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Forest Edge Playhouse, Reston

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CURRENT OPENINGS: All ages!
About Our Staff
Welcome to Forest Edge Playhouse, our licensed home daycare and preschool in Reston, VA. I’m the owner and lead teacher and I have 20 years of experience in providing quality child care and early childhood education. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Master’s Degree in Psychology. Before opening my daycare in 2006, I worked as a teacher in different countries. I really love working with children, and this made me decide to open my own daycare! My staff and I are CPR and First-aid certified, as well as MAT trained so we can administer medication to all children in our care. We are a team of moms, and like all parents, we want what’s best for your precious little one! We strive to create a nurturing, happy and safe environment where every child can learn and grow, and develop their full potential.
Philosophy & Curriculum
We believe that each child is unique, so we provide individualized attention and tailor daily activities to their needs and abilities. Daily activities help develop fine motor skills (e.g. puzzles, writing or coloring), gross motor skills (e.g.large block building or outdoor exercise), manners and hygiene (e.g. washing hands and proper greeting) and of course, socio-emotional skills with free play! We know that children learn best through play and fun, engaging experiences which is why we allow them to explore new things and have fun while learning. Forest Edge Playhouse follows the Play-based learning principles – an effective approach to develop each child’s valuable skills. Our place has lots of educational and fun activities in store for them such us circle time, rhymes, yoga, reading, writing and much more! We have a school readiness program and teach our students according to their abilities. We also teach the children until 2nd-grade level, so they are ahead of the class when they get to Kindergarten. We create a specific, dedicated binder for each child with a unique curriculum plan that we develop, based on each child's learning level and style. We are enrolled in Fairfax Library's Early Literacy Program. A county officer visits our facility half an hour once a month to read a storybook, sing a song and play games. She also gives each child a book, coloring sheet and some references for other books. Teachers encourage each child to speak English, but we can also expose them to foreign languages upon request (we speak Spanish, Arabic, Punjabi, Urdu, and Hindi). We also teach them the American Sign Language.
Our Program
Our child care and preschool program is open year-round from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. We provide full-time and part-time care for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers between the age of 1 week and 5 years old, including children with special needs. We serve morning and evening snacks and provide milk and juice to all kids attending our program (all these are already included in the tuition). We have a backyard playground and we are also close to the community playground where we spend our outdoor play-time every day. We have a yearly picnic, Christmas party, Sports Day, Halloween and other small fun parties. In the summer, we bring out the pool and do water play. We have an open door policy, so parents can come and visit anytime and see what their child is doing (once they enroll in our program, we give them the door code). We also give parents a daily form to give you an update of your child's day (their activity schedule, what they had for lunch, etc.)
Location
Forest Edge Playhouse is within walking distance from Forest Edge Elementary School and close to Reston Metro Station. We're right off Wiehle Ave (route 828) and Baron Cameron Ave (route 606) and have easy access to these major roads: Leesburg Pike (route 7), Dulles Toll/Access Rd (route 267) and Fairfax County Pkwy (route 286). Please email or call us to schedule a visit, we look forward to meeting your family!

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Meera V.
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Posted 3 months ago
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I enrolled my daughter (about 7 months old at the time) here as a small trial and then full-time from January. I love everything about Forest Edge. The provider and all the caretakers are attentive and loving. Leela is now going to turn 15 months old and is a confident, bright girl who has developed good social, motor, and emotional skills far beyond children her age. Since she joined the daycare, she's taken an interest in the outdoors,... more
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Vanessa F.
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Posted 10 months ago
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This daycare has been a wonderful experience for my girls. The very first week my daughter attended, they already got her going to the potty which is amazing! They provide excellent care and education. I know my girls are in good hands.
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Tom M.
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Posted 1 year ago
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We moved to the area with little advanced notice, and had to find childcare fast! I was a bit nervous about putting our 11 month old daughter in an in-home daycare with no personal references, but we couldn’t be happier with our experience the past two-and-a-half months. By the second day, she was going to the teachers without crying - something we never achieved at her previous daycare when we dropped her off. She is clearly very happy and... more
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Megha T.
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Posted 1 year ago
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This provider is a very attentive, caring and loving caregiver or teacher which every kid needs. My son was in her care for almost 4 years. She went above and beyond to teach new things to all the kids (especially reading at an early age) and we would be forever grateful to her for that. There is well balanced free play,story time, reading time and arts & crafts for all ages. I would highly recommend this provider and her day care to all the... more
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Arvind K.
