Best Montessori Daycares in Alexandria VA

Montessori Daycares in Alexandria VA

Braddock Early Learning Bilingual Daycare
About Me Hi parents, welcome to Braddock Early Learning Bilingual Daycare! Our child care and preschool program is family owned and operated, and we’re located near Braddock Rd and Little River Turnpike, in Alexandria, VA. I hold a Child Development Associates’ degree and have 8 years of experience in child care. I am also CPR and first-aid certified. Our child care hours are between 7:30am and 5:30pm, Monday through Friday. We provide full-time and part-time daycare for infants as young as 10 months, and for toddlers and preschoolers up to 5 years old (we have an early learning curriculum for preschoolers). For school-aged children (up to 12 years old), I also offer before and after school care (if necessary, I can pick up your child from Weyanoke Elementary School). Teaching Philosophy Our home daycare is Montessori-inspired and we can offer a bilingual Spanish program. I believe that young children need to be surrounded by love and attention. As a child care provider, I always make sure that children in my care feel safe, secure, and loved. I take an active approach to learning by offering age-appropriate activities that will children develop cognitively and physically, but also socially and emotionally. I also promote empathy and generosity among my little students, and help them understand and express their feelings. Curriculum Our curriculum consists of free play, dramatic play, circle time, art, science, cooking, music, math, and story time. Lessons and themes are prepared weekly and are specific to your child’s age and developmental needs. We have a strong focus on arts and science, which encourage young minds to be creative, experiment, and use their imagination. For infants, we focus on forming a trusting and loving relationship with your child. We’ll thus cuddle, play, and spend quality time with your little one. In their first year, babies grow physically, but most importantly, develop socially, emotionally, and cognitively. Daily activities include music time, story time, and art. When you pick up your baby, you’ll get a daily report for feeding times, naps, and diaper changes. For toddlers, we foster curiosity through sensory activities and arts and crafts, such as painting. Toddlers start to develop independence, so we help them learn how to feed themselves and dress themselves. We also work on hand-eye coordination by playing with blocks and puzzles. For preschoolers, free play is the most important activity as they discover, imagine, and interact with one another to build social and emotional skills. We also foster their love for literature by reading and creating our own stories. For preschoolers, we also work on developing their love and respect for our environment, so we spend a lot of time outdoors. Preschoolers garden and grow flowers and vegetables. The curriculum for preschoolers also include early math, science, reading and writing. Food and Allergies At Braddock Early Learning Bilingual Daycare, we provide breakfast, morning snack, lunch, and evening snack. Our daycare is peanut-free and treenut-free and can accommodate children with allergies (I have experience with various allergies, and if your little one follows a vegan or a vegetarian diet, we will do our best to substitute meals.). Most of the food we provide is organic, healthy, and nutritional. I believe it’s important to start healthy eating habits at a very young age (we provide (fresh veggies, fruits and whole grains daily.) Facilities and Location Our daycare room is spacious, bright, and colorful. The walls are covered with educational posters like the alphabet, colors, shapes, and numbers as well as children's artwork. The room is designed into early learning centers (drama, toddler material, blocks, and art). Braddock Early Learning Bilingual Daycare is located near Braddock Rd and Little River Turnpike, with very easy access to the I-395 for your daily commute. We’re within walking distance of Weyanoke Elementary School, Holmes Middle School, and Thomas Jefferson High School. Please send a message to learn more or to schedule a visit, I look forward to meeting you!
Parklawn Spanish Bilingual Kids Daycare
About Me: Hi parents, welcome to Parklawn Spanish Bilingual Kids Daycare, a small family child care program in Alexandria, VA! I am the owner and main caregiver, and I have 18 years of experience working with young children. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and I'm also CPR and First-aid certified, we well as MAT trained (I can administer medication to the children in my care if necessary). Before opening my own daycare many years ago, I worked for 10 years at another licensed home daycare, at a child care center, and kindergarten. As you can see, I have plenty of experience so you can rest assured that your little one will receive quality care and early education. My in-home daycare is small, to ensure that your child receives plenty of individual attention (I will take a maximum of 4 children). Curriculum: I use a Montessori-inspired teaching philosophy that focuses on early stimulation and education, as well as nutrition. My early learning curriculum also emphasizes socio-emotional development, language learning, as well as math and science. At my daycare, your child will have the opportunity to become bilingual at a young age since I offer a Bilingual Spanish child care program. Kids will also be introduced to physical activity and sports as part of their development, and they will enjoy plenty of outdoor playtime (weather permitting) since I have a large backyard. Program: My family child care program is open year-round from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. I provide full-time care for infants as you as 4 weeks, as well as toddlers through preschoolers up to 5 years old. I serve lunch and snacks to all children in my care (included in the tuition). I am also open in the summer and have a fun summer camp program! Location: Parklawn Spanish Bilingual Kids Daycare is in the Parklawn neighborhood of Lincolnia, Alexandria (near Parklawn Elementary School). My home is located near all major access roads, and will make your commute to work very convenient: I'm near Lincolnia Rd (route 613) and Columbia Pike (route 244), a few minutes away from the I-395 and Little River Turnpike (route 236). Thanks for stopping by and reading my profile, please send an email or call to schedule a tour. I am looking forward to meeting your family!

