Daycares in Alexandria VA

Daycares in Alexandria VA

Winslow Hills Multilingual Children's Place
About Me Welcome to Winslow Hills Multilingual Children's Place, my home daycare and preschool in Alexandria, VA. I’m the owner and main caregiver and I have 2 decades of experience in child care and early childhood education. I’m a mother of 4 myself and I hold a CPR & First-aid certifications, so you can be sure that little one is safe at all times. My daycare offers a nurturing and loving environment and I treat every child as if they are my own. Curriculum Learning should be fun! That is why I follow the Play-based teaching philosophy, allowing children to learn through play. My program offers many engaging educational activities such as Story Time, Arts & Crafts, Singing, Exercise & Fitness, and Cooking Time! I make sure to prepare my little students for kindergarten and teach basic math as well as early literacy. In addition to English, I also speak Spanish and Korean fluently. My daycare is a bilingual Spanish program (I speak Spanish and English throughout the day), and I can also teach Korean upon parents' request. This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to become multilingual at a very young age! Program My child care hours are between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. I offer various options to accommodate your child care needs such as full-time and part-time care for infants as young as 3 months, as well as toddlers and preschoolers up to 5 years old. Before and after school care are both available for school-age kids, up to 12 years old (I’m near Bush Hill Elementary School, Rose Hill Elementary School, Clermont Elementary School, and Franconia Elementary School). Locations Winslow Hills Multilingual Children's Place is located in the Winslow Hills neighborhood of Alexandria. My facility is right off Franconia Rd (route 644), near the Rose Hill Shopping Center. Your daily commute to work will be convenient since I have easy access to Telegraph road (route 611), the Capital Beltway (I-495) and the I-95. I would love to meet your family, please contact us to come visit and get your registration fee waived!
Van Dorn Village Playhouse
About Me: Dear parents, welcome to Van Dorn Village Playhouse, a small home-based daycare in Alexandria, VA! I am a mother myself, and now that my child is off to school, I decided to open my own family child care program. I have 5 years of experience and hold a Bachelor's degree in Journalism & Communication. I'm also First-aid and CPR certified. Curriculum: My child care program uses a play-based teaching philosophy, allowing children to learn while playing. Kids are encouraged to participate in many fun, yet educational activities like learning alphabets, numbers, basic shapes, story time, coloring, circle time, greetings and manners. My daycare has a backyard and is close to the community playground, so your little one will have a plenty of outdoor fun! Program: My home daycare is open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. I can provide care for children as young as 3 weeks through 5 years old, including children with special needs. I offer both full-time and part-time care. I also run a peanut and tree-nut free environment and meals are served to the children in my care (lunch and snacks are included). Location: Van Dorn Village Playhouse is in the Van Dorn Village neighborhood of Franconia, Alexandria (near Franconia Elementary School and the Rose Hill Shopping Center). My home is centrally located since I am right off the Capital Beltway (I-95 / I-495), S Van Dorn St (route 613) and Franconia Rd (route 644). I'm also a few minutes away from the I-395. Thanks for the interest in my daycare, please send a message to schedule a visit. I am excited to meet your family!

About Daycares in Alexandria VA

Alexandria, VA is located along the western bank of the Potomac River, about 7 miles north of the nation's capital. The location is ideal for many professionals working in the D.C. metro area. The city has an estimated population of 151,300, supported by 574 regulated child care and preschool programs. Although daycare is more affordable than in neighboring Washington, D.C., child care costs in Alexandria are one of the nation's highest. The average cost of full-time infant care is $18,460 per year for daycare centers and $14,300 for home daycares. When children reach preschool age, costs decrease significantly: the average tuition for a 4-year old is $14,040 per year for centers and $11,700 for in-home preschools. To find out the average cost of care in your zip code, click here to use our daycare cost calculator.

Alexandria is surrounded by Arlington County and Fairfax County. The southern and western parts of Alexandria are under the jurisdiction of Fairfax County and separate from the (smaller) city itself, sometimes referred to as the "City of Alexandria." Some of Alexandria's largest employers are the U.S. Department of Commerce, Department of Defense and Inova Health Systems. The town's median household income is around $89,000. Currently, there are 109 state-licenses child care centers, 160 state-licensed home daycares, 231 caregivers with a Fairfax County permit, and 74 family child care programs with a registration from the City of Alexandria.

