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Gunston Children's House, Lorton

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CURRENT OPENINGS: All ages!
About Me
Dear parents, thank you for visiting Gunston Children's House, my home daycare in Lorton. I’m the owner of this family child care program, and the main caregiver and teacher. I have 18 years of child care experience, including 5 years running my very own daycare. I’m also a mother of 3 (my kids are now all grown), so I have plenty of experience with young children! I’m not only CPR and first aid certified, but I also used to be a medical assistant so you can be sure that your little one will be safe with me.
My Daycare
Gunston Children's House is small family child care and preschool program. I offer full-time and part-time daycare for infants as young as 4 weeks, as well as toddlers and preschoolers up to 4 years old. My hours of operation are Monday through Friday, between 6:30am to 6:00pm. Snacks are included in the tuition and include healthy and nutrition food such as fresh fruit, cereals, granola, cheese, juice, and more (we run a peanut-free and treenut-free daycare.)
Curriculum
I use a play-based teaching philosophy because I believe that young minds learn through play. I am committed to offering a safe and nurturing environment for your child to learn and grow. Daily activities include circle time, story time, arts and crafts, quiet/rest time, and of course, lots of indoor and outdoor play! Children explore interests on their own and with each other, and early learning activities are tailored to each child. We use a number of age appropriate educational tools such as markers and pencils to develop fine motor skills (coloring, drawing lines) and books for language development (listening, reading, writing, articulating sounds and words, identifying letters, etc.) In addition to English, I also speak Arabic and Amharic and can expose your child to a foreign language if you’d like. We also teach math concepts (for instance, we use block blocks to learn shapes and spatial relations) and focus on social and emotional development.
Our Location
Gunston Children's House is conveniently located in the Gunston Cove neighborhood of Lorton, VA (near Gunston Rd and the Gunston Elementary School). Our home daycare has easy access to major roads for your morning and evening commute (our daycare is right off Richmond Hwy (route 1), and is also close to the I-95). Please send a message to learn more or to schedule a tour, I look forward to meeting your family!

Parent Reviews

Liezl P.
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Posted 6 months ago
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This provider takes exceptional care of our two-year-old daughter. She cares for her as if she is her own. Also, she teaches her numbers, letters, and reading. We can see the difference in what our daughter has learned since being in her care. The facility is very clean and there’s plenty of room to play and learn. The provider is very nurturing to our daughter and to the other children as well. We love her everyday “warm and welcoming” smile... more
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Morgan L.
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Posted 11 months ago
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We are so happy that we found this daycare. From our first visit we just had a good feeling. This provider is very experienced, always in a good mood, positive and energetic. Her space is very bright, open, well kept and very clean. We feel very lucky to have found this provider! She genuinely cares for her kids and the kids are always happy!
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Janay A.
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Posted 1 year ago
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My son started attending this Childcare at 10 weeks old and we couldn’t love her more! This provider is so helpful with the different transitions we are going through like starting solids. She keeps the room spotless and organized, and my baby is so well taken care of at the end of the day. He loves her!
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Jayanti R.
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Posted 1 year ago
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She is an excellent daycare provider. My daughter is very happy and healthy on her care. I highly recommend her for her loving and caring nature.
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Amanda F.
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Posted 1 year ago
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We have been sending our daughter to this daycare for 6 weeks now and we are so happy to have found this provider. We had toured a few others the same day but upon walking into this provider's home the choice was easy. She is very warm and friendly and always happy. She is very communicative with us on status updates and how the day was spent. Her home is very clean and bright and cheery. She speaks so kindly to the children in her care and you... more
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Teferi D.
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Posted 2 years ago
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This provider was great with our son from the time he attended her daycare. The center is clean, very spacious and kids friendly. She always provide status, and were on point. She never looked tired, and always looked happy. We never had to worry about our son during his stay. We would have loved keeping him till kinder-garden, but we have been relocated & have to take him out. She is highly recommendable.
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Anna B.
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Posted 3 years ago
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We knew this was the daycare for our kids as soon as we walked through the door. This daycare has the warm family feel that we were looking for in a daycare. We are very comfortable leaving our kids with this providerc., as we know she is giving them the best care. We drive almost 30 minutes to take them to this daycare as we feel it is the best place for our kids to be while we are at work.
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Ivan S.
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Posted 3 years ago
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I am more than proud to recommend this center as a child care provider for any growing family like mine. This provider is the one who provides an excellent child care services for several years (starting from 6mo of age) now and my baby have nothing but the fondest experience of her. She is taking an active role in enhancing the children's education and making sure they got plenty of exercise. This provider is certified in CPR and first aid, so... more
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Banan M.
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Posted 3 years ago
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There's no greater comfort for a parent, and a child, than to be greeted by an enthusiastic smile every morning at drop off at day care. My daughter is so excited to go to this daycare every morning. She's happy at drop off, and happy at pick up! We are so blessed to have found this provider, she's loving, caring, and always with a bright smile on her face. Her daycare is extremely clean, which is amazing for a daycare btw, my daughter is always... more
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Madison S.
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Posted 3 years ago
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Our baby was with this provider from 6 weeks of age to just before 7 months. The only reason we left is because we are military and received orders to move. Her home and all of the toys, crib linens and the baby items were always very clean and well-kept. The playroom was well organized, bright, and colorful. Being new parents to a preemie, we were so nervous to begin daycare, but it didn't take long before this provider and her family became... more
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Meet The Staff
Owner
Owner
Associate's Degree, Medical Assistant
5 years of experience, mom of 3
Assistant
Assistant
2 years of experience
Home-based
Home-based
Hours
6:30am - 6:00pm
Ages
4 weeks - 4 years
Kindergarten
No
Accreditation
No
Meals Provided
No
Transportation
No
Facilities
  Playground
  Multipurpose Room
  Computers
  iPads/Tablets
  Smartboard
  Library