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.
AIDAN MONTESSORI SCHOOL
2700 27th St., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Ages: 18 months-Grade 6
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.
BEAUVOIR, THE NATIONAL CATHEDRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
3500 Woodley Rd., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Grades: PreK-Grade 3
Beauvoir’s program encourages creative, courageous learners and builds an enduring foundation for a lifelong spirit of inquiry and joy in learning.
SMITHSONIAN EARLY ENRICHMENT CENTER
10th and Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Ages: Preschool and Kindergarten
The Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (SEEC) provides a rich school experience in a unique museum setting, offering a balance between academic readiness and social/emotional development.
WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL – PRIMARY SCHOOL CAMPUS
1690 36th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Ages: Preschool-Gr. 5
Washington International School (WIS) is a coeducational independent school (private school) offering 900 students a challenging international curriculum and rich language program from Preschool through Grade 12.
13500 Layhill Rd., Silver Spring, MD
Ages: 18 mths.-Gr. 12
Innovative Montessori education for Toddlers through grade five. Our experienced faculty, individualized attention, wooded campus with fields, streams, and stables, provide an exceptional hands-on learning environment for all students.
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.
SPRING BILINGUAL MONTESSORI ACADEMY
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.
3223 Bel Pre Rd., Silver Spring, MD
Ages: PreK-3 thru Gr. 2 (3-8 yrs.)
By partnering with families, we provide a structured, nurturing, academic-rich environment in which our students can acquire the skills, knowledge and values that will help them develop as life-long learners.
BASIS INDEPENDENT MCLEAN
8000 Jones Branch Dr., McLean, VA
Ages: 2 & 3 yrs.
The Twos Program at BASIS Independent McLean provides children between the ages of 2 and 3 years old with a supportive environment that nurtures growing minds and inspires a love of learning, led by caring, thoughtful teachers.
BEANTREE ASHBURN CAMPUS
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
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.
1830 Kirby Rd., McLean, VA
Spanish, organic gardening, art, dance, music, mindfulness and summer camp.
CHI AU PAIR
CHI Au Pair USA offers safe and affordable childcare in your home. Approximately $345 per family, per week. Carefully screened and trained au pairs ages 18 to 26 available from many different countries. Au pairs can stay up to two years, have legal visa, medical and liability insurance and childcare experience. U.S. Government-designated cultural exchange program. Local support provided in your community. Discounts and special promotions available.
THE GRIFFIN ACADEMY OF WESTMINSTER SCHOOL
3819 Gallows Rd., Annandale, VA
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.
MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF CEDAR LANE
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.
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Valleybrook Campus, 3433 Rose Ln., Falls Church, VA
At the Montessori School of Northern Virginia (MSNV), we want the delight of discovery to last a lifetime. MSNV provides authentic Montessori education for children ages 2 through 12. From preprimary through elementary, our learning environment is designed to directly benefit social, emotional, physical and intellectual development.
NYSMITH SCHOOL FOR THE GIFTED
12625 EDS Dr., Herndon, VA
Ages: 3 yrs.-Gr. 8
Family owned and operated since 1983, 620+ children. 1:9 teacher-student ratio, award winning. Daily individualized reading and math, science, computers, logic and foreign language. Loving atmosphere with an exciting curriculum.
7209 Quiet Cove, Annandale, VA
Ages: 3 & 4 yrs.
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
1928 Isaac Newton Sq. West, Reston, VA
Ages: 3 mths.-Gr. 6
Established in 1986, Reston Montessori School is a private, co-educational school for children from 3 months through 6th grade.
SAINT ANN CATHOLIC SCHOOL
980 North Frederick St., Arlington, VA
Ages: 3-4 yrs.
Saint Ann Preschool provides the opportunity of learning through play, exploration, creation and imagination. Our community is bound together by a dedication to BELIEVE, ACHIEVE, and INSPIRE. Open House Jan. 27th 10:00am-1:00pm & 29th 9:30am-11:30am.
ROCHAMBEAU – FRENCH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Bradley Campus (Maternelle, Preschool):
7108 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD