Accredited Daycares in Dunn Loring VA

Accredited Daycares in Dunn Loring VA

Falls Church-McLean Children's Center
Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center provides a comprehensive, high-quality, early-childhood program designed to give all young children, regardless of their family’s economic resources, a strong foundation on which to build the rest of their lives. Licensing and Accreditation We received accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children on July 9, 2014 with above perfect scores in 6 of 10 program areas. The Center is licensed as a child care facility with the state of Virginia. During our most recent licensing renewal inspection in August 2013, the Center was found free of any violations, a rare finding among centers. We were the first school in D.C./Virginia/Maryland area to be accredited! We participate in the voluntary Virginia Star Quality Initiative, which commits us to continued improvement of our already-strong program. In our most recent evaluation in 2011, the Center was awarded a 4-Star rating (out of 5 possible Stars). We’re Different Not a daycare… Not a preschool… Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center works from a basic philosophy that emphasizes the well-being of the whole child. Focusing on every aspect of development-social, emotional, physical and cognitive, we use Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum Bilingual Edition as our environmental foundation for children 2- to 5-years to experience activities and interactions that will shape them into conscientious and caring individuals, and prepare them fully to excel throughout their life. Early Intervention One of the Children’s Center’s most unique qualities is our commitment to nurturing each child’s development. Our low student-teacher ratios enable our well-trained and experienced teachers to work closely with each child to encourage and monitor emerging skills, and to identify developmental delays through periodic assessments. Any child with delays receives speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, or behavioral counseling on-site, at no extra cost to parents, to address the root cause of delays and help each child make the most of these precious years to build essential skills. Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center ensures that every child receives the nutrition necessary for their growing bodies. The proper nutrition assists children in their development not only physically, but socially, emotionally and cognitively. Our nutrition program includes: USDA approved Breakfast and Snacks USDA well balanced lunched provided by The Good Food Company Parent Education Programming to enhance nutrition in families. Participation in the national “Let’s Move” campaign to encourage nutrition and physical activity.
St. Philip Early Childhood Center
St. Philip Early Childhood Center (formerly Corpus Christi) is an early learning environment focused on the whole child. The classes integrate early academics in a play based themed environment. The teachers work with each child to meet his/her best potential. At the preschool level our ratios are 10:1 except for the 2 year old program where it is 6:1. We have several different options for 2, 3, 4, & 5 year olds. We have full time and part time care. We offer summer, Christmas and Easter camps. A hot lunch program is offered for parents who are interested. We offer extended care on a regular basis or it can be used as a drop in if parents are running late or have an appointment. Tours are available year round. At the elementary campus the average class size is 20. All classes have active boards and a rigorous academic curriculum as well as extra curricular activities. Our middle school offers advanced math and tracks in those subjects where able. Extended day is offered from 7 - 6 and a bus is available to parents cross campus.
Vienna KinderCare
OverviewWelcome to the Vienna KinderCare webpage. We are happy to share our school’s plans and goals with you. We have been lucky to serve our wonderful families at our location since 1979. Our goal is to help all of our families to have the best experience with us and to love and cherish their children. We are an experienced group of educators who strive to help children to learn and grow in an enriched environment through meaningful interactions and daily experiences.   Teachers & StaffWhether your child has the first step or first grade on the horizon, our teachers are excited to show you how everything we do at our center is to help children to learn. We are a family at Vienna KinderCare, we celebrate each other along with children and families at our center. Health & SafetyThe security key pad at the front door only allows our families and staff to come in by using a special code. We have a fenced playground, and our staff members are First Aid and CPR trained. Our number one priority is the safety of all the children in our care. 

