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ToTH Montessori: New Primary Classroom and Music Together Fundraiser in Capitol Hill!



Want to send your child to a “Best of D.C.” preschool? ToTH Montessori is filling the last few spaces in their new Primary Classroom! The program will provide an authentic Montessori education for children ages 3-5 from 8:15am – 2:45pm for two, three, or five days per week starting August 28, 2017. They have won the Washington City Paper’s “Best of D.C.” Readers Poll for the top preschool in the city for the last two years!

You can learn more about the program at a Music Together Fundraiser for ToTH’s scholarship fund taking place this Saturday, July 29. Mr. Steve Leroy will lead families in 45 minutes of interactive songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play developmentally appropriate for kids ages 0-5. Sign up for a session at 9am, 10am or 11am. It’s just $20/family, and all classes will be held at Douglas Memorial Church located at 800 11th Street, NE. Advance registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. All registrations are non-refundable as they are supporting the scholarship fund.

In the meantime, you can find more information about this award-winning program at ToddlersOnTheHill.org.


This post is sponsored by ToTH Montessori, however, I only promote programs, places, and events that I genuinely believe in and think will be of interest to KFDC readers.

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Flex Academies Provides After School Enrichment — and a Great Boost to PTAs

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[Note: This is a sponsored guest post contributed by Flex Academies.]

If you are active in your school’s PTA, you can probably relate to the experience that once you get involved in one thing, you’re likely to be asked to do 10 more things. One PTA position leads to the next, and soon you may even be asked to run the after school enrichment programming. This is when it might be the time to say no. And this is where Flex Academies comes in.

While PTA’s rely on volunteers, certain tasks, like managing after school enrichment offerings, may be better left to outside sources for a few reasons:
Volunteer Burnout: Parent volunteers donate a lot of time and resources to create and manage a successful program. These well-intentioned parents become so overloaded that they become frustrated and quit, leaving schools in a difficult situation.
Relying solely on volunteers: It literally “takes a village” to run an enrichment program. Getting volunteers to commit is difficult. Plus, there is constant turnover when the children of the volunteers graduate.
Quality of programs: PTA volunteers have the best intentions, but may not be informed about the latest trends in enrichment or know of the best local vendors.

Flex Academies: Enrichment Made Simple
Flex Academies is the nation’s first before and after school program management solution. We partner with your PTA to create a true “win/win” where your PTA does virtually no work, makes more money, and creates an incredible enrichment program for your families! Our extensive experience allows us to come up with a fun, safe program utilizing the best vendors. We also help eliminate “volunteer burnout” in your PTA, freeing up volunteers to focus on other priorities.

Flex Academies now serves 54 schools in DC, Connecticut, and New Jersey. In DC, Maryland, and Virginia alone Flex Academies manages 30+ schools in 3 districts.

Fill in your PTA about about what Flex Academies can do for your school. We’d love to discuss how we make PTA volunteers’ jobs easier and generate funds for your PTA at the same time.

Contact us to learn how working with Flex Academies can help transform your enrichment program!


This post is sponsored by Flex Academies, however, I only promote programs, places, and services that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.


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Explore Bright Horizons Early Education & Preschool Programs at an Open House

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Are you trying to find the perfect fit for your child’s early education? Attend a Bright Horizons Open House even and find out what sets them apart from the rest.

Several Open House events are taking place this spring at Bright Horizons locations all around the DC-Metro area where you can:

* Meet engaging teachers
* Visit the bright and beautiful classrooms
* Learn about their world-class curriculum
* Discover how children’s interests are incorporated into classroom experiences
* Find out how parent/teacher partnerships contribute to your child’s success

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Visit Bright Horizons online for more information and to find an event near you!

This post is sponsored by Bright Horizons, however, I only promote programs, places, and services that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.


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