Best Accredited Daycares in Fairfax VA

Accredited Daycares in Fairfax VA

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Braxton Educational Playhouse

"We had an amazing experience at this child care. She took care of our child for three years and provided a loving, caring, safe and educational environment. My daughter learned to walk, talk, share,"

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Fair Oaks Early Education Daycare

"The provider and her team have taken such good care of our son for the past two years. He looks forward to daycare every day and I am always confident that he is being well taken care of. He is..."

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Living Savior Preschool

Living Savior's Mission is to know the love of Christ and serve God... so that the Holy Spirit may work through us to bring others to Christ. The Vision for Living Savior is that it will use all its resources of people, ministries, and money to concentrate on reaching the unchurched of the community with the Good News of Jesus Christ, and by the power of the Holy Spirit to bring them to faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and into the membership of Living Savior. God's Word Points Us to Jesus Christ The people who belong to Living Savior are people of the Bible. The Bible is our Sacred Scriptures, the Word of God. We treasure God's Word because it teaches us about eternal life through Jesus Christ. The Word is Gospel ("good news") because it assures us of God's love and faithfulness. God's Word inspires us to tell others and moves us to help people in need. A Mighty Fortress is Our God In the 16th century Martin Luther, a German monk, made his stand on the Word. Three principles undergird our beliefs: Scripture, Faith, and Grace. The Scripture is the only source of knowledge about God and his will for us. Grace tells us that as human beings we cannot earn God's love, forgiveness, or everlasting life. Only by faith in Jesus Christ do we receive forgiveness. Through faith in him we come into a relationship of peace with God. Communion Policy Everyone who is a baptized Christian, repents of sin, believes in the real presence of Christ's body and blood in, with, under the bread and wine of the Holy Communion is cordially invited to receive the Lord's Supper at Living Savior. To receive wine by individual cup, take a cup from the serving tray and wait for Pastor to say "The Blood of Christ", then return the cup to server that follows Pastor. To receive wine by the common cup (chalice), take the base & tilt to receive the amount you wish. If you wish to receive nonalcoholic white grape juice, there are individual cups in the center of the tray. If you wish to receive Gluten/wheat/corn and soya free communion wafers please speak to Pastor or an usher before the start of service. Our Purpose We believe that our congregation's life and mission includes assisting parents in the development of their children. Living Savior Preschool offers young children a Christian setting in which to grow, to learn, and to develop spiritually, physically, intellectually, and socially. We believe that Living Savior Preschool can expand the child's perception of God, of other people, and of the physical world in which God has placed us. We believe that our school offers preschool children one of the best opportunities for achieving the goals of Christian education outside of the home. It can help them develop healthy personalities, form values, and develop the conscience, feelings and attitudes which form the foundation for a positive self-image and good relationships. We believe that dedicated and committed Christian teachers can provide young children with numerous opportunities for growth and development. Our Objectives and Curriculum To nurture development of the whole child in ways which enable children to be more self-assured and to feel secure in the love of God. To teach simple Christian truths related to the child's experiences and level of development. To encourage the child in self-confidence, concern for others, cooperation in work and play, and a spirit of sharing. To increase the child's skills in listening, self-discipline, conversation, creative self-expression, independent work and play. LSP incorporates curriculum themes, content areas, the Creative Curriculum and Virginia Foundation Blocks for Early Learning, as a means for planning a developmentally appropriate Christian program. VA State Licensed and NAEYC Accredited Living Savior Preschool is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, and accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation's largest organization of early childhood educators.

Main Street CDC

Welcome to Main Street Child Development Center (Main Street). ... Founded in 1973, Main Street provides 3,000 hours of nationally-accredited educational instruction and enrichment for at-risk children (ages 2 to 5) each year. Main Street is located in the former Green Acres Elementary School in Fairfax, Virginia. The center boasts a library, gymnasium, cafeteria, and 10-acre property on which our school is located. We serve the children of predominately low-income, working families in Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax. Childcare costs can easily exceed 30% of total family income. In Fairfax County, programs that both affordable and high-quality – as Main Street does – are scarce. Our affordable early childhood program allows the area's working parents to maintain employment and ensure the quality education of their children thus contributing to family stability and the expansion of the county's tax base. In the past 40 years, we have prepared over 5,000 children for success in kindergarten, closed the achievement gap between low-income students and their peers, and increased parent engagement in children's lives. Main Street welcomes all preschool children and families regardless of race, religion, culture, national origin, gender, family background or economic status. We have been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) since 1995. Main Street Child Development Center is a partner of the Virginia Preschool Initiative. We maintain a 4-star rating from the Virginia Star Quality Initiative. Main Street Child Development Center participates in the Combined Federal (#31872) and the United Way (#8262) campaigns. Our Mission Main Street Child Development Center's mission is: To provide a quality accredited early childhood learning program for children ages 2-5 of limited income working families to grow and thrive in a nurturing environment. To enhance the quality of life for our diverse families through partnerships with community services agencies, and to provide educational opportunities and resources that strengthen literacy, parenting and the family. Main Street advocates the belief that each child is special and unique. We believe that there are no bad children, only challenging behaviors. Therefore, we try to instill within each child a positive self-image, in order for them to gain the confidence to try new things and meet life's challenges. The environment and curriculum at Main Street are designed to meet each child's social, cognitive, physical, emotional, and developmental needs. One goal we strive for each day is to provide the most caring type of atmosphere possible for each and every child, in order for them to grow as learners and individuals. Consequently, a child who needs an extra hug because Mom was late to work and the toast burned will be sure to get one. It is also our goal to promote creativity by offering a wide variety of activities that each child can experience in his or her own way. Our History In 1973, Main Street Child Development Center – then named the Vienna Day Care – was founded to provide affordable childcare for low-income families. Shortly thereafter the Fairfax County Department of Social Services (now the Office for Children) invited the Fairfax Organization of Christians and Jews United in Service, Inc. (FOCUS) to assume responsibility for running the Center. Following an invitation from Fairfax County to assume management and administration of operations, FOCUS established an oversight committee, which became organization's governing Board of Directors. The organization was rebranded as Main Street Child Development Center in 1989 to reflect its location in the heart of Fairfax and incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization soon after. Initially located in Fairfax Baptist Church, Main Street relocated to the former Green Acres Elementary School in 2002. In over 40 years of serving our region's disadvantaged children, Main Street has prepared over 5,000 children for success in kindergarten, closed the achievement gap between low-income students and their peers, and increased parent engagement in children's lives. Our Philosophy A child's early years provide a foundation for his or her emotional, social, physical, and cognitive development. As children grow, they go through a series of developmental stages, and each child learns and progresses at his or her own rate. At MSCDC, we believe that to help children develop to their fullest potential, their environment should encourage curiosity and provide opportunities to think creatively, make choices, and solve problems. We also believe that a positive self-image – enhanced by adults – gives children the confidence to meet life's challenges and enables them to succeed. Our Objectives Focus on the children's strengths Modify the environment to support children's needs Give children choices, consistency, and freedom to learn through play, and provide them with the opportunity to develop close relationships with others Serve as a means of support for both child and family, providing resources to assist each family