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Posted 1 year ago
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We were very concerned with the development of our child and with the great reviews on this place we started sending our kid here, Not even a single day we don't talk about what a best decision we made , we saw a huge difference in personal development . I would strongly recommend this provider and how professional she is. My Kid loves to wake up happy and not even a single day he doesn't want to go here.
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Pulkit G.
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Posted 1 year ago
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My son is going here for 3 years; we have moved out of area now, but not changing the daycare despite our 40 minutes increased commute. In addition to below, what stands out for us is our child's knowledge and learning skills are exponentially growing under this provider. He goes in happy and does not want to return home. Everybody is friendly and well-spoken at the daycare. My son is patiently handled and considered very polite, clean, well... more
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Bharti B.
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Posted 1 year ago
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My daughter attended this place from the time she was 6 months to 5 years old. Under this provider's care my daughter rarely fell ill, she was always learning new things and there were lots of fun activities throughout the year. My daughter even learnt basics of reading and math giving her a smooth transition into kindergarten. This place has a safe, clean and friendly environment and I would highly recommend it to anyone seeking good child care.
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Vineela I.
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Posted 1 year ago
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One of the best place for kids day care. Kid will build up nice behavior and education. We have over all 10 years of experience with this day care and my both kids went here, They very good in terms of care and education. This provider has best knowledge about little kids even helps us how to handle when kid misbehaves at home or outside. She provide good education such way that my kids coming out with 1st grade math and reading skills it is... more
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Jannette Angela F.
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Posted 1 year ago
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I honestly could not speak highly enough about this Childcare and the amazing job that this provider and the teaching staff do. We have been with the center for 4.5 years; our oldest started at 3 months old and our youngest started at 6 months old. Our children have had the most incredible experience here, where they constantly learn and steadily grow. Our daughter will be more than ready to start kindergarten, as she is already reading... more
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Megan N.
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Posted 1 year ago
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The provider and her staff are excellent. Both my children attended from ages 4 months to 5 years old. She provides a loving and safe environment for the children, as well as a strong curriculum that is age appropriate at every level. Both my children left her care reading proficiently and with a good base knowledge of math. Hours and location are very convenient in Reston.
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Zainab Z.
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Posted 1 year ago
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Choosing to send our children to this daycare has been one of our best childcare decisions. When we were expecting our second one, there was no doubt in our minds about where we were sending her. This daycare is well run, clean and provides a warm, safe place where we know our kids are loved, cared for and are learning and growing while having fun at the same time. We drop off our kids each morning with the peace of mind that we’re handing... more
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Shay H.
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Posted 1 year ago
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This Day Care has been extremely great to my family. I’ve known the owner/provider for about 10 years. She is very professional, loving, caring and critical to the early educational foundation of our children. My son who is now 10 attended the daycare when he was 1 and stayed until he was ready for Kindergarten. Currently, my daughter who is 3 attends and the owner and her staff have all been critical to my children’s growth and development. I... more
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Sangeeta S.
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Posted 2 years ago
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It is one of the best home daycare in the reston area. My kid loves going to this daycare. The staff is very good. I am very happy with the quality of education my kid is getting along with the other activities. Highly recommended this daycare.
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Shameka B.
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Posted 2 years ago
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This daycare has been a lifesaver for our family. We started at a popular daycare center but pulled our daughter out when she was six months old. We felt that she wasn’t getting the type of personal attention we expected and fortunately found here. Since then this home daycare has been amazing. Not only do they help her hit developmental milestones with ease, they help to bring out her full potential with positive reinforcement. Because we love... more
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Akhilesh A.
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Posted 4 years ago
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Be very cautious before putting your LO in this home day care. We did a mistake and realized it soon. When we visited first time, the care provider assured us that she would take personal care of our 11 months old. She assured that she would not enforce their daily routine and would mould her slowly. On first day we had put our LO for just one hour and for full day on second and third day. The very second day, she asked me that how would our LO... more
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Yes please be cautious to put your LO in any day care. When new child comes to any daycare it’s a new atmosphere... more
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Meet The Staff
Owner & Lead Teacher
Owner & Lead Teacher
Master's Degree In Psychology
20 years of experience, mom of 1
Assistant Teacher
Assistant Teacher
3 years of experience, mom of 5
Assistant Teacher
Assistant Teacher
1 year of experience, mom of 2
Home-based
Home-based
Hours
7:30am - 6:00pm
Ages
1 week - 5 years
Kindergarten
No
Accreditation
No
Meals Provided
No
Transportation
No
Facilities
  Fenced Facilities
  Playground
  Multipurpose Room
  Computers
  Library
  Tunnel & tents
  Inflatable bouncer & swimming pool