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Parent and Child Programs


Parent and Child Programs


Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten & Nursery
Play-oriented Waldorf school with singing, crafts, gardening, storytelling. Parent-Infant/Toddler, Parent-Child, Half- & full-day and summer programs. Certified nursery/kindergarten. 45+ years experience. Rolling admissions.
www.acornhill.org , info@acornhill.org, 9504 Brunett Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 301-565-2282.


Ballet Petite
Baby Dance (18-24 months) and Dancing Together (24-36 months). Parents and children use movement, music, costumes, soft props, and board books to delight the senses. Bethesda, Potomac & McLean.
www.balletpetite.com , information@balletpetite.com, 301-229-6882.


Blue Box Sports
Monkeys: 18-36 months. A parent participation class focusing on fun! Easy games are used, and focus on coordination and learning the basics of soccer. 2-Year Olds-Lil Slugger's Mascots is designed to begin their baseball experience Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC.
www.blueboxsports.com , Herndon, VA, 703-953-1667.


Camp Olympia
Participate with your child in horseback riding! Enjoy instructional riding lessons together; your child (age 3-7) rides while you lead the horse. Joint classes with older children, private and group. Certified instructors.
www.camp-olympia.com , 5511 Muncaster Mill Rd., Rockville, MD, 301-926-9281.


CREATE Arts Center
CREATE together in a child/parent art class! Paint Pals (ages 2-3) & Family Pottery (ages 7+). Classes offered year-round. Winter classes begin January 24, 2015. Register today! 301-588-ARTS (2787).
www.createartscenter.org , create@createartscenter.org, 816 Thayer Ave., Silver Spring, MD,


Dynamite Gymnastics Center
Our 45-minute Sparklers class (12 months-5 years) offers parents the opportunity to learn basic gymnastics technique and how to hand spot their children through gymnastics skills.
www.dynamitegc.com , Near White Flint Mall, North Bethesda, MD, 301-770-2700.


Earth Treks Climbing Centers
Kids and adults learn to climb together. Kids climb with instructors. Adults climb, learn to belay and learn safety skills. Then everyone climbs together. No experience necessary. Columbia, Timonium & Rockville.
www.EarthTreksClimbing.com , 800-CLIMB-UP.


Flying Kick Fitness, Inc.
Ages 4 & up. Top-quality traditional/Olympic-style tae kwon do. Children and parents learn together in a fun, safe, positive, enjoyable way. Family discounts available.
www.flyingkicktkd.com , 4711 Chase Ave., Bethesda, MD, 301-951-0543.


Gaithersburg Arts Barn
Preschool Songs & Stories--A fun and lively exploration of music, dance and stories for 3-5 years old and their guardians. 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 11 a.m. through June. $3/child, adults free.
www.gaithersburgmd.gov/artsbarn , 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg, MD, 301-258-6394.


Great Play of Fairfax
A unique new gym for kids where they have fun developing motor skills, sport skills, fitness and coordination in our amazing, patented Interactive Arena.
www.greatplay.com/fairfax , info@fairfax.greatplay.com, 11395 Government Ctr. Pkw, Fairfax, VA, 703-246-9550.


Harmonia School of Music & Art
Music in Me (ages 3-4) is a dynamic program for young children and parents. An emphasis on ear training, solf'ege singing, movement, keyboard activities, pitch and rhythm awareness. Creativity is stressed.
www.harmoniaschool.org , 204-F Mill St., NE, Vienna, VA, 703-938-7301.


ISL International School of Languages
Enjoy the Spanish language with your little one. Our classes are fun for both children and parents. Join us on Saturdays at 9:15 a.m. Please visit us at our new location.
www.islanguages.com , info@islanguages.com, 7906 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD, 301-312-8847.


Imagination Stage
32 years of arts education experience! Parent/child classes include Early Childhood (ages 1-5) arts-based, multisensory play courses.
www.imaginationstage.org , 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, MD, 301-280-1660.


International School of Music
Musical Playtime (6 to 18 months) provides an opportunity for parents and children to share songs, rhymes and more in a nurturing setting. Toddler Tones (1 to 3 years) engages little ones and caregivers through songs, chants and games.www.ismw.org. 4701 Sangamore Rd., #03, 301-320-4400; 10450 Auto Park Ave., 301-365-5888
Bethesda, MD,


Jordan Kitt's Yamaha Music School
Junior Music Course by Yamaha (ages 4-5) lets parents and children discover the joy of music together. In MD: Beltsville & Rockville. In VA: Fairfax & Sterling.
www.jordankitts.com/lessons , 800-968-4807.


Joy of Motion Dance Center
Joy of Motion Dance Center is offering Toddlers in Motion! A class where parents and their children (18mos -3yrs.) can learn basic dance and creative movements! joyofmotion.org In D.C.: 1333 H St., NE, 202-399-6763 & 5207 Wisconsin Ave., NW, 202-632-3042. In MD: 7315 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 180E (lower level), Bethesda, 301-986-0016.


