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ABC’s and 1, 2, 3’s. Colorful crayons and towers of blocks. Explore Washington FAMILY’s Preschool & Child Care Guide to find local preschools and childcare providers that are just as unique and special as your child – places to learn, grow and spend time just being a kid.

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District of Columbia

AIDAN MONTESSORI SCHOOL

aidanschool.org; admissions@aidanschool.org; Ages: 18 months-Grade 6
202-387-2700; 2700 27th St., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Aidan Montessori School is a co-ed independent school located in Woodley Park. Aidan has served children’s natural development, innate curiosity, and pursuit of independence since its founding as one of the nation’s first Montessori schools in 1961.

CHESTERBROOK ACADEMY
chesterbrookacademy.com; 866-267-5685; 26 locations throughout the DMV
Chesterbrook Academy preschools combine learning experiences and structured play in a fun, safe and nurturing environment - offering far more than just child care. Preschool is the first introduction to a lifetime of learning, a journey that should start off on the right foot. We help children discover, explore and learn to their fullest potential.

KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTERS
kindercare.com; care@kindercare.com; 888-525-2780; Locations throughout D.C. Metro area
For nearly 50 years, KinderCare has been helping young children become their very best — we’d love to do the same for yours. KinderCare kids go on to outperform their kindergarten peers in math and reading. Sign up for a personal tour today! Ages: 6 weeks-K. Please visit our web site for a location near you.

WATERFRONT ACADEMY
waterfrontacademy.org; info@waterfrontacademy.org; Ages: 18 months-Grade 8
202-484-0044; 60 I St., S.W., Washington D.C.
Waterfront Academy is a dual-immersion (Spanish and English) faith-based school with emphasis on charity and stewardship in the Catholic tradition.

FRIENDSHIP CHILDREN'S CENTER
friendshipchildren.org; Ages: Infant-PreK; 202-244-5115; 5411 Western Ave., N.W., D.C.
Creative curriculum. Music, dance, yoga and Spanish classes. Intergenerational activities. Educational outings. Full-time, part-time. Morning preschool.

Maryland

ACORN HILL WALDORF KINDERGARTEN & NURSERY
acornhill.org; info@acornhill.org; 301-565-2282; 9504 Brunett Ave., Silver Spring, MD
Play-oriented Waldorf school with singing, crafts, gardening, storytelling. Parent-Infant/Toddler, Parent-Child, Half & Full Day and summer programs. Certified nursery/kindergarten. 50+ years experience. Rolling admissions.

BARRIE SCHOOL
barrie.org/preschool; admission@barrie.org; Ages: 18 months+
301-576-2800; 13500 Layhill Rd., Silver Spring, MD
Beginning at age 18 months, we provide a safe and secure environment that cherishes the uniqueness of each child and integrates a hands-on Montessori approach. Guided by our experienced teachers, children learn independence and build confidence.

THE BETHESDA MONTESSORI SCHOOL
bethesdamontessori.com; admissions@bethesdamontessori.com
301-986-1260; 7611 Clarendon Rd., Bethesda, MD; Ages: 3-6
BMS, established in 1983, is located in the heart of Bethesda, offering two years of preschool and a Kindergarten year. Open 8 a.m.-6 p.m., AMI trained teachers, art, French & computer offered, and after school activities.

CHESTERBROOK ACADEMY
chesterbrookacademy.com; 866-267-5685; 26 locations throughout the DMV
Chesterbrook Academy preschools combine learning experiences and structured play in a fun, safe and nurturing environment - offering far more than just child care. Preschool is the first introduction to a lifetime of learning, a journey that should start off on the right foot. We help children discover, explore and learn to their fullest potential.

CRESTVIEW MONTESSORI SCHOOL
crestviewmontessori.com; info@crestviewmontessori.com; Ages: 2-6
301-910-4728; 4728 Western Ave., Bethesda, MD
Children enter Crestview at age 2 1/2, often as their first school experience, and depart after kindergarten as confident and self-assured young children.

