The goal of our education program is to provide a caring, welcoming and supportive environment in which the entire family can learn. The Inn’s education program offers support for children to keep up with their studies, complements the educational services offered by the NIH School, and not only provides the opportunity to learn a new language or skill but also for families to participate in interesting and engaging activities together.
The Learning Center is where it all happens!
The Inn offers one-on-one tutoring sessions which can be scheduled prior to your visit or upon arrival by completing a Tutoring Request Form.
Tutoring services include, but are not limited to: homework support, reading instruction, English instruction, Spanish instruction, SAT preparation, assistance with the college application process, and much more.
Each week, our residents have the opportunity to participate in various educational activities at The Inn. These programs provide residents great opportunities to meet new friends while motivating them to learn in engaging and diverse ways. A schedule of our education programs can be found by viewing our Activities Calendar.
Stay connected with us even if you’re not at The Children’s Inn! We are now offering virtual programming opportunities for our families in house and those that have returned home. Special guests will join Inn staff from time to time, along with opportunities for participants to virtually visit aquariums, museums, and more. We’re including a Virtual Programming BINGO sheet – play along while you participate! Sign up to receive email updates for upcoming programming and view the schedule online.
This program sets the path for residents to practice, improve and achieve in their studies through one-on-one and/or group instruction from a certified educator. No homework? No problem! Attend anyway to explore enriching educational topics to keep you on track to success.
Future INNgineers Club
Technology is constantly evolving around us. Attend our club and learn how to navigate and innovate the next skyscraper, social media app, genetically engineer a hybrid species, iPhone50x, and more. Each week we will explore skills, create models, and/or meet guest speakers surrounding technological inventions.
Do ever wonder why leaves change colors, or how plants make food from the sun but humans can’t? ExperimentINN is a program that allows us to explore chemical reactions, biogeochemical cycles (like the water cycle), study acidity changes in bodies of water, and more. Curious? Like to test for answers? Come check out ExperimentINN!
AdventureINN provides the opportunity for the whole family to take field trips to DC or other fun places in Maryland and nearby Northern Virginia. Come with us as we experience and explore museums, monuments and other historical landmarks.
We all have at least one thing in common, and that’s Planet Earth! Come explore with us and learn about what ecosystems, organisms, symbiotic relationships, chemical elements and others make up our globe. Investigate ways to sustain Earth’s natural resources (minerals, water, forests, fossil fuels, etc.), ways to recycle, reduce air and water pollution, prevention of animal extinction and more.
Wise Wednesdays (for teens and young adults)
What do you want to be when you grow up? That’s the million dollar question, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out a college or career pathway. Participate in The Inn’s Wise Wednesday program, which offers an array of workshops as well as guest speakers who aid in exploring necessary life skills. These include lessons on how to be financial responsible, academically and occupationally successful, adapting to our ever-evolving technological world, and so much more. We’ll teach you how to focus on you today and help pave the way for tomorrow.
ReadINN Club is not your average book club! Inn residents will have the opportunity to interact with an array of best-selling authors while exploring their own creativity through storytelling. Each month, an author will join us in person or through live video chat and conduct an interactive workshop in which they share one of their stories with families, discuss their path to becoming a writer, teach residents how to weave their own tales, and more. ReadINN Club encourages residents to take a stake in their literacy, showcase the joy of reading, and using one’s imagination to tell stories. This program is geared toward all ages.
The INNrichment Fund
The INNrichment Fund enables residents of The Children’s Inn with life-disrupting illnesses to participate in an experience or activity of their choosing, by providing financial assistance for tuition and/or material costs.
Other Educational Resources
In addition to providing educational services and programs, residents also have access to additional educational resources in the Learning Center. The Inn has: computers, educational games, Rosetta Stone in English, books, backpacks filled with school supplies, assistance with the school re-entry process, special education support, and special education resources.
To learn more about our education programs and services or to schedule a tutoring session, contact our Education Program Coordinator Tori Shriver at [email protected] or 301-402-6737.