Parenting Center

The Parenting Center provides families with the support, guidance, and enrichment needed to raise young children in the city. Classes and programs are designed to meet the developmental and social needs of infants and toddlers (newborns through age 4), to create meaningful bonding experiences for caregivers, and to provide practical skills and solutions, advice, and community-building opportunities for parents and parents-to-be. 

We offer workshops for busy parents, prenatal education, and a wide variety of Sunday and weekday classes for children ages 0-4 and their caregivers.

Check out our child-and-caregiver classes for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers 
Music, dance, gymnastics, yoga, art, cooking, Getting Ready for Preschool and more!

Check out our workshops for parents and parents-to-be  
Upcoming workshops:

Wednesdays, Sept. 9-Nov. 4: Preparing for Childbirth
Tuesday, October 13: Babysitter Speed Dating
Sunday, October 18: Raising Healthy Eaters: How to Win the Mealtime Wars
Mondays, October 19-December 14: Beyond the Bump (A Discussion Group for Pregnant Women)

Check out our Family Programs

Register for our year-round swim classes, run by our Aquatics Department

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If you have any questions about our classes and programs, please contact our Parenting Center Director, Miriam Szubin, at  

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Miriam Szubin
Director of the Parenting Center
p. (202) 777-3263
f. (202) 518-9420