FEYNMAN SCHOOL
feynmanschool.org; info@feynmanschool.org; 301-770-4370; 11810 Falls Rd., Potomac, MD
The area’s leader in educating academically gifted children, Feynman School features extraordinary programs in science, math, language arts, theater and music designed to maximize your young child’s potential while at the same time providing opportunities for unstructured play. We offer both half- and full-day preschool programs.

GEORGETOWN HILL EARLY SCHOOL
georgetownhill.com; 14901 Dufief Mill Rd., North Potomac, MD
With a "Play. Learning. Arts. Nurturing." approach to teaching, we've found that children thrive in an educational environment at Georgetown Hill.

IVYMOUNT EARLY CHILDHOOD CLINIC
ivymountoutreach.org; outreach@ivymount.org; Ages: 2.5-5
301-469-0223; 11614 Seven Locks Rd., Rockville, MD
Ivymount Early Childhood Clinic-Opening August '18. Comprehensive ABA programming. Full-day clinic located on Ivymount Campus. Support with out-of-network insurance authorization. Embedded speech and OT services.

KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTERS
kindercare.com; care@kindercare.com; 888-525-2780; Locations throughout D.C. Metro area
For nearly 50 years, KinderCare has been helping young children become their very best — we’d love to do the same for yours. KinderCare kids go on to outperform their kindergarten peers in math and reading. Sign up for a personal tour today! Ages: 6 weeks-K. Please visit our web site for a location near you.

ONENESS-FAMILY SCHOOL
onenessfamilymontessorischool.org; Ages 2-Grade 8
301-652-7751; 6701 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, MD
Oneness-Family School has been providing the very best in Montessori education since 1988. Our unique program focuses on both character and curriculum, offering a diverse international community founded on values within an academically rich environment. This enables us to prepare our students to be the global leaders of tomorrow who can think in creative and dynamic ways for an everchanging world.

SPRING BILINGUAL MONTESSORI ACADEMY
spring-bilingual.org; sbmaoffice@yahoo.com
301-962-7262; 3514 Plyers Mill Rd., Kensington, MD
Founded in 1967, Spring Bilingual Montessori Academy has innovated and refined the concept of integrating a Montessori education with the acquisition of proficiency in a second language. We are open year-round for academic programs and summer camps.

Virginia

A CHILD'S PLACE
achildsplaceinc.com; 703-698-8050; 3100 Prosperity Ave., Fairfax, VA
A Child’s Place in Fairfax was established in 1981. We take children 8 weeks to 5 years old. Please stop by for a visit.

BEANTREE ASHBURN CAMPUS
beantreelearning.com; 571-223-3110; 43629 Greenway Corporate Dr., Ashburn, VA
BeanTree Learning in Ashburn provides unparalleled care and nurturing for infants through PreK.

BEANTREE WESTFIELDS CAMPUS
beantreelearning.com; 703-961-8222; 5003 Westfields Blvd., Chantilly, VA
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.

BROOKSFIELD SCHOOL
brooksfieldschool.org; info@brooksfieldschool.org; Ages: 2-6
703-356-5437; 1830 Kirby Rd., McLean, VA
Spanish, organic gardening, art, dance, music, mindfulness and summer camp.

CHESTERBROOK ACADEMY
chesterbrookacademy.com; 866-267-5685; 26 locations throughout the DMV
Chesterbrook Academy preschools combine learning experiences and structured play in a fun, safe and nurturing environment - offering far more than just child care. Preschool is the first introduction to a lifetime of learning, a journey that should start off on the right foot. We help children discover, explore and learn to their fullest potential.

FAIRFAX CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
fairfaxchristianschool.com; admissions@studyfcs.com; Ages: Pre-K-Grade 12
703-759-5100; 22870 Pacific Blvd., Dulles, VA

THE GRIFFIN ACADEMY OF WESTMINSTER SCHOOL
westminsterschool.com; campgriffin@westminsterschool.com
703-340-7268; 3819 Gallows Rd., Annandale, VA; Ages: 3-4
7:1 student-to-teacher ratio; lead teacher and aide; equal balance of play and structure; daily recess; camp programs; full-time and part-time school options; morning and afternoon care available.

