Daycares in Arlington VA

Daycares in Arlington 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!
Claremont Spanish Immersion Daycare
Claremont Spanish Immersion Daycare is a beautiful and colorful home daycare in Arlington, VA. The owner and main caregiver has 23 years of experience in providing quality and nurturing child care. She is CPR and First aid certified and can administer medication to all children in her care since she is a M.A.T trained. She believes that young children learn best through Play, so she follows the Play-based teaching philosophy. This learning approach helps students develop valuable skills while having fun. They will be also engaged in educational activities such as Arts & Crafts and Story Time. Daily activities also include outdoor fun in the spacious and newly fenced backyard playground! This family child care program offers a Spanish immersion environment, so children can learn the Spanish language and become bilingual at the best possible time, when they are infants and toddlers! Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are all served to children from 6 months and up (included in the tuition). The program is open year-round from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. They provide full-time and part-time care for infants as young as 3 months old, as well as toddlers and preschoolers up to 5 years old. They also offer drop-in care for parents who are just looking for occasional child care needs. Claremont Spanish Immersion Daycare is in the Claremont neighborhood of Arlington, VA. The licensed facility is right off S George Mason Dr, near the Claremont Immersion Elementary School and Barcroft Park. Your daily commute to work will be convenient since she the facility is near all major access roads: King St (route 7), Columbia Pike (route 244), S Glebe Rd (route 120) and the I-395. Please send an email or call to schedule a visit.

About Daycares in Arlington VA

Arlington is an urban county in Virginia, just 5 miles from Washington, D.C. across the Potomac River. Although it's a County, most people simply refer to it as "Arlington" and think of it as a city. It is the sixth-largest County and one of the most densely populated jurisdictions with 226,000 residents. The population is of diverse ethnic backgrounds and works mostly as federal government employees and contractors. Arlington is known for lengthy waitlists which can take up to 24 months and high cost of care, in part due to the expensive real estate in the area. The average price of child care in Arlington, VA, is $290 per week for full-time infant care and $265 per week for 4-year-old children in preschool. To find out the average cost of daycare or preschool in your specific zip code, click here to use our daycare cost calculator.

The presence of various government offices and private corporations in Arlington offers many job opportunities. Surrounded by Fairfax County, Alexandria, and Washington, D.C. Arlington is home to world's largest office building (The Pentagon) and the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. With a median household income of $108,700 per year, Arlington is considered the 5th highest-income County in the nation.

The County government recognizes that quality child care and early education is critical for children but also essential to the overall economic health of the community. The Arlington County Department of Human Services (DHS), therefore regulates child care providers through the Child Care Services Office. Providers caring for up to 3 children must get a Certificate of Approval, while early education programs for 4 to 9 children must be licensed by the County. It's a Class 1 misdemeanor for a child care facility to operate without permit or license. Note that the State of Virginia also requires a child care license when caring for more than 4 non-resident children, so programs in Arlington must follow both the County and State regulations.

There are 206 child care and preschool programs in Arlington, VA, either licensed by the State of Virginia or Arlington County. Those include 123 State-licensed programs (61 daycare centers and 62 home daycares) as well as 83 family child care and preschool programs with a County license or certificate. The staff working in Arlington licensed daycares must pass comprehensive background checks and meet minimum education and training requirements. They must also pass health and physical exams from certified medical practitioners. Licensed daycares are inspected at least twice a year to ensure compliance with regulations.

As in other parts of Virginia, Arlington is also home to unlicensed, yet regulated child care and preschools programs. Those include voluntarily registered family day homes, religious exempt child day centers, and certified preschools. Requirements exist but are less stringent for those unlicensed early education programs. For instance, voluntarily registered homes are inspected every two years (instead of twice a year for licensed facilities). Religious exempt and certified preschools are only inspected if there is a complaint.

In choosing a daycare or preschool, parents look for a curriculum, teaching philosophy, or other services that match their preferences and needs. One example could be families looking for a faith-based program where caregivers may offer religious education. In Arlington, there are 6 faith-based daycares or preschools. Seventeen inclusive child care facilities can provide specialized care for children with special needs. The diverse ethnic background of Arlington residents is reflected in the many languages spoken by caregivers and early educators. There are 18 language immersion or bilingual daycares, which allow children to learn the language, culture, and traditions of other countries. Arlington is also home to 20 peanut-free or tree nut-free daycares for children with allergies.

