We are one of the few schools in the area providing early childhood education beginning with Infant care at 6 weeks continuing to a Montessori Program from 2 to 6 years”.
The Family Academy of Bethesda is a warm and loving childcare and early education center. It is located in a converted house in the heart of downtown Bethesda.
Tucked behind the center is the Georgetown / Crescent Trail which is used daily for nature walks. Being in a house gives the center a home-like atmosphere, which eases the child from his or her home into the early educational environment. The Family Academy provides a nurturing and safe educational environment for children, promoting individualism. It also enhances the children’s self-esteem through positive reinforcement.
All Staff at The Family Academy have Early Childhood teaching backgrounds. Pre-school and Montessori Teachers have Montessori Degrees and all Staff are Certified in Infant /Child CPR and First Aid. Staff regularly attends workshops and training. The majority of staff has been with the Academy for over 6 years, displaying the high level of commitment, satisfaction and morale.
The Family Academy has the privilege of two fenced-in playgrounds, which are shaded by trees. The playground features a wood-chip cushioned wood climber and slide, a playhouse, two sandboxes, and a spacious riding area for our numerous trikes, scooters, and minivans.