Enrichment Programs in Northern Virginia
and Metro DC
by I AM Modern Magazine
43330 Junction Plaza Suite 180 Ashburn, VA 20147-3407
I have been taking my children to The Little Gym for more than five years now. I can bore you to death about all the advantages that a gymnastics program can offer developing kids.
But you know them already: improved gross motor skills, social interaction, better balance and coordination, confidence skills, more independence, improved health, etc.
Ashburn Studio: 703-724-4900
Chantilly Studio: 703-378-1800
This is my 4th year at CDC. My 8 yr old daughter loves it there. If you are looking for a dance program in the area for your child, look no further than our Best of Suburbia Winner for Best Dance Studio, Creative Dance Center studios in Ashburn and Chantilly. CDC is home to the award winning CDC Competition Team for ages 5-18, the All Stars Dance Team for teens, the Performing Troupe for ages 8 and older, Baby Ballerina and the Nutcracker in a Shell All Jazzed Up performance every November.
741 Miller Dr., SE Leesburg, VA 20175-8994
At Play Café
2254B Hunters Woods Plaza Reston, VA 20191
At Creative Dance Center
44710 Cape Ct, #126
Ashburn, VA 20147
Buffa Dance Studio
9570-H Burke Road Burke, VA
Classical Ballet Academy
320 Victory Drive Herndon, VA
Color Me Mine
4209 Fairfax Corner Avenue East Fairfax Corner Fairfax, Virginia
4238 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22203
Kids with curious tendencies and explorer mindsets will be enthralled with the teachings of the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. The SEEC teaches children facts related to the multiple D.C. Smithsonian museums. After instilling those facts, the SEEC physically SHOWS kids what they learned about, by way of the museums. MOMS BEWARE: Selections for the SEEC are done by application and lottery…so get your kids signed up for the SEEC, ASAP!
National Museum of Natural History Room CE-G50 MRC 184 Washington, DC 20013
The Newseum, one of D.C.’s freshest new attractions, provides a number of educational courses every Monday-Friday at no charge (you do, however, still have to pay to get into the museum). Classes at the Newseum are meant for pre-teens and teens interested in journalism and/or media history. Ph:
555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20001 Website: newseum.org
At Centreville’s Lifetime Fitness, 7-11 year olds have no problem getting BUFF with Lifetime’s Fit Academy. This comprehensive exercise program meets twice a week and is aimed at children who want to become
more physically active or involved in sports. Don’t worry…this program may sound like a ‘baby boot camp,’ but its instructors undoubtedly incorporate tons of fun for the kids!
Address: 5900 Trinity Parkway Centreville, VA 20120