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Meet the Philadelphia Family Business Members

Whether you’re new to the Philly Family Community or you have been with us since we started in 2013, we welcome you to get to know our Business Members! Philadelphia Family was created to connect families raising their kids in the city with resources, events, and each other and it all started with our vibrant Facebook Group that continues to grow with new and expectant parents, empty nesters, and families who are new to the area. Whether you are a new visitor, a fan of our weekly newslettermagazine subscriber or a Supporting Member, we encourage you to learn more about these local organizations, to shop local, and get involved in our community by attending an event!

 

Many of these business members have generously offered a perk or discount for our Supporting Members. We hope you take advantage of these incentives to visit them (outline below – make sure you scroll all the way down)!

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ABBE FOREMAN PHOTOGRAPHY

Abbe Foreman is a Pennsylvania wedding and portrait photographer based in the suburbs of Philadelphia whose style is is authentic, vibrant, light, airy.

RIVERBEND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER

Whether it is to participate in an field trip or just to wander on our trails, a visit to Riverbend offers families a quiet place to relax, unwind and observe the wonders of nature.

 

For our Supporting Members:
15 percent off birthday party packages

SNAPOLOGY

If your kids like playing with LEGO® bricks they will love this!  Snapology programs provide a fun and safe environment for children to learn math, science, technology, engineering and literacy concepts using LEGO® & DUPLO® bricks as well as other educational tools to teach children development skills and concepts of science.

WORLD CAFE LIVE

Live Music // Food & Drink // Private Events

PEGGY WASHBURN FINE ART

Peggy Washburn is an interdisciplinary photo-based artist who specializes in fine art portraits and multi-media wall installations. Her work has been exhibited widely, as well as included in many privet and public museum collections. She currently lives in Philadelphia, where she balances her time between the world of art and portrait commissions.

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RUTTER ROOFING, SIDING, WINDOWS & DOORS

We perform most exterior remodeling projects such as Roofing, Siding, Windows, Doors, Stucco Remediation, Carpentry, Gutters/Downspouts and also Decks! We are heavily involved in the communities we serve and team up with many great causes including many 5k runs, non-profit sponsorships and fundraisers.

THE HOME HERO

 

The Home Hero is Philadelphia’s ONLY Super-Powered Handyman Service.
We specialize in performing jobs too small for “MERE MORTAL CONTRACTORS”. We offer quality craftsmanship, polite and friendly technicians, and a heroic commitment to customer service.

D’AVICO’S AUTO REPAIR

Delivering professional service on the Main Line and surrounding areas since 1975, D’Avico’s Auto Repair is a second and third generation family owned and operated auto repair. D’Avico’s understands that your vehicle is a major investment—and that’s why we treat your vehicle as if it were our own. With over 90 years of combined service experience, we handle all makes and models of foreign and domestic cars, as well as light trucks.

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ALLY CHARTER BUS PHILADELPHIA

Ally Charter Bus Philadelphia has offered group transportation services across Pennsylvania since 2017. Simply call, choose your destination, and experience the effortless, seamless experience of our charter bus rental process. If in need of a charter bus in Philadelphia, count on Ally Charter Bus to get you wherever you need to go, at any time. Our reservation agents are available 24/7 to give you a free quote.

PHILADELPHIA CHARTER BUS COMPANY

With a bus from Philadelphia Charter Bus Company, you won’t have to stress about the logistics of your group trip across Philly and the rest of Pennsylvania. Whether you’re traveling to New York for a corporate outing, up to Maine for a destination wedding, or down to DC for a tour of the nation’s foundational venues, count on Philadelphia Charter Bus Company to get you the perfect bus for you and your group.

KRAPF TRANSPORTATION

Krapf Transportation consists of Krapf Coaches, Krapf Transit and Rover Community Transportation – we provide 1st-Class transportation services in Chester County and beyond.

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BLAIR WEALTH MANAGEMENT

We will help you make wise financial decisions, especially when life gets confusing.

 

For our Supporting Members:
25 percent off a private financial workshop

BENLATH LAW GROUP

BenLath Law Group offers individualized service with a focus on client satisfaction at a local and national scale.

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FRIENDS’ CENTRAL SCHOOL

Friends’ Central School is a Quaker, independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school for students in Nursery through grade 12, located on 41 acres across two campuses in Wynnewood.

WOODLYNDE SCHOOL

Woodlynde School is one of the oldest and most successful Philadelphia-area college prep schools for students in kindergarten through 12th grades with language- or math-based learning differences, ADD/ADHD, Auditory Processing Disorder, or Executive Function Disorder, located in Wayne/Strafford.

The Haverford School

THE HAVERFORD SCHOOL

The Haverford School, a nonsectarian college preparatory day school for boys grades pre-k through 12, provides a superior liberal arts education for qualified boys of differing backgrounds. We are committed to developing the full intellectual, artistic, athletic, and moral potential in each boy, and we aim to graduate young men with strong character who possess a passion for learning and the necessary problem-solving skills to make a difference in the world. The Haverford School prepares boys for life.

