Vendor registration for fair & directories

About the fair 

In order to comply with safety regulations and help protect the health of children, parents, school staff, the general public, and our WAM volunteers, the 2020 Southern Montgomery County Preschool Fair will be hosted online only via our Preschool directory and Extracurricular organizations directory.

The 2019 fair, which took place at the Wheaton Recreation Center on Friday, Nov. 8, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., was an immense success, with 50 preschools participating, 10 extracurricular organizations offering free sample demonstrations throughout the day, and our delectable bake sale.

Anticipating that it will be safe to do so, we are planning to host our 2021 November fair at the Silver Spring Civic Building on Saturday, Nov. 6.

About the directories

The online directories traditionally offer visibility beyond the annual event, as your profile will remain available to anyone searching the Internet for preschools or extracurricular activities in our county. WAM’s user-friendly directory search page enables families to filter all profiles according to specific criteria that meet their family’s needs. We will also announce your school’s profile via our fair-specific Facebook page. Our posts can receive up to 1,000 views. 

Like the fair, the preschool online directory tends to focus on admissions for the following school year; however, schools are more than welcome to advertise for the current school year as well. We also have a separate online directory for extracurricular organizations. Preschools and extracurriculars can register for the directories at any time.

All profiles will remain visible through Sept. 30, 2021, to accommodate parents searching for late enrollment.

About registration

The registration cost for the online directory is $40 for both licensed preschools and extracurricular organizations.

Our easy online registration process includes everything we need to create your profile. You will also have the opportunity to proofread your listing; submit images of your logo, school, studio, etc.; and send us your application forms and tuition documents for uploading to your listing. After completing the online registration form, you will have the option to submit the registration fee via PayPal or via check. 

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Registration forms