* Brand new spacious facilities filled with educational toys and equipment
* Beautiful and colorful arts room for children to express their creativity
* Convenient location in Franconia, Alexandria with easy access to the I-95, I-495, I-395
Family & School
This Early Education Children's Center in Alexandria is a spacious daycare and preschool. The facilities are brand new and colorful so children will be happy to go to school! This daycare is open year round from 6:30am to 6:00pm, and accepts children from 2.5 years old through 5 years old. The facilities are clean, beautiful, and with lots of developmentally appropriate toys and equipment.
The child care center provides meals including a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack. Menus are posted on bulletin boards and provided to parents regularly and the center is peanut-free. The center is also willing to discuss children’s special dietary needs if needed. Meals are served family style in the classroom at a common table and provide rich opportunities for learning and socializing!
The center has standard sick and vacation policies (tuition due during illness or vacation). The program offers parents flexibility in choosing full and part-time child care options, and also offers before and after school care. The program also participates in a subsidized child care program.
The preschool offers a play-based early learning environment that is both stimulating and individualized, so that each child progresses at their own pace. The structured curriculum focuses on reading and writing, as well as, math and science which are all practiced daily. Weather permitting, children spend a lot of time outdoors (3h daily!) Any behavioral issues are addressed through redirection.
Lesson plans include language development, learning the alphabet, recognizing numbers and learning to count, music and movement, creative art, story time. The center uses blocks, puzzles, creative art, and books. Our teachers promote practicing life skills like hand washing, picking up toys and sharing with friends. Children are introduced to cognitive skills and practice making decisions.
Science and discovery activities stimulate curiosity as the children learn valuable lessons about themselves and the world around them. Art and music activities will be used to help the children develop individual expressions.
Teachers & Staff
The director is a mom of one with a Bachelor’s degree and 15 years of experience. The owner of the center is a mom of three with a Bachelor’s degree and 7 years of experience. Lead teachers have a Bachelor's degree and all teachers have at least a Child Development Associates's degree. All staff is also CPR and First Aid certified; the M.A.T. certified teachers are able to administer prescription medication. Parents receive communication from teachers on a daily basis. The staff consists of well trained, educated and experienced individuals who are eager to work with children.
The center has an open-door school policy so parents are welcome to stop by at any time to check in on their children. They are committed to providing a secure environment for children. The school entrance is gated with an electronic access (only families and staff have the code), and all staff undergoes a regular background check. Toys are washed on a daily basis, and a surveillance camera will also monitor the center's indoor and outdoor areas.
The Early Education Children's Center is conveniently located in Franconia, near Kingstowne in Alexandria, VA. The facility is off Franconia Rd (route 644), near Franconia Elementary School. The preschool is in a perfect location for your commute to work since it's just a few minutes away from all major highways (I-95, I-495, I-395) as well as S Van Dorn St.