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Other Accredited Daycares Near Dunn Loring VA

Merritt Academy

Merritt Academy is one of three sister schools in Northern Virginia that are operated by the J127 Education Foundation. First Steps Child Care Center... and Appletree School share Merritt Academy's dedication to early-childhood education in an intimate learning environment. Merritt Academy provides care and education for infants through 8th grade students. Our seven acre campus neighbors Sunrise Assisted Living of Fairfax and The Virginian help provide a variety of meaningful intergenerational opportunities for our children. Rigorous academics are enhanced by our values-driven Character Education program. Students from age 2-5 visit Merritt's unique preschool STEAM lab while kindergarten students participate in weekly Genius Hour. Full-day service is provided for all early childhood students through preschool. Kindergarteners and older students may register for extended service which includes developmentally appropriate activities such as recess/recreation time or supervised study hall with Merritt faculty. Merritt Academy also offers a fun-filled summer camp program for kindergartners through rising 10th graders. We have an outdoor in-ground pool to provide on-site swimming experiences, and we feature a variety of exciting field trips to supplement the camp activities. Our caring and dedicated faculty consider each child to be a unique individual with special skills and talents which are recognized and nurtured. Parents are encouraged to work in partnership with teachers and administrators to provide an environment full of rich experiences, lasting relationships and high educational goals.

Pinecrest School

Mission Statement Pinecrest School is committed to providing a positive social and emotional environment for student development. The school provides... an atmosphere that bolsters self-confidence and equips its students with the cognitive skills necessary to undertake and succeed in rigorous academic pursuits throughout their lives. It strives to reinforce basic values such as honesty, integrity, respect for others, and an appreciation for diversity. Family involvement in the Pinecrest educational experience, low student-teacher ratios, caring and committed teachers, and a cohesive school community combine with a rigorous educational program to foster the development in students of high self-esteem, independence, responsibility, and an eagerness to meet challenges. Our ability to meet the individual needs of children, in close consultation with their parents, enables each student to grow academically, socially, and emotionally at his or her own pace within a nurturing and supportive educational environment. Preschool at Pinecrest School Half-day programs (Monday-Friday) for three-year-olds and four-year-olds are designed to lay the foundation for future academic success and personal emotional health. Preschool students learn to function in structured group settings within a framework of positive ethical and moral guidance. The preschool program prepares children for kindergarten and subsequent academic challenges by emphasizing fine and gross motor skills and speech and language development, all in accordance with each child's learning pace, in an atmosphere of affection and warmth. An indoor multipurpose room and modern high quality play facilities provide opportunities for safe recreational activities. Each preschool faculty member enhances lesson plans with many thematic and creative activities. Pinecrest School offers preschool after-care from 12 noon until 6 p.m. for preschool students who are currently enrolled in the school for an additional fee. Please Tuition & Fees on the Admissions page for more information. Kindergarten at Pinecrest School The kindergarten program is structured to strike the right balance for each child between the continued need for informal activity, including play, and preparation for academic work. Small class size and an emphasis on individual growth enable us to tailor the program to reflect the needs and abilities of each child. The program includes: phonics reading writing mathematics science social studies Grades 1-6 at Pinecrest School Without sacrificing the atmosphere of caring and attentiveness that permeates the school, the elementary grades provide a structured and challenging academic curriculum. The program includes: language arts (phonics, reading, language, spelling, literature, composition, vocabulary, and handwriting) mathematics science social studies Small class sizes enable Pinecrest to individualize instruction and to ensure that students progress academically, in many instances surpassing grade level academic expectations. Homework assignments are made daily with the understanding that parents will review the successful completion of those assignments as one important means of monitoring and encouraging their children's progress in close cooperation with their teachers. Please click here to see the most recent grade 4 and grade 6 Stanford 10 Achievement Test scores Spanish at Pinecrest School Spanish is currently taught beginning in preschool. Initially, these lessons introduce the concept of foreign language to preschoolers through songs and conversation. In subsequent years, Pinecrest students considerably expand their knowledge of Spanish. The students go to Spanish class with a teacher twice a week in preschool and three times a week in kindergarten and first grade. Foreign language in second through sixth grade is taught through Rosetta Stone Classroom and supervised by the Spanish teacher. Faculty & Staff Pinecrest faculty members are carefully selected based not only on qualifications, credentials and proven teaching skills, but also for their understanding of children and their ability to provide a warm, nurturing environment. All faculty members are committed to the core principles of emotional nurturance and challenging curriculum. In-service workshops, personal academic advancement and active involvement in school policy and administration are key to the development of strong morale and a high degree of professionalism among the faculty. Pinecrest Summer Pavilion is committed to offering our campers an enjoyable and enriching summer experience in a physically safe, emotionally supportive, and fun-filled environment. We believe our high-quality instruction, low camper-to-teacher ratio, talented instructors, and cheerful facility create the perfect environment for exploration, growth and, most of all, fun. Whether it’s for a few weeks here and there, or a full-time summer experience, Pinecrest Summer Pavilion is sure to provide just what you need. Our camp is available to rising K-6 students and runs for eight weeks, in one-week sessions, beginning June 22 and ending August 14. Each week, camp is divided into two half-day sessions. The morning session runs from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., and the afternoon session runs from 12:45-3:45 p.m. Anyone wishing to stay all day will choose two classes (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) and will participate in a supervised lunch and play time. For additional fees, before-care is available from 7:45-9 a.m. and after-care is available from 3:45-6 p.m. At Pinecrest Summer Pavilion, you can custom-design your child’s great time by choosing the classes that best fit his/her needs and interests. During the eight weeks of camp, a wide selection of programs will be offered so that children can experience a lot of fun and exciting activities, not just one. Art, science, writing, drama, cooking, sports, games and a wide array of creative, themed classes are all part of the adventure. In addition to variety, our program offers great flexibility. Have swim team in the morning? Don’t worry, you can attend our exciting afternoon sessions. Like to spend the afternoon by the pool? Come early to enjoy a morning session and be done by noon. Interested in an action-packed summer of learning and fun or need full-time care? We’ve got you covered with our full-day camp program plus before-care and after-care. Here you will find something for everyone! We also know that summer is the time to relax, have fun, and just be a kid. Like Pinecrest School, Pinecrest Summer Pavilion endeavors to develop community and build camp spirit. In addition to taking classes, campers will have the opportunity to take part in camp-wide activities and theme days. This might mean playing on our giant water slide, dressing for a “beach day,” participating in a hula hooping contest, running through the sprinkler, or sitting on the lawn eating popsicles together – all the things that make summer...well, summer! Preschool Pavilion, our summer camp program for four year olds (by September 30, 2015), is offered all eight weeks that camp is in session and features weekly themes and creative, developmentally-appropriate activities. Each session is one-week long and will take place from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. There is no preschool before-care or after-care.

