Best Accredited Daycares in Greenway VA

Accredited Daycares in Greenway VA

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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Early Learning Express

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Kids' Corner Learn & Play

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The Harbor School

Parents choose The Harbor School because they want the best possible... education for their young children. As one of the few accredited independent schools in the Washington area that focuses exclusively on the intellectual and social development of Preschool through Second Grade students, The Harbor School ensures that children master core skills and concepts that are vital to future academic and social success. What makes The Harbor School special? Our Program The Harbor School’s dynamic academic program prepares students not only for the next level of education, but for life. The Harbor School’s research-based, hands-on program: Uses a multi-sensory approach to meet curricular goals, Teaches to the individual child’s learning style, not to the test, Incorporates special programs with variety and frequency: Art, Music and Performing Arts, Physical Education, Library, and Spanish and Utilizes multiple forms of assessment of each child’s progress. Our Teachers The Harbor School is fortunate to have outstanding faculty who are trained in early childhood education, who love children, and whose goal is to inspire children to be active, creative and confident life-long learners. The Harbor School faculty: Create an engaging, intellectually challenging curriculum with emphasis on the integration of all subject areas, Tailor the multi-sensory, hands-on curriculum to individual learners, Develop our Spiral Curriculum, a school-wide integrated unit of study, Make time for daily conferences with each child, Encourage children to be active socially responsible members of the community by demonstrating, modeling and providing instruction in areas of social interaction, and Communicate frequently with parents about the social and academic progress of each child. Our Class Size At Harbor, we intentionally keep class size small for the benefit of our children. As a result, Harbor students: Experience greater individualized instruction and attention and Engage in dynamic, meaningful social interactions with teachers and fellow students. Our Community At Harbor, your child does not get lost in the crowd, nor do you. All our parents: Belong to the Harbor family, where everyone knows each other's name, Engage in an ongoing dialogue with teachers regarding their child's progress - a hallmark of the Harbor experience, and Share their unique talents and strengths through volunteering. Our Reputation At Harbor, your child will benefit from the strong educational foundation we provide. Harbor students: Develop strong leadership skills - our second graders get to be the "big kids" at school, serving as role models for our younger children, Enjoy lasting friendships/bonds with fellow students, and the entire Harbor community, Gain admission to a wide variety of private/independent schools in the area, and Experience a smooth transition when moving on to the next stage because they leave Harbor with strong academic and social skills. Giving your child the benefit of an education at The Harbor School will allow you to make appropriate long-term educational decisions for your child after he or she has grown and matured in a wonderful nurturing environment. The mission of The Harbor School is to develop the mind and the creative spirit. We believe that children are diverse learners and achieve success by working in a setting that promotes learning, self-expression and creativity. Children are encouraged to question, experiment, explore, take risks and assume responsibility in the world around them. In this way, The Harbor School fosters the child's continuing love of learning and a respect for the uniqueness of each individual. Our community of families and the School's entire professional staff work to provide a positive school environment where children feel safe, nurtured and respected. The Harbor School's Preschool program is dedicated to the development of the whole child. The program, which is offered for children between ages 2 1/2 and 4 1/2, focuses on encouraging development in all areas - cognitive, social and emotional, and physical. Given that the Preschool years are a time of rapid developmental change, we recognize the importance of providing an environment that is protective and nurturing as well as cognitively challenging. Learning through play is the foundation of the Preschool program because play is the primary way young children learn about the world around them. Throughout the day, the children receive a suitable balance of independent time and teacher-directed activity. Children are given choices and are encouraged to explore and experiment, ask questions and learn to take risks. The program emphasizes open-ended activities in which each child experiences a feeling of success and process is valued over product. Teachers facilitate learning by structuring appropriate play opportunities, modeling positive social interaction and engaging children in developmentally appropriate activities and lessons that lead to success. In this way, children discover "how to learn," take pride in their accomplishments and become confident in their own abilities. The Harbor School's unique Junior Kindergarten program provides a wonderful transition between Preschool and Kindergarten for those children who need an additional year of growth and maturation before beginning the more formal side of school. The JK program fosters the development of problem solving skills, focusing on initiating ideas and resolving conflicts. Junior Kindergarten children develop confidence through cooperation and compromise when working in small or large groups. These students are encouraged to build on ideas and activities as they continue to grow and learn at their own pace. JK children also develop self-confidence and begin to understand the meaning of community service through a system of room jobs. They are ready to be responsible for their own personal belongings and needs and practice these skills every day. The children have a diverse choice of educational settings; they can choose the language arts table with the teacher, play word and math games, work at the art table, play in the building area or housekeeping area, or visit the library corner. Teachers expose the children to Mathematics, Reading readiness, and Writing in a more formalized manner. Longer-term projects are also now possible. Junior Kindergarten children enjoy instruction outside the classroom in other areas including Physical Education, Art, , Spanish, Music and Performing Arts and Library. Junior Kindergartners also have a healthy amount of outdoor play. Kindergarten is an exciting time as the children and teachers work and play together to make learning an unforgettable and enjoyable experience. While learning through play is still an important cornerstone of the program, students are ready for cooperative work in a larger group setting with skill development in all areas as the goal. Teachers gently guide their students to become independent thinkers and cooperative learners in a caring and nurturing classroom environment. Kindergartners are encouraged to show respect for themselves, adults, each other and the environment through modeling and role-playing. Each Kindergarten class writes and posts a set of rules to teach expected positive behavior, promoting a strong social and academic learning environment. In addition to making our Kindergarten a place where children are happy and excited to come to school, the teachers offer a challenging curriculum to help the children acquire the skills and behaviors that will promote their growth - socially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically. Kindergarten students enjoy more direct instruction in Reading, Writing/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. In addition, they continue to enjoy lessons in several special subjects: Art, Library, Music and Performing Arts, Physical Education and Spanish. Kindergartners also enjoy an appropriate amount of outdoor playtime. The First Grade curriculum is designed to promote and encourage learning, self-expression, and creativity in a caring and happy classroom environment. The First Grade program encourages students to assume responsibility in the world around them and provides children with challenges necessary in developing skills for future learning. First Grade is a more formal time where children's activities require a longer period of time to complete. This is an exciting time as reading and writing become a major focus of First Graders' lives and are integrated throughout the curriculum. Instruction in these subjects comes in varied forms -- from reading and responding to the Morning Message, to instructional reading groups, to writing as a class, to individual writing. Likewise, Mathematics instruction is formalized, but also integrated throughout the curriculum as it builds on the activities in the classroom. First Graders continue to enjoy instruction in special subjects including: Art, Library, Music and Performing Arts, Physical Education and Spanish. Second Graders at The Harbor School continue developing and learning in the same positive manner as they did in earlier years. The teacher encourages each child to become an independent, self-motivated learner who takes an active part in his or her own learning process. The curriculum in Second Grade is integrated across subject matters. Math investigations can lend themselves to music or art, and scientific experiments may cross over into language, writing, math and art. Similarly, reading opens the door to the world in Second Grade. Though the children continue to have daily reading lessons in small groups, children also read many fiction and nonfiction books relating to the Science and Social Studies curriculum. Reading and Writing are everyday activities and are done in all subjects including Science, Math, Spanish and Social Studies. Second Graders are Harbor's senior class. As the oldest children in the school, they shoulder greater responsibility. They are encouraged to see themselves as role models for the younger children and realize that teachers and other students have high expectations of them. They act as "buddies" to the Preschool children, preparing stories and games to share with them. Extended Day The Harbor School has a variety of extended day opportunities available. Families may register for these programs on a semester or yearly basis, or in some instances on a drop-in basis when the need arises. These programs are supervised by Harbor faculty, and provide a safe, nurturing and fun place for children to be before and after school.