ABINGTON FRIENDS SCHOOL

Abington Friends School is a pre-K through 12th grade co-educational independent Quaker School on a 50-acre campus located in Jenkintown.

PHILLY MONTESSORI

Philly Montessori is a new Montessori micro-school designed for children aged 2.5-6 years old. 

THE PHILADELPHIA DANCE ACADEMY

Our goal is to provide exceptional dance training in a professional and positive environment. We view each student as an individual and aim to ensure he or she reaches maximum potential. Students are placed in appropriate training programs and taught by a professional, experienced faculty. Locations in Old City, Wynnewood, and Rittenhouse Square.

QUADRAT ACADEMY

Quadrat Academy is a Montessori Progressive school for ages 11-18.  We are committed to develop future entrepreneurs, critical thinkers, and innovators that are ready for a life-long journey of exponential growth. 

LES PETITS CHERUBS

A 52-week per year comprehensive  child care curriculum designed to establish firm foundations in the areas of emotional, cognitive, and physical development in Audubon, Radnor, Roxborough-Catherdral, and Roxborough Ridge for children as young as six weeks old and up to thirteen years of age.

MALVERN PREP

Malvern Prep is an independent, Augustinian, Catholic, college preparatory school for boys in grades 6-12.

THE PENNSYLVANIA CHARTER SCHOOL

PA Cyber provides its services and educational programs using current technology necessary for students to receive a high school diploma and the opportunity to grow beyond the normal curriculum and confines of a traditional school setting.

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JCC CAMPS AT MEDFORD

The JCC Camps at Medford enriches the lives of children by teaching values and life skills in a fun, safe, Jewish environment while building confidence, sharing successes, and creating lasting friendships and memories.

THE HANDWORK STUDIO

The Handwork Studio is a kids’ needle arts and fashion studio. 

TALL PINES DAY CAMP

We at Tall Pines hope we can capture that magic of the season and create for our campers the opportunity to build memories that last a lifetime.

PHILLY MUSIC LESSONS

Philly Music Lessons offers student-focused, personalized music lessons and classes in Philadelphia, Lower Merion and all along the Main Line.

ENCHANTED MUSIC TOGETHER INC

Enchanted Music Together, offers a range of classes- Babies Music Class, Mixed Age Class for Kids Babies through Age 5, Music Together® con Español, and Rhythm Kids®! In our classes, a variety of ages, stages and learning styles are welcome.

College Thoughts

COLLEGE THOUGHTS

CollegeThoughts is the partner that some families need to increase access to top caliber colleges for their high-achieving students. We use a proprietary methodology to assist the target demographic, combining lessons in test preparation, application coaching, and mental toughness. We help students with test preparation, college essay writing coaching, college visit planning, and provide college boot camps over the summer.
Liberty Lake Day Camp

LIBERTY LAKE DAY CAMP

Liberty Lake Day Camp is a truly transformative experience, teaching life skills to inspire young people to change the world. Campers expand their talents, forge friendships, and enjoy the greatest summer experience imaginable! On 60 magnificent shady acres, campers customize their days through the “Freedom of Choice” elective program, with over 60 Athletics, Fine/Performing Arts, Swimming, Boating, Fishing, and Adventure activities. Committed to high-quality supervision, small groups are led by teachers and college students. Liberty Lake is “all-inclusive” and offers transportation, catered lunches, and a flexible 2-10 week season.
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SONGS FOR SEEDS

Songs for seeds is a rockin’ music program for children newborn to 6.

STEVE AND KATE’S CAMP

With 42 sites across the country and 39 years of experience, Steve & Kate’s Camp is coming to Bryn Mawr this summer! At Steve & Kate’s, we trust kids with the freedom to make their own choices. Driven by their natural curiosity, children will experiment with their own decision-making and develop the confidence to try, fail, and learn on their own. We offer activities to inspire every child-designed by learning scientists and tested by kids, our studios offer a chance for campers can dig deep into their passions. Whether they are the next big film director, an up-and-coming fashion designer, or bound to be the best baker around, we’ve got something for everyone. Open this Summer June 17-August 16 at The Agnes Irwin School Grades rising 1st through 7th, with leadership opportunities for 8th & 9th graders.

SPARK THE WAVE

Spark the Wave (STW) knows young people want to change the world, and we’re here to help them do it. Through a series of educational programs, hands-on volunteer opportunities, and engaging leadership activities, STW empowers, trains, and mentors the next generation of community leaders. Founded in 2004 as a former program of the American Red Cross, STW has deep roots serving teenagers in the Philadelphia area and beyond. STW has trained more than 15,000 young people who have gone on to volunteer thousands of hours of service to their communities. Wave Week, STW’s premier Service Leadership Institute, takes place each summer on the campus of Villanova University for students in grades 6 – 11. Through our immersive 5 day program, participants leave feeling motivated and prepared to create change.

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PLEASE TOUCH MUSEUM

Recognized locally and nationally as one of the best children’s museums, Please Touch Museum’s mission is to change a child’s life as they discover the power of learning through play.

