9-year-old girl with Down Syndrome with her elementary school teacher

Finding the Perfect Fit for Education

  Parents want the best education possible for their children. But when you parent a child with special needs, deciding which school will best support...
Dr. Monica Isquith BASIS Independent McLean

Celebrating Outstanding Teachers

Over the past two years, teachers have gone above and beyond for their students. During the first part of the COVID-19 pandemic, they proved...
Milo Imagines the World

Art Is Powerful

The power of art is undeniable. Through art, children and teens can express emotions big and small. They can soar through creation and find...

Spotlight: The Kennedy Center’s Changing Education Through the Arts

  “Numerous studies point to the value of arts education in improving student outcomes, yet teachers may not have the resources, access or experience to...

Promoting Student Success: Meet Academic Coach and Counselor Rachael Wilks-McCann

Rachael Wilks-McCann is a guidance counselor for Stride K12 Private Academy, which accommodates nontraditional students through remote learning. In the Washington area, the academy...
Capital Camps and Retreat Center

Washington FAMILY: Summer Camp Directory Spotlights

  Summer adventures await in the DMV with a host of camp experiences for all ages, from religious and developmental to interest-based opportunities. Explore a...

Here’s What We’re Loving for Your Family This Month

By: Elena Epstein, Director of the National Parenting Product Awards; for more product reviews, visit   PJ Library Presents Podcasts: “Afternoons with Mimi” and “Beyond...

Arts and Education: Impact on Learning

  Your friend puts you in charge of party decorations because she claims she’s “not artistic.” When we categorize ourselves as creative or not creative—left-brained...
Celebree School Ashburn Farm

Celebree School Now Open in Ashburn Farm

  Celebree School of Ashburn Farm is now open. The school will celebrate a grand opening on March 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m....
The Living Classrooms

In This Issue: February 2022

  In this issue of Washington FAMILY, we explore summer camp choices, from our feature on programs that cultivate a full camp experience for children...