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OPENINGS: We have a short-term opening for any age until September 8th, 2024 .
Dogue Creek Family Childcare is a home-based daycare in Kingstowne Alexandria, VA. My home is right off S Van Dorn St and has easy access to Telegraph Rd (route 611), S Kings Hwy (route 633), and the I-95.
About Me
I’m the owner of this nurturing child care program and I have more than a decade of professional experience. I hold a bachelor’s degree and CPR & First-aid certifications. I can also administer medication to all children in my care since I’m a M.A.T trained. My daycare is a comfortable and safe environment for children, and I want parents to feel rat ease when they drop their children off.
Program
My daycare is open on weekdays from 6 AM to 6 PM! I can provide care after 6 PM until 9 PM for an additional fee. I provide full-time and part-time care for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers between the age of 3 months and 5 years old. Kids can stay up to twelve hours without extra charge (infants under 12 months can be in care for not more than 10 hours a day). Extended/weekend care may be negotiated. We provide breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks to children who are enrolled full time. Before and after school care are also available for older kids up to 12 years old (I’m a few minutes’ drive away from Lane Elementary School and Franconia Elementary School). We also accept military families who have subsidy (vouchers).
Curriculum
At Dogue Creek Family Childcare, the children participate in daily activities such as learning the alphabet, circle time, days the week, months of the year, different colors and counting numbers. I also put a large importance on creativity, and offer many art projects for your child to explore. In addition to English, I speak Amharic and upon your request, I can teach your little one this foreign language (however, please note that my daycare is not a bilingual program). Thanks for visiting my profile! Please send an email or call to book a tour, I would love to meet your family in person :)

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Stephanie M.
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Posted 9 months ago
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Our daughter has been here for 2 years since she was 4 months old. They have taken the best care of her from the infant stage all the way to being a toddler! It is always hard to find a place you trust, and we were able to trust them to take care of her from the beginning because of the love they genuinely have for kids. Many times, they helped guide her and us as to the next developmentally appropriate steps. They also have a great program that... more
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Ruth-Marie E.
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Posted 9 months ago
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My child attended this daycare for over a year and it was a great experience for us. The ladies were very attentive and caring, I would recommend them to anyone looking for services!
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Wossen D.
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Posted 9 months ago
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My son absolutely loves it here. I was very nervous about sending him to a full day daycare but after his first day my worries were completely gone. My son is so happy when he gets dropped off. Everyone is super attentive, loving, and welcoming.
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Clare H.
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Posted 9 months ago
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Our daughter started at this daycare when she was about 5 months old and we have loved our experience there! All the providers are so kind and genuinely happy to see her when she arrives every morning; and she always goes in with such a big smile and comes home happy. You just know they are loved and cared for!
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Victoria K.
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Posted 1 year ago
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Our daughter has been attending this daycare for three months and has been well taken care of. The ladies are so sweet to her and always make her smile. So far, she is very happy being here!
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Laura K.
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Posted 1 year ago
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As first time parents, we were nervous having our daughter in day care. The ladies that work here are such wonderful, kind, warm people that trust was established very quickly. My daughter greets them every morning with a huge smile on her face, happy to see her friends. It’s easy to tell that these women genuinely care for the children in their care. I cannot say enough nice things about this place, we’ve already recommended it to friends and... more
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Natasha G.
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Posted 2 years ago
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Imani is now 15 months old and loves this provider and all the women caretakers. As a first-time mom, it's a relief to see her affectionate with the ladies and other kids and running up to the for when dropping off in the morning. We started at 7 months old and it's been great for our family.
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Paris R.
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Posted 2 years ago
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My daughter has been attending here since she was around 5 months(now almost 2 years old) and loves she it so much. The provider and her team has always provided my daughters with so much love, care, and stability and they look forward to going each day. The environment is always positive and welcoming. As a mom, I always feel at ease knowing I am leaving my children with a very trustworthy and kind-hearted staff and never have to worry about... more
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Daniel K.
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Posted 2 years ago
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We are very pleased sending our child to this provider every day because we know they really take good care of him and he is always smiling when we drop him off and pick him up.
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Meskerem A.
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Posted 2 years ago
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this daycare is so good for the kids!!!! I just love it.
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Dan K.
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Posted 3 years ago
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Our son has been at this daycare for two months now and we can tell he is enjoying his time there and that they are taking very good care of him! When we go to pick him up he is always happy and the provider and her helper definitely enjoy his company too!
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Nicole V.
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Posted 4 years ago
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We love this provider and her whole team! Our daughter has thrived under their care. She's been there for 2 years and I cannot imagine sending her anywhere else. They are so flexible with your schedule and the kids are always so happy when they are there. So glad we found them!
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Arna C.
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Posted 4 years ago
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My child was 6 months old when he started and from day one he took to the people taking care of him. He was not too happy with new people around this time, but he sure did like all the ladies at our location! He even began reaching for them at drop off! I've never worried about his safety, and this provider makes it clear that you can contact her whenever to talk about anything. They spend lots of time helping him practice skills he's developing... more
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Eric C.
