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OPENINGS: We have a short-term opening for any age until October 13th, 2024 .
About Me:
Hi, parents! Welcome to Woodlawn Park Kids Playhouse, my home-based daycare and preschool in Alexandria, VA! I am the owner and main caregiver of this nurturing child care and quality early childhood education program. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and I am CPR & First-aid certified. I’ve been in the child care and teaching industry for over 25 years, so I understand your needs and concerns when it comes to finding safe, affordable and high-quality child care and early education.
Program:
My family child care and preschool program is open year-round from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. I can provide full-time care for infants as young as 4 weeks, as well as toddlers through preschooler up to 4 years old. Lunch and snacks are served to all children in my care (included in the tuition). I take your child's well-being seriously. Our COVID procedures include washing hands at drop-off and monitoring temperatures. I clean the diaper station in between each diaper change and I soak toys to disinfect them at the end of the day to ensure a clean and safe environment for all children.
Curriculum:
I strongly believe that children learn through play and therefore, I follow a play-based learning approach. For me, this is the most effective way of helping every child to develop their skills while having fun at the same time. I also teach them how to share and interact with one another and other socializing skills. Infants are more exposed to sensory and developmental activities. My little students always enjoy participating in our fun activities, such as coloring, learning ABCs, counting, singing, and dancing. When children arrive, they have a circle time where they learn the word of the day, shapes, colors, nursery rhymes, and more. For infants, we focus on activities like tummy time, and singing songs. I have sensory books with pages that infants can touch to feel different textures. Toddlers have the opportunity to engage in arts and crafts and outdoor play. They also learn to write their names and trace words in preparation for school.
Location:
Woodlawn Park Kids Playhouse is located near Woodlawn Park in the Mount Vernon area of Alexandria, VA. My child care facility is right off Pole Road and Frye Road, just a minute away from Richmond Hwy (route 1). Thanks for taking the time to read my profile, please call or send an email to schedule a visit. I’d love to meet our family!

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Karlie H.
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Posted 2 months ago
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I feel happy and safe dropping my child off here every, single day. The staff is kind and loving. I know that my child gets individualized attention and care daily. It warms my heart seeing my child reach for the caretakers every day with excitement.
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Haley G.
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Posted 7 months ago
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The best decision we have ever made! We absolutely love this caregiver, her daycare, and her staff. My little girl had the worst stranger danger and when we went to tour she went straight to the daycare owner and played the entire time! They are consistently cleaning, send me pictures of my girl playing each day, and love my girl like their own! I am so happy with the growth I have seen in my daughter and all that she has learned this year and... more
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Casey Q.
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Posted 7 months ago
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We love this childcare program. The staff is warm, friendly and wonderful with our child. We get daily pictures from staff to update us on what the children are doing. Children spend their day engaged in play, physical activity, music, and arts & crafts. We highly recommend.
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Tierra J.
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Posted 1 year ago
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From the first time I stepped foot into her home, I knew this was where my sons first daycare home would be. It was visibly spotless, with a fresh scent. She had multiple bedding for each individual child, and he never came home with diaper rashes or any signs of anything other than being genuinely loved and cared for. She kept an open line of communication at all times, and proved to be very experienced and knowledgeable in her craft . I will... more
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Arielle B.
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Posted 1 year ago
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Our daughter loves the owner and her staff and we do as well! She communicates well, sends pictures throughout the day, and is very flexible. Our daughter is excited to go to daycare every day and is happy when she is picked up. We couldn’t ask for more!
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Ricardo B.
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Posted 1 year ago
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The caregiver is wonderful and would highly recommend to anyone.
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Arielle C.
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Posted 1 year ago
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The owner and her assistants are absolutely wonderful! We felt so comfortable from the moment we met her, she is loving, kind and caring and so professional. Our son is so excited to see her every day and looks so happy in all of the pictures she sends us through the day. We feel so happy knowing our son is in a safe and happy environment every day.
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Kimberly T.
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Posted 2 years ago
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We and our daughter love this daycare. We know this provider and the other providers really care about her and she has learned so much since she started. She has fun there and looks forward to daycare every day!
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Imani A.
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Posted 2 years ago
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I cannot say enough great things about this provider and her team! When I first met them, I was anxious and pregnant, desperately seeking a good daycare for my unborn son. This provider instantly put me at ease upon meeting her. Her establishment was extremely clean and organized. Once my son was born, I sadly couldn’t take as much leave as I would have wanted. So, I dropped him off for his very first day when he was just 6 weeks old. Throughout... more
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Katie W.
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Posted 2 years ago
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My daughter is over 2 years old now and she's been going to this childcare since she was 5 months old. When you first arrive at this home, you can tell right away how incredibly clean the facility is! The provider and the other teachers are very nurturing and loving. My daughter is very shy and sensitive and she is so comfortable going to daycare every day. She runs in there with a smile and ready to play with her friends. Not only does she have... more
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Brian B.
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Posted 2 years ago
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Our daughter is always excited to get to this daycare. She has learned so much in just the first few months at the daycare and they seem to genuinely treat the kids like their own. My favorite part is that this provider often texts us a picture or two of our daughter playing during the day. Being teachers we’re definitely going to switch to full time in the fall because we’re very happy with the care.
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Kara B.
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Posted 2 years ago
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our daughter has been going to this provider now for two months and has grown so much already. She loves seeing her little friends and has picked up words such as “hi” from being there. This provider and her team take such good care of our baby girl and we plan to continue on using her into next year too.