AUMC Child Development Center

The Annandale United Methodist Church Weekday Children's Programs offers parents three program options: - The AUMC Early Learning Program offers... children ages 1-3 years olds options to attend classes one, two, or three days per week from September to mid-June. An Early Morning and Late Day options are available on the days of operation (Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday). - The AUMC Weekday Preschool offers children ages 3-5 years old morning classes two, three, four or five days per week from September to mid-June. The preschool offers an Extended Day (lunch bunch) till 2:30 as well as a Late Day program till 5:30 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. - The AUMC Child Development Center is a full-day program offering comprehensive, developmentally appropriate activities for children ages 3 months to kindergarten-entrance. It is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. year-round. In all three programs children participate in hands-on learning experiences in the different interest areas including blocks, dramatic play, sensory table, library, writing/art, table toys and manipulatives. Through these and small group experiences they are exposed to concepts daily such as science/STEM, music, early math, and emerging literacy. All lead teachers have a degree or child development associate credential (or equivalent). We have specialty teachers in Music, Science, Cooking, Spanish or sign language, and Yoga. The CDC also has a Music and Movement enrichment program. We have monthly "edu-tainers" such as Under the Sea and puppet shows come to enrich the ongoing curriculum. Outdoors we have a toddler playground for 1 & 2 year olds and three preschool aged playgrounds that the classrooms rotate through. All three programs are accredited by NAEYC, a distinction that only about 8\\\% of early childhood programs achieve. For more information, please visit our website.

