A Michael Faraday Ct, Reston, VA, 703-471-2132.

BeanTree Learning Ashburn Campus
BeanTree Learning is Northern Virginia's premier school for early childhood education ages 6 weeks to 12-years. BeanTree provides unparalleled educational offerings with small class sizes and low student-teacher ratio. 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Ages 6 weeks-12 years. ,, 43629 Greenway Corp. Dr., Ashburn, VA, 571-223-3110.

BeanTree Learning Westfields Campus
BeanTree Learning is Northern Virginia's premier school for early childhood education ages six weeks to 12-years. BeanTree provides unparalleled educational offerings with small class size and low student-teacher ratio. 6:30 a.m.- 7 p.m. Ages 6 weeks-12 years. ,, 5003 Westone Plaza, Chantilly, VA, 703-961-8222.

Congressional Schools of Virginia
For more than 20 years, Congressional has offered the best in child care options for infants and toddlers. Set on a beautiful 40-acre campus, our "Bright Beginnings" program is designed to nurture the physical, emotional and cognitive needs of children. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Infants-Grade 8. ,, 3229 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Falls Church, VA, 703-533-9711.

Corpus Christi School
Early Childhood Center
A multisensory hands-on learning approach to teach fine motor skills, auditory and visual learning. Computers, games and manipulative toys are used to teach. Music, crafts and outdoor play. 7 a.m-6 p.m. PreK-2, 3, 4 year olds. , Early Childhood Campus, 7506 St. Philip Ct., Falls Church, VA, 703-573-4570.

Nysmith School for the Gifted
Nysmith offers a specialized program for inquisitive children in a loving, stress-free environment. Daily French, computer, science. 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Serving ages 4 years-Grade 8. , 13625 Eds Dr., Herndon, VA, 703-713-3332.

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 3. ,, 1928 Isaac Newton Sq., W., Reston, VA, 703-481-2922.

Robert E. Simon, Jr. Children's Center, Inc.
Simon Center is an accredited, developmentally appropriate, nonprofit center operating in an intergenerational facility. Good ratios, quality staff in a warm, caring atmosphere. 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Serving ages 3 months-5 years. ,, 1800 Cameron Glen Dr., Ste. 1000, Reston, VA, 703-834-5880.


The Franklin Montessori School
Forest Hills Campus
Based on the Montessori concept of education, our program includes a full range of cultural experiences including drama, music, nature studies, cooking, art and field trips. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 3 months-6 years. , 4473 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 202-966-7747.

School for Friends
Our dedicated and well-prepared teachers interact with children in small groups to provide the warmth and support necessary for growth. We are a Quaker school. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Ages 2-4 years. ,, 2201 Pst., NW, DC, 202-328-1789.


Abbye Ashton Inc.
Specializing in live-in/out, full- and part-time nannies, housekeepers, housemen, couples, cooks and chefs, etc., for placement in homes throughout the Washington DC metro area.

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.

CHI Au Pair USA Program
Carefully screened and trained legal au pairs from many countries. Live-in, flexible, affordable child care with local support. U.S. Government designated. Approximately $345/week per family. , 703-528-5152.

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. ,

Infant/Toddler Family Day Care
A network of professional child care educators with a commitment to the principle that learning begins at birth. Providers located throughout Northern Virginia. , 703-352-3449.

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.

Mother & Baby Matters
Maternal-infant care. Guidance & support provided by lactation consultants & professionally-trained doulas. Also, overnight and special care for preemies and multiples. Serving Maryland, Northern Virginia & DC. , 12001 Market St., #301, Reston, VA, 703-787-4007.

Nanny Poppinz
A nanny agency created by moms for moms. Live-in/out. Nannies, housekeepers, newborn specialists. Full- or part-time. Temporary/hourly care. 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week. 1-877-A-NANNY-4U or 703-873-7574. , is a household employment payroll and tax service. We assist families hiring nannies, housekeepers, nurses and other domestic employees remain compliant with Federal and State taxing authorities. ,, 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. ,

SeekingSitters is a nationwide, on-demand babysitting referal service that does all of the work for families who sign up and become members. , 703-586-6493.

Staffing Solutions @ Mothers' Aides
Professional in-home child care since 1979. Live-in/out, part-time caregivers, elder care, house managers, personal assistants, chefs. Emergency, short-term, temporary services. Carefully screened, complete background investigation. Serving the metro area: 703-250-0700. , 5618 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA,

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

UrbanSitter is an online resource to find sitters recommended by people you know--so you feel secure in hiring someone you trust. ,,

Virginia Department of Social Services ,