We are on our second week of school and the routine is slowing starting to set. I say it each year but this summer went by way too quickly and I wish we could rewind time and start it over again. It’s not too late to cross some of our highlights off your list though. Below we’ve highlighted some of the fantastic places offering classes this Fall. So here’s to cooler weather, the turning of leaves and continuing to stay busy exploring Washington, DC.
Anna Banana Arts and Crafts: Anna Banana offers small group art classes for children ages 2-8, as well as custom-scheduled adult classes and day-off camps.
Audubon Naturalist Society: Tales & Trails 10-week class for ages 2-4 with a caregiver.
Bach 2 Rock: Weekly music and movement classes for toddlers.
Brazilian–American Cultural Center: Capoeira for youth and adults (including morning capoeira) offered on several days of the week, as well as Zumbini (for babies through age 4), Portuguese language classes, yoga, various types of Brazilian dance, youth art classes and more.
Brit-Am Soccer Academy: Soccer classes during the day for the younger kids and after school for older.
Dance & Gymnastics classes can be found here!
DC Stoddert Soccer: Soccer program starting at age 3.
Happy Little Art Studio: Clay, potions, drawing and more for tots through grade 5.
Hillwood Estate: Experience the wonder of Hillwood with your preschooler! Explore a new mansion room each week of this three-part series through make believe, art projects, and imaginative play. Each class is limited to 10 children ages 2 to 5, each with one or two accompanying adults.
Imagination Stage: Imagination Stage offers quality, year-round arts education for children and teens ages 1-18.
Just for Kids: Various sports for kids 18 months-age 9 offered in a variety of locations throughout the DMV.
Kicks are for Kids: Once a week soccer for 45 minutes with drills and games.
Master Lee’s Martial Arts: In a 40 minute class, students will participate in a series of drills and skills that work on their strength, flexibility and endurance.
Miss Amy’s Music Makers: 10 week music class with mixed-age, family style for children ranging in age from birth through age 5.
Montgomery County Recreation Department: Check out The Guide which is full of classes and events.
Nook: Ages 0-2, kids are learning and growing, so classes balance a focus on early childhood development milestones with attention to your growth in the role of parent and caregiver.
Red Panda Art Studio: Each class is carefully planned to focus on different art materials, techniques and artists. Classes suited for ages 2-10.
Smithsonian National Zoo: Preschool, homeschool and after school classes are offered throughout the year.
Tinkergarten: Families with children ages 0-8 meet outdoor at a park to connect and learn through play.
Tudor Place: Toddlers get active in mind and body while learning about the world around them in weekly sessions featuring songs, stories, crafts, and movement.
Washington DC JCC: Offering fall classes and parenting classes.
New Mom support group with Dr. Ellyn Turer
Group for first and second time Mom’s PACE
8 week new Mom’s group at Lemon Tree
Parents of multiples group at Lemon Tree
Back to work after baby with Mindful Return
Don’t know if you want to commit your child to a session of classes? Pearachute allows you to drop-in to various classes, events, camps and they even have vouchers for gift cards. You can use the app to drop-in or make changes to your reservation; most places allow you to cancel your drop-in up to a few hours before the class so if you have a sick child or one who just doesn’t want to go to the class, try again a different day with no penalty.