Lifeskills Montessori And Daycare, Fairfax

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I offer a loving caring safe and clean environment where children are nurtured and given tools to develop to their maximum potential at each stage of their life. I have a degree in child development and vast teaching experience in the Montessori way. My daycare allows parents to enroll infants and not worry about switching to a preschool when they are older. I prepare them to start kindergarten with a solid foundation that will be a road to their future success academically and socially. My huge tree lined backyard with outdoor equipment is any child's dream! In addition to all the indoor and outdoor activities offered children enjoy bonding and socializing with their peers and caregivers.They are provided opportunities for physical, emotional and social growth. Children enjoy my home cooked meals that meet and exceed USDA requirements. Last but not the least I am accessible to the parents and flexible for pickup and drop off timings.
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Courtney M.
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Posted 6 months ago
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We LOVE Lifeskills Montessori. My daughter has been attending since 4 months and is now almost 2. Maliha, Sabi, and Helen are the most loving women, and I know they are taking the best care of my little girl. They nurture her in every way, teaching her according to classic Montessori ways so that she is already becoming so independent! She loves going to school and happily greets everyone each morning. It can be hard to leave your baby, but I... more
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Valerie S.
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Posted 1 year ago
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Our son has been at Lifeskills since he was about 10 months old. When we first moved to the area, we had a hard time finding a place where we felt he was engaged and cared for, and from the first day we came to tour Lifeskills, we knew we found a place that would work for us. As parents with demanding full time jobs, it is a relief to know our child is in excellent care while we are away. He is thriving - knows a ton of words, eats well, and... more
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Sarah N.
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Posted 1 year ago
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Our son has been going to Lifeskills Montessori Daycare since he was just shy of 3 months old and we have been incredibly happy with them. Before selecting Lifeskills, we looked at a lot of daycares in the area and Lifeskills is the only daycare we were comfortable with that met all of our needs. From the moment we started our tour there, we knew it was the right place for us to send our son. As new parents, we were struggling with getting our... more
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Anna F.
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Posted 1 year ago
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Our son has been attending Lifeskills since he was eight months old, and we could not be happier with his care and growth. He had a lot of separation anxiety at the beginning and Ms. Maliha and the other teachers were and continue to be unfailingly patient and loving with him. Beyond that, he has grown exponentially both in physical ability, social development, and language skills, and we credit all of that to the warm, nurturing, and creative... more
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Claire M.
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Posted 2 years ago
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We are so glad to have found Lifeskills Montessori! My son has been at Lifeskills since he was 4 months old and has thrived in the care of Maliha and the other teachers. As a new mom who was nervous to go back to work and put my son in daycare, it gives me such peace of mind to know that my son is spending his weekdays in a place where he is safe, happy, stimulated and loved. He is so excited to see his teachers and his friends each day. Maliha... more
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Steve K.
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Posted 2 years ago
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We feel very grateful to send my baby to Lifeskills Montessori. We started sending our daughter since last October when she turend 5 months old. As this is my first child, I was soo worried to send my baby at that young age. She’s now over 9months old, and our experience with Lifeskills Montessori is great. Maliha and teachers are the most thankful people for me right now. They all care my daughter from the bottom of their heart, and I can feel... more
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Maddy W.
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Posted 2 years ago
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We have been very happy with our experience at Lifeskills Montessori. We looked at many in-home daycares and centers when searching for care for our son, and were impressed by the clean and bright facilities at Lifeskills (with amazing outdoor space) and Ms. Maliha’s professionalism and passion for teaching and the Montessori method. We receive a daily report of diapers/naps/feeding/events and periodic updates with Ms. Maliha’s observations of... more
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Maria B.
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Posted 3 years ago
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I cannot begin to express how grateful we are to Maliha and all of the teachers at Lifeskills Montessori and Daycare. Our daughter was cared for at home until the age of 2 and she had an extremely difficult transition at her first daycare, one that was recommended by a close friend. While searching for a new provider, we were immediately drawn to how warm, inviting and friendly the space is at Lifeskills Montessori and Daycare. Maliha provides a... more
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Nicole W.
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Posted 3 years ago
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Sending our daughter to Lifeskills Montessori and Daycare has been the best decision we could have made for her. She is in a safe place where she is loved and nurtured. Ms. Maliha and her providers have been fantastic and are like aunties for our daughter. We don’t have much in the way of family- so this is it for her. In addition to feeling like family, they provide her structure to learn and plenty of space to grow. We truly could not have... more
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Caitlin N.
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Posted 3 years ago
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After an exhasutive daycare search in Fairfax, we found Lifeskills Montessori and Daycare and are incredibly glad we did. Our son began at 6 months and is still enrolled and thriving at 18 months. The facilities are clean, safe, and lots of outdoor space for the children to play with. They also have special activities for the kids when the weather is warmer. My son is also developing incredibly well and is learning new things everyday. I would... more
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Allison K.
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Posted 3 years ago
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Lifeskills Montessori & Daycare (run by Ms. Maliha) has been a wonderful experience for my son. I am a first time parent and finding the right daycare to leave my child each day is one of the most important decisions I’ve made. I feel confident when I drop Bradford off each day that he will be well cared for, and that he will be provided with developmentally appropriate activities to help meet his milestones. Honestly, as a first-time mother who... more
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Kristy H.