Fairfax United Methodist Church Preschool

We are an accredited preschool located in Fairfax City, near the intersection of Rt. 50 and University Dr. The school began in 1976 and offers... morning classes for three, four and five year olds. Most of our lead teachers have degrees in elementary education and many have done graduate level courses in the newer field of early childhood education. Our assistant teachers have related degrees, some in social work and some in elementary education or psychology. There are two teachers in each classroom and generally 14 three year olds, 16 four year olds and 18 children in the pre-kindergarten class. We have a large outdoor area for playground time, and we have an indoor area for playing when the weather is blustery. Registration begins the first week of January for our Church members and returning preschool families and for the community during the third week of January. We enroll on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional information about our program such as our philosophy and goals, registration information, forms and other details can be found on this site. We are an outreach of the United Methodist Church, but we welcome families of any religion or ethnic background, and love to share the traditions, music and foods of all our preschool families. We invite you to call or visit our preschool any time to ask questions, obtain information or to arrange a personal tour of the school. Contact Diana Jenkins, the Director at the preschool Office 703 591-3177. We love to talk about our program! Goals Fairfax United Methodist Church Preschool is committed to providing the best possible environment for nurturing young children. We encourage each individual child by placing equal emphasis on physical, social, emotional, creative, intellectual and spiritual development. Rich and varied active learning opportunities, guided by warm, self-awareness and overall competence. We are dedicated to supporting the child and the family. Our curriculum is based on the belief that, for children, play is a developmental opportunity to explore their world, find out how to get along with others, test their skills and muscles, try out new ideas, and problem-solve. We offer daily opportunities to explore art media, science, writing, dramatic play, building, math, literature and the outdoors. Teachers guide and extend the play to refine emerging social and academic skills. All of the activities presented by the teachers are carefully evaluated for a positive educational outcome that can be incorporated into play while giving children lots of practice of important skills. Our program is a part of the Church's educational and outreach ministries and age-appropriate Christian values guide all curriculum areas. A loving atmosphere of acceptance, trust and structured freedom is our goal to help move children toward love of self, others and God. Our Preschool admits children of any race, religion, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges and activities generally accorded or made available through the program.

Country Day School

The Country Day School is located on four beautiful wooded acres that provide a stimulating and enriching learning environment for young children. ... The school's two historical classroom buildings with unique classrooms and nine playgrounds provide the perfect locations for learning both inside and outside of the classroom. The main building is named after the school's founder, Dorothy McCormick, and is home to six classrooms, a science room, an art studio, a library, and several porches that are used as outdoor classrooms during good weather. The Cottage building, located behind the main building, houses six additional classrooms, a multi-purpose room, kitchen, and faculty work area. During the summer camp program the children have the opportunity to learn how to swim in the heated pool designed specifically as a training pool for young children. Highlights of The Country Day School grounds are the many playgrounds named for their trees or other significant natural features. Each play area provides different physical challenges for young children and the children's outside time is scheduled so they may experience all the playgrounds on a rotating basis. In addition the school's movement program is held outdoors on the various playgrounds whenever possible. The outdoor areas of the school are also used to enhance the school's science curriculum offered both in the classroom and in the Nature Room by the science teacher. Using the grounds, the children learn about different animals and their habitats, birds, and insects and grow their own vegetables and plants in the school garden. The children particularly enjoy the nature trail known as the “North Woods” where they observe the life cycles of various plants and the ecological changes to the forest. The National Wildlife Federation has labeled the school's grounds as a “Certified School Yard Habitat,” a perfect place for young children to experience nature on a daily basis.

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