Loudoun Gymnastics Center
Mom, Dad & Me classes for children ages 18 months-3 years and their caregivers. Enjoy movement, rhythms and simple gymnastics elements in a structured, creative learning environment.
www.loudoungymnastics.com , 21586 Atlantic Blvd., Building #110, Sterling, VA, 703-444-9298.


Maryland Youth Ballet
Maryland Youth Ballet's Early Dance Division offers "Dance with Me" classes: adult-accompanied class for children 2 to 3 years old. Offered in eight-week sessions.
www.marylandyouthballet.org , 926 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD, 301-608-2232.


McLean Community Center
Parent/child classes offered, including family art workshops, Cooking with Dad and more. Check the website for a complete listing. mcleancenter.org. 703-790-0123, TTY: 711.
1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA,


Michael & Son SportsPlex at Dulles
Soccer Bugs parent-child classes ages 18 mos.-3 1/2 yrs. Use play as a catalyst to develop child's motor skills, balance, coordination, hand-eye coordination, social skills.
www.dullessportsplex.com , 21610 Atlantic Blvd., Sterling, VA, 703-430-9966.


Michael & Son SportsPlex at Rockville
Soccer Bugs parent-child classes ages 18 mos.-3 1/2 yrs. Use play as a catalyst to develop child's motor skills, balance, coordination, hand-eye coordination, social skills.
www.rockvillesports.com , 60 Southlawn Court, Rockville, MD, 301-838-4455.


Music Together
Music classes for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents and caregivers. Developmentally appropriate and research-based. Alexandria, 703-548-7195; Arlington, Washington, DC, McLean, Sterling, 703-536-4706; Vienna, Fairfax, Reston, Herndon, 703- 424-7295; Centreville, Springfield, 703-370-0258; Alexandria, Burke, Fredericksburg, Lorton, Manassas, Stafford, 703-619-6441; Montgomery County, 301-879-6988; Rockville, Potomac, Gaithersburg, 301-424-4359; Washington, DC, Rockville, Sandy Spring, Olney, Clarksville, 703-758-0304.
www.musictogether.com ,


Musical Expressions
Suzuki violin program. Daily adult participation strengthens the bond with the child and enhances musical and social development. Program includes weekly lessons and biweekly group classes.
www.musicalexpressions.com , musicalexpressions@gmail.com, 10503 Redosier Ct., Bethesda, MD, 301-530-7757.


My Gym Children's Fitness Center
Fun fitness classes for kids of all ages. Mommy and Me, after-school gymnastics, sports and more. Birthday parties and camps, plus much more! Alexandria, Bethesda, Burke, Chantilly, Kentlands, Potomac, and Sterling.
www.my-gym.com ,


Public Libraries
Public libraries throughout the area offer storytimes and cuddle-ups for caregiver and baby to bond. Check your local library's website for details. In MD: Montgomery County Public Libraries, www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library; Prince George's County Memorial Library System, wwwpgcmls.info. In DC: District of Columbia Public Libraries, www.dclibrary.org. In VA: Alexandria Library, www.alexandria.lib.va.us; Arlington County Public Libraries, www.library.arlingtonva.us; Fairfax County Public Libraries, www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library; Loudoun County Public Libraries, library.www.loudoun.gov.


Silver Star Gymnastics
"Little Stars" class provides a structured, cheerful environment for your toddlers to move, jump and balance while engaging with their participating adult and the teacher. 14201 Woodcliff Ct., Bowie, MD, 301-352-5777.
www.gosilverstars.com , 2701 Pittman Dr., Silver Spring, MD, 301-589-0938.


Sing Along With Karen
Guitarist Karen's Music/Rhythm/Movement classes, ages 1 to 4 years. A first-rate interactive, musical experience that is consistently tops with live music, exciting programming. Mommy, Me & ABC classes--storytelling, drama, arts & crafts, ages 3-6. Classes in Bethesda, Potomac and Rockville.
www.SingAlongWithKaren.com , sngalong1@aol.com, 301-537-SING.


TK Gym & Martial Arts
Family Class provides an opportunity for parents (and grandparents!) to become involved in their children's interests. This class combines martial arts techniques from all classes.
www.tkmainc.com , 6831 Wisconsin Ave., P102, Chevy Chase, MD, 301-657-7782.


Tiny Dancers
Our award-winning programs for children and their caregivers, "Wiggletoes" (A Tiny Dancers Mom & Me exclusive) for young dancers ages 2-3. Locations in Fairfax, 703-385-5580; Alexandria, 571-312-3406 & Gainesville, 703-754-2210.
www.tinydancers.com , info@tinydancers.com,


Washington Guitar School
Join a fun Parent-Child beginners guitar class (ages 9 and up)! Other classes and guitar ensembles for kids, teens, and adults. Beginner to advanced level.
washingtonguitarschool.com , Bethesda, MD, 301-461-8798.


Washington Revels
Play Through the Ages! Saturday workshops for child-adult partners to make special memories. Universal themes expressed in seasonal songs, dances, stories and games.
www.revelsdc.org , 531 Dale Dr., Silver Spring, MD, 301-587-3835.