Family Resources


Bean Sprout Learning Center, 600 West North Avenue

Creative Minds Early Learning Center, 410-467-5550, 105. E 25th Street

Downtown Baltimore Child Care

Little Tots Learn A Lot

Rocket Tiers


Bolton Hill Nursery School (Baltimore City/Bolton Hill)

Brown Memorial Weekday School

Central Presbyterian Preschool (Towson)

Community Play School (Hamilton)

Church of the Redeemer Parish Day School

First English Lutheran Church Preschool (Baltimore City/Guilford)

Govans Presbyterian Preschool (Baltimore City/Govans)

St. David’s Church on Roland Avenue

YMCA – Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center Preschool (Baltimore City/Ednor Gardens)


Please email our listserv (if you are a subscriber) for recommendations.


Please email our listserv (if you are a subscriber) for recommendations.

Pediatric dentists

Chesapeake Pediatric Dental Group, 5009 Honeygo Center Drive Suite 228, Perry Hall 21128, 410-248-3384

Dr. Neel at Greenspring Pediatric Dentistry, 2700 Quarry Lake Drive Suite 190, 410-484-4401

Baltimore Children’s Dentist at 8831 Satyr Hill Road, Baltimore 21234, 410-661-0777

Cross Keys Dental Associates at 2 Hamill Rd., Suite 266, South Quadrangle
Baltimore, MD 21210, 410-435-8400

Kids’ haircuts

Gennuso’s, 6803 York Road, Stoneleigh, 410-377-4610

Beatnik Barber,  241 West Read Street, 410-669-3033

Salon Kids, 1496 Reisterstown Rd., 410-580-KIDS,

Bill the Barber, 4321 Harford Rd., 410-444-1110,

Free entertainment in Charles Village

Village Learning Place Tots Tuesdays

29th St. Community Center (beside Barclay school)

Waverly Library’s Mother Goose on the Loose

Barnes and Noble Story Hour (10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays, 3330 St. Paul Street)

Charles Village Summer Festival

Abell Street Fair (September)

Johns Hopkins Spring Fair

Parent workshops at Barclay Elementary School

Baltimore Museum of Art Family Sundays

Learning opportunities

The Book Thing

Homewood Museum

Children of the World Co-Op

Music Together Classes

Single Carrot Theatre

Local enrichment opportunities

Baltimore Clayworks

Baltimore Neighborhood Basketball League (B.N.B.L.) for ages 6-18. Contact Sherron Bogues, (410) 396-0848

Boy Scouts of America

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland

MICA MACA Summer Art Camps, Contact Kristina Berdan, (410) 952-7003

Muse 360 art programming and events.

Northwood Football League

Charles Village Recreation League

Dance Happens

Free entertainment in Baltimore City

Rosedale Library’s Storyville

Maryland Science Center family activities*

Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of Baltimore Plants and People Sundays

Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory Pre-K Story Hour

Walters Art Museum kids’ activities

Mother Goose on the Loose at Enoch Pratt

Calendar of Downtown Kids’ Activities

*Membership required

Instructional programs

Art Exposure Inc.

Baltimore Clayworks (pottery)

Baltimore School of Dance*

Coppermine (dance, gymnastics, swimming, and more)

Creative Alliance’s Open Minds Art Club

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (academics)*

YMCA Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Family Center (swim) *

Sports leagues

Charles Village Recreation League

Coppermine (soccer)

St. Francis of Assisi (soccer)

YMCA Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Family Center (variety) *

Consignment and toy shops

Little Lamb Consignment

Corduroy Button

The Circle Shop

Pine Valley Swim kids’ clothing exchange


Tried but True (Cockeysville)

Tot Spot (Owings Mills)

Kid to Kid (Cockeysville)

Wee-cycle Mart (various dates and locations)

The Lily Pad of Towson

Charles Village Organizations 

Charles Village Civic Association

Charles Village Community Benefits District

Greater Homewood Community Corporation

Abell Improvement Association

Johns Hopkins University Student/Community Liaison contact info

Family organizations

(Charles) Village Parents list serve

Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance

Formal maternitywear


One Straw Farm

Real Food Farm

Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative


Johns Hopkins Child Development Lab

Johns Hopkins Language and Cognition Lab 


Shoo-fly Diner
Toss Gourmet Pizzeria
Home Slyce
V-no Wine Bar
Yama Sushi
Yum’s Asian Bistro
Two Boots
Golden West
Angelo’s Pie in the Sky
Paper Moon Diner

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