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Ashdown Forest Family Daycare, Herndon

Based on 15 reviews

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CURRENT OPENINGS: All ages!
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 Monday through Friday. 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, 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, clean up after any activity and out door play time.

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Ruth A.
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Posted 5 months 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, fun and supportive environment for their little one to flourish in.
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Azita Amanda N.
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Posted 5 months 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 Farideh even cooks homemade Persian food for all the kids!
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McKinley M.
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Posted 5 months 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 8 months 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 activities that bring in an overall development in them. They have a beautiful yard where my daughter loves to play. Overall I would highly recommend this Daycare to parents who are looking for a home environment for their little ones with very prompt and efficient care.
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Kate T.
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Posted 9 months 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 the lovely backyard. The genuine care and attention this provider and her staff have for our daughter each day make us feel so fortunate to have found such a wonderful daycare. We definitely recommend it!
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Megan B.
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Posted 9 months 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 9 months 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. This provider always updated us on her progress and any issues or anything we should be concerned about. After 12 months, she provides home cooked meals for the kids and Abby LOVED her cooking. We stayed with this provider until Abby was just over 3 years old, at which point she moved on to a preschool program.
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Kelli A.
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Posted 9 months 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 9 months 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 11 months 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 play outside in the backyard on nice days.
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Emily F.
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Posted 1 year 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 4 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 learning. Our daughter THRIVED here!! She was there daily from age six months to 2 1/2 years and we only left because we moved out of the area. I highly recommend this daycare!
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Jayna R.
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Posted 4 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 videos during the day. The ONLY reason we stopped going there was due to having a second child and we decided to have a live in Au Pair. I would highly recommend this daycare to anyone.
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N. S.
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Posted 4 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 4 years ago
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From the first time I met this provider, I felt like I was talking to my own mother. She made the transition of me leaving my baby with a stranger so easy! I had met with many daycare providers before I met this provider and no one made me the way I felt when I stepped into her home. She is the most caring woman and loves the children like they're her own. She is always available if you ever need to check up on your little one. I always have a piece of mind knowing my baby is in great hands. I highly recommend this daycare!
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Meet The Staff
Owner
Child Development Associates
16 years of experience
Home-based
Hours
7:30am - 5:30pm
Ages
6 weeks - 7 years
Kindergarten
No
Before School Care
Yes
After School Care
Yes
Accreditation
No
Meals Provided
Yes
Transportation
No
Facilities
  Playground
  Multipurpose Room
  Video Cameras
  Electronic Access
  Library
  Backyard