HOLLY BROOK MONTESSORI SCHOOL
preschoolmontessori.com; info@hollybrookmontessori.com
703-573-7800; 2455 Gallows Rd., Dunn Loring, VA; Ages: 3-6
Children learn in an intimate and unpretentious atmosphere, where they respect themselves and others and care for the environment around them. We offer a complete educational and social environment and utilize the discoveries and methods of Dr. Montessori.

HUNTER MILL MONTESSORI SCHOOL
preschoolmontessori.com; info@huntermillmontessori.com
703-938-7755; 2709 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton, VA; Ages: 2.9-6
Hunter Mill Montessori School provides an intimate and nurturing environment for 2.9-6 year olds to develop their independence through the Montessori experience. We offer a complete educational and social environment and utilize the discoveries and methods of Dr. Montessori.

KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTERS
kindercare.com; care@kindercare.com; 888-525-2780; Locations throughout D.C. Metro area
For nearly 50 years, KinderCare has been helping young children become their very best — we’d love to do the same for yours. KinderCare kids go on to outperform their kindergarten peers in math and reading. Sign up for a personal tour today! Ages: 6 weeks-K. Please visit our web site for a location near you.

MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF CEDAR LANE
preschoolmontessori.com; info@cedarlanemontessori.com; Ages: 3-6
703-560-4379; 3035 Cedar Ln., Fairfax, VA
Montessori School of Cedar Lane has been providing over 45 years of Montessori tradition to Northern Virginia. We offer a complete educational and social environment and utilize the discoveries and methods of Dr. Montessori to help the child develop more fully the potential within him.

MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
msnv.org; info@msnv.org; 703-992-0255; Valleybrook: 3433 Rose Ln., Falls Church, VA
At the Montessori School of Northern Virginia, we want the delight of discovery to last a lifetime. MSNV provides authentic Montessori education for children ages 2-12. From preprimary through elementary, our learning environment is designed to directly benefit social, emotional, physical and intellectual development.

NYSMITH SCHOOL FOR THE GIFTED
nysmith.com; ebalberde@nysmith.com;703-713-3332; 12625 EDS Dr., Herndon, VA
Family owned and operated since 1983, 620+ children. 1:9 teacher-student ratio, award winning. Daily individualized reading & math, science, computers, logic & foreign language. Loving atmosphere with an exciting curriculum. Ages: 3 years-Grade 8.

PAYYOURNANNY.COM
payyournanny.com; byudd@payyournanny.com; 703-819-9796
Payyournanny.com provides personal household employment tax and payroll services to countless families in the D.C. metropolitan area that hire nannies, housekeepers, personal assistants, nurses, home health aides and others. “We’re here to help families.”

PINECREST SCHOOL
pinecrestschool.org; admissions@pinecrestschool.org; Ages: 3-4
703-354-3446; 7209 Quiet Cove, Annandale, VA
Stimulating preschool program that includes Spanish, music and P.E. enrichment classes. Special presentations and field trips, too. Before- & after-care until 6 p.m. Nurturing curiosity, confidence and a love of learning since 1957.

RESTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL
restonmontessori.com; office@restonmontessori.com; Ages: 3 months-Grade 6
703-481-2922; 1928 Isaac Newton Sq. West, Reston, VA
Established in 1986, Reston Montessori School is a private, co-educational school for children from 3 months through 6th grade.

SUNSET HILLS MONTESSORI SCHOOL
sunsethillsmontessori.com; office@sunsethillsmontessori.com
703-476-7477; 11180 Ridge Heights Rd., Reston, VA; Ages: 18 months-13 years
At SHMS we are committed to recognizing and cultivating the uniqueness of each individual child. We have a community of educators, and wonderful families, that have chosen SHMS because of a shared vision for early childhood and elementary education.

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