Family child care providers within Fairfax County who care for children in exchange for compensation are required by law to operate with a Fairfax County permit. Such a permit allows caregivers to care for up to 4 non-resident children. In the City of Alexandria, the Early Childhood Division requires registration for family child care homes providing care for 4 or fewer children (the maximum capacity varies depending on the facility). When caring for more than 4 children, whether in a home or center, the Commonwealth of Virginia requires child care businesses to operate with a State license. This applies to child care programs within the limits of Fairfax County and the City of Alexandria. The maximum number of children typically exclude resident children, though they may be counted in the teacher-to-child ratio, depending on their age.

In Alexandria and other cities in Virginia, there are also various unlicensed but regulated child care and preschool programs. Those include certified preschools, religiously exempt child day centers, and voluntarily registered family day homes. These programs must also meet specific requirements to be registered, such as background checks and specific health & safety requirement. Typically, though, the requirements aren't as stringent as a state license and inspections aren't as frequent. The Virginia Department of Social Services regulates all licensed and registered child care facilities. VDSS conducts 2 or more annual routine inspections of licensed programs, except for religiously exempt centers and certified preschools (those usually only get inspected if there is a complaint.)

Daycare centers care for 2 or more children in a facility other than the provider's residence. State-licensed family day homes provide care in a home setting for 5 to 12 children who are either in the home of the provider or of any children in care. Families who require extended hours have options in 106 facilities that offer before and after school care services. During the summer holidays, kids can have fun in one of the 5 facilities offering a structured Summer Camp. Families looking to introduce their child to a foreign language may consider one of the 35 bilingual daycares in Alexandria with language-immersion programs in Spanish, French, or Arabic to list a few. Parents wanting their child to learn about a specific faith may be interested in one of the 35 religious daycares, while children with special needs would be welcome in 87 inclusive child care facilities.

In general, in-home daycares are more flexible in terms of schedule and may offer more individualized attention due to the smaller number of children. Cost is also crucial for families, which is why many will opt for child care homes, generally more affordable than center-based daycares or preschools. Low-income families have the opportunity to enroll their children in 81 child care facilities accepting subsidy vouchers in Alexandria.

Other Daycares Near Alexandria VA

Campbell Little Playhouse

About Me: Welcome to Campbell Little Playhouse, my small home daycare in Arlington, VA. I’m the owner and main caregiver and I have 11 years of... experience. Child care is my dream job, I've always loved spending time with kids. They are so cute, I enjoy playing with them! I decided to open a family child care program because children are my passion. I’m CPR & First-aid certified and I hold a Bachelor’s degree in child care and early education from my home country. As a mother of 2 myself, I understand your needs and concerns when it comes to finding a safe, affordable daycare. Program & Curriculum: My daycare facility is open year-round from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. I provide full-time care for infants as young as 4 weeks, as well as toddlers and preschoolers up to 5 years old. I’m part of the USDA Food Program and I serve lunch and snacks to all kids attending my program (already included in the tuition). Due to possible allergies, I run peanut and tree-nut free environment. I believe that children learn best through Play, which is why I decided to follow the Play-based learning approach. In addition to English, I speak Bengali and upon your request, I can expose your child to this foreign language (however, my daycare is not a bilingual program). Location: Campbell Little Playhouse is in the Arlington Mill area of Arlington VA, near Campbell Elementary School. My home is right off S Carlin Springs Rd, near Glen Forest Elementary School. I'm conveniently located since I have easy access to all these major roads: Columbia Pike (route 244), Arlington Blvd (US-50), Leesburg Pike (route 7) and S Glebe Rd (route 120). Please call or send an email to book a tour, I’m looking forward to meeting your family!

