Best Montessori Daycares in Clifton VA

Montessori Daycares in Clifton VA

West Gate Early Education Academy
About Us: Dear parents, welcome to West Gate Early Education Academy, our Montessori child care center and preschool in Manassas, VA! Our teachers and caregivers are highly-qualified, trained and experienced in providing high quality care and early education. Our director has more than a decade of experience and holds a Child Development Associates degree. Teachers are CPR and First-aid certified, as well as MAT trained (we can administer medication to all attending children). The safety and security of every child in our care is our highest priority. Video cameras are available to parents for viewing online with secure access. Curriculum Our professional early educators are dedicated to creating a nurturing environment in which each child will be able to develop language, socio-emotional and cognitive skills. Each child has unique interests, skill and needs, and we thus developed an individualized early learning program. We use a combination of Montessori and Reggio Emilia teaching philosophies, and also focus on STEM concepts. Through opportunities to practice new and old skills, along with providing small teacher-led activities, your child's day will be full of fun educational activities. We also offer extracurricular activities such as Music (20 minutes every day) and Yoga (facilitated by a yoga and meditation professional instructor). Every classroom also has an English and a Spanish speaking teacher to allow your child to build a foundation of language learning! Program Our daycare is open year-round from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, Monday through Friday. We offer various flexible options to accommodate working families such as: full-time and part-time care as young as 6 weeks, as well as toddlers through preschoolers up to 5 years old, including children with special needs. Drop-in care is also available for your occasional needs. For older kids up to 12 years old, we can provide before and after school care. Transportation is offered to the following schools: Mullen Elementary School, Ellis Elementary School, Sudley Elementary School, West Gate Elementary School, George C Round Elementary School, Weems Elementary School, C. A. Sinclair Elementary School and Jennie Dean Elementary School. In the summer, we offer a fun summer camp program! We also served lunch and snacks to all children in our care, and we are peanut and tree-nut free center. Location: West Gate Early Education Academy is located between the West Gate and Sudley neighborhoods of Manassas, VA (near Bull Run). We are right off Sudley Rd (route 234), near Sudley Town Plaza and Sudley Manor Square (near Costco). We are also just a few minutes’ drive from the I-66 and Prince William Pkwy (route 234). Thanks for taking the time to read our profile, please contact us to schedule a tour. We’re looking forward to meeting your family!

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Other Montessori Daycares Near Clifton VA

Lifeskills Montessori And Daycare

I offer a loving caring safe and clean environment where children are... nurtured and given tools to develop to their maximum potential at each stage of their life. I have a degree in child development and vast teaching experience in the Montessori way. My daycare allows parents to enroll infants and not worry about switching to a preschool when they are older. I prepare them to start kindergarten with a solid foundation that will be a road to their future success academically and socially. My huge tree lined backyard with outdoor equipment is any child's dream! In addition to all the indoor and outdoor activities offered children enjoy bonding and socializing with their peers and caregivers.They are provided opportunities for physical, emotional and social growth. Children enjoy my home cooked meals that meet and exceed USDA requirements. Last but not the least I am accessible to the parents and flexible for pickup and drop off timings.

Ximena's Daycare

Ximena's Daycare is a year-round home-based daycare in Springfield,... VA. Our family child care program is run by Ximena Velasquez who has 28 years of child care experience. We are open from 7:30am until 5:30pm and care for children as young as 6 weeks through 6 years old, including children with special needs. We offer preschool, as well as, both full time and part time child care, including drop in care. We provide meals. Ximena's Daycare is a Spanish immersion program. To learn more, please call us or send us an email. Please ask for Ximena Velasquez and be sure to mention that you found us on CareLuLu.

Prince William Children's Early Academy

Hi parents, welcome to Prince William Children's Early Academy,... located near the intersection of Prince William Pkwy and Old Bridge Rd in Woodbridge. Our home-based family child care and early education program offers the perfect environment and provides the necessary support to ensure a healthy development throughout early childhood, the most critical and formative years of your child’s life! Our child care program is run by a mom of 4 with 17 years of experience operating a home daycare (and 40 years of experience being a mom!), and her son who holds a Master’s degree in clinical social work with a focus on the early childhood stages of life. We have 5 staff members and offer a much larger child care space than most home daycare programs. Our mission is to provide a fun, nurturing, and safe environment for children 2 months to 5 years old. We also strive to provide a highly engaging and stimulating atmosphere, by building relationships through educational and physical activities. Here, we will help your child become more creative, and more socially and emotionally capable! We understand that the environment in which children grow up has a major impact on their fast-developing brains. In a world saturated by media like TV and the internet, our goal is to provide an environment full of sensory activities as well as individualized attention and engagement. Please send an email or schedule a tour, we’d love to meet you and your little one!

