Best Drop-in Daycare in Merrifield VA

Drop-in Daycare in Merrifield VA

Acorn Daycare and Preschool
Highlights: - Large covered outdoor area for children to have fun outdoors in any weather! - Preschool curriculum with elements of the Montessori teaching philosophy - Low caregiver-to-child ratio to provide each child plenty of attention About Our Daycare: Acorn Daycare and Preschool is a Montessori daycare, run by a preschool teacher with over 26 years of experience. Your children will have a safe and creative environment to learn and flourish. We are professionally staffed, with two teachers and two assistants at all times. Staff is CPR and First aid Trained. We provide a USDA food program, serving organic and nutritious meals. We have a bright and spacious indoor area, as well as a large play area outside, where children get plenty of outdoor play time. There is a library with many books, as well as iPads and tablets for children to use to learning. We do many activities that engage your children and help them learn and prepare for school. The environment is very relaxing and comfortable for your children to feel safe. About Me: My name is Ruwani Ranatunga and I take my profession as a child care provider very seriously. Being a certified Montessori and Preschool teacher, I have completed several credit hours of early childhood education, and will continue doing so in order to improve my knowledge and skills. I feel I have the love, knowledge, experience and qualities needed to provide a warm, loving environment in which children can learn and grow. I believe that children are the most important part of our future and will work with you to provide stability for their future. Curriculum: As soon as the child is ready, we will introduce the Montessori method combined with preschool teaching. Activities include arts and crafts, story telling, music and games. All opportunity is given to allow children to use and develop language skills, use large and small muscles, learn new ideas skills and explores them to a verity of cultures. The program will also encourage creativity and imagination using various apparatus, materials and medium. Your children will get confidence, feel successful and good about themselves.
St. Philip Early Childhood Center
St. Philip Early Childhood Center (formerly Corpus Christi) is an early learning environment focused on the whole child. The classes integrate early academics in a play based themed environment. The teachers work with each child to meet his/her best potential. At the preschool level our ratios are 10:1 except for the 2 year old program where it is 6:1. We have several different options for 2, 3, 4, & 5 year olds. We have full time and part time care. We offer summer, Christmas and Easter camps. A hot lunch program is offered for parents who are interested. We offer extended care on a regular basis or it can be used as a drop in if parents are running late or have an appointment. Tours are available year round. At the elementary campus the average class size is 20. All classes have active boards and a rigorous academic curriculum as well as extra curricular activities. Our middle school offers advanced math and tracks in those subjects where able. Extended day is offered from 7 - 6 and a bus is available to parents cross campus.
Woodley North Children's House
About us Woodley North Children's House is a nurturing daycare and high-quality early childhood education program in Falls Church, VA! I’m the owner and lead teacher and I have 17 years of experience. I run my daycare and preschool program with my 2 daughters who have 15 years of combined experience. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Technology and my assistants have a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and an Associate’s Degree in Dentistry, respectively. We are CPR and First-aid certified, as well as M.A.T trained, so we can administer medication to children if needed. Our daycare is a place where both parents and children can grow. We are a welcoming, safe, friendly family child care program run in a smoke free environment. We have teachers who come from a background in pediatrics, dentistry, early head-start and more! Curriculum We follow the Play-based learning philosophy, allowing children to learn through play. We offer a variety of learning activities for young children, from dancing to singing, arts, building blocks, learning how to brush teeth and much more! We also offer extra-curricular activities focusing on sports and physical activity (such as yoga) and life skills, such as gardening and manners. Daily Schedule We generally start off the day by having free play, where children arrive and explore new things each and everyday. This free time is followed by breakfast, circle time (also known as story time), centers of choice (dramatic play, blocks, puzzles, library, etc.), learning centers (writing, arts, math, science), clean up/bathroom time, outdoor play (weather permitting), lunch, rest time, clean up/library, bathroom/hand washing, snack time, story time, outdoor play/indoor/music & movement, and last but not least, free play again! Program Our hours of operation are 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. We offer flexible options to accommodate working parents such as full-time and part-time care for infants, toddlers and preschoolers (ages between 6 weeks and 5 years old including children with special needs). Drop-in care is also available for your occasional needs. Location Woodley North Children's House is in the Woodley North neighborhood in Falls Church, VA. Our facility is right off Graham Rd, near Tyler Park and Devonshire Park. Your daily commute will be convenient since we're within minutes of all nearby major roads: Arlington Blvd (US-50), Lee Hwy/S Washington St (US-29), and the I-495. Please send us an email or call to schedule a visit, we would love to meet you and your little one!

Recent Reviews in Merrifield VA

Belvedere Park Children's Place

"We are so pleased with the care our child is receiving—we feel safe leaving her in this provider's care, and she includes our baby in fun activities (which can be hard since she’s only 5 months!),"

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Graham Park Children's Place

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Vienna KinderCare

OverviewWelcome to the Vienna KinderCare webpage. We are happy to... share our school’s plans and goals with you. We have been lucky to serve our wonderful families at our location since 1979. Our goal is to help all of our families to have the best experience with us and to love and cherish their children. We are an experienced group of educators who strive to help children to learn and grow in an enriched environment through meaningful interactions and daily experiences.   Teachers & StaffWhether your child has the first step or first grade on the horizon, our teachers are excited to show you how everything we do at our center is to help children to learn. We are a family at Vienna KinderCare, we celebrate each other along with children and families at our center. Health & SafetyThe security key pad at the front door only allows our families and staff to come in by using a special code. We have a fenced playground, and our staff members are First Aid and CPR trained. Our number one priority is the safety of all the children in our care. 

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