Edsall Park Children's Place

Dear parents, I invite you to visit Edsall Park Children's Place, my home daycare in Springfield, VA. I’m a professional child care provider offering... safe, affordable and nurturing child care in a cozy and friendly environment. I have 8 years of experience and I'm currently getting my Associate’s Degree in Early Care and Education. I run my daycare with my full-time assistant, we’re both moms and certified in CPR & First-aid. My assistant also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Program: Edsall Park Children's Place is open year-round between 7:30 am and 5:30 pm from Monday through Friday. I offer a play-based program and full-time child care for infants and toddlers starting at 2 months, as well as a preschool program for children up to 5 years old. I participate in the USDA Food Program and serve breakfast, lunch, and snacks to all children in my care (meals are already included in the tuition). Curriculum: I always strive to create a stimulating and happy environment for my young students. Arts & Crafts, Music, Dancing, Story Time, Outdoor Playtime are some of the fun activities in store for them (I have my own fenced yard with a large playground). I speak Spanish fluently and upon your request, I can teach your child this foreign language in addition to English. My daycare is not a bilingual program, however, this is an amazing opportunity for your little one to learn this beautiful language. Location: Edsall Park Children's Place is in the Edsall Park neighborhood in Springfield, VA. My home is right off Edsall Rd (route 648) and Backlick Rd (route 617), near Deerlick Park. I have easy access to major roads, so your morning and evening commute will be more convenient: I’m close to Braddock Rd (route 620) and a few minutes’ drive away from the I-495 and I-395. Thanks for reading my profile, please send an email or request a tour through CareLuLu to get your $145 registration fee waived! I would love to meet your family in person :)

Tarleton Park Bilingual Daycare

Tarleton Park Bilingual Daycare is a home-based child care and preschool program in Tarleton-Wakefield neighborhood of Alexandria, VA (near Tarleton... Park, between Landmark and Seminary Hill, near Harris Teeter). We're right off Duke St (route 236) and centrally located for your commute to work since we're within a short driving distance of all major access roads: the Beltway I-495, the I-395, as well as S Van Dorn Street. I'm the owner and lead teacher, and I have over 15 years of experience. Prior to opening my own home daycare and preschool, I used to be an obstetrician (I hold a PhD In Obstetrics And Gynecology.) I operate this bilingual daycare and preschool with my assistant who has 15 years of experience and a Bachelor's Degree in Science. I'm also a mother of 3, so I understand parents needs when it comes to finding quality care for their little ones! We offer not only a safe, secure and loving child care environment for infants and toddlers, but also a high quality early learning program for preschoolers. Our educational curriculum is tailored to each child, based on what he or she needs to ensure their cognitive, socio-emotional, and physical development. We have a have a play-based teaching approach and offer a bilingual Spanish English program. Our facilities are clean and colorful, so our little students are happy to "go to school"! :) We're open Monday through Friday, starting at 6:30 am. Our closing time is flexible, up until 10pm (please contact us for evening care rates). If needed, we can also offer weekend care for working families. Lunch and snacks are included in the tuition and we're part of the USDA food program.

Brookville Kids Playhouse

Welcome to Brookville Kids Playhouse, a licensed home-based daycare and preschool in Alexandria, VA! About Me I’m the owner and main caregiver of... this safe child care and early childhood education program. As a mother of 3 myself, I can relate to parents who are looking for a safe, comfortable, and loving “second home” for their little one. I’m a professional daycare provider with 27 years of experience and a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce. I also hold CPR and First-aid certifications. Program My daycare is open from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. I offer full-time and part-time child care for infants as young as 3 months, as well as toddlers and preschoolers, up to 5 years old. I serve breakfast, lunch, and snacks in accordance with the USDA Food Program (meals are already included in the tuition). Due to possible allergies, I run a peanut and tree-nut environment. I can also provide before and after school care for school-age kids, up to 7 years old (my home is very close to James K Polk Elementary School and Patrick Henry Elementary School). Curriculum I promote learning through play and educational activities, which is why I follow the Play-based learning approach. All children are encouraged to participate in fun extra-curricular activities such as drawing, reading, story time, dance, arts & crafts and outdoor adventures. Upon your request, I can teach your child the Bengali language in addition to English (however, my daycare is not bilingual). Location Brookville Kids Playhouse is located in the Brookville Seminary Valley neighborhood in Alexandria, VA. My home is centrally located off N Van Dorn St (route 401), near Duke St (route 236), Seminary Road (route 420) and the I-395 making your daily commute to work very convenient. Thanks for reading my profile! Please send an email or call to schedule a visit, I would love to meet your family :)

