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The Educated Babysitter, LLC is a babysitting service that brings educated, professional sitters to the convenience of your home. We specialize in newborns, infants, toddlers, and school aged children. We also service families of multiples and special needs children.  I started this service because there is such a need for quality childcare and experienced, educated sitters. I have a BA in Education, two Masters Degrees in Education,  30 years of babysitting experience and 20 years experience as a classroom teacher. I've worked in many childcare facilities throughout the DC area, as well as for Easter Seals as a curriculum coordinator. I've helped to start three charter schools in DC, and was featured in The Examiner online newspaper as a "Successful Entrepreneur." My sitters drive, work in professional settings, are CPR trained, educated, background checked, very loving and come to your home.  You have tried the rest, now leave your kids with the best! We look forward to hearing from you!

Hi Tracy,
I can't thank you enough for sending Kasia to us! We have only used a sitter with the girls once before, so we were a little worried about how it would go. However, Kasia was amazing with them, and we had a wonderful experience! My husband and I were able to enjoy our evenings with no worries. We will definitely be asking for Kasia again when we return to the DC area. Z. Syed., Texas, USA

I wanted to share what an amazing experience I had yesterday with the Educated Babysitter.

 I had to work yesterday afternoon outside and had a sitter scheduled but they had to cancel last minute. I texted with the owner, Tracy Smith Houston, all day (and into the late night!!) Friday and she was able to find someone who could come to the park and sit. It is completely obvious that Tracy really really cares and that is so rare!

It ended up raining a little and this amazing young woman sat in the rain with my daughter under the blanket while she napped. What an amazing young lady, she was smart, and proactive, thoughtful, and definitely experienced with young kids. I will definitely be using Educated Babysitter and hopefully Amanda again!

Their rates are completely reasonable so I was able to give a tip and feel excited about it!  Y'all have got to try them if you need a sitter service.

Thanks to them for really blessing my day!

Kind Regards,

Lanie L., Springfield, V

Hi Tracy,

Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed meeting Mashal today-- she did a great job with my fussy, teething baby!

I also was just realizing that we've really liked ALL the sitters you've sent our way--this is a big deal for me because I am pretty picky about who watches my kids. :) When I was in law school we used another service for my son, and I really lacked confidence in the babysitters they sent. Most were good, but every few times, we'd just get someone who seemed to lack common sense. Today, even though Mashal was new to us, I knew I didn't have to worry at all because she was from Educated Babysitter. Just wanted to pass that along.  Thank you so much for all the help this summer!!

L. Parker, Alexandria, VA

If you are interested in our services, please email us and schedule a phone consultation to discuss your childcare nee Due to the volume of new clients, we are not conducting home visits at this time, but are doing phone visits 7 days a week. We are pleased to provide families with time to  enjoy being able to go to the gym, out to dinner, movies, date night, Christmas shopping, run errands or just some quiet time to yourself!! 

We look forward to working with you and your family! Babysitters are waiting to serve you!

Tracy Smith Houston, M. Ed
The Educated Babysitter, LLC
240-210-5868 cell

All inquiries will be answered within 48 hours. If you need immediate service (less than 24 hours) please text me and leave all of your info (name, location and details of service needed)

Email us at schooltcha@gmail.com to schedule a babysitter! 


I wanted to send you a note to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for helping us out when I was at the hospital at the end of May. My labor stalled out and was taking a whole lot longer than we thought it would, and the people we had watching the boys had prior commitments and needed to leave. As you can imagine, my blood pressure was sky high (the nurses were telling me that I needed to get it down, or else) while we were trying to figure out what to do. I was at one point facing the possibility of Paul having to go home to take care of the boys and possibly missing the birth.

It was absolutely amazing that you were able to find someone at the last minute to help us. I didn't meet her, but Paul said she was great with the boys. After we knew that there would be someone there and Paul would be able to stay with me, my blood pressure came down to an acceptable level, they started me on Pitocin and Isaac was born an hour later.

I can't tell you how thankful I am. (I'm tearing up still, as I'm writing this, 7 weeks later) It was such a stressful time, and you went above and beyond for us. Please know that even though I pretty much already do, I will DEFINITELY be recommending The Educated Babysitter to anyone and everyone I know who is looking for childcare.

Thank you thank you thank you!!

Katy W., Falls Church, VA

Educated Babysitters Terrie Moody and I babysitting at Inauguration 2013!
We were very honored to be right on Pennsylvania Ave for the big day!

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"You can say we picked The Educated Babysitter out of the yellow pages. Although we heard about them from a mom's listserve, we don't know and haven't met anyone who personally used their services. Tracy came personally, and although we left Sabrina wailing, we received of photo of Tracy and Sabrina hugging each other just minutes after that! My kids have no daycare experience, and we have no family in the area, so their exposure to other people taking care of them is very minimal. This worried me and my husband when we asked Tracy to come, but not only did Sabrina warm up to Tracy easily, my husband and I really felt very confident leaving the kids with her. We cannot wait for the next time!"
Neem and Alex, Alexandria, Va
The Educated Baby-sitter has allowed normalcy to return to our lives.  They are professional, dependable and great with our two and four year olds. If you need assistance with your little ones I strongly recommend them. Regards....
J. McKinney, Alexandria, VA.

"The Educated Babysitter is a wonderful service.  We have been so pleased with all the sitters we have meet.  And, we are especially pleased with the care and service Tracy provided when helping us find the perfect match for our kids' "regular sitter."  Thank you for providing excellent care for our children and peace of mind for us."

Pam L., Arlington, VA

We have used Tracy’s service for the past few years for our two children and have never been disappointed.  Tracy has been able to accommodate me on whatever I need (date nights, all day Saturday, federal holidays, I have to work).  Even if I reach out on Wednesday for a Friday sitter, Tracy has me covered.  My kids get excited when they hear Tracy or one of her friends is coming to stay with them.  Sometimes, they even ask us to go out on dates so they can have a sitter.  I am very happy that I have a trusted source to call whenever I need help.  Adora W., Alexandria,VA
I have known Tracy Smith since she tutored my seven year old son (now 30). She is a phenomenal woman and I appreciate all she did for me then and am delighted now for the many families whom she never disappoints in providing quality care for their children. I believe Tracy  to be one of those special women that everyone hopes will be in their lives and  I appreciate  the privilege of calling her my friend.
Virginia Walden Ford
Advocate/Parent Leader

The Educated Babysitter is the only group of sitters I trust with my child. Tracy works diligently to accommodate every request.  She has always come through for our family, even with frequent last minute requests.  The sitters we've had are professional and caring with a lot of child care experience. 

Sarah C., Alexandria, VA 

Dear Tracy,
I wanted to first let you know that Lauren Washington was absolutely wonderful to work with and seemed great with the kids. Thank you for setting that up for me last week.

M. Doherty, Alexandria, VA

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