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Heatherbrook Educational Child Care, Fairfax

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OPENINGS: We have a short-term opening for any age until September 5th, 2021. We also have part-time openings for any age on Thursdays and Fridays.
Welcome to Heatherbrook Educational Child Care, our home-based child care and preschool program in Fairfax, VA! I’m the owner and main caregiver and I have 14 years of experience. I run the daycare with my 2 assistants who have 10 years of combined experience. All of us are CPR & First-aid certified, as well as MAT trained so we can administer medication to all children in our care. In addition to my child care credentials, I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Art and before opening my own daycare, I worked at another licensed center for a year. I’m certified for School Readiness Program through Fairfax County’s School Readiness Certificate Program. I’m also fully trained to do an assessment by using the Early Learning Guidelines Chart of Domains for infant to pre-K age We are parents like you and we understand your concerns when it comes to finding a safe and loving “second home” for your little one.
Program
Our daycare and preschool is open year-round from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. We offer full-time and part-time care for infants as young as 3 months, as well as toddlers and preschoolers up to 5 years old. We cook fresh, organic and healthy meals and serve them to all kids attending our program (breakfast, lunch, and snacks are all included in the tuition). We created a structured program and follow a specific schedule everyday, then update the parents about the activities we had throughout the day (e.g. sharing pictures with parents, so they do get a glimpse of their child’s day to day activities and play time). If weather permits, we go outside, play and introduce them to different sports such as badminton, soccer, basketball, baseball, catch & throw. We also teach them how to plant seeds, flowers, and vegetables, which they really enjoyed doing.
Curriculum
The children learn our basic rules through, love, patience, and consistency. We follow the Montessori philosophy and use a curriculum appropriate to their age in which we have a weekly theme and activities related to the theme for each day. We also follow the Play-based learning approach. We provide lots of opportunities to play dramatic/open-ended and pretend play. My staff and I are involved in these activities which give us the opportunity to learn about each child's socio-emotional development and problem-solving skills which is key to future learning abilities. Our goal is to keep every child happy first and teach them that learning is fun. In addition, we have an extra-curricular of activities including: Water Play (Summertime), Cooking Classes, Yoga, Dance and Movement, and Subject workshops to develop their learning skills such a Math, Language, Science, Geography, Culture, Sensorial and Practical Life. We also read one book everyday and we are part of the Fairfax county reading program (a county officer visits our facility once a month to give each child a book). At our daycare, we celebrate all festivals and promote diversity. Aside from the English language, we teach our students basic Spanish and Hindi, as well as the American Sign Language.
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Heatherbrook Educational Child Care is in the Heatherbrook neighborhood in Fairfax, VA. Our home is right off Stringfellow Rd (route 645), near Arrowhead Park and Stringfellow Soccer Park. Your commute to work will be fast and convenient since we have easy access to these major roads: I-66, Fairfax County Pkwy (route 286) and Lee Hwy (US-29). Please call or send us an email through CareLuLu to schedule a visit and get your registration fee waived :)

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Joshua W.
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Posted 1 day ago
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We are so lucky to have this provider. Andrew always seems to happy at droppoff, and is excited to join his friends. The way she engages with parents is so appreciated. I cannot recommend this provider enough.
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Karisma D.
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Posted 8 days ago
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I am thrilled to write this review! This provider has a passion for children and early education, and it is evident in every single interaction I’ve had with her. My son’s beaming smile and confidence when I would pick him up spoke volumes of his day’s experience in this provider's care. During the lockdown, I, unfortunately, had to un-enrolled my son from her daycare (he missed it everyday). This provider kept in touch with my son's progress... more
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Alicia G.
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Posted 4 months ago
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I don't think I can say enough positive things about this provider and her team. During my search for child care (during Covid), this provider was the only one that wanted to know about our child (her likes, needs, skills) first. She truly embraces the child and finds ways to encourage their strengths and growth. We knew very quickly that she was going to be a perfect fit for us. She even came to our home to meet with us before our child's first... more
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Nirav S.
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Posted 5 months ago
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This family child care does a phenomenal job shaping the minds and character of young children. The provider is very caring and provides very attentive care to all the kids. She does activities that will help the children grow and learn.
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Shannon F.
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Posted 11 months ago
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As a first time Mom, finding childcare was a very stressful process but once I visited this facility, I knew immediately this is where I wanted my daughter to be. The provider and her staff are amazing and provide a clean, safe, and fun environment for all ages. My daughter is never left out despite her being the youngest child currently with this provider. This provider is very open and honest and is constantly looking for ways to help the... more
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Dipti S.
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Posted 12 months ago
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This provider and her staff are extremely caring and their facility is very clean. We love the creative ways they teach and curriculum is very detailed and kids of all ages can learn. They also take their time and effort to make sure the kid and family both are comfortable with their choice of selecting the child care.
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Chelsea R.
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Posted 1 year ago
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After a terrible experience upon enrolling our 2-year-old daughter in a well-established franchised daycare, I knew we needed to find an alternative. After many failed at-home daycare visits, I met with this provider and knew immediately that we had found our place. This provider and her assistants provide the most loving, enriching, and skill-enhancing environment for these children. It is as if I am leaving my daughter with family but better!... more
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Hira R.
