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Small crowd at EdFest 2019

Lessons from EdFEST: Post-School Fair Notes

Well, I survived EdFEST. It was informative, busy, and crowded, and I’m glad I went. EdFEST is the District of Columbia’s annual public school fair, where families can talk to representatives of public and charter schools in one spot. Each school had its own table, and staff—and sometimes parents and students—answered questions about their school. […]

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Saving for College: What Do Parents Need to Know?

This post is written in partnership with New Potomac Partners. We love the service they provide for area families!Parents have so much to think about after the birth of a child: Breastfeeding tips? Ways to save on the cost of formula? Best sleep strategies for baby? Transitioning to daycare? Helping siblings adjust to a new baby? […]

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Planning for EdFEST and the DC School Lottery

Do the words “school lottery” send you into a panic? No? Just me? I am SO grateful for the amazing universal early childhood education in DC. However, the lottery system can seem quite overwhelming.  As a mom of a 2-year-old (and rising PreK3 student) our family will be participating in the common lottery for the […]

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An Early Learning student proudly displays her art piece after a morning fueled by creativity and excitement!

The Early Learning Program at BASIS Independent McLean: Instilling Wonder and Inquiry in Students from Day One

This post is sponsored by BASIS Independent McLean. We hope you enjoy learning about this new program at one of our area’s top private schools! The earliest years of a child’s life are filled with crucial “a-ha!” moments as they make countless connections between thoughts, topics, and their surroundings. They absorb new ideas like sponges, […]

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Get to Know The Winchester School in Silver Spring

This post is sponsored by The Winchester School. We hope you enjoy learning about this special school!Searching for a local school for your early learner? It can be a daunting task, especially with so many excellent options in the DC area. Today, we’re highlighting one of the area’s top-rated preschools, The Winchester School in Silver […]

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How To Have A Successful Homeschool Year

After we’ve made the decision to homeschool, this is how my family moves forward to plan for a successful year! Write a Mission Statement This may not even be on radars yet, but it is literally the first thing we’ve done.  This has become our reason for homeschooling- our “why” for when times get tough […]

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