The Family Academy of Bethesda is a warm and loving childcare and early education center. It is located in a converted house in the heart of downtown Bethesda. Tucked behind the center is the Georgetown / Crescent Trail which is used daily for nature walks. Being in a house gives the center a home-like atmosphere, which eases the child from his or her home into the early educational environment. The Family Academy provides a nurturing and safe educational environment for children, promoting individualism. It also enhances the children's self esteem through positive reinforcement.