Play-based Daycares in Fort Belvoir VA

Play-based Daycares in Fort Belvoir VA

Newington Schoolhouse
About Us Newington Schoolhouse is a home-based child care and early education program in Lorton, VA! I’m the owner and main caregiver and I have 2 decades of experience in child care! I hold an Associate’s Degree in Early Child Care Development, but I’m working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. I am also involved in local organizations that support child care providers and early educators. I run my daycare with my 2 assistants who have 42 years of combined experience! We are all CPR and First-aid certified, as well as MAT trained so we can administer medication to all children in our care if needed. As parents ourselves and as early educators, we have the required qualifications and skills to care for your precious little one! Curriculum & Philosophy We understand how critical your baby’s first years are, so we are dedicated to guiding them through these very important developmental stages. We are also very hands-on in observing each child’s learning and development. It's very important for us to dig below the surface and really learn about each child and how they develop as a person. At our daycare, you can have peace of mind and be assured that your child is in a stimulating and encouraging environment, where they can learn and grow. We believe that children learn effectively through play, so we’re following the Play-based learning philosophy. This approach helps our little students develop cognitive and socio-emotional skills. In addition to English, we also speak Spanish, Arabic and Amharic! At parents' request, we can expose our students to these foreign languages (this is a wonderful opportunity for your child to learn another language, though we are not a bilingual or language immersion child care program). Program & Facility Newington Schoolhouse is open year-round from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. We provide full-time and part-time care for infants as young as 1 week, as well as toddlers and preschoolers up to 2 years old. We’re located in the Winstead Manor neighborhood in the Newington area of Lorton, VA. Our facility is right off Telegraph Rd (route 611), near Landsdowne Centre. Your commute will be convenient since we’re just a few minutes away from Fairfax County Pkwy (route 286) and the I-95. Please call or send an email to schedule a visit, we’d love to meet your family!
Skyview Park Kids Playhouse
Skyview Park Kids Playhouse is a small family daycare in Alexandria, VA. I am the owner and main caregiver, and I offer an intimate, home-like environment. I hold an Associate's Degree in General Health, and I am a certified nursing assistant; I'm also CPR and First-aid certified. I am a mother of 3 and I have 7 years of experience. As an experienced caregiver, I understand the importance of providing safe, fun, and affordable child care for your little one. I follow a Play-based teaching philosophy – allowing kids to be kids, and to learn through age-appropriate fun educational activities. My home daycare is right next door to a small park and a few steps away from the playground. I live in a nice, quiet residential community and if weather permits, I always take the children to the park for fun outdoor playtime. My daycare is open year-round from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. I offer flexible child care options to accommodate working parents such as full-time and part-time care for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers (ages between 3 months to 5 years old, including children with special needs). I’m part of the USDA Food Program and I run peanut & tree-nut free environment. I also serve lunch and snacks to all children in my care (included in the tuition). Drop-in care is also available for your occasional needs. For school-age kids up to 12 years old, I can provide before and after school care (I’m close to Woodlawn Elementary School and near Riverside Elementary School and Woodley Hills Elementary School). Skyview Park Kids Playhouse is located in the Skyview Park neighborhood of Mount Vernon, Alexandria. I’m right off Frye Rd and Richmond Hwy (route 1), near Woodlawn Park. Thanks for reading my profile, please send an email to schedule a tour. Make sure to contact me on CareLuLu to get an additional 5 percent discount off my regular tuition rates! I’m excited to meet your family!

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Other Play-based Daycares Near Fort Belvoir VA

Gunston Children's House

About Me Dear parents, thank you for visiting Gunston Children's House, my home daycare in Lorton. I’m the owner of this family child care program,... and the main caregiver and teacher. I have 18 years of child care experience, including 5 years running my very own daycare. I’m also a mother of 3 (my kids are now all grown), so I have plenty of experience with young children! I’m not only CPR and first aid certified, but I also used to be a medical assistant so you can be sure that your little one will be safe with me. My Daycare Gunston Children's House is small family child care and preschool program. I offer full-time and part-time daycare for infants as young as 4 weeks, as well as toddlers and preschoolers up to 4 years old. My hours of operation are Monday through Friday, between 6:30am to 6:00pm. Snacks are included in the tuition and include healthy and nutrition food such as fresh fruit, cereals, granola, cheese, juice, and more (we run a peanut-free and treenut-free daycare.) Curriculum I use a play-based teaching philosophy because I believe that young minds learn through play. I am committed to offering a safe and nurturing environment for your child to learn and grow. Daily activities include circle time, story time, arts and crafts, quiet/rest time, and of course, lots of indoor and outdoor play! Children explore interests on their own and with each other, and early learning activities are tailored to each child. We use a number of age appropriate educational tools such as markers and pencils to develop fine motor skills (coloring, drawing lines) and books for language development (listening, reading, writing, articulating sounds and words, identifying letters, etc.) In addition to English, I also speak Arabic and Amharic and can expose your child to a foreign language if you’d like. We also teach math concepts (for instance, we use block blocks to learn shapes and spatial relations) and focus on social and emotional development. Our Location Gunston Children's House is conveniently located in the Gunston Cove neighborhood of Lorton, VA (near Gunston Rd and the Gunston Elementary School). Our home daycare has easy access to major roads for your morning and evening commute (our daycare is right off Richmond Hwy (route 1), and is also close to the I-95). Please send a message to learn more or to schedule a tour, I look forward to meeting your family!

