Great Expectations Child Care, Reston

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My name is Lisa and I am the owner and director of Great Expectations Child Care in Reston, VA. We have been in the child care business for 24 years and provide a healthy, safe, and state-licensed daycare and preschool. Our facility is smoke-free and pet-free, located Reston in an upscale neighborhood. Great Expectations Child Care is also conveniently located near Dulles Toll Road and Fairfax County Parkway. My 2 full-time staff members and I are responsible, energetic, creative and nurturing. We just love what we do! We know how much your children and their development means to you and it's our goal provide a safe, caring and loving early learning environment for your loved one! Safety and security of our little students is one of our top priorities. We are CPR and First-aid certified and all teachers undergo a background check every 5 years. Parents also need to enter a security code before they can enter our facility. Program: Our goal is to provide a fun and enjoyable experience for children while they learn in a happy and safe environment. Great Expectations Child Care is open year-round from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Upon request, we can also offer weekend, evening, and overnight care (standard tuition is for regular hours only; please email to inquire about the weekend, evening, and overnight care rates). We provide full-time and part-time care for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers between the age of 1 week and 5 years old. Drop-in care is also an option for your occasional child care needs. We provide and delight our children with 2 home-made hot meals every day, fresh fruits and snacks. For school-age kids up to 12 years old, we can offer before and after school care. Curriculum: Our curriculum follows the Montessori method of teaching with lots of educational and fun activities. Consider Great Expectations Child Care your children's home away from home. The children will build relationships with our highly skilled staff and learn valuable social skills. We also run a bilingual program - In addition to English, we teach our students the Farsi/Persian language. This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to become bilingual at a young age! We do a lot of practical life exercises and activities and we teach the children to be independent, innovative and well-mannered. We also go on field trips and take them to the park and the library. We invite different professionals like dentists, firefighters, people from the library to have a talk and teach them. In the summer, we have a fun summer camp program with different kinds of activities like water play. Homework and extracurricular learning activities are also included in our developmental curriculum, such as: - IXL, an online learning tool with over 4,500 skills in Math and English language arts - Pre Reading and Writing skills - Science, Arts & Crafts, and Cooking - Language development for 3 months to 5 years. - Singing and learning songs together - Yoga, Dance, and Exercise & Fitness - Manners & Personal Care - Manipulatives & Puzzles Please send an email or request a tour through CareLuLu, we look forward to meeting you!
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Tiffany N.
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Posted 11 months ago
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Lisa is a wonderful care provider and offers such a loving and safe environment for my child. I feel good knowing I am leaving my son with someone who I know I can trust to take great care of him while I'm at work. I would definitely recommend this daycare for someone looking for childcare.
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Zoe R.
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Posted 1 year ago
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Ms. Lisa is very loving & knows how to deal with infants/children very well. Although my daughter is not of age to talk oh, I know she loves Ms Lisa by their interactions. She smiles every time she sees her. As a first time mom, she has helped my husband & I with creating schedules & reaching milestones. They keep a cool, clean facility. I'm very pleased being a parent that wishes my baby could stay home.
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Catlin F.
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Posted 1 year ago
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Miss Lisa provides a loving and caring environment for her kids to learn and grow.
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Jacklyn Ven B.
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Posted 1 year ago
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We used Ms. Lisa's daycare for a number of years and overall were extremely happy with her. Our kids loved going there and learned a lot. I would recommend Great Expectations to any parent!
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Nicole L.
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Posted 1 year ago
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We love Great Expectations and so does our son! He is excited to go every morning and gets excellent care. He is learning everyday and gets lots of active and outdoor time. Miss Lisa and her staff focus on healthy habits and really love the kids. It is such a comfort to know our little guy is well cared for while we are at work. We highly recommend Great Expectations!!
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Sarah C.