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Posted 4 years ago
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Choosing the right daycare is one of the hardest choices to make. We visited several, both in-home and corporate centers and Lifeskills Montessori & Daycare was definitely the best. It is so clear that they love the kids. As I met parents during pick-up/drop off they couldn't help but tell me how happy they were they found Lifeskills and there are so many times that I saw other kids have near tantrums because they didn't want to leave (we... more
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Carolyn B.
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Posted 4 years ago
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Both of our children attend Lifeskills Montessori School and Daycare and we are very happy with the program. My children learn so much while there and enjoy spending time at Lifeskills. We couldn't be more pleased with Maliha and the environment she has created for our children. Lifeskills has our highest recommendation.
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Michelle L.
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Posted 4 years ago
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Our son has been going to Lifeskills Montessori and Daycare since he was 5 months old. He is 13 months now and we have been grateful every day that he is in such a warm, loving, and safe environment! Maliha is amazing to work with and she runs the daycare beautifully. The teachers are wonderful with the kids as well. The kids play outside for hours a day in her beautiful backyard. Every week our son comes home having learned something else, it... more
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Olivia B.
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Posted 4 years ago
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My son started at Lifeskills in March 2016, when he was 16 months old, and it has been a great experience. His cognitive and language development have improved leaps and bounds, and he generally comes home a tired (in a good way), happy kiddo. The program is a good mix of structured learning activities and also free play time (which is so important). What I appreciate most is that Mrs. Maliha gives each child the room to express themselves and... more
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Jennifer G.
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Posted 4 years ago
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Our son started attending Lifeskills Montessori and Daycare when he was just under 3 months old. When we first started, Maliha and the other teachers made us feel at ease. Maliha provided helpful tips and advice when we were a little unsure of certain things, which was reassuring as first time parents. The daily report and weekly summary she provides is great and also helps us with his weekend schedule. The daycare facility itself, which is... more
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Shari B.
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Posted 5 years ago
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Wait list - I was pleased with the communication while my daughter was added tot he wait list. Maliha was very responsive and ensured that when a spot became available, we were notified. Searching for childcare is daunting, Maliha took a lot of the pressure off by keeping in contact with us. Safety - I am very comfortable with the safety of my child at Lifeskills. Maliha continues to make updates to the property which is impressive. Care... more
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Kimberly W.
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Posted 5 years ago
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Our two children attend Lifeskills Montessori and Daycare. It's nice to be able to have them around each other during the day and playing in a comfortable and engaging environment with other children of varied ages; you wouldn't have such an opportunity at a typical daycare center. The facility is inviting and the importance or outdoor play is recognized. Our oldest child who's 2 years old, knows the pledge of allegiance and loves holding... more
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Rebecca S.
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Posted 5 years ago
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Maliha has been the provider for all three of my kids, I cannot recommend her enough! She is just the type of person you want caring for your kids; loving, trusting, patient, professional, intelligent, steady, organized, and clean - I could keep going! She is truly fond of kids and understands them well. Maliha is also very reliable and rarely ever closes, except for major holidays. The set-up at Lifeskills is great, with a baby room, learning... more
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Jennifer S.
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Posted 5 years ago
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My son has been attending Lifeskills for the past 6 months and we are very happy with it! It is a very calm and nurturing environment. Highlights include the nutritious meals that Maliha cooks herself and ample opportunities for outdoor play in her huge backyard. We are so glad to have found Lifeskills!
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Julie R.
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Posted 5 years ago
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We started our son here at 4 months old until he turned 1year, when we moved out of state. He grew and developed so much with Mrs. Maliha. He never wanted to leave when it was time to go home. We miss her very much.
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Sarah N.
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Posted 5 years ago
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Without hesitation, I highly recommend Ms. Maliha and Lifeskills Montessori & Daycare for your childcare needs. For the past 16 months, Lifeskills Montessori has been my son’s second home, and our experiences there have been overwhelmingly positive. My son has exceeded his developmental goals in large part because of the structured but individualized learning environment provided by Lifeskills Montessori and Ms. Maliha. As an example, my... more
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Heather P.
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Posted 5 years ago
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Our son has been attending LifeSkills Montessori for over the past year. He started at one and at two he has learned so many great skills. Maliha and her staff pay attention to each child individually and works with them to make sure they succeed. He loves going to school, learning new things, and playing with the friends he makes there. We also love LifeSkills because our son as the ability to interact with children both younger and older... more
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Lori D.
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Posted 5 years ago
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Our son has been attending Lifeskills for over a year and we are beyond impressed and happy with every aspect! The Montessori program is fantastic and he is currently learning and expanding his knowledge and skills. He loves his teachers and they are loving and attentive. Maliha is great at communicating needs, requests, etc. my son has a great group of friends here as well and we find the environment incredibly beneficial.
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Alison M.
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Posted 5 years ago
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My sons have been educated and nurtured and cheered and so, so loved by Maliha. She and her family are now my family and vice-versa. When you need a place where you can TRUST the caregivers implicitly with the care of your child, choose Lifeskills. Every time.
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Sarah M.
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Posted 7 years ago
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Our daughter has been at Lifeskills Montessori & Daycare for nearly 2.5 years now and all of us love it. She's learning much more through the Montessori program than I could have ever expected. The staff is very caring and loving. The children are always doing new and fun activities. The space is great inside and out. A wonderful environment for fun & learning!
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Sven R.
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Posted 7 years ago
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Our son has been attending this day care since he was five months old, and now he will be turning two at the end of this month. My wife and I have been very happy with this daycare, our son always has a smile on his face and learns a lot from the teachers there. We couldn't ask for a better home daycare experience than this!
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Bo H.
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