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Posted 1 year ago
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Our two children attended this daycare from infancy until Pre-Kindergarten. Between both children, our family attended this daycare continuously for 6+ years (Summer 2012 through December 2018). This provider provides outstanding care within the expansive basement of a large single-family home. At the time that we were there, this provider had two assistants; there were a total of three adults for up to twelve children at any given time. ... more
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Jennifer S.
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Posted 1 year ago
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This provider lives in a beautiful, clean home and has converted the entire basement into a bright and cheerful daycare. Two other women work with her, which makes it an excellent ratio of adults-kids. They cook a fresh and healthy/balanced breakfast and lunch daily, and they also follow a schedule and educational curriculum. We love that it's a warm, home environment but more than just supervised play. They have regularly scheduled enrichment... more
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Poonam R.
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Posted 1 year ago
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We sent both of our children to this daycare and we could not have been happier. This provider and her staff are loving and nurturing and the level of care they provide is outstanding. My kids both loved the nutritious and homemade food she provided. This provider teaches each and every child in her care at a level that is appropriate to them. My children were more than prepared for Kindergarten after being in provider’s care. I can’t say enough... more
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Haritha P.
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Posted 1 year ago
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My son has been going to this daycare for about a year now. This provider is very loving and caring and so are her staff who assist her. She is very passionate about kids and the activities that she does with kids are of great value for their overall development. She always finds creative and innovative ways for learning through play. And same goes with nutrition as well where she provides nutritious and different variety of foods for kids.
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Deepa S.
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Posted 2 years ago
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I had interviewed and toured several home daycares in our area before I decided to enroll my daughter at this daycare. My daughter was enrolled when she was 9 months old and my son started when he was 14 months old. Words cannot express the thanks that my family has for this and her staff. This daycare is a mix of caring and loving environment along with nurturing and educational development for children. The mix age group for the activities... more
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Shilpa S.
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Posted 2 years ago
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I have been taking my kids to this daycare for almost 3 years now. I couldn't have asked for better daycare or care providers.The daycare environment is loving, nurturing and caters to all the needs of the kids. This provider goes above and beyond in making sure that kids are happy, healthy, safe and are flourishing in every developmental aspect. The Montessori academic curriculum is followed diligently. Music, yoga and other skills are also... more
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Radhika S.
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Posted 2 years ago
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When we looked at day care options for my daughter none of them compared to this day care. We can say that our expectations were far exceeded. She is extremely passionate about her work. The most important thing is a safe and warm environment. She also had great academic achievement and transition to kindergarten was smooth. Thank you for this provider and team!
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Shruti M.
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Posted 2 years ago
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We have been going to this daycare for over a year now and have been pleased with the overall experience. Just like anything, there are somethings I wish were better or different but she is really good. I love the fact that she followings rules and regulations and takes it very seriously. I hope she continues to be strict with her new students / parents for their safety. The other thing I love about this school is that they really take care of... more
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Thank you so much for your kind words and constructive feedback. - I completely agree that continuing education of my... more
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Patricia L.
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Posted 2 years ago
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I had both of my children go to this provider, from 6 mths till 4 and 5 years old. We love this provider! I am a kindergarten teacher with Fairfax County Public Schools and I highly recommend this provider. She provides a structured, loving environment. She focuses on social skills and academics through a developmentally appropriate curriculum. The children participate in music, reading, arts & crafts (many wonderful keepsakes, that i have saved... more
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Asmita P.
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Posted 2 years ago
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If you are looking for a provider that will serve as a great role model for your child, look no further. I had the pleasure of sending my older child to this provider and now my second child is in her care. She and the two others that work with her are very loving, nurturing, and structured and do a great job teaching my son and the other children in the daycare great life skills; like how to play with others, listen, share, be respectful, take... more
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Shrenuj K.
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Posted 2 years ago
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I cannot explain in one review how grateful we are to have found this provider for our son Shivansh. She cares for our son like her own. This provider is very professional and maintains are perfect Montessori style environment from which our son learns a lot. Anyone looking for a great Montessori daycare, look no further!
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Babita S.
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Posted 2 years ago
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We enrolled at this daycare when our daughter turned one. One and a half years down, we look back at the decision we made, and we couldn't be more happier and proud of one of the most challenging decision of our lives. With just one phone call and a personal meeting with this provider, we were 100% certain that our decision to choose this provider. was perhaps one of the best decision we could make for our child. This provider gives... more
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Sunita N.
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Posted 2 years ago
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We want to express our sincere appreciation for what a wonderful job you all at this Home Daycare do to take care of both my daughter when they were as young as 3 months old. I have had a working relation with her for almost 7 years. Being first time parents, we visited many daycares, but the transparency in your conversation and the insights drew us towards your care. And the very moment we decided that it’s the place for our little angel who... more
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Madhvi D.
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Posted 2 years ago
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We are very happy to have our child in the loving care of this provider and her team. We find a lot of comfort in knowing how very experienced she is and puts her kids in her care above everything else. She is always looking for new innovative ways for kids activities. She keeps her facility very clean. She provides healthy and good quality food that the kids enjoy. We would highly recommend her.
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Meet The Staff
Owner
Owner
Bachelor's Degree In Art
14 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
Transportation
No
Facilities
  Playground
  Multipurpose Room
  Smartboard
  Library