Montessori School

The Montessori School of McLean (MSM) is a Pre-Primary (toddler)... through elementary school in McLean, Virginia. MSM is open during the academic year (after Labor Day) and closes mid- June. MSM offers Summer Camp for five weeks beginning the last week of June through July and is closed in August for maintenance. Primary (Pre-School Morning-Stars) begins at 8:45am and dismisses at 11:45am. The program is five mornings a week for children ages 24 months through age 4. Children are eligible to stay until 3:30 on his/her fifth birthday (Lunch-Bunchers). Extended Day (12:30-3:30) and Aftercare (3:30-5:30) school care for children up to 6 years old. Children who turn four by the end of the school year in June are eligible to stay until 3:30pm. MSM tries to provide an after-school activity each day of the week until 4:30pm for students ages 5 and older. Three optional school buses run within a five-mile radius of the school. MSM is a peanut and tree-nut controlled environment and employs a school nurse full time. MSM teaches a Montessori curriculum and is accredited by the American Montessori Society which requires that head teachers have at least a Bachelor's degree. To learn more, please call us or send us an email! Please be sure to mention that you found us on CareLuLu.

The Woods Academy

The Woods Academy is an inclusive Catholic community preparing boys... and girls to lead lives of significance. Our academic program begins with Primary Montessori for students ages 3 – 6. It is a balanced and integrated curriculum in a classroom whose materials are beautiful, precise, and developmentally appropriate. Lessons are given individually. After Montessori we transition to a more “traditional” environment for our students in Grades 1 -8 that is filled with innovative and hands on opportunities; ways for children to truly understand what we are teaching. Our full time Reading Specialist and Math Resource teacher are in the classrooms working side by side with our teachers and our children, helping them develop the foundational skills they need to be successful. We prepare all students for the intellectual and social challenges at public, independent, and Catholic high schools. Our comprehensive high school placement program places nearly 100% of our students into their first choice high school. Outside of our strong academic program our children are exposed to a fine arts program, music classes that teach everything from drums of the world to classical guitar, technology that includes robotics and programming and coding, physical education classes twice a week in our state of the art gym or on our playing fields, and a library that encourages everyone to pick up a book and read. We seek to provide our students with an atmosphere that develops a lifelong love of learning by exposing them to a well-rounded curriculum that will develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills, not only for school but for life. The Woods Academy is where children come to discover their talents, grow in their faith, challenge themselves, and foster a strong desire to lead lives of significance.

Isaac Newton Square KinderCare

OverviewKinderCare Isaac Newton Square encompasses all that a quality... early childhood program should be - a stimulating environment, a creative and professional staff, with parents that are warm, supportive and interested in their children’s development. Teachers & StaffWelcome! Get to know us, here is a list of our Issac Newton Staff. Health & SafetyAt KinderCare Isaac Newton Square we ensure children’s health and safety comes first. We understand that a well trained, stable staff that cares deeply about children is central to a quality program. The staff is selected based on their professionalism, skills, training and ability to work with children. A background check and fingerprinting are completed before an individual is eligible to work at our center. In addition to employing qualified teachers, KinderCare Isaac Newton Square strictly follows Virginia state licensing teacher-to-child ratios. This allows us to give children the attention, focus and nurturing care they need. Cleanliness at KinderCare Isaac Newton Square is a priority, and you’ll notice when you tour our center that it is extremely clean to minimize health and safety concerns. Toys, surfaces and children’s environment are disinfected daily and as needed by the teaching staff. Our center is cleaned by a custodial service at the end of each day so you can rest assured that floors are vacuumed and mopped, and bathrooms, drinking fountains and sinks are sanitized each evening. Teachers and staff also conduct daily safety checks of both indoor and outdoor play areas for children and monthly fire drills.

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