Prenatal Session & Breastfeeding Basics
Join us for a unique seminar that combines the information and education from our traditional Prenatal Sessions and our brand new Breastfeeding Basics Class. This session is led by one of our Board Certified Pediatricians and our Board Certified Lactation Consultant. During this session they will provide you with information about our practice and what to expect when you deliver your baby. Combined with this prenatal session expectant moms and their partners will also take part in a comprehensive beginner breastfeeding class.

There are no sessions at this time. Please check back for dates and times!

Prenatal Sessions for Expecting Parents
Join us for a FREE prenatal session. This session is led by one of our board certified pediatricians where they will share the vision of Potomac Pediatrics and help prepare you for welcoming your newborn into the world. During this session you will have an opportunity to tour our facility and get your questions answered.

Upcoming Sessions:

August 24, 2017-7:00pm

August 30, 2017-1:00pm

September 9, 2017- 12:30pm

September 12, 2017- 5:30pm

September 18, 2017-5:30pm

September 26, 2017-1:00pm

October 2, 2017-5:30pm

October 10, 2017-1:00pm

October 17, 2017- 5:30pm

October 24, 2017- 5:30pm

Minerals & Muscles 

Getting children on the right path to a healthy lifestyle starts with two key components:
1.Nutrition
2. Fitness

Did you know that both cooking and fitness teaches children builds math, science, literacy and fine motor skills?

 Minerals & Muscles encourages children’s interest and excitement for healthy foods and staying active by focusing on:

  • Kitchen Safety
  • Cooking Skills
  • Exposure to new foods
  • Exercise that builds muscle and endurance
  • Activities that can be done at home
  • FUN!

Campers: 8-12 year old
Session: August 28- September 1
Time: 10:00am- 12:30pm
Cost: $250

To Register email allison@potomacpediatrics.com

Newborn Care & Comfort

A 2-hour class highly recommended for parents with infants 0-2 weeks old. Our Registered Nurse will provide you with advice in newborn care, address your concerns, as well as demonstrate some of the following topics:

  • Breastfeeding/ supplementing
  • Cradle cap
  • Baby acne
  • Bathing and nail care
  • Sleeping and swaddling
  • and much more.

Upcoming Classes:

Sept 20, 2017-10:00am

October 18, 2017-10:00am 

Baby Feeding Support Group

Bring your 0-6 month old and join Maureen Mills, RN, IBCLC our Lactation Consultant and Michelle Place, CRNP-P, IBCLC our Nurse Practitioner for a walk-in session on feeding and infant care. Here you will get an opportunity to get FREE assistance with your feeding needs and meet other moms who may be experiencing similar challenges.
No need to sign up, just walk right in and join us in the Potomac Pediatrics conference room, Suite 220 on the second floor. Groups meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 1:00 PM.

Upcoming Groups:

August 23, 2017

September 13, 2017

September 27, 2017

October 11, 2017

October 25, 2017

Toddler Feeding-Raising Competent Eaters! 

Feeding and enjoying meals with our children should be one of life’s pleasures. If feeding your toddler is proving to be a challenge, or you would like guidance on how best to establish a strong foundation on which your child can build healthy lifelong eating habits, this session is for you.   During our hour together you will have the opportunity to learn about and practice the “Division of Responsibility” in feeding so as to successfully feed your toddler in a developmentally appropriate way, correct and prevent common food battles, and raise competent eaters. This class is ideal for parents with children who are 18 months-3 years.

Upcoming Seminar:

August 17, 2017- 6:00pm

September 21, 2017-6:00pm

Let’s Grow!- A Baby Nutrients Class

This is an exciting time, and your baby will be doing ALOT of growing this first year! Come learn about the key nutrients for this age, why they are so important, and how to ensure your child is receiving them.

In this session we will cover:

  • 5 Key Baby Nutrients- the growth they support and food sources
  • Portion sizes and types of foods to off them
  • Which foods to avoid in the first year

Ideal Age: 6 months- 18 months

Upcoming Sessions:

There are no sessions at this time. Please check back for dates and times!

Let’s Grow!- Syncing Baby Feeding with Developmental Milestones

Growing healthy eaters is an 18-year journey that begins with their first adventures with solid foods! Come learn about your baby’s developmental milestones during this first year and how best to feed them to establish a foundation for lifelong healthy eating habits.

In this session we will cover:

  • The developmental characteristics of your child at this age and how these impact feeding.
  • Different feeding styles and how they can nurture or inadvertently interfere with healthy eating habits.
  • How to recognize your baby’s hunger cues.
  • How to effectively transition your baby’s food from liquids to solids.

Ideal Age: 6 months-15 months

Upcoming Sessions:

There are no sessions at this time. Please check back for dates and times!

Todder Challenges

Presented by Amy Gates, LCSW-C

If you are overwhelmed with your toddler and nothing seems to work, join us in our new Toddler Challenges class where we will touch base on the following:

• Talk through road blocks and get some practical advice on parenting challenges from a specialist.
• Learn how to work better with your spouse and integrate parenting styles.
• Get practical advice to help you find balance and get your feet back under you.