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.

Fairfax Presbyterian Preschool

For 60 years, Fairfax Presbyterian Preschool (FPP) has provided... quality, early childhood education to children ages 2 ½ to 5 years. Founded as a mission of Fairfax Presbyterian Church, FPP welcomes children of all faiths, cultures, and abilities. FPP’s programs provide rich and varied learning opportunities which contribute to a child’s social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth. FPP is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Philosophy FPP’s philosophy is that children learn best through play. A child’s learning experiences are more enriching when the child is engaged in the process and when that process is fun. Through play, we can assess the individual, social, physical, and intellectual needs of each student in an environment that is as exciting as it is natural. Moreover, children learn an amazing amount when they are having fun! To further our philosophy, classroom curriculum include a mixture of structured and unstructured activities. Children have a daily circle time and arts and crafts activities, as well as unstructured play time in classroom centers and outside on the playground. Parent Participation The strong sense of community felt at FPP is fostered by our use of Parent Helpers in the classrooms. FPP is a parent participation preschool and relies on parents or designated caregivers to serve as volunteers in their children’s classrooms approximately 5 times throughout the school year. Serving as a Parent Helper gives parents the unique opportunity to be a part of their child’s school day. It also encourages parents to get to know their child’s teacher and classmates, as well as other preschool parents and FPP staff. Parents, grandparents, and nannies are all encouraged to serve as Parent Helpers. For safety and security, FPP conducts background checks and FBI fingerprinting on all adults working in the classrooms.

Winwood Children's Center

Thank you for your interest in Winwood Children’s Center. We are... located at Lee Jackson Memorial Highway. Our center has been part of the community since Sept. 1998. My name is Katy Thiltgen and I am the Director of the center. I am originally from Pennsylvania where I attended Kutztown University and obtained my Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhoods. I started with the company in Aug. 2004 as a teacher, an Assistant Director, and since January 2009 the Director. Heather Gutierrez is our Assistant Director. She began as a toddler teacher in 2006 at our South Riding location. In addition to her experience with the toddlers, she was a three year old teacher, and then the Assistant Director. After a brief leave from Winwood, Heater returned in Sept. 2013 as the Assistant Director at our Fairfax location. She has an Associate’s degree in Psychology and currently is in school for a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. We have over 30 amazing, dedicated teachers with over 110 years of experience with Winwood! The majority of our teachers are CPR and First Aid certified and many have their CDA, Associates, Bachelors, or Master degrees. Our curriculum is designed to strengthen and broaden the emerging intellect of our students. In addition to our daily Language Arts, Art, Science, and Math small group projects, we offer a STARs program which highlights weekly lessons in music, sign language, Spanish, and art and a monthly exercise program. The children experience our state of the art computer lab including a SMARTboard on a daily basis. Children in the Preschool III program through Kindergarten also have the opportunity to participate in ballet and soccer. We offer before and after school care for Greenbriar East, Greenbriar West, Waples Mill, and Navy. We also provide care for teacher work days, snow days, Spring Break, Winter Break, and summer camp. We strive to have great parent-teacher communication to keep you involved with your child’s day. In the infant, infant 2, toddler, and two year old classrooms you receive a daily sheet about your child’s day. You will find bi-weekly progress reports in the preschool classrooms. All of our classrooms send home a monthly newsletter and twice a year a developmental assessment of your child. In addition, our Open Door Policy and web camera keeps you connected at a moment notice. On behalf of all our wonderful teachers, I invite you to stop by and visit our school. We would enjoy meeting you and your family and introduction you to ours.

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.

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