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Posted 1 year ago
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While we have only been with Miss Lisa and her team for a little over a month, I am confident that we made the right decision in choosing her child care business for our one-year-old. All of her staff are lovely and professional. There is a clear love and care shown for each child - and that makes me feel comfortable as a working parent. Children are given ample time outdoors each day to enjoy fresh air, sunshine, and exercise - along with... more
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Jonathan R.
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Posted 1 year ago
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Our daughter has been attending Great Expectations since she was two months old, and over a year later we are still so thankful that we found Ms. Lisa and her team. As new parents, we were nervous about finding the right daycare in this area, but from the beginning it was obvious how much they care for our daughter and the rest of the children. Every morning our daughter is excited to go to school and smiles really big when she sees Ms. Lisa and... more
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Sara K.
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Posted 1 year ago
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My son has been attending Great Expectations Childcare since he was 3 months old (now 2 years old). Lisa truly loves the children like they are her own, which is why we have continued to go to Great Expectations. She provides a welcoming, nurturing, loving environment for children, and she knows that each child needs are different and does her best to cater to the needs of each child. We have gone through a variety of development milestones over... more
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Amy P.
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Posted 1 year ago
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Lisa and the teachers truly have your child's best interest in mind. they adamant about teaching your child age appropriate items, and offer as much love as if they are raising their own child. I brought my older son here back in 2016, and now my youngest is currently attending. Lisa is very open and honest, and very engaged with every aspect of her child care services. As far as I'm concerned, she is part of my family.
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Sivi R.
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Posted 5 years ago
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This place is wonderful for kids to grow and develop. It is clean, the staff are amazing,and they meet the needs of every child as individuals and always treat them with love and respect. My daughter is been going there for past 2 years, never had single issue with them. My daughter loves to be there. As a mother I left my child every morning knowing, without a doubt, that she will be well fed, well taken care of, well loved, and have fun. I... more
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Anna F.
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Posted 5 years ago
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Ms Lisa is a loving woman. The children all adore her. I feel good leaving my son in the hands of such loving and attentive caregivers. Her staff is very professional and nice. My son is always happy when I drop him off at daycare and I can tell that he is in a safe and happy environment.
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Megan M.
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Posted 5 years ago
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Our little girl started going to Great Expextations at 3 months old. She lights up with smiles and giggles at Lisa, all the teachers and the other children. Knowing that Emma is happy and that I am leaving her with people who love her like she's family and help with her daily development is a wonderful feeling. I never worry while I'm at work and that is a great bonus. We are very luck to have found Lisa and Great Expectations!!
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Dan Z.
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Posted 5 years ago
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convenient location. nice teacher.As a family dare, It is good for younger kids.
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Liza M.
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Posted 5 years ago
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This is a very heartfelt daycare with kids of all ages. My baby felt loved.
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Wendy L.
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Posted 6 years ago
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I was very nervous about starting my 10 week old daughter in daycare but when I dropped Kendall off on the second morning, she heard Lisa's voice her eyes brighten and she was all smiles. With that reaction, she definitely put me at ease. Being a new mom, I was very pleased with the guidance and suggestions Lisa provided. She helped create a great routine for Kendall that we both could work with. Kendall thrived at great expectations, the... more
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Kim D.
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Posted 6 years ago
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When people ask me about my daycare I always tell them how blessed I am to have found Miss Lisa. I couldn’t ask for a more loving place for our sons to be while we are working. Jack (3 1/2) and Luke (18 months) have been coming to Lisa’s since they were each 11 weeks old. They’re greeted with hugs and kisses when they arrive each morning. I love seeing Jack eager to get in the door so he can be with his friends. Some mornings I have to... more
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Home-based
Home-based
Hours
24/7
Ages
1 week - 12 years
Kindergarten
No
Before School Care
Yes
After School Care
Yes
Accreditation
No
Meals Provided
Yes
Transportation
No
Facilities
  Fenced Facilities
  Playground
  Indoor Gym
  Multipurpose Room
  Computers
  iPads/Tablets
  Video Cameras
  Fenced Yard