Support. Friends. Activities. Fun.
We are here for at-home parents like you.

Located in Montgomery County, Maryland, Wheaton Area Moms (WAM) is an independent support group for moms and dads who have decided to stay at home with their children either full or part time. The majority of our members live in or near the neighborhoods of Wheaton and Silver Spring, primarily near the 20902 zip code.

See the FAQs about WAM page for more information about our group’s postal boundaries.

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Playtime with friends

Most of our events are held during the day, when at-home parents need the most support. Visit our Activities and events page to learn more about our weekly playgroups, monthly outings, and activity clubs.

Community outreach

WAM also believes in showing our children how we can give back to our community and help our fellow members and neighbors. Visit our Volunteer services page for more information about the many ways in which we try to help others.


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Our group warmly welcomes new members. We host two community-wide open events each month for prospective members to meet other stay-at-home parents and current members of WAM. These open events are usually a playdate at either a library or nature center and take place during the week. In addition to always inviting new members to join our group, we also maintain the friendships we’ve made through our alumni network. Visit our Membership page to learn how to join and find out more.

Preschool resources

WAM hosts an annual preschool fair and offers other resources such as our online directory to help southern Montgomery County parents find a preschool right for their family’s needs. Visit our Preschool fair and online directory pages for more details.