Best Accredited Daycares in Mclean VA

Accredited Daycares in Mclean 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.
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.

Recent Reviews in Mclean VA

Town & Country Gardens Daycare

"We’re so glad we found this provider to take care of our 2-year-old daughter. We can see how much she has developed during the time she’s been with this provider. This provider is always at the door"

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Tysons Corner Children's Center

"We enrolled my son in the pre-toddler class and he has since moved up into the toddler class. The teachers were amazing facilitating his transition to full-time daycare (he was previously with Nana..."

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Other Accredited Daycares Near Mclean VA

The Manor Montessori School

About Our School Founded in 1962, The Manor Montessori School was the... first Montessori school established in the State of Maryland. It is also one of the few Montessori schools to have constructed its own facility, in Potomac, which was specifically designed for children working in a Montessori environment. The Manor Montessori School provides a warm and nurturing atmosphere for children between the ages of two and nine. Campuses Our main campus, located in Potomac (off of Falls Road), offers classes at the Toddler (age 2) level, the Primary (ages 3-6) level and the Elementary (ages 6-9) level. Our second campus, located in Rockville (near Tuckerman Lane), offers classes at the Toddler (age 2) level and the Primary (ages 3-6) level. Our third campus, located in Bethesda, offers classes at the Toddler (age 2) level and the Primary (ages 3-6) level. ​Programs The Twos program is for the two year old child who need not be potty trained. It is available five days per week from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon or 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at all three locations. It is a loving and nurturing environment, as it is the child's first school experience. The Primary program is for those children who are three years old by September and potty-trained. At the Primary level we offer a half-day program from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., or a full-day program from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., five days per week. The Elementary program is a full-day program from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., five days per week. In addition, we offer extended daycare hours from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for children ages 3 through 9. Transportation Limited bus service is available to our Potomac campus. The bus route includes sections of Potomac and Bethesda. Extended Day Before and after school care is available on a full time, part time, or an occasional basis for ages 3 through 9. The hours are 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The three year old children are required by the Health Department to have a nap/rest period, which takes place after lunch. If a 3 year old child does not nap, after a short rest period, the staff member will allow the child to join her at a table to look at books, draw, paint, or do puzzles. The four year old children who no longer need a nap are placed in the enrichment program where Montessori materials are offered along with art, science, music, cooking, and story reading. Between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., all children from all classes are combined to eat a snack at 3:00 p.m. We offer a relaxed atmosphere with story time, arts, crafts, music, and dance. We also offer free play indoors or outdoors until the children are picked up. We ask that parents arrive by 5:45 p.m. to assure that pick up will be on time. A late charge will be applied for any child picked up after 6:00 p.m.

Little Flower School

The mission of Little Flower School is to share in the educational... ministry of the Catholic Church. We strive to help each student achieve academic excellence and reach his or her spiritual and social potential by “Creating A Caring Community through Respect and Responsibility”. About Our Classes Little Flower School has a staff of 23 teachers, 5 full-time aides and a school counselor. There is one classroom at each grade level from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. The Pre-Kindergarten Program PreK students attend class daily from 8:10 A.M. to 12:00 Noon. Students may be enrolled in an optional Extended Lunch session which entends their day until 1:00 P.M. There is no additional After Care option for PreK students. The PreK classroom is staffed by a teacher and a full-time aide. Students participate in Physical Education and Music classes twice a week and Library once a week. The Kindergarten Program Kindergarten students attend class daily from 8:10 A.M. to 2:50 P.M. The classroom is staffed by a teacher and a full-time aide. Students participate in Physical Education and Music classes twice a week and Library and Art once a week. The Primary Grades Grade 1-3 classrooms are staffed by a teacher and a full-time aide. Students participate in Physical Education, Music and Foreign Language (French or Spanish) classes twice per week and Library and Art once a week. Students in Grades 2-3 also take a Computer class once a week. The Upper Grades Grade 4-8 classrooms are staffed by a homeroom teacher and students rotate to other departmental teachers, usually in smaller sized groups. Students participate in Physical Education, Music and Foreign Language (French or Spanish) classes 2-3 times per week and Library, Computer and Art once a week. After Care Program A well-supervised and licensed After Care Program is available from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM on all days that school is in full-day session. There is no care on days with early dismissal. After Care Participants must be registered students at Little Flower School in Kindergarten -Grade 8. There is no After Care program for Pre-Kindergarten. We have a capacity of 25 children per day. Children must be pre-registered – drop-in students cannot be accepted. There is a $30 registration fee and a charge of $12 per day (billed monthly) regardless of the amount of time spent in attendance. Days often fill quickly so we encourage prompt registration at the beginning of the year. Any changes thereafter are dependant on space availability for the requested day.

Westmoreland Children's Center

Westmoreland Children’s Center believes that play is essential to... children’s overall development. Inventors. Problem-solvers. Discoverers. Dreamers. Children are born with a natural sense of wonder and curiosity about the world around them. They’re programmed to learn. At WCC, we know they learn best by investigating, exploring and playing. We provide fun activities and opportunities for growth in the areas of: Social-Emotional, Physical, Language, Cognitive, Literacy, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Social Studies and the Arts. Indoor and outdoor playtimes are valued components of our program. From our classrooms to our common areas, everything about WCC has been developed to help children build relationships with warm, caring teachers while they learn in a safe and stimulating environment. We provide play and learning materials that meet children’s needs for exploration and active learning. Children must move their bodies and use their senses to understand their world. That’s why we divide each of our classrooms into interest areas where children can make emotional connections with themselves, their peers and adults. Our preschool program focuses on fun and positive learning experiences for 2 to 5 year olds. Students develop social, physical, and cognitive skills through interactive, hands-on experiences. Early Childhood teaching is theme-based and always age-appropriate. WCC offers part-time and full-time programs for the school year (September – mid-June). Each class is taught by one of our wonderful lead teachers and one or more energized assistant teachers. Westmoreland Children’s Center is licensed by the Division of Early Childhood Development/Office of Child Care of the Maryland State Department of Education as a nursery school and as a child care center. Our preschool programs are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. WCC’s innovative before- and after-school program allows children to explore, discover, and make new friends through a variety of never ending fun adventures. From homework help to exciting physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy. We believe that children need to be engaged in a comfortable; yet stimulating child care environment and this is where WCC comes in! Our program is designed for school-age children to bridge the time between school and a parent's work schedule, as well as to provide full-time child care during certain school holidays. Why is a high-quality school-age program important for your child? Children are likely to spend as many hours in their out-of school time program as in school. WCC’s school-age program helps your child grow socially, emotionally, and physically. WCC will support your child’s learning. Children in quality school-age programs tend to do better in school. We have excellent staff-child ratios which allow individual attention and children to build strong relationships with caring adults. Led by our friendly, enthusiastic staff, and featuring convenient, extended hours, our school age program is perfect for parents and children alike. Our outstanding program has the talent, creativity and leadership to set the tone for a great experience. Before Care is available from 7:30 am – 8:45 am and includes a healthy and nutritious breakfast. Our school-age program is available from 3:25 pm – 6:30 pm and includes a tasty daily snack. All our programs are a part of the USDA Food Program.

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