Holmes Run Playhouse

​About Me: Welcome to Holmes Run Playhouse, my bilingual daycare in Alexandria, VA! I’m a mom of 2 myself and I run a nurturing family child care... program. I have 13 years of experience and I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Systems Analysis and an Associate's Degree in Child Development. I’m also CPR and First-aid certified, as well as MAT trained. Program: My bilingual Spanish daycare is open year-round from 7:00 am to 5:15 pm, Monday through Saturday. I can provide full-time care for infants, toddlers and preschoolers (ages between 2 weeks and 5 years old). Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are served to all children attending my child care program. Due to possible allergies, I run peanut and tree-nut free facility. Curriculum: My curriculum uses the Play-based learning approach to develop children’s instinctual skills including socio-emotional and cognitive skills. Children will surely have a fun time during our art activities. In addition to English, I also speak and teach Spanish in my child care program so this is a wonderful opportunity for your child to become bilingual at a young age! Location: Holmes Run Playhouse is located near Holmes Run Stream Valley Park in the Parklawn community of Alexandria, VA. My home is near Glasgow Middle School with easy access to the I-395. Your commute to work will be convenient since I’m right off Lincolnia Rd and Columbia Pike. Thanks for reading my profile, please send an email or call to schedule a visit. I’m excited to meet your family!

Clermont Park Kids Playhouse

About Me Welcome to Clermont Park Kids Playhouse, my home daycare in Alexandria, VA! I am a mother of 3 and I have 13 years of child care experience.... I hold a Child Development Associate degree and I am also a CPR and first-aid certified. I also have my Medical Administration Training so I can administer medication to the children in my care. Program My daycare is open between 6 am and 6 pm, Monday through Friday. I care for infants as young as 3 weeks, and for toddlers and preschoolers up to 5 years old. I also provide before and after school care for older kids. My family child care program offers various flexible options to accommodate working families. I can provide full-time daycare, part-time daycare, and can also offer drop-in care if you only have occasional needs. I provide peanut-free lunch and snacks to the children in my care (included in the tuition). We’re also open in the summer and have a fun summer camp program! I follow a creative curriculum and also offer a variety extra-curricular activities such as Arts, Mixed Media, Puzzles, Leadership, Sports, Fun and Games, Outdoor Adventures, Field Trips and Painting. My child care early learning program is arts & crafts based, but we do have an educational curriculum. Location Clermont Park Kids Playhouse is located off Franconia Rd, near Ridgeview Park and walking distance from Mark Twain Middle School. My family child care program is conveniently located for your commute to work since my home is right off Telegraph Rd (route 611) and just a few minutes away from the I-495. Please send an email to learn more and schedule a time to meet. I would love to meet you and your family! Thank you!

Sunny Ridge Kids Playhouse

​About Us: Welcome to Sunny Ridge Kids Playhouse, my lovely home daycare in Alexandria, VA! I am a mother of 4 and I hold CPR and first-aid... certifications. I run our family child care program with my assistant who holds a Child Development Associates degree. Our mission is to offer a safe, encouraging and fun environment for your little one! Our Program: Our home-based daycare is a peanut and tree-nut free environment. We are open year-round, between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. We provide full-time and part-time child care for infants as young as 1 week, and for toddlers and preschoolers up to 3 years old. Our Philosophy: My assistant and I are dedicated and committed to providing the best quality child care! You can be assured that your kids are in good hands as we are experienced caregivers and our top priority is your child’s safety. We will also nurture your kids by engaging them in fun educational games, and we will develop their artistic side through Arts & Crafts, as well as Music activities. Our Location: Sunny Ridge Kids Playhouse is located in the Sunny Ridge Estates community, right off Franconia Rd (near the Rose Hill Shopping Center). Our location is very convenient for your commute to work since we're minutes away from the Capital Beltway (I-495) and Telegraph Road (route 611). We are also very close to both Mark Twain Middle School and Rose Hill Elementary School. Please send an email to learn more and schedule a time to meet. We would love to meet you and your family!

Recent Reviews in Alexandria VA

Springfield Forest Kids Playhouse

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