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Pinewood Lake Family Child Care, Alexandria

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OPENINGS: We have a short-term opening for any age until August 24th, 2020.
Dear parents, welcome to Pinewood Lake Family Child Care, our home daycare in Alexandria. We are a mother and daughter team, and we would love to care for your little one! I’m the owner and main caregiver and I have 11 years of experience. I hold a Bachelors’ degree in education and I am a mother of 6! I run our family child care program with my daughter who is also a mother of 2. She holds a Bachelors’ degree in nursing, and she has 8 years of experience. Pinewood Lake Family Child Care offers full-time daycare for children 0-5 years old (starting with newborns) between 6:30am and 6pm, Monday through Friday. We provide lunch and snacks to the children in our care, in a peanut-free daycare environment. Pinewood Lake Family Child Care is located in the Pinewood Lake community of Mt Vernon in Alexandria, VA (off Richmond Hwy). To learn more about our home daycare and to come for a tour, please call or send an email. Military discounts and sibling discounts are available, and our standard registration fee will be waived if you find us on CareLuLu! Thank you!

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Megan R.
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Posted 4 months ago
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Our son attended this daycare for 9 months. We loved this provider and could tell our son was always happy to see her. I can't speak much to curriculum because my son was under a year while in her care and our daily reports only included basic information about diapers, feedings, and naps. The facility is clean and filled with toys. From the few times I was inside I was disappointed that the curtains seemed to be closed all the time. However, I... more
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Leah M.
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Posted 1 year ago
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Our son loves this provider and so do we! We looked at several daycares when we were choosing where our son would go once I returned to work. My husband and I felt immediately comfortable with this provider and her daughter. Their space is very good, lots of room, a separate sleep room and a lunch room. It is colorful and homey while staying clean. They send pictures of our son every day and are quick to answer any questions. I’m so glad we... more
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Ryan F.
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Posted 1 year ago
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My wife and I, also our daughter really love this child care. My daughter has learned a lot, she is normally either shy or scared around strangers but she takes the them very well. As we walk up to the door, she smiles from ear to ear, and that just helps us out a lot to know that she loves it there, and it takes the worry off of us knowing that she is in good hands and good care. I would recommend them to anybody, with them I know my little... more
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Jennifer C.
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Posted 1 year ago
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This provider may love my daughter almost as much as I do! I came to this provider as a first time mom almost 2 years ago; terrified at the prospect of leaving my tiny, precious baby all day. From the very first day, she and her team have been encouraging and patient with me and my evolving parenting decisions. She has also helped me anticipate and build on my daughter's learning milestones. Because of the love and care my daughter has received... more
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John J.
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Posted 2 years ago
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We were very pleased with this provider and her team. We choose them due to their experience and they've turned out to be great! They are very caring, loving, and attentive to our kids and sent us daily updates.
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Stephanie B.
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Posted 2 years ago
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Over all is supposed to be 5 stars. For some reason while doing this the website will only let me rate over all 4 1/2. This daycare is wonderful. Trying to find someone to take care of my daughter (first/only) was a very anxious time. The minute I sat down with them during the interview phase I knew I would be able to leave my daughter with them. They are great, if I forget something they are on top of if and very good about reminding me or my... more
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Karen G.
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Posted 2 years ago
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We started our daughter here when she was 8 weeks old. The first time that she was crying when we picked her up, this provider picked her up and she immediately stopped crying <3 This provider has also taught her to take a pacifier and helped calm her down overall. She is always tired after her adventures at daycare. This provider has also given us some advice as new parents. I am so happy that we found this daycare!
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Whitney F.
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Posted 2 years ago
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My son has been going here since he was 8 weeks old. He is now 8 months and very well taken care of. I highly recommend this day care.
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Annabelle D.
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Posted 2 years ago
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Great daycare! My son is always happy to be dropped off in the morning. When I pick him up in the evening, I ask how his day went and I can tell they give him individual affection and attention. He is always happy and clean - which is not easy with an active and curious little boy. Such a wonderful place for kids!
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Andrew V.
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Posted 2 years ago
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The provider an excellent care provider. She has a great home for day care and you can tell that she has a genuine concern for your child. She is very responsive to special requests and concerns.
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Nicole P.
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Posted 2 years ago
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It was a misleading experience for us. Our original meeting was with a young lady we thought was the teacher. She spoke as of she was always there with the kids. She isn't. I stressed the importance of communication and daily notes on my child's day from the beginning as well. I was assured they go out daily. We signed her up and it was ok for about a month(even though I didn't get daily notes). Then my daughter fell off of a bike and when I... more
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Hoa H.
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Posted 2 years ago
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My daughter has been going to this provider since she was 3 months old, now she is 7 months. It's been comforting to know that we can drop her off in a clean, safe, and caring environment. This provider has been very helpful to us as new parents as she is very experienced. She sends picture up dates almost daily and offers advice on any issues that come up. She also helped put our little on a regular feed/sleep routine which we can't thank her... more
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Erin L.
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Posted 2 years ago
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I am so thrilled that we found this daycare! My son has been attending for about 5 months and absolutely loves it! He is so excited when being dropped off and I can tell he is well cared for while there because he always has the biggest smile when he is with his teachers. I love the communication and receiving pictures of my son while he is there. I feel very comfortable with him in their care and knowing that he is well taken care of, having... more
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Heather B.
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Posted 2 years ago
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My daughter loves going to this daycare and we're sad to be moving away. Her daycare is clean, organized, cheery, and welcoming. When I pick my daughter up at the end of the day she is happy and clean. This provider is communicative and provides helpful but not pushy tips for us first-time parents. Plus, she texts me a picture of my daughter most days which I enjoy seeing. I would highly recommend this daycare!
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Bijou B.
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Posted 3 years ago
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I recommend this daycare
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Kristian R.
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Posted 3 years ago
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My family and I love this home child care. I knew that it was the child care for us when we were touring different daycare facilities with our 8 year old son and he asked that same evening when we'd go back. He started the next week and began to thrive immediately. What I love about L. and her staff is the home feel. Many other daycare centers have an institutional feeling and we as a family prefer more of a home feel. Her child care feels like... more
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Meet The Staff
Owner
Owner
Bachelors Degree In Education
11 years of experience, mom of 6
Home-based
Home-based
Hours
6:30am - 6:00pm
Ages
0 weeks - 6 years
Kindergarten
No
Accreditation
No
Meals Provided
Yes
Transportation
Yes
Facilities
  Playground
  Computers