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Posted 4 years ago
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Very comforting and caring. The are extremely attentive and make sure that your child becomes acclimated at their own pace.
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Danielle W.
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Posted 5 years ago
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My daughter has been attending this day-care part-time since she was 3 months old and, overall, we have been very happy with our decision. The provider has been very accommodating with my flexible work schedule. My daughter reaches out and smiles when she sees the providers each morning and she is always clean and happy when we pick her up in the afternoon. We have never had any safety concerns with this day-care. It is obvious that they really... more
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Beth G.
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Posted 5 years ago
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Our first daughter has been attending since she was 6 months old. Two years later, when we had our second daughter, we were grateful and happy to be able to send her here as well. I was very anxious about sending our youngest as she was only 3 months old at the time and had feeding issues. The providers were very patient as we worked through these issues with her doctor, and the primary provider- a mom of three- was even able to give... more
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Alaina T.
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Posted 6 years ago
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We love the provider and her team. They are very loving toward my son and take excellent care of him. As a first time mom, I was nervous about returning to work and sending my baby to daycare. Although I miss him while I'm at work, I feel confident that he's in loving hands. Thank you to this provider and her team for being wonderful caregivers.
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Merkeza G.
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Posted 6 years ago
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Our son has had a wonderful time here. He is always happy at drop offs and smiling when we pick him up. We appreciate the feedback we get from this provider about what happened throughout the day and are thankful for her help with our picky eater. Her hours help out with our variable schedules. We are very happy we found this daycare.
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Mike L.
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Posted 6 years ago
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Our daughter has been going to this provider since she was 6 months old (she is now 14 months.) We were nervous about selecting a daycare after we struggled to find a good babysitter, but we couldn't be happier with our choice. This provider and all of the staff are playful and very loving- our daughter reaches for them with a smile every morning when I drop her off. When I pick her up, they report on eating and napping that day and inform me of... more
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Patrick C.
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Posted 6 years ago
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The provider and her staff have been phenomenal with our toddler from day one. Each and every day she wakes up excited to see everyone and is always upset when the time comes for her to be picked up. They have helped her learn from the second she arrived there and are excellent care givers and teachers for our daughter. They offer reasonable prices and flexible times which helps greatly given the dynamics of the DC area. This is one of the best... more
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Candida S.
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Posted 6 years ago
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This daycare is amazing! I truly appreciate the love and care they give my son, they treat him like their own child. Each of the caregivers are very kind, attentive and informative. I'm very blessed to have such wonderful people caring for my son...I never worry when my son is at this daycare.
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Katherine E.
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Posted 6 years ago
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My Leo has been here since he was 4 months old. One year later, and I wouldn't think of taking him anywhere else! I feel comfortable dropping him off and knowing that he is taken care of and very loved. I was able to begin taking Leo less than a week after touring the facility, which was great for my busy schedule on such short notice. I feel constantly well informed and I always receive a call if something needs my attention. I even get calls... more
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Aimee G.
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Posted 7 years ago
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My child has been coming here since Jan.2016 and I have to say it's been a God sent place for us. Prior to placing him at this home based daycare my son was cared by live-in-nannies and as a parent I was never truly satisfied with the level of service by the different nannies that I hired. When I found this daycare it met my expectation and exceeded my expectations. My son is loved, cared, and engaged daily with different activities.... more
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Rathindra H.
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Posted 7 years ago
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My daughter has been enrolled here since September 2016. I love how professional her and her staff are. Also, I'm very pleased with the overall care of my daughter. I'm always greeted with happy smiles and an update on my daughters growth and development. They are phenomenal and very understanding. My daughter also loves it here. I use to worry that she was spending so much time in a new place, how she would adjust. When I'm off from work, this... more
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Sarah O.
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Posted 7 years ago
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We have been taking our son here for almost 5 months now. He is so happy there. This provider has such a great background and the kids are well taken care of with multiple caretakers present at all times. I was a bit hesitant about in home care, but am so happy he has this familial environment. They don't just care for the children, they love them. I would definitely recommend this center. The flexibility that they offer is so crucial for... more
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Germain M.
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Posted 7 years ago
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It is Jahred's home away from home. The loving care and attention that my son receives is priceless. This daycare is a blessing to our family. I take such comfort taking my son there daily knowing that he is well loved and taken care of. I have peace of mind when I am at work knowing that my baby is safe, loved and most of all happy. I'm very happy that I chose the tender loving arms of this daycare provider to place my son.
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Ashleigh B.
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Posted 7 years ago
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As a new parent I was nervous about choosing a daycare. My husband and I were both initially impressed with the provider's calm demeanor and her background. Having been here for four months now, I can see how much she cares for each of the children entrusted to her. My son absolutely lights up when I drop him off in the mornings, which is greatly reassuring. The facilities are always clean and tidy and there is plenty for the kids to do, which... more
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Kendra C.
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