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CURRENT OPENINGS: All ages! We also have specific part-time spots for any age on Wednesdays.
About me:
I am a mother of three girls who are now young adults. My oldest is a physician practicing in California, my second daughter is an engineer working for the Federal Government and the youngest is also a physician practicing in Maryland. I am a licensed child care provider and can offer care for up to 12 children between the ages of 6 weeks and 7 years old. I provide care only on a part time basis 3 days a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. I am certified in Medication Administration Training (MAT), CPR and First Aid, and also have course credits through my Child Development Associates (CDA).
Experience:
I graduated college with a degree in Business Administration. I used to work as a Head Administration of Industrial Clinic & Health for 15 years. Before opening my home daycare, I was a substitute teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools specifically Herndon Middle School, Reston Elementary school and also a kindergarten teacher for a few years. I have been in the childcare business for over 16 years.
Program and activities:
I have a child care and preschool program specifically designed to teach infants and toddlers about sharing, being nice to each other, cooperating, interacting with other children, and learning to pay attention during story time and slow playing music class. Toddlers are extremely curious and are developing physically and emotionally at a rapid pace. Daily activities include painting, games, arts, crafts, coloring, playdoh, Singing Songs, Slow Playing Music, Story time, circle time, learning about animals, shapes, and numbers, and cleaning after any activity. We also go outside in our private playground twice a day if the weather is nice. I invested in my space to make stimulating for kids. I have bright colorful walls with cartoon characters for wall decors, educational charts posters everywhere, and play sets for infants and toddlers. I also have a table for arts & crafts and learning activities.

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Taylor Lee W.
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Posted 2 months ago
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Our son loved this daycare! We started here at 5 months and he was so loved and cared for like he was one of their own children / grandchildren; she was so nice and warm to our son and us as his parents. He always came home so happy every day we dropped him off and was always well fed, napped, and stimulated! Leaving your baby alone with a stranger can be nerve-wracking and challenging but we highly recommend this day care for any parents!
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Azita N.
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Posted 1 year ago
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My daughter was enrolled here for 4 years and the owner took care of her as of she was her own. Great childcare is a blessing to families and it’s rare, but this is it. If you’re looking for quality home cooked meals, loving care and attention, someone who is trustworthy, honest, this is the place to be!
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Zack B.
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Posted 1 year ago
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This daycare is absolutely wonderful and we are so pleased to be sending our second child here after our first loved it. Drop off was always such an ease as they were so excited to go inside and adored the providers as if they were family. Their home cooked meals for the children are unmatched, they provide plenty of outdoor time for the kids, lots of crafts, and plenty of fun educational lessons. Lastly the providers were very easy to... more
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Jackie R.
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Posted 1 year ago
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The owner took wonderful care of my son when he was 3 and 4 years old. He loved going there and I always felt he received lots of love and attention. He also loved the food that he ate there! so yummy and healthy. I highly recommend her.
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Kimberly M.
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Posted 1 year ago
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Sending our daughter here from the time she was 4 months has been a great experience. The provider is very warm and friendly to both parents and children. Our daughter seems to thrive here and always comes home calm and happy. We especially appreciate the daily reports, text updates, and how flexible we can be with our schedule. It's clear our daughter gets a lot of loving attention and careful care here. We're so grateful!
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Brandon S.
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Posted 1 year ago
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She is super wonderful and caring!
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Angela G.
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Posted 1 year ago
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She took care of our daughter like it was her own. We were so fortunate to find this daycare and it provided the perfect early development for our daughter.
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Justin G.
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Posted 2 years ago
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My wife and I have been more than pleased with the child care provided to us!
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Shareta G.
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Posted 2 years ago
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Our 1.5 year old began enrollment in late July and has really flourished since then! He loves his friends and LOVES the instructors. With COVID we took our time in selecting child care for him, and thankfully I can say we are more than pleased with our decision to enroll him here. They have been so loving and it shows in our toddler.
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Brittany P.
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Posted 3 years ago
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We have had a wonderful experience with these providers. They are both so loving and kind to our son and he adores going to “school”. The daycare is clean, stocked with toys & activities, and has a beautiful outdoor space for the children to play. They also cook delicious homemade meals for the kids to enjoy at lunch. Highly recommend!
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Skyeler M.
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Posted 3 years ago
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This daycare was such a blessing for our family. The provider took our daughter on short notice and made us all feel so welcomed and loved. She would send us videos and pictures throughout the day so I could see how happy the kids were and how much fun they were having. I highly recommend her services.
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Courtney M.
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Posted 3 years ago
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The providers offer the most loving, caring, and nurturing environment for young children and babies. Her care is also tailored to our needs and individualized. Our first child spent 2.5 years with her and he became so attached to the provider. So when our second child came along, there was no hesitation or question if she would be cared for by these providers. Our 6 month old smiles big when we drop her off and she sees the provider! And she is... more
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Becca J.
