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Star Beginnings Home Daycare, N Arlington/ McLean

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About Me
Hello Parents: I am Karima, the owner of Star Beginnings Home Daycare (aka Karima's Home Daycare), a safe and high-quality home daycare. As a mother of 6, I strive to provide a loving and educational environment for your own children. I have 20 years of experience in child care (most in my own family child care program, but also in a larger preschool). I run our home daycare with my assistant who also has 10 years of child care experience. I am CPR and First Aid certified, and I hold a Master's Degree in Health Management as well as a graduate certificate in Global Health. I also stay abreast of my field with training in child care and early education such as "Positive Principles of Discipline," "Caring for Infants," "Emergency Preparedness," "Nutrition for Young Children," and "Reading for Young Children and Toddlers".
Our Program
Karima's Home Daycare is a play-based, Montessori-inspired daycare. We strive to provide the highest care for your child and to create not only a safe and enjoyable environment, but one in which your child will learn and grow as comfortably as possible. I maintain a structured schedule with still a variety of activities for your child to engage in. We work to stay in communication with parents and keep them in the loop for whichever activity we may be engaging in. We are dedicated to creating a nurturing environment in which your child will be able to develop social and emotional skills with their peers. From trips to the library and park, we put much effort into making sure that your child is always enjoying their time and learning.
Our Daycare
Karima's Home Daycare is a year-round home daycare, open from 7:30am until 6:00pm Mon-Fri. We offer full time child care for children as young as 3 months through 2 years old. We provide snacks and lunch, and offer a peanut and tree-nut free environment. We’re located in the Woodland Acres community in Mclean, VA. Our daycare facility is right off Valley Wood Rd and Old Dominion Dr. We’re conveniently located for all commuters since we have easy access to all major roads such as N Glebe Rd (route 120) and Lee Hwy (US-29). To learn more, please call or send an email, I look forward to meeting you!

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Wen S.
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Posted 6 months ago
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Both of my kids attended this daycare since they were 4 months old. Karima was a great help in getting the kids on a schedule, and especially helpful with my younger one who is not a good sleeper. We are grateful for her care and her genuine affection for the kids.
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Meryl D.
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Posted 6 months ago
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We started our son at Star Beginnings when he was about 3 months old. Karima and her helper went above and beyond to make the transition to daycare a smooth one. At home, our son was refusing to take a bottle and taking very short naps but Karima had both issues resolved within a matter of days which put our minds at ease and made going back to work much easier! He’s now almost a year old and continues to do well in her care. In terms of the... more
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Katelin D.
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Posted 6 months ago
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We have sent both our sons to Karima for daycare and our older son still talks about how much he loved it there! Karima takes care of each child like her own and maintains a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment. We have complete trust in her and she feels like an extension of our family.
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Kathryn R.
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Posted 6 months ago
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We were incredibly happy with Karima and her staff while we had our daughter attend Star Beginnings. Our daughter was with Karima from 4mo to 1.5 years old and we were thrilled with the love and care she gave to our daughter and the other children. They constantly sang songs, read books, taught and worked with the children on age-appropriate lessons each day, and truly engaged with every child all day long. We felt very safe with our daughter in... more
Response from the provider:
Thank you for your kind words, Kathryn! It was a pleasure to care for your daughter.
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Danielle P.
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Posted 6 months ago
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Our son started at Star Beginnings since he was 3 months old. From the beginning we felt comfortable that he was safe, well cared for and actually loved by the people taking care of him. He is always happy to go to Star Beginnings and happy when he comes home. The place is clean and bright and they take safety and sickness precautions seriously, which ahs always put me at ease. They have even helped to get him on a sleep schedule! We will remain... more
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Katelin D.
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Posted 3 years ago
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We have been so pleased with our experience. We felt comfortable form the beginning and know that our son is safe, happy and cared for. The provider has been flexible with us as we transitioned our son to daycare. She provides pictures, updates and was collaborative about our son's schedule.
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Patricia W.
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Posted 3 years ago
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This provider is a wonderful caregiver. She loves our son and he is so happy to see her each day. We have seen him grow and learn with her, and among the other children. She provides updates if you want them and let's you know of any events during the day. I know my son is safe and happy when with her. I would definitely recommend her to any new family looking for daycare.
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Sally W.
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Posted 3 years ago
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We have been very happy with this day care. Our son is well cared for, sleeps well and comes home very happy. We trust this provider immensely and would highly recommend her day care.
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Alice B.
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Posted 3 years ago
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My son is happy to go here everyday. This provider is kind and patient but firm with him. She has a smaller group of kids than other homes I looked at, so my son gets more attention and care. The environment is bright and clean with a great selection of toys. Her house is like my son's second home.
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Catherine H.
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Posted 3 years ago
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This provider took care of our son from about three and a half months until he was almost 10 months. She always greeted us with a smile and our son was more than happy to return the favor - he felt right at home with her from the beginning. He always had a great time playing with the other children with the fun (and age appropriate) toys that this provider had around, whether it be a bouncer when he was just a newborn or walkers and more... more
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Marianne D.
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Posted 4 years ago
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Our daughter was at this daycare provider care for just over 8 months before starting pre-school, and we couldn't have been happier with her. Anna was like part of her family and it gave us incredible peace of mind to know she was happy all day and in such good hands. Would highly recommend her for anyone in need of child care - she provides a warm, safe, and happy environment for all the children she cares for, and her family is wonderful!
Response from the provider:
Hello Marianne, Just wanted to say thank you for the kind words on the CareLulu page I really do appreciate. It's been... more
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Susan S.
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Posted 4 years ago
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We loved our experience with this daycare. My child is an only, so it was important for her to learn how to behave with younger and older kids.
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Joanna M.
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Posted 5 years ago
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This is is a wonderful childcare provider. Our son loved going to her house and still enjoys going back to visit. We will be sending our next child to this daycare as well. The owner truly has become a part of our family.
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Meet The Staff
Owner
Owner
Master's Degree in Health Management
20 years of experience, mom of 6
Assistant
Assistant
Associate's Degree in Child Care
10 years of experience
Assistant
Assistant
10 years of experience
Home-based
Home-based
Hours
7:30am - 6:00pm
Ages
3 months - 2 years
Kindergarten
No
Accreditation
No
Meals Provided
No
Transportation
No
Facilities
  Fenced Facilities
  Playground
  Library
  Multipurpose Room
  Computers
  Video Cameras