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CURRENT OPENINGS: All ages!
Welcome to East Gate Playhouse, my licensed home-based daycare and preschool in Chantilly, VA. My child care facility is located in the East Gate neighborhood of South Riding / Chantilly, right off Poland Rd and Tall Cedars Pkwy. Your daily commute to work will be very convenient since I have easy access to all major roads: Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy (US-50), Braddock Rd (route 620), and Sully Rd (route 28).
About the Staff:
I’m the owner and main caregiver and I have 8 years of professional experience. Like you, I’m also a mom, so I can relate to your concerns when it comes to finding the best child care and early childhood education program for your precious little one. I’m a licensed provider with CPR & First-aid certifications, so you can be sure that your child is safe under my care. In addition to my child care credentials, I completed 3 years of nursing school and graduated with an advanced program and I worked as a nurse for 16 years in Vienna, Austria. I'm also fluent in English, German, and Dari (Farsi). My experience and background add value to the children's learning at an early stage which are the crucial years of a child's life. My assistant is a mother of 1 and married to her best friend of 14 years. She has a culinary degree where she graduated with honors. She served 10 years in the United States Airforce until she had her daughter Athena. She is certified in A+ and security+ for IT work. Since separating from the military, she has been a stay-at-home parent. She was homeschooled for 2 years while helping out with a Co-Opt homeschooling program. She loves nature, children, and animals.
Mission:
Child care is a very challenging and demanding task. However, it is a rewarding and fulfilling job. My passion is love for children, and this made me decide to open my own family child care and early childhood education program. I love working with kids and the idea of contributing to their success. I believe that open communication between the provider and parents is very important for us to satisfy their child care needs. At my daycare, I promise to provide nurturing care and quality early education, and plenty of individualized attention.
Curriculum:
My daycare follows the play-based approach to make learning more fun and interesting. I will also introduce the Kumon learning program to my students to help them advance their math skills. This program is a structured, proven self-learning program for home-based education that aims to develop critical thinking, academic ability, and independence. In addition to English, I also teach my students American Sign Language and German. I have a lot of books in German that I read to the kids. I also teach them some German songs and basic words, as well as the alphabet and numbers in German (however, please note that my daycare is not a full language immersion or bilingual program). I have lots of different activities in store for the children throughout the day like arts & crafts and music. I also take them to the community playground twice a day for their outdoor playtime and during summer, we have water activities. Our goal overall is to make sure that children are challenged and are above school level when they enter school.
Program & Facility:
East Gate Playhouse is open all throughout the year from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. I offer full-time care for infants as young as 3 months, as well as toddlers and preschoolers up to 5 years old. I serve breakfast, lunch, and snacks to all kids attending my program (included in the tuition). Our COVID procedures include cleaning every day with Lysol wipes and spray. Our child care and preschool facility is large and very well-equipped: we have large activity sets, slides, play pens, etc. We also have a separate nap room for infants to ensure they get their much-needed uninterrupted sleep. The space is very warm and inviting and has Montessori stations, as well as hanging artwork and family photos, with great natural lighting and an open layout. We have even transformed the garage into an amazing indoor playground that is heated and carpeted. Please contact my daycare through CareLuLu and get your $100 registration fee waived!

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Katie P.
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Posted 1 month ago
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We have had the best experience with this caregiver at her in home daycare. this is the first place our son has gone to so we were all nervous about the change initially but she does such an excellent job running the daycare and helped put us all at ease. All the other children were so welcoming to our son, they are all so well behaved, just the sweetest angels and it’s all because of her. She takes this very seriously and she is so great with... more
Response from the provider:
thank you so much Katie
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Mauren Rocio Rojas L.
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Posted 8 months ago
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The caregiver is so kind and takes care so well of the kids.
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Esteban E.
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Posted 8 months ago
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our sons loves to go to this day care everyday, he has excellent relationship with all the care givers and enjoys their food and to play with other kids.
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Bach D.
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Posted 8 months ago
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Our Marcus loves them. They provide a fun, lively, calm and nurturing environment for our son. Could not be happier with our decision to enroll our son there.
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Amin K.
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Posted 1 year ago
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I have been totally satisfied with working with this Daycare facility. I would highly recommend her daycare center!
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Maureen F.
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Posted 2 years ago
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This provider is wonderful! My son loves coming to "school" everyday to play with his friends and learn lots of new things :) He enjoys nutritious home cooked meals and snacks, lot of activities to aid in his growth and development, and of course lots of love :) I highly recommend this provider!
Response from the provider:
Thank you Ms.Maureen for your wonderful review.
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Payal T.
