We are thrilled to be part of Common Ground! Both of my children (my daughter, now 6, and my son, now 3) started there as infants and their experience has been great. They are loved by the teachers and learn through creative, engaging play. Teacher turnover is extremely low (most teachers have been there 10-30 years+), so my children know all the teachers and have felt completely comfortable at every classroom transition. The facility itself is great--classroom space is large and the playground is huge--lots of room to run, bike, climb, and imagine! Plus, unlike most other preschools/child care centers, Common Ground believes in field trips, even for toddlers!
As working parents, my husband and I appreciate that CG follows the federal government for holidays and closures/delayed openings (unlike most other preschools/day cares in the area, which follow Fairfax County Public School). This policy has saved us both SO many hours of vacation time over the past few years. I highly recommend the center for anyone looking for a loving, kids-first school that exceeds children AND parents needs and expectations.