Best Drop-in Daycare in Arlington VA

Drop-in Daycare in 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!
Seminary Rd Children's Place
About Me Welcome to Seminary Rd Children's Place, my home daycare in Alexandria! I’m the owner and the main caregiver of this small family child care and preschool program. I have 5 years of experience caring for children 6 weeks to 12 years old, and I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Finance. I also have my CPR/First-aid certifications but most importantly, I’m a mother of a young baby myself. So I know how parents feel about finding the right daycare! My goal is to provide safe and quality child care, at affordable rates for families. We offer full-time and part-time daycare for infants as young as 6 weeks old, as well as occasional drop-in daycare. We have a preschool program, and also offer before and after school care for kids up to 12 years old (the closest school is John Adams Elementary School.) We are a peanut-free and tree-nut free daycare, and snacks are included in the tuition. Curriculum I not only provide safe child care for your baby, but also provide a quality early learning environment toddlers and preschoolers, through 5 years old. My little students will be learning the basics such as ABCs, counting, shapes, and colors. We also have daily story time, nap time, music time, arts and crafts, and of course, lots of individual attention and interaction. Activities will be tailored to their age and we also use technology (computer and tablets) as a learning tool. Weather permitting, children will also play in our fenced yard which has slides, swings and other fun toys! Seminary Rd Children's Place is open from 6am to 6pm, Monday through Friday. If you have particular needs, I can maybe be flexible, please ask. My home is conveniently located in Alexandria, VA, off Seminary Road and just 2 minutes away from the I-395. Please call or email to schedule a visit, I'd love to meet you and your little one!
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 5:30 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. 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. 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. 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!

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Other Drop-in Daycare Near Arlington VA

Nova KinderCare

OverviewKinderCare Arlington is licensed by the state of Virginia and... Arlington County we have low teacher to child ratios. Our teachers are experienced and devoted to helping children develop. This center has some teachers who have over 20 years of experience working in the child care field. The lead teachers in each classroom must have at least a Child Development Associate or a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in the child development field. This center has a wide range of enrichment programs offered through our Learning Adventures Program. Each classroom is set up to promote Developmentally Appropriate Practices, the children are given the opportunity to make choices and learn through active exploration. Teachers & StaffThis center has diverse culture and prides itself in our classroom teamwork. There is a balance in every classroom of teachers who have over 10 years of experience with great traditional values and teachers who are new in the field and fresh out of college with great, new ideas and methods. Every teacher at this center has a passion for teaching and is dedicated to developing your child's learning experience. Health & SafetyThis center has keypad entry that only current families can know and can enter the center. The entry code is changed frequently to ensure child safety. All lead teaches have CPR and First Aid certifications. There is always staff on site that has Medication Administration Training (MAT). The center has its own parking lot and a fenced in playground.

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.

Jefferson Little Kids Playhouse

Welcome to Jefferson Little Kids Playhouse, my small home-based... daycare and preschool in Falls Church, VA! I’m the owner and main caregiver and I have a decade of experience in child care and early childhood education. I worked at another licensed child care center for 10 years, but I prefer the intimate environment of a small program, so I decided to open my own daycare! I run a homey family child care program and will care for a maximum of 4 children, so you can be sure that your little one will get plenty of attention. In addition to my hands-on experience, I’m also CPR and First-aid certified. I’m a mother of 3 myself, so I can relate to your needs when it comes to finding a quality, yet affordable daycare. My hours of operation are from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. I offer full-time and part-time care for infants, toddlers and preschoolers (ages between 2 weeks and 5 years old including children with special needs); my goal is to be flexible, so that families can have peace of mind when they need to work. If needed, I also provide after-hours evening care until 9:00 pm during the week and weekend care on Saturdays and Sundays (please inquire to ask about additional tuition for night care and weekend care). Drop-in care is also available for your occasional needs. All children attending to my program are served with lunch and snacks (already included in the tuition). Children learn best through play, so I decided to follow the Play-based learning principles. In addition to English, I also speak Pashto and Urdu and at your request, I can expose your child to these foreign languages. If weather permits, I take my little students to the community playground so they can have fun during our outdoor playtime. Jefferson Little Kids Playhouse is located in the Jefferson apartment complex in Seven Corners area of Falls Church, VA. I’m right off Leesburg Pike (route 7), near the Seven Corner Center shopping mall. Your daily commute will be convenient since I have easy access to Arlington Blvd (US-50) and my home is a few minutes’ drive from the I-66. Please send an email or call to schedule a visit!