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Jenifer D.
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Posted 2 years ago
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This provider has been watching our daughter, since she was 8 weeks old, for two years and we’re extremely happy. She keeps the daycare impeccably clean and communicates efficiently. This provider and the staff are really great with the children and my daughter is always happy to be there. Although I wish there was a more structured curriculum, my daughter knows so many words and is clearly learning so many things from this provider. I highly... more
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Elise B.
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Posted 3 years ago
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The provider and her helpers are wonderful! My son is always smiling and enjoys going to daycare. I get pictures each day and I feel confident in the care he is receiving. Its nice for him to be around other kids his age and hes grown tremendously since we first started. I would highly recommend her!
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Whitney J.
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Posted 4 years ago
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This provider is simply wonderful! She is an awesome caregiver. The daycare is always immaculate and organized. She so sweet and patient. My son is so happy to see her each day and I know without a doubt he is well taken care of. Her assistants are equally as caring and attentive. They love children and it shows! This daycare has been such a blessing to me and my husband. As first time parents, we can't ask for a safer place to take our son each... more
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Amanda B.
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Posted 4 years ago
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My husband and I were recently moved for work, and so we had to leave behind this amazing childcare provider. She has become like a part of our family and was such an amazing blessing for us. Our daughter thrived in her care. Our daughter was excited and happy to see her every day. She helped our baby to work on meeting all of her milestones, stayed in constant communication with us, and made sure to always give us a summary of her day. If I... more
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Amanda B.
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Posted 4 years ago
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I could not ask for a better place to send my daughter for child care. This provider is warm and nurturing. She maintains a safe, clean, and loving environment for all the children she watches. As a new mama, she has given me a sense of relief, knowing that I can go to work and my baby will be safe and loved. Safety and cleanliness were my two main needs in a daycare, and this provider meets that plus so much more. She is truly a wonderful... more
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Erin B.
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Posted 5 years ago
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This provider is so great with our daughter. She is very patient and nurturing and forms genuine attachments with the children in her care. When Meadow is having a hard day, she knows just what to say and do to bring her into the circle and make her feel special. Her space is clean, bright, organized, and roomy. I highly recommend this child care.
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Lyndsey V.
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Posted 5 years ago
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My husband and I were worried at first to put our 2 1/2 yr old son into daycare because he has been home with me since he was born. However, we wanted him to get used to being around other kids and having to listen to other adults before starting preschool. I am so glad we found this daycare! This provider takes great care of our son and I can tell he really likes her because he talks about her and asks when he will see her again. He’s also... more
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Gwendolen W.
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Posted 5 years ago
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This neighborhood daycare was such a wonderful find! Our older daughter started when she was 3 months old and attended until she turned 3 years old. Our youngest daughter has been here since she was 4 months old and is now 2. The provider and her team are like family to us! Our girls simply adore them and my soon to be kindergartener still loves to go visit when we pick up her little sister. The facility is extremely clean, organized, and well... more
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Dezra Samuelson B.
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Posted 5 years ago
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This provider is a wonderful care taker for my child. My son absolutely loves her and her family of helpers. He has been in her care since he was 3 months old and is almost 2 years old now. She's very accomodating to your schedule and for your child's needs. Whether they are sick or not she is always working on broadening their minds with music, dance, art and learning how to interact with other kids. I love her!
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Melanie S.
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Posted 5 years ago
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We have been very happy with this daycare. Our son is well taken care of and is loved. This provider has a wonderful and organized program. The facility is extremely clean and organized. I trust this provider and her team and appreciate the care that they give to my child.
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Lauren C.
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Posted 6 years ago
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My twins have thrived at this daycare and were quickly meeting all their actual milestones despite being born at 31 weeks. They have been attending for 1.5 years and have rarely been sick plus the staff can easily distinguish one identical twin from the other whereas family members struggle. As a first time mom that works full time, I appreciated that this provider was conscientious about letting me have their "first" moments and she did not... more
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Siela U.
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Posted 6 years ago
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A MOTHER knows! This provider, over the past 12 years has helped and watched four of my girls; ages 14yrs, 12yrs, 10yrs, and 2yrs old! They still talk about the great time they had with this provider! If you want nurturing, caring and educational facility...look no further! She does not replace, but only temporary fill for when we have to work...it’s as if my own parents are watching my children...there’s no greater feeling than knowing my... more
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Uzma M.
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Posted 8 years ago
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My child and I couldn't ask for a better daycare. The best professionalism, fun, safety, and genuine care for my child is unbelievable. My child loves going their and often talks about the daycare and how great the days are there. I highly recommend this day care.
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Kristiine F.
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Posted 8 years ago
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This is a wonderful caregiver; she is attentive and works with patents so as to make the children in her care as comfortable as possible. Our family appreciates the owner and her staff for the patience, kindness, and sense of diligence they have towards our children. On a personal note I like the small, home-like, atmosphere of the children's area over the more sterile ambience of larger day care centers. Our family has been greatly satisfied... more
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Lee F.
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Posted 8 years ago
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love my day care ladies, the kids love coming here, my infant likes them more than mom and dad some days. Its a safe environment, kids area is always kept clean and organized. They have helped me figure out the subsidy we are using and were flexible with us when we had issues getting it setup. great family care environment overall, 5 hearts!
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