Welcome to DCtots

Providing you everything you need to know about activities in the District for kids ages 0-5 (“Tots”).

Activities:  A free resource highlighting the various activities DC has to offer for Tots.  Find Playgrounds, Story Hours, Development Classes, Yoga Classes, Pools & More.

Blog:  Keeping you in the know on all things Tots in D.C.


NSO Teddy Bear Concert at the Kennedy Center

Get your tickets for National Symphony Orchestra’s NSO Teddy Bear Concert.  Here are the details: Who:  Tots age 3 and up. What:  NSO Teddy Bear Concert: “Ladies and gents, tots and teddy bears, step right up to this daring double act of classical fun! Bassist Paul DeNola and violinist Heather LeDoux Green take a break […]

A Guide to Newborn Photos: Q&A with Victoria Ruan

We caught up with one of our favorite local photographers, Victoria Ruan, to get her take on the ins and outs of newborn photos.  Here is what she had to say…     Q:  Tell us a little bit about your approach when it comes to newborn photos A:    Bringing a new baby home is […]

Tots Tip: BabyLove DC Drive this Saturday

Looking to declutter in the new year?  Searching for a place to donate all those extra gifts?   Drop off gently used maternity, infant, and children’s clothes, blankets, diaper bags, swings, strollers, and toys for ages 0-10 at BabyLove DC’s donation drive this Saturday.  Here are the details…   When:  January 9th, 9:30-11:30 am Where:  Across from […]

Tots Tip: Get in the Holiday Spirit this Weekend

Holiday festivities have already begun in the District.   Check out some of these Tot-friendly happenings around the city this weekend.       Deck the Halls: a Family Christmas Where: Tudor Place Historic House and Garden When:  Saturday, 4:00-7:00 pm.  Tours for kids under 12 offered on the half hour What:  Tour the house to […]


October 30th: The Breastfeeding Center’s Fall Fundraising Bash

Need a break from halloween activities?  Head out Friday night to help support D.C.’s local breastfeeding center.  Funds raised will support the Breastfeeding Center’s mission to offer even more free classes and consultations for low-income families. Here are the details. When: October 30th at 7pm (Register here) Where: Eastern Market What:  Casual evening event with food, beer, wine, […]

Tot Friendly Halloween Events around the District

     Halloween is almost here.  Here is a list of Tot friendly happenings around the District over the next two weeks.     NOMA BID Pumpkin Carving Happy Hour (NOMA) Who:  Tots & Families (free and open to the public) When:  Thursday October 22nd, 4-7 pm Where:  NoMa Junction @ Storey Park, 1005 First Street, NE What: […]

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Tots Tip: Pumpkin Shopping in the District

       It may still be 70 degrees outside, but Halloween is just around the corner.  Still searching for the perfect pumpkin?  Limited on time? Or maybe just interested in supporting local vendors?  Here is DCtots’s list of the best places to grab a pumpkin (or two)  right here in the District. Saint Sophia Church […]

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Halloween Decorating: DIY Ghost

Anne Freeman of Anna Bananas Arts & Crafts  is helping us get in the Halloween spirit with this DIY Ghost for you and your Tot (ideal for Tots age 2-100!). What you need: 3 inch round styrofoam ball or tennis ball Any white glue, Elmer’s School Glue works fine cheese cloth cut into a 12 inch […]


Calling all Fashionistas

Looking to spice up your Tot’s fall and winter wardrobe?  Yearning for the allure of french fashion and french pastries without the jet lag?   Then head to the Petit Lucette Trunk Show this Saturday. When:  October 3rd, 10am to 6pm. Where: 4501 Dexter Street NW. Why:  Fabulous Tot clothes and french macaroons and other […]


Focus on Fitness, Q&A with Tranquil Space

  For our final installment of Focus on Fitness, we caught up with Carol Collins of Tranquil Space to hear more about Baby & Me. Q:  Tell us about one of the classes you offer for adults and Tots? Collins: Baby & Me combines vinyasa yoga for you with baby yoga and massage for your baby.  It is […]