For low-income families, it is a struggle to afford the high cost of quality child care. Thankfully, government programs exist to help parents pay for child care or preschool while they work or continue their education. Income-eligible families can participate in the Child Care Subsidy Program and enroll their child in one of the 19 facilities accepting child care vouchers. Federally funded programs are also available that support school readiness and provide different services for different ages. Early Head Start is available for infant and toddlers, Head Start and State-Funded Pre-K programs serve children ages 3 to 5 years old.

Take a look at the chart below to see if you may qualify for financial assistance in Arlington (but be aware that there may be a waiting list to enroll in the child care subsidy program):

Household Size    Maximum Monthly Gross Income
1                           $1,860
2                           $2,504
3                           $3,149
4                           $3,793
5                           $4,437
6                           $5,082
7                           $5,726
8                           $6,371

Other Daycares Near Arlington VA

Arlington Heights Little Children's Place

Dear parents, I am the owner of Arlington Heights Little Children's Place, a safe and affordable home daycare. I am a mother myself, I have my... first-aid and CPR certifications, and I have 25 years of child care experience. We are a small, family-owned and family-run child care program, and I would love to care for your little one! Arlington Heights Little Children's Place is a 24 hour daycare, open Monday through Friday. I can provide both full-time and part-time daycare, as well as drop-in care, for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years old. We can be flexible with your needs and hours, including overnight child care (please note that the standard weekly tuition is for my normal daycare hours 7am to 6pm; please call to ask about evening daycare rates). I strive to provide not only a safe child care environment, but also a stimulating early learning program for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Children participate in both structured and unstructured activities throughout the day, tailored to their age and developmental stage. I also provide peanut-free lunch and snacks to the children in my care, as well as diapers and wipes for your baby. All of these are included in the tuition! Arlington Heights Little Children's Place is conveniently located in the Arlington Heights neighborhood of Arlington, between Columbia Pike and Arlington Blvd. The closest school is Patrick Henry Elementary School (a 5 minutes’ walk), and we’re only a few minutes away from both the I-66 and I-395. Please call or email to schedule a tour, I look forward to meeting your family!

New Brookside Bilingual Playhouse

About Me Welcome to New Brookside Bilingual Playhouse, my intimate child care and preschool program in Alexandria, VA! I’m the owner and main... caregiver and I have almost a decade of child care experience. I hold a Child Development Associates degree and I’m CPR and First-aid certified. I run a Spanish bilingual daycare which means your child will learn Spanish in addition to English. This is a wonderful opportunity for your little one to become bilingual at a young age! As a mother of 3 myself, I can relate to your aspirations when it comes to finding safe and nurturing care for your child. Curriculum I follow the Play-based learning philosophy and use the Creative curriculum. This approach allows children to learn through play and helps me to integrate fun activities such as Drawing, Arts & Crafts, etc. My program also focuses on life skills (learning manners) and early literacy and academics (e.g. story time, etc.) I also use the ECC (Everyone Can Create) program, a new curriculum that allows teachers to integrate drawing, music or photography into their existing lesson plans (this is part of Apple’s successful Everyone Can Code initiative as one-of-a-kind programs for teachers that keep students excited and engaged). Program My licensed daycare is open year-round between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. I provide full-time and part-time care for infants as young as 6 weeks, as well as toddlers through preschoolers up to 5 years old. If weather permits, I take my little student to the community park for outdoor playtime. I also offer before and after school care for older kids, up to 6 years old (my home is near Charles Barrett Elementary School, St Rita's School, and Grace Episcopal School). Drop-in care is also available for your occasional needs. Meals are included in the tuition and provided to all children attending my program. I serve breakfast, lunch, and snacks, and if you'd like, I can also offer dinner if your child leaves late in the afternoon. Due to possible allergies, I run peanut and tree-nut free environment. My daycare accepts families who qualify for Head Start and Early Head Start. Head Start (and Early Head Start) programs are free, federally funded programs that offer early childhood education, as well as health and nutrition services to low-income families. They're designed to promote school readiness and enhance children's physical and emotional well-being. Early Head Start caters to families with children under the age of 3, while Head Start serves children between 3 and 5 years old. Location New Brookside Bilingual Playhouse is in the New Brookside apartment complex in Alexandria, VA. I’m right off Mt. Vernon Ave (S Arlington Ridge Rd) and S Glebe Rd (route 120). I'm also conveniently located for your commute to work since my home has easy access to the I-395 and Jefferson Davis Hwy (US-1). I'm only a few minutes away from Crystal City, the Pentagon, and Ronald Reagan Airport. Please schedule a visit to see if it's a good fit for your child!

