Little Learners Academy, Ashburn

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Welcome to Little Learners Academy, our beautiful daycare center and preschool in Ashburn, VA! Little Learners is located near George Washington University and has easy access to Harry Byrd Hwy (route 7). About Us I’m the owner and director and I have 30 years of experience in child care and early childhood education. I’m a mother of 3 and I hold a Bachelor’s degree. At Little Learners our staff always strives to create a safe and secure environment where we help our kids learn and grow. Our experienced teachers and caregivers are dedicated to providing high-quality care and early childhood education. At our center, your child will receive the best early learning experience! Program Our facility is open year–round from between 6:30 am 6:30 pm, Monday through Friday. We offer various flexible options such as full-time and part-time care for infants as young as 6 weeks, as well as toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children up to 12 years old. Snacks are already included in the tuition (we can also provide lunch with an additional fee). Drop-in care is also available for your occasional child care needs. In the summer, we have a fun summer camp program that your little one will surely enjoy! Our center has an open-door policy for parents, so you’re welcome to visit your child during our operation hours. This gives you the opportunity to see what your child is doing and at the same time, assess our staff and facility. Curriculum Little Learners Academy uses a Theme-based, structured curriculum. We aim to help each child develop physical, socio-emotional and cognitive skills. Our staff is very hands-on and always plans a daily schedule of activities focusing on specific skills to meet the individual and developmental needs. Daily activities include Reading & Writing, Math & Science, and Arts & Music. We have age-appropriate toys, books and educational materials accessible to the children. In addition to English, we provide Spanish lessons for our PS and PK classrooms. Our Curriculum is tailored based on the child’s developmental milestones: Infants(6 weeks-16 months): We ask parents to complete a form asking for important information necessary to meet their baby’s individual needs. Through our Tadpole App we provide a daily reports to our parents. This report includes everything about your child's day: meals, diapers, nap/sleep, activities and well as pictures (which are also sent our throughout the day). Toddlers (16 months- 30 months): This is the stage where we teach children the concept of sharing and the time for them to play with others. We teach them colors and shapes and introduce theme related vocabulary. Teachers at this stage develop each child’s communication skills as well as fine and large motor skills. Preschoolers (2 1/2 - 3's): We create a stimulating environment for our preschoolers through imaginative play and creative arts. At this stage, we introduce Phonics and our Spanish program. We also encourage them to participate in fun activities such as dancing, singing, exercising and much more. Teachers work with parents to foster the child’s learning and independence. Pre-K (4's-5's): Our PK classroom is designed to prepare our children to be active learners so that they will be successful when they enter the public school system. The children in this classroom continue to be exposed to Phonics as well as our Spanish program. Each week the children enjoy a new theme and are introduced to it through ideas and discussions, books, art projects, games and more. School-Age (kinder-5th grade): During the school year we offer a before and after school program. When public schools are closed our school-age children are welcome to attend Little Learners all day for an additional fee. During the summer months, we offer a fun-filled summer camp program. Please call us to schedule a tour. We look forward to meeting your family!
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Kelly L.
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Posted 1 year ago
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I wouldn’t recommend any other place other than Little Learners! They were so good, and my daughter loved it so much. Truly family-orientated, and they do so many creative things to expand the children’s minds.
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We miss you guys already. Hope Kinder is going well. Looking forward to having your niece start soon. Thank you for... more
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Ashley A.
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Posted 1 year ago
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Our children have attended Little Learners for the last few years. It’s not your typical daycare facility, it’s better! The staff is amazing and truly care about our kids. The kids have made lifelong friends and we couldn’t be happier. Little Learners is one big family and we are truly blessed to have found them.
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So happy you are part of the LLA family. Thank you for your review!
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Alaina A.
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Posted 1 year ago
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Little Learners was the best place for my children. They felt loved every day! They are a small, family owned center with the personalization that my children needed. I would recommend them to all families.
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Thank you Alaina. Hope you guys are doing well. We miss your entire family!
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Katy L.
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Posted 1 year ago
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There is nothing bad to say about this facility! The staff and owner are top notch and truly care for each and every one of the children as if they were their own. My first infant started attending Little Learners at 12 weeks old. They made me, a first time mother, feel completely at ease and comfortable from the very first drop off I ever made. I truly thank them for their big hearts, professionalism, and passion for children!
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Thanks Katy. Still hoping you bring the girls by for a visit. We miss your family.
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Helen P.
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Posted 1 year ago
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We haven't been with LLA for several years, but during our years with them, we absolutely loved them. The teachers were always kind, caring, and informative of how the day went for our child. We never had any issues with the teachers, the facility, or the curriculum. I would recommend LLA to anyone who asked.
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Thank you, Helen. Hope you guys are well. You need to stop by and see us when you get a chance. Thank you for the... more
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Nerissa S.
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Posted 1 year ago
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Both of our children have thrived at LLA, and the staff take such wonderful care of all the students. We feel incredibly fortunate that our littles can call LLA “home”.
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Love having them both here as well as your entire family. Thank you for the review.
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Luci B.
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Posted 1 year ago
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I love LLA. They've become an extension of our family and I'll be sending baby #2 there in just a couple weeks. The teachers that have been there the longest are truly dedicated and full of love for every child there. There are also families that have their kids there for years... So they become like family too. All in all, no regrets. more
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So happy your babies are with us! Thank you for the nice review.
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Holly E.