Upcoming Sessions:

September 26, 2017- 5:00pm

Brain Camp: Mastering Middle 

Learning Essentials Brain Camp is for students in grades 5-8. This camp comes in a series of 6 sessions (once a week). Brain Camp will help your child prepare for middle school and high school. This camp will focus on challenges every middle schooler goes through.  By the end of this workshop your child will gain:

  • A system for studying
  • A step-by-step, systematic approach for better academic performance and goals
  • Knowledge on how to better organize their assignments
  • Time management skills
  • Confidence in school.

This workshop is presented by Learning Essentials’ Executive Director Wendy Taylor, M.Ed.

Upcoming Seminars:

Click here to see dates, times, and to register! 

“Baby and Me” Workout Class

No excuses mommies and daddies! Katie King with Love. Life. Fit  is now offering a workout session for you and your baby. Bring your 3 month-18 month baby who will love the fun interactive environment while you get to enjoy a workout without worrying about your baby!  All you need is yourself, baby, and baby wearing method of your choice. This workout is designed to allow you to exert yourself as much as you desire.  Each movement can be modified to increase or decrease the level of intensity.

  • What age of baby can attend?
    • This class is designed for babies 3 months – 18 months.
  • ​What type of baby carrier should I use?
    • Carriers that evenly distribute baby’s weight such as Ergo Baby or Baby Bjorn are recommended.  Baby can face in or out based on your comfort level and preference.

Guest appearance at Potomac Pediatrics: 

There will be an August session but the date is not yet available.  Please check back for available dates later this month! 

Kindergarten Readiness Seminar for Parents

Learning Essentials’ Kindergarten Readiness workshop is a 75-minute program for parents, as well as caregivers, of preschool-age children ready to enter kindergarten in the fall. This interactive workshop gives participants information and ideas on how they can prepare children in all domains of learning for the BIG transition year. The workshop includes a video presentation and group activities that help parents/caregivers to identify simple things they can do in their homes to prepare their children for kindergarten.
This seminar is led by the Executive Director  Wendy Taylor, M. Ed from Learning Essentials.

Upcoming Seminars:

There are no sessions at this time. Please check back for dates and times!

Lockers, Bell Schedules and New Friends: Student Success in the Middle Grades
Take a closer look at transition anxiety and how to ease it. The transition to middle school can be an apprehensive time for parents and students. During this sixty-minute workshop, parents will get information to help them understand the underlying developmental issues and ease the transition anxiety. Participants will also learn ways to help their child to get organized and accept responsibility for their learning, as well as improve time management, homework skills, attendance and more! This seminar is led by the Executive Director  Wendy Taylor, M. Ed from Learning Essentials.

Upcoming Seminars: 

There are no sessions at this time. Please check back for dates and times!

Homework: Got an Easy Button? 
Do you, as a parent, find yourself dreading homework time as much as your child? Do you wish you could help your struggling learner find a new approach to reading, studying and setting a routine? You can! End the homework drama. In this one-hour workshop, parents learn hands-on tips to help their child get organized, set good study habits, and apply strategies proven to boost memory and comprehension. A brief questionnaire identifies the child’s learner type—Disorganized, Rusher, Procrastinator, Inattentive, Easily Frustrated or Avoider. Then parents are introduced to practical solutions that support and empower students fitting each profile. A successful, reduced-stress homework routine starts here!
This workshop is presented by Learning Essentials’ Executive Director Wendy Taylor, M.Ed.

Upcoming Seminars:

There are no sessions at this time. Please check back for dates and times!

Reading EdVenture

Learning Essentials introduces their Family Reading night to Potomac Pediatrics. Family Reading EdVenture is an opportunity for students in grades K-12 and their parents to have fun together while learning new reading strategies. This free event will include a variety of games, puzzles, and activities that will open the mind to explore different ways to read and comprehend reading material.

Families will work together in different stations to over come reading problems, discover and apply new reading strategies, and have loads of fun learning!

This workshop is presented by Learning Essentials’ Executive Director Wendy Taylor, M.Ed.

Upcoming Sessions:

There are no sessions at this time. Please check back for dates and times!

Math EdVenture

Family Math Night! Math EdVenture is a great opportunity for students in grades K-2 and their parents to have fun with math. In this interactive workshop, parents and students will be able to apply math problem solving skills in a series of math stations. Parents will learn how to help their child overcome math challenges. Activities will include puzzles and games that encourage math exploration beyond numerical computation.

This workshop is presented by Learning Essentials’ Executive Director Wendy Taylor, M.Ed.

Upcoming Sessions:

There are no sessions at this time. Please check back for dates and times!

Going Gluten-Free!

If your family is starting a gluten-free lifestyle, join us and our board certified nutritionist in this class. In Going Gluten-Free, our nutritionist will be able to answer any questions you may have as well as provide you with guidance.

Our Going Gluten-Free class will introduce you to the basics:
-Foods that are considered “safe”, “unsafe”, and “questionable.”
-Setting up a gluten free kitchen
-Stocking your pantry with staple ingredients.
-Resource lists for groceries, recipes, and meal ideas will be shared.

Upcoming Sessions:

There are no sessions at this time. Please check back for dates and times!

Have Questions?

Call our office at 301-279-6750 and ask for Annie, or follow us on Facebook & Twitter to check out our flyers offering detailed information.