Pohick Estates Children's Place

About Us Dear parents, welcome to Pohick Estates Children's Place, my home daycare in Lorton, VA! I am the owner and lead teacher, and I’m a mother... of 2 myself, with 15 years of experience. I am also CPR and First Aid certified, as well as MAT trained (so I can administer medication to your child if needed.) I run our family child care and preschool program with my assistant, who is also a mother (she has 3 children!), and has almost 10 years of experience. Our goal is to provide your child with a safe and fun early learning environment, where they can learn and play. Our Home Daycare We are open from 6 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday. We offer both full-time and part-time daycare for children between the ages of 6 weeks through 5 years old. We care mostly for children under 6 years old, but if you have an older sibling who attends Gunston Elementary School and can walk from the school bus, I can offer after-school care (I cannot provide transportation of pick-up though). In addition to English, my assistant speaks Spanish and can expose your child to a foreign language if you’d like (however, we are not a bilingual Spanish daycare). We provide breakfast, lunch and 2 snacks to the children in our care (included in the tuition), and offer a peanut-free and treenut-free environment. Location Pohick Estates Children's Place is in the Pohick Estates area of Lorton (near Pohick Estates Park), between the Lorton Station and Davison Army Airfield. My home daycare is very conveniently located off Pohick Rd, just a few minutes away from the I-95, and with easy access to Telegraph Rd (route 611) and Richmond Hwy (route 1). Please call or send a message through CareLuLu to schedule a visit, I look forward to meeting you!

Lorton Station Children's Den

At Lorton Station Children's Den, we understand that one of the most crucial phase of a child's life is as a toddler. This is when the child’s... interpersonal skills develop with more diversity to include interaction with individuals other than immediate family. Our home daycare provides a schedule of learning activities to explore, nourish, and develop skills in your child such as drawing, free play, Kids Arts and Crafts, Holiday Seasonal Crafts and tram work. These activities are designed to stimulate children's senses and provide wonderful learning opportunities. Based on the research, I have found that between age 0-2 years of age the child learns about himself and his/her environment and during this age baby grain grows about five centimeters during the first three months. I am certified in child care in State of Virginia with 8 years’ experience in childcare. During this process my entire family had to go through back group checks along with TB tests. I have CPR& First Aid and MAT Certification. I am also a NAFCC member and has a Child Development Associate Credential. I am accepting children from New Born to 12 years of age and am open from 6:00am to 6:00pm on weekdays. I am excited to meet your family and to provide the best care possible for your children. It’s a very serious responsibility and I give my commitment to the safety and well-being of your child. Being a mother of a daughter, I understand and feel the emotions leaving the child under someone else's care. Please visit us at our home daycare and call me with any questions are concerns you may have. We also work with military families!

Woodlawn Park Kids Playhouse

About Me: Hi, parents! Welcome to Woodlawn Park Kids Playhouse, my home-based daycare and preschool in Alexandria, VA! I am the owner and main... caregiver of this nurturing child care and quality early childhood education program. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and I am CPR & First-aid certified. I’ve been in the child care and teaching industry for over 25 years, so I understand your needs and concerns when it comes to finding safe, affordable and high-quality child care and early education. Program: My family child care and preschool program is open year-round from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. I can provide full-time care for infants as young as 4 weeks, as well as toddlers through preschooler up to 5 years old. Lunch and snacks are served to all children in my care (included in the tuition). I strongly believe that children learn through play and therefore, I follow a play-based learning approach. For me, this is the most effective way of helping every child to develop their skills while having fun at the same time. Location: Woodlawn Park Kids Playhouse is located near Woodlawn Park in the Mount Vernon area of Alexandria, VA. My child care facility is right off Pole Road and Frye Road, just a minute away from Richmond Hwy (route 1). Thanks for taking the time to read my profile, please call or send an email to schedule a visit. I’d love to meet our family!

