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New Brookside Bilingual Playhouse, Alexandria

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OPENINGS: We have part-time openings for any age on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
About Me
Welcome to New Brookside Bilingual Playhouse, my intimate child care and preschool program in Alexandria, VA! I’m the owner and main caregiver and I have almost a decade of child care experience. I hold a Child Development Associates degree and I’m CPR and First-aid certified. I run a Spanish bilingual daycare which means your child will learn Spanish in addition to English. This is a wonderful opportunity for your little one to become bilingual at a young age! As a mother of 3 myself, I can relate to your aspirations when it comes to finding safe and nurturing care for your child.
Curriculum
I follow the Play-based learning philosophy and use the Creative curriculum. This approach allows children to learn through play and helps me to integrate fun activities such as Drawing, Arts & Crafts, etc. My program also focuses on life skills (learning manners) and early literacy and academics (e.g. story time, etc.) I also use the ECC (Everyone Can Create) program, a new curriculum that allows teachers to integrate drawing, music or photography into their existing lesson plans (this is part of Apple’s successful Everyone Can Code initiative as one-of-a-kind programs for teachers that keep students excited and engaged).
Program
My licensed daycare is open year-round between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. I provide full-time and part-time care for infants as young as 6 weeks, as well as toddlers through preschoolers up to 5 years old. If weather permits, I take my little student to the community park for outdoor playtime. I also offer before and after school care for older kids, up to 6 years old (my home is near Charles Barrett Elementary School, St Rita's School, and Grace Episcopal School). Drop-in care is also available for your occasional needs. Meals are included in the tuition and provided to all children attending my program. I serve breakfast, lunch, and snacks, and if you'd like, I can also offer dinner if your child leaves late in the afternoon. Due to possible allergies, I run peanut and tree-nut free environment. My daycare accepts families who qualify for Head Start and Early Head Start. Head Start (and Early Head Start) programs are free, federally funded programs that offer early childhood education, as well as health and nutrition services to low-income families. They're designed to promote school readiness and enhance children's physical and emotional well-being. Early Head Start caters to families with children under the age of 3, while Head Start serves children between 3 and 5 years old.
Location
New Brookside Bilingual Playhouse is in the New Brookside apartment complex in Alexandria, VA. I’m right off Mt. Vernon Ave (S Arlington Ridge Rd) and S Glebe Rd (route 120). I'm also conveniently located for your commute to work since my home has easy access to the I-395 and Jefferson Davis Hwy (US-1). I'm only a few minutes away from Crystal City, the Pentagon, and Ronald Reagan Airport. Please schedule a visit to see if it's a good fit for your child!

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Adeline G.
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Posted 16 days ago
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Our son always had a smile on his face when we tell him we are dropping him off to play in this facility. We decided to move to a smaller home daycare after spending several months before the pandemic at a large commercial daycare, and we are so happy with our choice. We love the family feel and the care that our son receives from the providers, and our son is happy with their play-based philosophy. The main provider went above and beyond by... more
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thank you so much for your words, we are happy to have your son with us, we love him, and it's a pleasure to work with... more
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Danielle P.
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Posted 1 year ago
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We love this provider, and most importantly, so does our daughter. Our daughter loves coming here and interacting with the other children. It's very obvious that this provider cares about all of the children in her care, versus some of the big fancy daycare centers that seem very distant and sterile. She has all of her certifications and safety information clearly posted on the wall, including lunch information. She's very open and communicative... more
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Rosa C.
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Posted 1 year ago
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I think she is Amazing, my doughter was in her family care home,and she has been Learning Learning alot of skills í can, recomend this place to all families is my pleasure.
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Elmer M.
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Posted 2 years ago
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A very responsible person and very friendly, my daughter was there for a short time but she says she loves her very much, always asks me about her. My daughter and we were totally satisfied with her service, she keeps her house very clean and tidy and she gave excellent care to our daughter. Thank you so much!
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Emilija S.
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Posted 2 years ago
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I really like the knowledge and behavior of my little cousin after he started to go to this school. He is more interested in reading books now instead of running around and I would definitely recommend the place ! Very safe, cozy, and clean school!
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Yesica M.
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Posted 2 years ago
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she is an excellent person in the care of children a good human being has a lot of experience, her place of work fulfills all the expectations required for children to be in a clean and safe place
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Ashley G.
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Posted 2 years ago
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As a first time parent, I was very apprehensive for anyone other than family to keep my child. I was even more nervous about her being at someone’s home vs and actual center. This provider made me feel very confident with leaving my child in her care. Not to mention the relationship that she and my daughter developed. Her place was very kid friendly and very clean. She is a very caring person and went above and beyond to do all that she could to... more
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Meet The Staff
Owner & Caregiver
Owner & Caregiver
8 years of experience, mom of 3
Assistant
Assistant
3 years of experience, mom of 2
Home-based
Home-based
Hours
7:00am - 5:00pm
Ages
6 weeks - 6 years
Kindergarten
No
Before School Care
Yes
After School Care
Yes
Accreditation
No
Meals Provided
Yes
Transportation
No
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