Walney Montessori Home

Hi parents, welcome to Walney Montessori Home, our home daycare and... Montessori school in Chantilly! I have 24 years of experience in child care and hold degrees in Psychology and Microbiology, as well as a Montessori diploma from Association Montessori international (AMI). I have the experience of working in various Montessori schools and daycares, and it has been my dream for many years after these wonderful experiences to open up a Montessori program of my own. Now that I have been able to open Walney Montessori Home, I look forward to providing the community with great child care services and creating a secure and academic environment for the children. The Montessori method of education is a refined form of theories presented by Jean Piaget, Jerome Burner, Erik Erickson and such developmental psychologists. Our progressive program is available in three age groups: Beginners (infants through 18 months old) At this age children have primary needs of security, exploration and search for identity. They are going through many sensitive periods of development including sensitivity towards order, language learning and tiny things in the environment etc. we promote communication through one to one interactions and play experiences that help them grow physically, verbally, cognitively, socially and emotionally. Various interactive activities like story telling, singing songs, music and physical movements are important part of our curriculum. Pre-primary (18 months to 3 years old) Children from 18 months to 3 years of age enter Walney Montessori Home in pre-primary class. They experience social interaction and learn about complex rules and respect of others. At this stage we stress on development of senses as well as on the physical, social and emotional development. Children are introduced to self-correcting exercises of perceptual development and practical life activities of cultural adaptation. These exercises create habits of concentration, attention and order. Play and Learning Experiences We provide a perfect blend of Montessori and daycare education at this age. The day care material includes nesting toys, puppets, Toss box, a large number of fun and learning puzzles, sound and sight bottles, picture cards, clothing frame boards, rhythm instruments, matching game, and soap paint etc. A separate list of Montessori equipment is attached with information. Primary and Kindergarten (3 to 6 years old) The primary and kindergarten class focuses on the strong organizational skills as well as the acquisition of basic mathematical concepts and language (enrichment of vocabulary, grammar), geography, history, culture, art and music etc. Children at this stage go through different sensitive periods of development and are very active at their style of learning. Play and Learning Experiences The prepared environment of our Montessori class room is decorated with material for indirect and direct preparation of Geography, Science, Biology, Art, Music and Cultural subjects. The skill emphasis in the class is on Mathematics, reading and writing. Basic concepts of symbols, quantity, ten, teens, hundreds, thousands etc are given at an early level. More complex rules of mathematical operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division are introduced to a child upon mastery over fundamental concepts. Vocabulary, I spy, Snake and memory games are few examples of learning strategies in our class room. MONTESSORI PARAMETERS 1. In our class room children are organized in multi-age groupings which allows individualized rates and learning interactions between younger and older children. 2. Children choose their own work and they are allowed to work independently at their own pace. As children progress and complete a self-correction exercise, they develop confidence in their ability to understand. Freedom of choice, independence, self-correction and confidence lead to self-discipline. 3. The Montessori class room is a prepared environment where teacher is facilitator guiding a child in learning of new skills and concepts. She shows the use of objects and presents Montessori exercises to children. The prepared environment of our class room contains In our classrooms, each child follows a natural progression through various categories of learning. Social games, finger play, gross motor movement and other gym activities are an integral part of our Montessori environment. Our Montessori curriculum is as follows: Practical Life Skills The material necessary to carry out the Exercises of Practical Life. The practical life exercises (washing, sweeping, pouring, polishing, pouring, sponging, dusting etc ) are beginning activities which help the child develop coordination, a sense of order, concentration and good working habits. Sensorial The sensorial apparatus is used for development and refinement of visual, olfactory, tactile, auditory and stereo Gnostic senses. The sensorial exercises not only help a child in discrimination of the concepts of color, size, dimension, form, sound, taste etc; they also detect defects in any sense organ at an early age. Sensorial teaching materials are self-correcting materials and are designed to be aesthetically pleasing and fun to work with. Mathematical Development Basic concepts of Math are given through concrete and self-correcting materials. Introduction of quantity and symbols from 1-10 are given and than progressively 1-1000 are introduced. Later, basic operations are presented. Over 62 concrete materials are direct and indirect preparation of Math. Joining Walney Montessori Home will provide a unique opportunity for excellent mental, physical and emotional development of your child!

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