ChildSpace Learning Center

ChildSpace is a fully-licensed learning center for children ages two... and a half through five. We offer full-day and half-day Preschool Programs, AfterCare options, Saturday Kids Club, Summer Program and a variety of Enrichment Classes. Our state-of-the-art facility – located in the heart of Del Ray – is designed as a modern, bright, home-like space where students can learn, play and grow in very comfortable, inspiring atmosphere. ChildSpace follows The Creative Curriculum for Preschool. This award-winning program is based on the premise that the best way to teach young children is through a combination of positive teacher/child interactions, within an appropriate planned schedule, in an inspiring environment. The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is fully aligned with the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework and State early learning standards. ChildSpace offers a very low student to teacher ratio – ensuring the individualized attention each child needs to thrive. We believe learning in small groups of peers allows children to gain confidence and become independent thinkers. Everyday learning activities are built around the interests of each student and the group as a whole. The preschool years are the best time to introduce children to a wide variety of subjects – while children’s ability to absorb new information is at its peak. Our goal is to provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum that prepares children for kindergarten and beyond…all while having fun.

Full Circle Montessori School

Full Circle Montessori invites children ages 2 1/2 to 6 for a... three-to-four year progression at the Primary (pre-school) Level, and for a seamless continuation of their adventure in our Elementary classroom, which is designed for children ages 6 to 12. Whether within Primary, Elementary, Middle or Erdkinder level, Dr. Maria Montessori's vision is to instill a love of learning in our children that will accompany them throughout their lives. Only through a love of learning, accompanied by a thirst for knowledge, a sense of wonder, a sense of purpose, and the confidence to take risk and to question is reaching your fullest potential possible. The backdrop of the Montessori Method is the creation of an environment based on the biological development of the human being, in which each child is supported to explore at his or her own, unique, individualized pace. The Montessori Method then helps children bring self confidence, independence, concentration, coordination, kindness, and empathy with them and into all that they do along the road into adulthood. These “traits,” explored and internalized, become a solid part of the Montessori child and are better indicators of balanced, happy, aware, independent, contributing members of the world than academic success alone. At Full Circle we are fully committed to Montessori's vision: instilling a love of learning and supporting the development of the whole child so that she or he can form into a mindful, thoughtful and deliberate person. Full Circle is committed to the following core principles: Based on our expertise in human development, all of our decisions are made based on what we believe is best for children, not on what is easier for the staff or more convenient for the parents. In everything we do - small and large - the child's needs dictate our actions first. We are a child-centered community. As advocates for children, our work is approached with humility and respect for the child. We are humbled by the honor and the responsibility of creating an environment that will allow each child to reach his or her fullest potential, according to that child's inner directives. We strive to ensure that nothing we do at Full Circle will negatively impact someone or something else. We do not want our gain to be at someone else's expense. Through our actions we demonstrate this commitment. As Montessorians we strive to do our best to lead sustainable lives in and outside of the classroom through, for example: - how we treat each individual we come into contact with at our school or in passing - the relationships we develop and nurture with our neighbors and the community - the way we view our purpose in relation to the world - how we build our team (staff) and how we support them - the type of food we choose to serve - the materials and supplies we buy and where we buy them, and - our philosophy to reuse what we can and to try to recycle and compost the rest. In our daily practice we try to be the mindful world citizen who we are supporting our children to become. Our gain, should not be at anyone's or anything's expense. This we believe.

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