Celebrating our Teachers


Schools across the nation celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week May 7 through 11 and, of course, Martha’s Table took the opportunity to celebrate our AMAZING teachers! National Teacher Appreciation Week has been organized since 1984 by the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) with the goal of honoring the teachers who lend their passion and skills to […]

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Students Celebrate Week of the Young Child


Last week, Martha’s Table celebrated Week of the Young Child, a week of learning, fun, and appreciation for teachers, children and families hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Established in 1971, NAEYC annually coordinates Week of the Young Child to recognize the importance of the early years of a child’s […]

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Families Learn how to Bring Literacy to all Parts of their Children’s Lives


On March 29th, families and students from our education programs joined the Martha’s Table community for our annual Family Literacy Night! This year’s theme was “Blueprints for Literacy”. Each classroom was designed to resemble a part daily life, like the bedroom, the car, the laundry room. Parents and their children learned how to incorporate literacy […]

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Coming Together for a Brighter Future


The holidays are a time for friends, family, and neighbors to come together around warm meals and good company. At Martha’s Table, our community comes together every day to build a brighter future for children and families in Washington, D.C. Here’s how:

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Pre-K Promotion Ceremony Celebrates Young Students and their Families


Congratulations to DC’s newest class of graduates! We are so proud of our young students in our Toddler and Preschool classes, who are moving onto the next stage in their lifelong journey of learning. This year’s graduation was themed after Dr. Seuss’s Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, a perfect way to celebrate the limitless potential […]

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Students Explore Future Careers During Spring Break


Over the last week, our Out of School time students spent the week learning about new career opportunities during Career Week. The week kicked off with a visit to the new National Museum of African American History and Culture on Tuesday, followed by a visit from D.C. Councilmember At-Large, Robert White.  Over the next two […]

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Martha’s Table Partners with Vetri Community Partnership to bring Healthy Eating Education to our 4th-6th Graders


We are so excited to announce that we have partnered with Vetri Community Partnership to bring the first Vetri Cooking Lab outside of Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.! Our 4th-6th grade students will learn about healthy eating every Thursday through cooking, nutrition, and food education featuring STEM core concepts. Read more about the partnership here.  Stay tuned […]

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Families Celebrate the Joy of Reading at Literacy Night


For Family Literacy Night 2017, Martha’s Table transformed into Camp S’More! Students and their families enjoyed the great outdoors (and indoors) with fun activities designed to promote literacy, while taking new books home to build their home libraries. The evening began with our students casting off. Young anglers were assigned words, and fished for the […]

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New Video Highlights Healthy Start Program


Created by our friends at Symbio Studios, our newest video highlights our high-quality Healthy Start education program. Check it out below, and learn more about Healthy Start here!

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Students Celebrate Black History Month


Black History Month at Martha’s Table was an opportunity for our Healthy Start students to celebrate culture and learn about the foundational role that African Americans have played in our country’s history. Throughout the month of February, our students focused on social change. After learning about heroes of the Civil Rights Movement who successfully advocated […]

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Healthy Start Moms and Dads Graduate from Parenting Journey


Martha’s Table’s newest class of graduates are not who you might expect. Far from just picking up their ABC’s and arithmetic, these grads actually picked up their children from our Healthy Start classrooms after their graduation ceremony! That’s because they were graduating from the Parenting Journey, a parent education curriculum designed to empower parents to […]

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Valentine’s Day at Martha’s Table


Valentine’s Day celebrations at Martha’s Table were a blast! Families, students, donors and teachers participated in games, photo booths and art and crafts projects! Over the last week, our Healthy Start students celebrated with the Valentine’s Ball, and our Out of School Time Programming students participated in a community service project to make Valentine’s Cards. […]

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An Apple for our Teachers


Congratulations to Martha’s Table’s newest bunch of graduating teachers! This fall, three more of our early childhood development instructors completed their degrees—and they couldn’t have done it without your help! Thanks to your generosity, Martha’s Table is able to provide our teachers with financial aid, tuition stipends, and paid release time to attend class and […]

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Giving Parents the Keys to Success


Being a parent is a tough job. We all want what’s best for our children, but sometimes we don’t have the time, resources, or experience to be great parents. That’s why, since 2014, Martha’s Table has implemented a parent education curriculum from the Parenting Journey, a program that guides parents through their own childhoods, empowering […]

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Recipes for a Healthy Start: An Interview with Venus McClure

Patty Stonesifer, Martha’s Table’s CEO, recently sat down with lead preschool teacher Venus McClure to discuss her path to Martha’s Table and the early childhood education field. Patty: My first question is: why early childhood education? Venus: During the summers between my college years, I interned and volunteered at childcare facilities in D.C., and I realized […]

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