Seven Corners Little Kids Place

Thanks for your interest in Seven Corners Little Kids Place, my intimate child care and preschool program in the Seven Corners neighborhood of Falls... Church, VA. My daycare is in the Jefferson apartment complex, right off Leesburg Pike (route 7) and we're within easy access to Columbia Pike (route 244) and Arlington Blvd (US-50). About Me As a mother of 3, I understand and can relate to all parents who are looking for the best daycare for their little one. I have first-hand experience with my own kids, and rest assured that I will treat your child as if he/she is my own. I’m a professional caregiver with CPR & First-aid certifications. About My Program Seven Corners Little Kids Place is open year-round between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. I can provide full-time and part-time care for infants as young as 3 months, as well as toddlers and preschoolers up to 5 years old, including children with special needs. I engage my young students in extra-curricular activities such as arts & crafts, music, and cooking. All children attending my program are served with peanut-free meals (lunch, snacks, and dinner are all included in the tuition). I can also offer before and after school care for school-age kids (my child care facility is a few minutes’ drive away from Bailey’s Upper Elementary School). Please send an email or call to book a tour, I look forward to meeting your family in person.

Jefferson Children's Place

Hi, parents! Welcome to Jefferson Children's Place, my small home daycare in Falls Church, VA. Program My family child care program is open Mondays... to Fridays from 6:00am and 6:00pm. I'm flexible to accommodate working families and can offer full-time care, as well as part-time daycare for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers (between the ages of 2 weeks and 5 years old). I also provide before and after school care for school-age children up to 12 years old, and can also offer drop-in care if you only have occasional needs. About Me I am CPR and first-aid certified, and before starting my own family child care recently, I worked as an assistant for another daycare. I am also a mother of 3 with 18 years of experience (before opening my daycare, I worked as a teacher in my home country). I speak Punjabi and Hindi so I can expose your child to a foreign language if you’d like. I also provide lunch and snacks to the children in my care (included in the tuition). Location Jefferson Children's Place is located in the Jefferson Homes apartment complex, right off Leesburg Pike (near the Seven Corners shopping plaza where Barnes & Nobles and the Home Depot are located). My child care facility is small, but cozy (in a comfy apartment) and I will care for a maximum of 4 children to offer a "home-away-from-home" environment. Your commute to work will be very convenient as we are very close to both Arlington Blvd (route 50) and Leesburg Pike (route 7). My home is also just a few minutes away from the I-66. Please send a message to schedule a visit, I'd love to meet you and your little one!

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!

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 :)

Seminary Valley Playhouse

Program: Seminary Valley Playhouse is an intimate home daycare and preschool in Alexandria, VA! I'm located in the Seminary Valley neighborhood,... right off N Jordan St. My facility has easy access to Duke St (route 236), Seminary Rd (route 420), as well as to N Van Dorn St (route 401), thus making your commute very convenient! My family child care program is open from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday. I provide full-time and part-time care for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers between the age of 1 month and 5 years old, including children with special needs. Also included in the tuition are daily meals served to all kids in my care (I provide peanut and tree-nut free breakfast, lunch, and snacks). About Me: I love children and have been working in child care for 15 years. I have great relationships with parents and make sure that we are on the same page in terms of their child's development and daily schedule. I’m a mother of 4 grown-up kids and CPR & First-aid certified. I chose to run a small daycare program to ensure that each kid in my care receives plenty of individual attention (I can only accommodate a maximum of 4 children). Curriculum: I plan a lot of activities that include making learning fun through songs, dance, and arts and crafts. My children always leave prepared for school. I believe that learning should be fun which is why I follow the Play-based learning approach. There’s also a 15-minute away community library away from my facility. In addition to English, I speak Bengali and upon your request, I can teach your child this foreign language. However, my daycare is not a bilingual program, but this is a wonderful opportunity for your little one to become bilingual at a young age. For older kids up to 10 years old, before and after school care are both available (my home is within walking distance from Patrick Henry Elementary School and James K Polk Elementary School). Thanks for visiting my profile! Please send an email or call to schedule a tour, I would love to meet your family :)

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