So much fun.

Our parents group is here for families just like yours.

WAM & Fam parents group: Kids science club
WAM & Fam parents group: Babies playing together
WAM & Fam parents group


Who are we?

WAM & Fam is an independent parents group that welcomes all families. Our members include parents and primary caregivers who stay at home with their children either full or part time or work any number of hours. Our group is not for au pairs and nannies. Visit our About page to learn how we've evolved over the past 20-plus years.

The majority of our members live around the Wheaton and Silver Spring areas of Montgomery County, Md., primarily near the 20902 zip code. See the FAQs page for more information about our group’s postal boundaries.

WAM & Fam activities and events


Playtime with friends

Our variety of activities offer parents flexibility yet reliability. Our monthly calendar has plenty of after school, evening, and weekend activities. And many of our playgroups are held during the day, when at-home parents need the most support.

WAM & Fam volunteer services


Community outreach

WAM & Fam also believes in showing our children how we can give back to our community and help our fellow members and neighbors. Visit our Volunteer services page for more information about the many ways in which we try to help others.

Join WAM & Fam's alumni


Be a part of our community

Come join the fun! Our parents group always welcomes new members. We host two community-wide public events each month for prospective members. We also maintain the friendships we’ve made through our alumni network.


We can help you find the right preschool for your family

WAM & Fam hosts a FREE annual preschool fair as well as as our online directory to help southern Montgomery County families find a preschool right for their needs.

Our additional pre-K resources help families transition into the world of preschool. Click through the tabs below to learn more.

  • Annual preschool fair
  • Pre-K FAQs
Annual preschool fair

This free annual resource provides the community with a one-stop shop when looking for a preschool. The 2019 fair had 50+ participating schools. The fair typically takes place in early November.

WAM & Fam Southern Montgomery County Preschool Fair attendees
Pre-K FAQs

Curious what a co-op means? Unsure about the differences between Waldorf, Montessori, and other curriculums? Our general preschool FAQs page has these and more answers.

WAM & Fam: FAQs about preschools


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Southern Montgomery County Preschool Directory

This directory includes a variety of preschools and extracurricular organizations serving families across southern Montgomery County, Md.

On Oct. 1, the listings will focus primarily on the 2022–2023 school year. However, some locations will also have openings for the current school year to accommodate late enrollments.

Southern MoCo Pre-K Directory listings