Morning View Playhouse

About Me: Morning View Playhouse is a home-based daycare and preschool, in Alexandria, VA. I’m the owner and main caregiver and I have 18 years of... experience in child care and early childhood education. I’m CPR and First-aid certified, as well as M.A.T trained (if needed, I can administer medication to all children in my care). As a mother myself, I know how difficult it is for you to leave your child with someone, but at my daycare, you can be sure that your little one will feel at home, safe and loved. Program: My child care and preschool program is open year-round from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. I can provide full-time and part-time care for infants as young as 6 weeks, as well as toddlers and preschoolers up to 5 years old. I can also offer before and after school care for older kids, up to 12 years old (I’m close to Island Creek Elementary School and Lane Elementary School). To avoid possible allergies, I run a peanut-free and tree-nut free child care program. Curriculum: I believe that learning should be fun, so I follow the Play-based educational approach. I provide age-appropriate activities, have open communication with parents, and maintain a good relationship with them. Children are encouraged to participate in engaging extracurricular activities such as Story Time, Music, etc. and if weather permits, I take them to the community park near my house. In addition to English, I speak French, Amharic, Arabic and Somali and upon your request, I can expose your child to these foreign languages (my daycare is not a language immersion or fully bilingual program). Location: Morning View Playhouse is located off Morning View Lane, in the Island Creek neighborhood in Alexandria, VA. I’m also near Beulah St (route 613) and Kingstowne Village Pkwy, and my home offers easy access to Telegraph Rd (route 611), Fairfax County Pkwy (route 286), and the I-95. I would love to meet you and your little one, please contact me to schedule a visit! Your $100 registration fee will be waived if you contact me on CareLuLu :)

East Hill Playhouse

About Me: Welcome to East Hill Playhouse, my home-based daycare and preschool in Lorton, VA. I’m the owner and main caregiver and I have 12 years of... experience in child care and early childhood education. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Psychology and I’m CPR & First-aid certified. At my daycare, you can be sure that your little one will receive plenty of individual attention since I only take a maximum of 4 children. As a mother of 2 myself, I can relate to your concerns when it comes to finding a safe, yet fun and affordable daycare program. Philosophy & Curriculum: My goal is to help every child develop self-confidence and demonstrate pro-social behaviors such as cooperation, sharing and taking turns. I will also focus on enhancing their problem-solving skills, expanding their critical thinking skills and building a lifelong love of learning. Children learn best through Play, which is why I follow the Play-based teaching philosophy and offer a playful learning environment. My program has educational series such as Child craft, World Book, Young Scientist, as well as a variety of interesting storybooks. I also engage my students in educational activities (e.g . reading, writing, self-improvement activities, fun & games, computers and much more!). I have indoor games for children to play after school and assist them with their schoolwork and reading skills. If weather permits, I take them to a nearby neighborhood park so they can exercise and have fun. Program: My home daycare and preschool is open year-round from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday. I provide full-time and part-time child care for infants, toddlers and preschoolers between the age of 1 month and 5 years old. Before and after school care are both available for school-age kids, up to 13 years old (my facility is close to Gunston Elementary School and Lorton Station Elementary school). If you prefer, I can arrange transportation for your child (not included in the tuition). I’m part of the USDA food program and I serve peanut-free lunch and snacks to all children attending my program (already included in the tuition). Location: East Hill Playhouse is in the East Hill neighborhood in Lorton, VA. My home is just right off Richmond Hwy (US-1) and Lorton Rd (route 642), near Lorton South Park. Your commute to work will be convenient since I’m just a few minutes’ drive from Telegraph Rd (route 611) and the I-95. To book a tour, please call or send an email. I look forward to meeting you and your little one!

Sacramento Square Children's Place

Sacramento Square Children's Place is a cozy and charming home daycare and preschool in Alexandria, VA. The owner and main caregiver is a mom with 5... years of experience in child care and early education. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Science and is CPR & First-aid certified. Before opening her own daycare, she was a teacher and later on a finance manager. However, she decided to quit her job because she wanted to take care of her own child, and offer nurturing care to other families. She believes that children learn best through play and thus follows the Play-based learning approach. Her program also has a preschool curriculum for children up to 5 years old, in order to help them get ready for kindergarten. She teaches her little students to memorize quickly and effectively through rhymes and songs. The program also offers extracurricular activities such as Arts & Crafts and if weather permits, children go out to the playground so they can have fun outdoors. The daycare is open year-round from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. She offers full-time care for infants as young as 3 months, as well as toddlers through preschoolers up to 5 years old. She can also provide after-hours evening care until 10:00 pm during the week, and weekend child care on Saturdays and Sundays (please call or email to ask about additional tuition for night care and weekend care). She’s part of the USDA Food Program and upon your request, she can serve home-cooked meals to your child (lunch and snacks are both included in the tuition). Her facility is smoke-free and due to possible allergies, she runs a peanut, tree-nut and also pet-free environment. In addition to English, she also speaks Hindi/Urdu and Punjabi and at your request, she can expose your little one to these foreign languages (though this is not a bilingual daycare). Sacramento Square Children's Place is in the Engleside area of Mount Vernon, Alexandria VA. This facility is right off Richmond Hwy (US-1), near the Woodlawn Center shopping plaza. It's a few minutes away from Telegraph Rd (611) and the I-95. Please send an email or call to learn more or schedule a visit!

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