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Posted 1 year ago
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We loved our experience at Little Learners Academy. While the teachers and directors are very loving and attentive, it feels much more like a developmental and educational experience than just a baby sitter. The preschool teachers are phenomenal. We only left Little Learners because we moved out of state. The high quality of care we received there made it hard to find a daycare/preschool in our new town that could compare. I would absolutely... more
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Miss you guys. Hope everything is going well for you. Come by to visit if you are ever back in the area. Thank you... more
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Nate G.
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Posted 1 year ago
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LLA is the only childcare facility that our kids have ever been to where the staff genuinely cares for our children. They are in a league all their own.
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Glad to have your kids here. I love seeing them every day. Thanks for the review.
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Samantha W.
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Posted 1 year ago
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I looked at a lot of in home and daycare centers before my son was born. I am so glad I found Little Learner's. He started there at 3 months and has been there over a year now. I chose it because while it is a center, it does not have that corporate, baby factory feel to it. The owner and teachers are all very loving toward the kids and very open and communicative with parents. You can tell that they really care about each and every kid and that... more
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Love having that beautiful boy here! Thank you for the nice review.
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Kaylie R.
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Posted 1 year ago
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My kiddo was at Little Learners for four years. She grew so much socially and academically during that time. I have recommended LLA to numerous families.
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Kaylie thank you for the review. We miss you guys, please stop by to visit.
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Stacy R.
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I have 3 children that have been attending LLA for almost 6 years. When I found LLA, I was in fear of leaving my (then only) child in the care of someone else. My daughter was a co-sleeping, breast fed baby that refused bottles and I was thoroughly convinced that she would never sleep without someone holding her. I can honestly say that all of my worries washed away as soon as I saw how much love LLA spreads around. They listened to my concerns... more
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So happy to have the kids all here! Thank you for the kind words.
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Melody P.
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We have been very happy with Little Learners. Our son started there when he was about 2 and a half. We work from home frequently, so we were looking for a part time option, mostly to help socialize our little guy. We've been thrilled to see how far he's come since being with LLA. The staff is incredible and they're really great about keeping parents in-the-know and involved in activities. Holiday concerts, pumpkin patch field trips, and even... more
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Love having you as part of the LLA family! Thank you for the review.
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Kelee A.
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Posted 1 year ago
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My son started here at 3 and my daughter 'was born in to this day care.' It's a loving and inclusive educational environment. Summer camp is full of field trips and water play. Twice a year the kids sing in performances for the parents. We were so sad when the kids aged out. The advantages of this center being privately owned: competitive pricing, more flexibility, and low staff turnover. I recommend this center to everyone
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Hard to believe they are too old to still attend but love seeing them in the summer when they come to help out! Thanks... more
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Molly De L.
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Posted 1 year ago
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To start it off, we absolutely LOVE Little Learners Academy. We have been a part of the Little Learners Academy family for more than 7 years now. All 3 of our children started attending when they were 3 months old, and we have never looked back. What we love about this facility, number one, is the relationship we have with the staff and teachers. Little Learners Academy is so accommodating to our schedules and family needs, and we know that our... more
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The end of summer was so difficult knowing your youngest was off to school and we wouldn't be seeing you everyday. We... more
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Marla R.
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LLA is a small family oriented school that truly cares for the students, the parents, and it’s staff. They made such a difference for my son. He was also well prepared for public school when he started. Highly recommend this over the corporate chains of day cares because the owner is on-site, involved, and makes decisions based on the well-fair of everyone rather than some Director in another state from a corporate office.
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So glad you entrusted T... to us. Thanks for all you do for LLA.
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Laura R.
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Posted 1 year ago
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LLA has been great to all of my three kids. The teachers are caring! They have prepared them for kindergarten. I have never heard a negative word from other parents as well. I highly recommend LLA !
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Thank You for the nice review. Hope you guys are well. We miss you.
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Faith P.
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Our daughter spent several years at Little Learners, unitl she went to Kindergarten and our school was out of district. She grew to consider it a home away from home. The teachers were all extremely loving and caring towards her, and I found comfort in the fact the she grew such a close bond with many of them. The staff has minimal turn over which I believe is extremely important for a child's sense of stability. I also think this a testament to... more
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Thank you for the nice review. It's nice running into you guys once in a while. Hope all is well.
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Divina T.
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Posted 1 year ago
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We were so happy with the service, love and care that Little Learners Academy provided for my 2 boys.
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Margie C.
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We have been part of the LLA family for more than 12 years, an integral role in raising our children. Some turnover over the years, but the core team has been there all 12 years. The community could offer the care center some updates, but overall and outstanding experience.
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We miss you Come..... Family! Thank you for the review.
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Genti S.
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Posted 1 year ago
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Little Learners’s academy it’s not just a day care. It’s an excellent service provider where my children have always felt at home. Been there since they were newborns. The staff has been there every step of their growing process.
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Thanks Genti for the review. We miss you guys. It was good seeing you the other day. Hope the boys are good.
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Dana O.
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Posted 5 years ago
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Little Learners is an amazing school with teachers and staff who love your children as if they are their own! The curriculum and enrichment offered to prepare each child for elementary school is outstanding as well! We loved being apart of such a loving environment!
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6:30am - 6:30pm
Ages
6 weeks - 12 years
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Before School Care
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Facilities
  smoke-free
  charming
  lots of natural light
  traditional
  lots of outdoor space
  bright
  quiet