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Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center

The SEEC is an early childhood demonstration school that places children at the center of every experience. It offers a rich learning environment for children, parents and teachers, while at the same time sharing their innovative practices with professionals in schools and museums across the country. Children are introduced to new ideas through personal conversations with scientists, artists and historians in concrete, engaging ways. They also learn about the era of dinosaurs through personal encounters with paleontologists where they are able to see the tools used to examine the past. It's more than just a school. Learn more about their family workshops, part-time programs and birthday parties. seecstories.com

Jump on Board

Jump on Board is a Children's Transportation Service with a kid-friendly professional staff that is BLS (Basic Life Support) and first aid trained and child care certified. They offer late hours to accommodate extracurricular activities and consistent dependable schedules, and their rates beat Uber and Lyft. Their parent-controlled family portal allows parents to register the child's medical information and alert staff to approved and unauthorized adults. A key fob is provided to track each child. Minivan earned 5-star rating from NHTSA. jumponboardparents.com

Best Ice Cream Spots in Montgomery County

As the temperature rises and we welcome the warm days of summer, there are not many things that can beat the heat better than a fresh scoop of ice cream. Montgomery County residents are fortunate enough to have a number of frozen treat options to choose from. Find out which ones are the best. visitmontgomery.com

Superhero Family Day at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

An action-packed day of superheroes! Arrive dressed as your favorite character or come as your superhero's secret identity. Make a mask at the crafting station. Show off your powers in our series of challenges. Please, no weapons, wings or full masks allowed. July 22, 11:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. americanart.si.edu/calendar

PM Pediatrics: Now Open in Rockville

PM Pediatrics is the specialized urgent care just for kids from cradle through college. Open every day until midnight, the practice’s kid-friendly themed offices are staffed by Pediatric Emergency Specialists and feature on-site digital X-ray and lab. To learn more about PM Pediatrics’ services and locations, visit pmpediatrics.com.

Easy Summer Dessert Recipe: Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

This is a great dessert to get your kids involved in making. Arrange a layer of ice cream sandwiches in the bottom of a baking dish and cover with a layer of whipped topping. Cover the whipped topping with whatever ingredients you'd like: hot fudge sauce, caramel sauce, chopped nuts, candy or cookie pieces, and so on. Repeat layers with remaining ice cream sandwiches, whipped topping and filling-layer ingredients, then top the dessert with more whipped topping. Cover with aluminum foil and freeze until set, at least 30 minutes.