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Other Montessori Daycares Near Alexandria VA

The Del Ray Montessori School

The mission of The Del Ray Montessori School is to create a carefully... prepared learning environment that will nurture the spirit of the child, guiding each child along a path toward reaching his or her full potential for learning. We achieve this through: Providing a safe, stable, and academically stimulating environment for children guided by the principles of the Montessori method of education as supported by Association Montessori Internationale (AMI); Fostering the child’s innate curiosity and strong desire to learn through the implementation of a curriculum that is scientifically based on the development of the child; Helping each child develop independence, self-motivation, independent thinking, confidence with character, and a strong sense of community; Fostering a joyful, lifelong love of learning; Cultivating parent and community involvement to support the growth and development of children in a collaborative effort with the school. The Del Ray Montessori School offers parenting classes for parents and their child periodically throughout the school year. This Saturday morning class offers parents valuable insight into child development and the amazing growth of their own child as parent and child interact in a classroom with developmentally appropriate materials. Parents receive ideas about activities to engage in with their child and tips for ways to interact and enjoy their unique child. The class becomes a small community where parents can share questions and receive support while discussing child development from a Montessori perspective. The class is led by a Montessori trained educator and parent. The Del Ray Montessori School The Del Ray Montessori School currently has two established primary classrooms (ages 2 1/2 – 6) and one established elementary classroom (ages 6 – 12). In October, we will be adding an additional primary program, and in November, we will be adding a new Young Children’s Community (toddlers ages 18 months – 2 ½ years). Enrollment for our toddler, primary and elementary programs are determined based on the needs of the classrooms, taking into consideration age and gender of the applicants and balancing each classroom accordingly. First consideration is given to siblings of currently enrolled families, children with previous Montessori experience and to those families who submit their applications on time. Please contact the school to for more information on registration for our new programs.

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.

Little Birds' Nest Daycare

Hi Parents! Current Openings: 18 months & above Thanks for dropping... in to explore our Little Birds' Nest In Home Family Daycare! Services for you and your family: *Permit from Fairfax County *CPR / First Aid certified *Participate in USDA Food Program *Open 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. *Daily schedule / routine that includes physical activity, reading/other learning activities, and group activities *Playground nearby *Specialize in infant and toddler care newborn - 3 year old *Have experience working with young children *Participate in professional training regularly *Conveniently located right next to off S Van Dorn/Franconia Rd near 495/95 *Provide you with a daily activity log for your child *Have 2 friendly cats in our home. More.... We have a daily schedule / routine that includes physical activity, reading/other learning activities, and group activities. Interaction and learning good social skills are very important to learn at a young age and we focus on that here in this small group setting. Enrolling in a daycare program is also excellent way for your children to develop friends of all ages that they can learn and play with throughout the day. We also have 2 friendly cats in our home. I am a licensed provider so all children in my care are up to date on shots, my children/pets are too. I am certified in infant, child, and adult first aid & CPR. I am also a member of the USDA food program. Learning good nutrition is so important to do from the start. My home is totally baby proofed, soft foam blocks in the main play area and gated the off limits areas. We have lots of toys to enjoy and encourage a general love of learning in our home by reading often, playing games, puzzles, draw/color, and discuss the days events. We also like to stay active: dancing, ball games, push toys/carts, parachute time, etc. There is a play ground right across the street from my home and many nearby. We also have our own mini soft play area in our basement complete with ball pit. When possible we spend time outside enjoy stroller / wagon rides, neighborhood walks, water table play, riding in our cars or push bikes and possibly going to the spray ground - anything outdoors, even going to the store or a car ride we make an adventure! I have been babysitting children as early as I can remember. I am a college graduate with a BA in Psychology. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me, or call me. I have excellent references! Thanks! Rana

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