Whether you are new to the area or are a long time resident, you'll be glad you discovered The Family Phone Book (aka The Parent Pages). It is THE resource for Northern Virginia, Suburban Maryland and Washington DC families!
What To Expect website is full of advice and tips for What To Expect When You're Expecting and beyond. It's great pregnancy and parenting advice - every step of the way.
The Afterschool Alliance is working to ensure that all children have access to affordable, quality afterschool programs.
Let's Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.
The President's Challenge helps people of all ages and abilities increase their physical activity and improve their fitness through research-based information, easy-to-use tools, and friendly motivation.
TOOLS TO STAY ORGANIZED
Montgomery County can use the Roam Secure Alert Network to contact you during a major crisis, emergency, or severe weather event. Residents who register on this system will receive only the most urgent alerts (e.g. Water main break, Tornado Warning) if they do not register for other optional groups.
A secure Mobile School Directory Application for schools and parents.
A free online family organizer that helps busy families keep up with appointments and lists, coordinate home and work schedules, and share favorite memories, all in one place.
Doodle eliminates the chaos that comes from scheduling and saves you a lot of time and energy when you're trying to find a time to bring a number of people together.
Motherhood is a legitimate business with a unique set of demands. The MomTini Lounge is your "go-to" for the "how-to" of The Business of Motherhood. We share tips, tools, and creative ideas to manage the demands of running a household. This is your spot, where you can put your feet on your desk or on a heaping pile of laundry and find shortcuts to productivity at every turn.
In the case of emergencies, delays, schedule changes or cancellations, School's Out can send you an email or cell phone text message alert.
SignUpGenius is a FREE online tool for creating and managing group sign up lists.
Coordinate parents and volunteers the fast, easy way with free online sign up forms and volunteer scheduling.
Our happiest moments are spent outdoors. Rivers, lakes, meadows, forests, mountains, and oceans inspire us to take care of the places we love. Living sustainably is not just about big technological or scientific innovations. It’s about the little things, too. It can be as simple and easy as changing wasteful habits and using better products. After a lot of thought and reflection on our own lives, we think we have designed a smart alternative to the plastic baggie.
MOCO THINGS TO DO
Montgomery County's Cultural Events Calendar.
Macaroni Kid and its family of Publisher Moms are dedicated to delivering the scoop on all the family-friendly events and activities happening in their communities each week. Check out Macaroni Kid's list of communities and sign up to receive your free weekly newsletter.
Montgomery Parks offers hundreds of activity choices for all ages and all seasons. Enjoy ice skating, tennis, camping, boating, hiking, biking, fishing, bird watching, and more...Sign up for a wide variety of educational or recreational classes or programs...Visit our nature centers, public gardens, and historical sites...Have fun on our playgrounds, athletic fields, and lakes...the list goes on! It's all right here!
Our Kids LLC is the leading online resource guide for families in the DC metro area. We are Your Link to Family Fun.TM Our Kids provides a one-stop website to find resources and activities that are fun for children and places that are "parent-friendly". The newsletter and website cover Northern Virginia (Alexandria, Arlington County, City of Falls Church, Fairfax County, Prince William County and Loudoun County), Washington, DC and Maryland (Montgomery County, Prince George's County and some events in Howard & Frederick Counties.)
From Art to Zoo, the Smithsonian has something to interest kids and students of all ages. Begin your Smithsonian adventure by visiting some of the websites below.
Going Places with Children in Washington, DC features dozens of new entries, hundreds of updates, and the same understanding of children' interests that has earned the book universal praise for the past half-century. Going Places is, quite simply, the most comprehensive, family-tested, kid-approved guidebook available to over 400 outings and adventures in the Washington area. It's an indespensable resource for anyone living near or traveling to the capital!
We represent private music teachers of all instruments and are affiliated with the Maryland State Music Teachers association (MSMTA) and the Music Teacher National Association (MTNA). Membership in MCMTA is available to all members of the state organization.
BY MOCO PARENTS FOR MOCO PARENTS
"A fun free resource for families... served with a sense of humor."
A place where DC urban moms and dads get togethor to meet and greet
A volunteer group that provides both support and social activities for its membership.
As new mothers, we both experienced this feeling and found that new motherhood – exhilarating, exciting, and totally engrossing – could also feel a little lonely. When Sharon had her first child, she trekked 15 miles up the highway because she’d found a playgroup there. Meredith drove from her home in the Maryland suburbs to the suburban Virginia home of her college girlfriend at least twice each week when she and her friend both had their first children. And we know from working with expectant and new parents all over the DC area that new parenthood can be simultaneously elating and isolating.
We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you as a member of our growing mom and expectant mom community!
Nonpublic Schools Approved By The Maryland State Board Of Education
All the information parents need to support their children's education in Montgomery County Public Schools.
Information on over 100,000 preschools stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific all the way across America.
United We Serve is a nationwide service initiative that helps meet growing social needs resulting from the economic downturn.
SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES
A guide to therapy groups in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.
Since 1963, LDA has provided support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals. At the national, state and local levels, LDA provides cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources. These services make the Learning Disabilities Association of America the leading resource for information on learning disabilities.
MCneeds is a grassroots organization that advocates for the improvement in the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and their families in Montgomery County, Maryland. Its membership includes parents, advocates, lawyers, teachers and many others. While its focus is primarily special education, MCneeds advocates for and addresses other issues that impact the lives of individuals with disabilities.
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for persons eight years of age and older with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.