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Posted 3 years ago
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We absolutely love this in-home daycare provider. My daughter is so well cared for and loved everyday. The facility is always immaculate and the caregiver is incredibly knowledgeable about babies, toddlers, and little kids. When deciding on daycare for our second child there was absolutely no hesitation in sending her to this provider. Our son, who is older now, still always wants to visit when we pick up our daughter. There isn’t a more... more
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Ruth A.
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Posted 4 years ago
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Every new parent understands the anxiety of going back to work after baby. We are so blessed to have found this provider for our daughter who started at 3 months. I can not say enough good things about this provider. She truly loves and treat my baby like her own. My daughter is the most well-adjusted, and happy baby, we've really seen her blossom under her care! I would highly recommend this Family Child Care to anyone who wants a warm, loving,... more
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Azita Amanda N.
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Posted 4 years ago
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This provider and her staff are so wonderful! My daughter has been here since she was 3 months old and she is always happy and grinning at drop off time, ready to go back! There is a fenced in back yard where they can play outside (weather permitting) and this provider even cooks homemade Persian food for all the kids!
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Shannon M.
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Posted 4 years ago
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Our son absolutely loves this provider. When he's there I know he is safe and loved. It is such a family feels with this provider, a home away from home. The location is spotless and this provider is very organized. So glad we found her!
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Seema G.
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Posted 4 years ago
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Or daughter has been going to this daycare for about 4 months now and we couldn't be happier with our choice of daycare. Its like home for her with her grandparents. These providers are so loving and caring that it wiped off all our fears of choosing a home daycare. The place is spick and span and the provider cooks most of the food that the kids eat which was of high importance to us. They keep the kids well engaged with creative artwork and... more
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Kate T.
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Posted 5 years ago
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Our daughter absolutely loves coming to this home daycare! It is clean, safe and full of love. It feels like we are dropping her off with warmest and most loving family members. Our daughter learns so much from being there each day- singing, reading, doing creative arts and crafts projects. The kids get breakfast, snack and a healthy home made lunch each day. When the weather is nice they like to spend a lot of time playing together outside in... more
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Megan B.
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Posted 5 years ago
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This provider is wonderful! Our 4 month old (at the time) loved her and her home right away! He was happy and playful everyday. This provider is full of love and care for her children and you can absolutely tell! Sawyer loved his time here. We only left due to a job change but have recommended her to many friends. Thank you for all that you do, you have been amazing for our son and a comfort to us as parents!
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Casey S.
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Posted 5 years ago
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We started our daughter with this provider when she was 5 months old -- from the moment we interview/toured with this provider, we knew that it was the perfect fit. She picked our daughter up out of her baby seat and Abby just melted into her and from that moment on, we never had a second thought about sending her to this provider. She instantly became a member of our family and I always knew that our daughter was loved, cared for, and thriving.... more
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Kelli A.
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Posted 5 years ago
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Our entire family loves this provider and think of her as family. Our daughter has been with her since 4 months old and has thrived in this setting. The daycare is very clean and the small setting is perfect for little ones. They also provide breakfast, lunch and snacks. We feel our daughter has been well cared for and has blossomed in her care. We would definitely recommend this daycare.
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Anna K.
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Posted 5 years ago
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We love this provider and her family. The daycare is very clean, safe and great for kids. They provide breakfast, home cooked lunch and snacks daily. My daughter started there at 6 months and she is almost 2 now. Every day i notice that she knows more and more new stuff such as her ABCs, new songs and words. This provider is very loving and caring. I feel like home every day i go there and she treats my daughter as her own. Highly recommended.
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Christina M.
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Posted 5 years ago
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The providers take wonderful care of our little ones. This daycare is very clean and the children are treated just like family. We are very lucky to have such a good relationship with our care providers. Lunch and snacks are provided and these providers gives feedback to the parents at the end of each day on how the children ate/slept/ played/etc. The older babies and toddlers do little arts and crafts projects to keep them occupied and get to... more
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Emily F.
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Posted 6 years ago
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We started my daughter here at 6 months and it has been the best experience. She now 3 and still attends along with her 7 month old brother. The staff love my kids as if they were their own.
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Stacy M.
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Posted 8 years ago
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Finding this daycare was one of the best things that happened to us. When you have to leave your young child to go to work, nothing beats knowing that they will be with someone who is going to care for them like their family. We chose this daycare because of the warm and nurturing environment that is provided. The children are provided plenty of love and attention, real home cooked food and lots of activities to keep them stimulated and always... more
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Jayna R.
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Posted 8 years ago
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This provider started watching my daughter at 9 weeks old until she was just over a year old. My daughter was loved and cared for and by the time she was 6 or 7 months old, she would cry when we would pick her up because she didn't want to leave. This provider is loving, caring, honest, attentive, etc. I can't imagine that anyone could have cared for our child any better. I was never nervous leaving her and she would often text me photos or... more
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N. S.
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Posted 8 years ago
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I am so glad with this home day care. I feel like I leave my child at my parents home. This provider is very kind and caring. I am absolutely happy with my choice. My son LOVES it there. It is a very warm and happy environment for kids. Its very clean. My son loves the home made food. I am very thankful finding this day care and working with this provider.
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Kim K.
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Posted 8 years ago
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