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Posted 2 years ago
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This is the best teacher I have come across so far. She is very friendly and loving. I am confident that my daughter is in good hands. My daughter is getting independent as this provider is patiently helping her for the same. She is learning new things every day. As a parent, I would say this day care is an excellent choice for my daughter. We are fully satisfied.
Response from the provider:
I appreciate your review Ms.Payal
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Jaya A.
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Posted 2 years ago
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My kids went to this provider for aftercare. She is an excellent care giver. Her place is spot clean, gives healthy snack and have lot of activities planned for the kids. I strongly recommend her day care!
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Ecaterina S.
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Posted 2 years ago
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Both my kids went to this daycare and I could not say enough how wonderful their experience was . The provider became family and my kids are still asking to this day to go and visit her . She cooks homemade delicious food for the most part and follows a great teaching curriculum. Highly recommend her .
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Ely S.
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Posted 2 years ago
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It was an amazing experience for our children to be with this provider! Her home facility was always full of love and excitement. She cares deeply about the little things and loves to celebrate life! Her home was always clean and organized. She is consistent with her rules, but was always accommodating when we needed her to be. Years later our kids still talk about her, she made an amazing impact on our family.
Response from the provider:
OMG, I love your wonderful comment. Thank you so much.
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Jacqueline H.
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Posted 2 years ago
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This was the first daycare my son had attended. He learned so much while he was at this daycare and was happy to go every day (even after vacations or breaks!). This provider has activities for all ages. She always provides daily updates of all activities which is rare for many daycares. It's like you're not missing anything at all! My son loved this daycare and still talks about this provider and wants to visit her. He would still be attending... more
Response from the provider:
Thank you so much Jacqueline H for your kind words, I miss my love Henry.
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Mariam H.
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Posted 2 years ago
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I had the pleasure of sending my sons these provider's daycare/preschool. It was amazing experience for me and I loving environment for my son with amazing food full of nutrition, activities and lessons that will nourish him. I was very pleased and she’s a very kind lady, mentor and teacher for my son. I moved away from the area or else I would enroll my kids again. 💗💗
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Clare I.
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Posted 2 years ago
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I could not recommend anyone better. I searched around for child care for a while and interviewed many providers before I met this provider. I knew immediately when we entered her house and she greeted us with her warm, caring demeanor that I wouldn’t have to worry about my son when he was in her care. He also loved going to see her each day and she got him to do things I couldn’t do at home! He learned so much from the time he spent with her... more
Response from the provider:
Thank you Clare for your nice and encouraging words. Nolem was one of my best student. I'll always remember him and... more
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Jai S.
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Posted 2 years ago
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A beautiful, happy, well-run space not only for the children but also for parents! Staff is very professional, welcoming, caring and full of energy. Clear communication whether through email, personal communication through the day or via phone or at on-site. The site is well-maintained which provides a safe, comfortable and exciting learning environment for children of all ages! Best experience for my child and myself as a parent! My child loves... more
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Shogofeh W.
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Posted 2 years ago
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I love this place. The moment I walked into this facility, the provider welcomed me with a big smile and showed me around. Beside being so nice, her place was so clean, organized and safe, which are important factors for me. Still to this day my kids always talk about this provider. you won’t regret sending your kids to this lovely daycare.
Response from the provider:
Thank you Shogofeh for your lovely comment.
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Matt R.
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Posted 2 years ago
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I honestly can not say anything bad about this childcare program. everyone always says how smart our son is and how advanced he is for his age and I truly think it’s because of this child care provider and her fun learning games she does with the kids. we even drove 25 minutes out of our way for over a year to bring our son to her daycare because we were so content. I would highly recommend her to everyone
Response from the provider:
Thank you Mr. Matt for your kind words, I was honored taking care of lovely Darius.
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Anita M.
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Posted 2 years ago
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Wow!! Just Wow!! This provider has it all. Her daycare is a 1 stop shop for everything. As parents, we're very picky where we want our child to be. We want them to be safe, learn, eat well & play with toys that are sanitized & clean. Well, this daycare is that & more. First of all, the care & love that this provider gives to the children are beyond anything I've seen. She genuinely loves the kids, shows them manners & ensures advanced learning.... more
Response from the provider:
Thank you Anita for all the kind words, taking care of Iman was a great pleasure and fun . He was extremely well manner... more
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Meet The Staff
Owner & Lead Teacher
Owner & Lead Teacher
8 years of experience, mom of 2
Home-based
Home-based
Hours
7:30am - 5:30pm
Ages
3 months - 5 years
Kindergarten
No
Accreditation
No
Meals Provided
Yes (extra fee)
Transportation
No
Facilities
  Backyard
  Multipurpose Room
  Playroom
  Indoor Gym
  Computers
  Indoor Playroom