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The Britleys for Toddlers
Truly unique multilingual (Spanish and Mandarin) immersed program combined with an apprecition of outdoor education, daily etiquette lessons and the Montessori philosophy for children, ages 12 months-3 years. , 525 School St., SW, Washington, DC, 202-863-0475.


Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten and Nursery
Play-oriented Waldorf curriculum with singing, crafts, gardening, puppetry and storytelling. Parent-Infant, Parent-Toddler, Parent-Child, half- and full-day programs, Summer Programs. Certified nursery and kindergarten. 50+ years experience. ,, 9504 Brunett Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 301-565-2282.

Audubon Nature Preschool
Children's inherent curiosity about the world is supported by hands-on, nature-based activities & our 40-acre nature sanctuary serves as an amazing venue for explorations and discoveries. There is so much joy to experience every day...naturally! 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Ages infant-6 years. 301-652-9188, ext. 32. ,, 8940 Jones Mill Rd., Chevy Chase, MD,

Camp Olympia Country Day School
Unique environment in a country setting with lots of outdoor activities and exploration. Children have many opportunities for learning inside and outside the classroom. Located on a small farm with various animals, including horses, chickens and goats. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Ages 2-5. , 5511 Muncaster Mill Rd., Rockville, MD, 301-926-9281.

The Learning Center for Young Children (LCYC)
The Learning Center for Young Children (LCYC), a parent participation preschool, helps children develop cognitive skills, social skills and self confidence through its play-based curriculum. Ages 2-4: 9:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m. ,, 10123 Connecticut Ave., Kensington, MD, 301-949-2933.

Manor Montessori School
AMI Montessori program celebrating 55 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.

Spring Bilingual Montessori Academy
Offering outstanding Montessori education for children ages 2-6 since 1967. Our academic program and parallel instruction of a foreign language (Italian, French, Spanish) prepare our students to be independent thinkers and lifetime learners. ,, 3514 Plyers Mill Rd., Kensington, MD, 301-962-7262.


A Child's Place
We help your children reach full understanding of the world around them in a safe and secure environment. Experienced tenured staff. Music and physical education. Park-like setting, 2-acre playground. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Ages 8 weeks-5 years. ,, 3100 Prosperity Ave., Fairfax, VA, 703-698-8050.

BeanTree Ashburn Campus
BeanTree Learning in Ashburn provides unparalleled care and nurturing for infants through PreK. Led by a team of experienced and caring educators, BeanTree provides children with a safe and stimulating environment for academic success. Year-round enrollment available for fully accredited full-day and part-time programs. , 43629 Greenway Corporate, Ashburn, VA, 571-223-3110.

BeanTree Westfields Campus
Fully accredited, discover the BeanTree Difference at our Westfields/Chantilly Campus! Offering unprecedented educational offerings for your child in every stage of academic development, BeanTree offers Infant care through Full Day Private Kindergarten, Before/After School and Summer Camp. Year-round enrollment for full- and part-time academic and specialty programs. , 5003 Westone Plaza, Chantilly, VA, 703-961-8222.

Brooksfield School
Ages 2-6. An eco-friendly Montessori School with an advanced academic curriculum, incorporating Spanish, art, dance, music, organic gardening, mindfulness, community outreach, outdoor adventure program, as well as a summer camp program. , 1830 Kirby Rd., McLean, VA, 703-356-5437.

FAZ Creative Education Child Care
English, French, Spanish, Arabic. Infant/Toddler: Birth-2 1/2. Preschool: 2 1/2-5. School Age: 5-7. 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. , 1776 Old Meadow Rd., McLean, VA, 703-848-8822.

The Gardner School
We provide academically-focused early childhood education for ages 6 weeks-5 years. At The Gardner School, we have created a rich learning environment that will stimulate your child's physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth. , 2655 West Ox Rd., Herndon, VA, 703-567-6939.

Grasshopper Green School
Dedicated to individual growth and development, we are more than the typical day care center for children ages 2-5. Manners and strong social skills are developed in everyday interactions. Comforting home-like setting! , 4955 Sunset La., Annandale, VA, 703-256-4711.

The Griffin Academy of Westminster School
Ages 3 & 4. Focus on the FUNdamentals. 7:1 Student-Teacher Ratio. Enrichment Classes. Field trips, flexible schedules. , 6800 Columbia Pk., Annandale, VA, 703-256-2035.