 

For our Supporting Members:
10 percent off annual membership

 

LEGOLAND® DISCOVERY CENTER PHILADELPHIA

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Philadelphia is the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground conveniently located off the PA Turnpike in Plymouth Meeting.

 

For our Supporting Members:
30 percent off tickets

 

SMITH MEMORIAL PLAYGROUND

The mission of Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse is to provide and promote opportunities for unstructured free play for children.

 

For our Supporting Members:
5 percent off birthday parties

PAFA

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is the nation’s first museum and school of fine arts, home to a world-class collection of American art, and a leader in fine arts education.

 

INDEPENDENCE SEAPORT MUSEUM

The premier, year-round, family-friendly destination on the Penn’s Landing waterfront. Discover the history of the US Navy as you climb aboard life-sized model Schooner Diligence and National Historic Landmark ships, Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna.

 

For our Supporting Members:
$2 off general admission tickets for up to four people

 

THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE

As the most visited museum in Pennsylvania and a top-five tourist destination in the City of Philadelphia, The Franklin Institute is one of the leading science centers in the country, and serves as a prominent educational and cultural resource.

 

For our Supporting Members:
$3 off general admission adult tickets for up to four people

THE PHILADELPHIA ZOO

Situated on 42 acres of beautiful gardens, the Philadelphia Zoo, America’s first zoo, is home to nearly 1,300 animals, many rare and endangered.

 

For our Supporting Members:
15 percent off membership

 

 

ELMWOOD PARK ZOO

The Elmwood Park Zoo is open everyday, 10AM – 4PM (gates close at 3:30PM), November through February; 10AM – 5PM (gates close at 4:30PM) March through October. The zoo is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

 

For our Supporting Members:
20 percent off annual membership

NEST

NEST is a child enrichment and activity center, an all-in-one play space for happy, healthy and hip families living in Philadelphia. 

NJ AUDUBON’S NATURE CENTER OF CAPE MAY

The award-winnng Nature Center of Cape May offers marine science, natural history and environmental programs.

CRAYOLA EXPERIENCE

Did you know Crayola Experience is the most colorful family destination for interactive, creative play? With over 28 hands on attractions, like naming your own Crayola, being the star of your own coloring page and so much more.

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SUBURBAN SQUARE

Located in the heart of the Main Line, Suburban Square is a unique and upscale lifestyle center with an eclectic mix of the most sought-after retailers.

DESTINATION ARDMORE

Destination Ardmore is your one stop shop for all things Downtown Ardmore! Get the latest scoop on local businesses and restaurants.

Destination Ardmore is managed by the Ardmore Initiative, the business district authority of Downtown Ardmore.

SNICKERDOOS

SNICKERDOOS

With our love for play and imagination, we have created the softest, most wearable children’s costume. An everyday costume! Costumes free of synthetic materials, scratchiness and glitter! At Snickerdoos we encourage children to dream big, get creative and find the superhero in themselves!

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THERAPY CENTRAL

Therapy Central LLC is a center for comprehensive pediatric therapy services, providing a complete range of speech therapy, occupational therapy, and social skills training for children up to age 12. 

CENTER CITY ORTHODONTICS

We are a Specialist Orthodontic practice that provides customized, comprehensive orthodontic treatment to patients of all ages, located on South Street in downtown Philadelphia.

AFTER THE STORK

After the Stork is the Greater Philadelphia region’s answer to exceptional newborn care for a calm, restful transition to parenthood.

Gladwyne Animal Hospital

GLADWYNE ANIMAL HOSPITAL

Our mission at GAH is to nurture the bond that every owner has with their pet. To this end, the doctors and staff of Gladwyne Animal Hospital are fully committed to providing your pet compassionate and comprehensive care throughout all the stages of his or her life. Our love of animals and a strong interest in the practice of medicine compel us to go above and beyond for you and your beloved pet. We are here to help you be the best caregiver you can be. Gladwyne Animal Hospital is located in the heart of the Main Line, in the Village of Gladwyne on Youngs Ford Road directly across from the Acme, and less than one block from The Old Guard House.

TINY TRANSITIONS

From birth through pre-teen years, I provide customized solutions for every family, based on a child’s needs and parenting style. As a Certified Lactation Counselor and recognized as one of the Top 200 Sleep Consultants in the US, if you are a parent searching for help, you have found your answer.

PLAYFULLY ME

Playfully Me is a child therapy practice that focuses on helping families with small children create happier, more connected homes. Playfully Me helps families and their children thrive from a place of happiness and inner strength.

VILLAGE WELLNESS

Village Wellness is committed to enhancing wellness in our community. Our holistic approach means that we address healing at all levels of self – mind, body, and spirit. We approach each of our patients, clients, and students with the utmost respect and non-judgmental care. Whether you come in with pain, anxiety, or trying to figure out your life purpose, we are here in service.  We believe that feeling better is just the beginning of the journey. Our utmost goal is to help you truly thrive.

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