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This online community was developed to support, inform and engage families with young children in Del Ray, Alexandria, Virginia. I can’t think of a better place to raise my two children and I’m sure you agree more! Enjoy the blog and everything Del Ray has to offer!

Jun 17, 2015

Alexandria Archaeology Summer Camp Help Alexandria’s City archaeologists excavate a real archaeological site! Learn professional excavating, recording, and artifact processing methods. Uncover Alexandria’s buried past while protecting the City’s valuable historic resources. Ages: 12 – 15. July 20-24, 2014. From 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. At the Alexandria Archaeology Museum, and a real archaeological site […]

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Jun 15, 2015
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Every Summer Alexandria Library SummerQuest and SummerQuest Jr. puts together an amazing line up of fun and educational programs for kids during the summer months. You can find the incredible schedule of events of the Alexandria Library Website Programs include Alexandria’a Mobile Art Lab, Rocknoceros, Kaydee Puppets, Science Night, Dance Parties, Live Animal Shows, Uncle […]

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May 13, 2015
Garden Party

This Saturday, May 16 come to Mount Vernon Community School with the whole family for a plant seedling sale, potted plants, floral bouquets, bake sale, live music, an advice table with straw hat gardeners, pour over coffee, and more! All to benefit the MVCS Playground Fund. From 8 am-2 pm at Mount Vernon Community School […]

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May 01, 2015
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I recently visited Local Motion Studio on the edge of Old Town and had the opportunity to meet with the owner Sara Lavan and Children’s Program Director Kylie Murray. I was so excited to hear about all the amazing programs that Local Motion Studio has for children and even more excited to hear about the […]

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Apr 15, 2015
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New parents have to make many tough decisions. Among them is how to handle all the crap that comes out of our precious new children. I grew up wearing cloth diapers. My mother swore by them. The diaper pins held sentimental attachment for me as I grew older and remembered seeing my youngest sibling toddle […]

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Mar 13, 2015
spring-break

After such a cold and bitter winter we’re all feeling a little giddy about the signs of spring. One sure sign of spring is my new panic of having to find a spring break camp for the kids. Spring break for Alexandria City Public Schools is March 30-April 3rd. I highly recommend a trip to […]

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Mar 05, 2015
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Do you have a child that loves gymnastic? Does your kids like to tumble, balance and bounce? Be sure to check out Del Ray’s only full fledged gymnastics facility, Bounce. The owner, Lanette opened the doors last summer and the classes are becoming more popular as families hear about this new gymnastic facility. Bounce is […]

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Jan 15, 2015
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The Alexandria YMCA has a long history of serving local family. This past year they took another step forward and began offering daycare services. The YMCA has had a relationship for many years First Assembly of God, Alexandria at 700 West Braddock Road offering summer camps at their location. The preschool is located on the […]

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Nov 06, 2014
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We stop by the newly renovated Hooff run playground recently to check out the new space.The city has replaced all of the existing play structures and installed a new rubberized safety surfacing. The play structures includes swings for children, infants and children with disabilities. There’s a nice large see-saw that accommodates multiple riders on each […]

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Oct 16, 2014

If you’re looking for a play group for your little one, the City of Alexandria has several low cost options! Mount Vernon Rec Center, right here in Del Ray has Kids Rock Social Hour for ages 0-4 years on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. You can drop into the Rec. Center and sign […]

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