Leport Montessori
Providing high-quality Montessori education to children from infant (12 weeks) through 6th grade. We offer year-round programs with extended day. Discover our Montessori programs and explore our 6 locations online. Aldie, 703-810-7160; Broadlands, 703-810-7808; Chantilly, 571-222-4728; Fairfax, 703-810-7247; Herndon, 571-222-4931; Reston, 703-810-7811. ,

Minnieland Academy
Infant/toddler programs. Minnieland Academy has been a leader in day care and early childhood education for more than 44 years. Before- and after-school care. Degreed and experienced teachers. More than 55 locations in VA. ,

The Montessori School of McLean
Ages 2-12. Accredited by AMS and SACS. Offering Spanish, music, drama, art, PE, science and computer instruction to enrich the preschool and elementary classes. New toddler & after-care programs. Transportation available. , 1711 Kirby Rd., McLean, VA, 703-790-1049.

Nysmith School for the Gifted
Ages 3 years-Grade 8. Nysmith offers a specialized program for inquisitive children in a loving, stress-free environment. Daily French, computer, science. Top 10 in the world per Johns Hopkins CTY. , 13625 EDS Dr., Herndon, VA, 703-713-3332.

The Pavilion at BeanTree
The Pavilion at BeanTree in Ashburn offers a rigorous academic curriculum that exceeds the Virginia Standards of Learning. Currently expanding through 2nd grade beginning in Fall 2017, The Pavilion at BeanTree offers an advanced accredited curriculum, STEAM coursework and small classes for individualized instruction. The Pavilion at BeanTree provides an unparalleled environment for academic excellence. , 43635 Greenway Corp. Dr., Ashburn, VA, 571-223-3113.

Pinecrest School
Half-day programs are designed to lay the foundation for future academic success and personal emotion health. Preschool after-care is available for students who are currently enrolled. Preschool-Grade 6. , Annandale, VA, 703-354-3446.

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 6. ,, 1928 Isaac Newton Sq., W., Reston, VA, 703-481-2922.

Shining Light Learning
Ages 3-5. A loving and supportive preschool program in a comfortable home setting. Personalized lessons that will help your child to learn, grow and truly shine! ,, Herndon, VA, 571-328-8261.

Spring-Mar Cooperative Preschool
Spring-Mar believes in play-based learning, small classroom sizes, with individualized attention. Children use hands-on activities to formulate an understanding of the world and learning concepts rather than being instructed in rote academic details. Ages 2-5. , Burke, VA,

Westminster School
PreK-Grade 8. Westminster School, founded in 1962, presents a challenging, structured program of academics, arts, athletics and personal development in an atmosphere of courtesy and kindness. 703-256-3620, ext. 17. ,, 3819 Gallows Rd., Annandale, VA,


CCBC Children's Center
Ages 18 months-5 years. Supportive, stimulating half-day preschool programs. Children learn through play; professional teachers facilitate. Music, art, movement, library, Truck Day & all-school events. Active parent participation. Afternoon enrichment. ,, 5671 Western Ave., NW, DC, 202-966-3299.

Friendship Children's Center
Immediate Preschool and PreK openings. Established 1989. Creative curriculum, music, dance, Spanish classes, educational outings. Part- and full-time. Infants-PreK. , Washington, DC, 202-244-5115.

School for Friends
Ages 18 months-5 years. Our Quaker preschool, near downtown, offers full- and half-day programs. Our dedicated teachers are well-trained and interactive with children. ,, 2201 P St., NW, DC, 202-328-1789.


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.

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. ,

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.

Overnight Newborn Care
A good nights sleep for you and your baby. Experienced Infant Specialists, Doulas and Nurses. Breastfeeding Support. Multiple and Premature Births. , 301-526-2811.

Parent Encouragement Program (PEP)
PEP is a nonprofit, educational organization established in 1982, providing classes, events and other educational resources to parents. , 10100 Connecticut Ave., Kensington, MD, 301-929-8824. is a household employment payroll and tax service assisting families hiring nannies, housekeepers, private nurses and personal assistants. ,, Lansdowne, VA, 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. ,

Rosemount Center
Rosemount Center provides early childhood education and family support services to pregnant women, infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children and their families in its center-based and home-based programs. ,, 2000 Rosemount Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 202-265-9885.

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

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