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City Center Little Academy, Sterling

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CURRENT OPENINGS: All ages!
About Us
Dear parents, welcome to City Center Little Academy, our child care center and preschool in Sterling, VA. We are not a large chain or corporation, we are a privately owned and independently operated daycare center which has served families in the Potomac Falls / Sterling area for over 20 years! We pride ourselves in providing a safe, fun filled, and nurturing place where children can learn and grow in a happy and caring environment. What makes us different from other daycare centers and preschools in the area? We believe it’s our highly-trained and experienced staff. Our teachers have been with us for an average of 10 years, which provides our children with a sense of security and safety. These are essential conditions for their overall emotional, physical, and academic growth. All our lead teachers have a Child Development Associates degree and provide the best developmentally appropriate curriculum based on each child’s individual needs and progress.
Philosophy
At City Center Little Academy, we not only offer nurturing child care, but also high-quality early education. Our teaching philosophy and curriculum are based on STEAM, which is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics. While STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) have become increasingly popular in early childhood education, STEAM allows young minds to diversify their skillset. STEAM fosters student inquiries, dialogue, and critical thinking. The approach helps develop problem-solving skills and foster collaboration. We also invite children to be curious and we promote overall well-being, including rest, healthy nutrition and physical activity. We also understand the importance of keeping parents informed about children’s developmental growth and progress, so we provide daily reports for every child in our care.
Curriculum
Our curriculum is specifically designed to fit your child’s age and developmental stage. Infants need a safe and nurturing child care environment, with plenty of individual time and attention. We strive to build trust and a loving relationship with your baby. Toddlers start to learn language, science, and social skills. They also start to develop both physically and emotionally. At that young age, learning is done through play in a safe, fun environment. When your child becomes a preschooler, our daily activities become more diverse, and our program becomes more structured. Early learning is done through a combination of independent and group learning. In addition to our child care center and preschool program, we also offer a fun and exciting Summer Camp. Every year, children can enjoy our fun activities that include swimming, movies and various field trips.
Location
City Center Little Academy is located off City Center Blvd in Sterling, near the Dulles Town Center (in the Countryside neighborhood of Potomac Falls / Sterling, VA). Our center is easily accessible by care since we’re near route 28 (Sully Rd) and route 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy). Thank you so much for reading about us! Please send an email to schedule a time to visit. At our center, you can be confident that your child will get loving and nurturing care, as well as the excellent educational experience they need to be prepared for kindergarten. We look forward to meeting you and your little one!

Parent Reviews

Masrur H.
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Posted 2 years ago
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The entire team at this academy is just fantastic! My son started Pre-K 3 and just graduated from Pre-K 4 and moving onto Kindergarten. The teachers are very caring yet academically sound. My son not only improved his academic skills but also his creativity is enriched. The management is also professional and very welcoming. Overall, the environment is full of positive energy... lively... the balance of learning while having fun! Two thumbs... more
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David D.
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Posted 2 years ago
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This daycare has a great culture with a very tenured staff. We changed from a corporate daycare and the flexibility of this privately owned daycare has made us extremely happy. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a daycare in the area.
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Amarpreet S.
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Posted 2 years ago
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Caring teachers and staff who truly love the children. Best daycare experience we have had in Fairfax, Virginia.
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Angel P.
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Posted 2 years ago
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The teachers and staff are very caring to the children. Both my children started there when they were 13 weeks old. We are very lucky to have chosen this family oriented school/daycare.
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Martin D.
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Posted 2 years ago
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My child has a lot of fun at this place and they keep her very busy. She also learns a lot, both in social behavior as well as in curriculum. I would love the food to be a little healthier, that would be my one point of critique. But overall very happy with the academy
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Jesci N.
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Posted 2 years ago
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My daughter has been there since she was 12 weeks old and couldn't be happier. The teachers are like her second Moms and it is easy to see they truly love, encourage and help her grow.
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Jason M.
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Posted 2 years ago
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This is our second child going through this Academy, and we are always made to feel like our child is the mayor. The teachers genuinely care about all of our children, the place is fun, and the curriculum is well conceived. The recent addition of the Brightwheel application has been very helpful in making us feel connected throughout the day. They send pictures and updates and let us know when nap time is over and what meals are snacks are... more
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Meet The Staff
Owner & Administrator
Owner & Administrator
Bachelors In Business Management
10 years of experience, mom of 1
Asst Director
Asst Director
Cda
30 years of experience
Center
Center
Hours
6:00am - 6:30pm
Ages
6 weeks - 12 years
Kindergarten
No
Before School Care
Yes
After School Care
Yes
Accreditation
No
Meals Provided
Yes
Transportation
Yes
Facilities
  Playground
  Computers
  iPads/Tablets
  Electronic Access