Alexandria Child Care

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Paddington Daycare

5107 Sutton Pl, Alexandria, VA

Starting at $300/wk

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My name is Vanessa and I am a state licensed Family Childcare Provider in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I am married and have 2 wonderful boys. I have been caring for children for over 10 years in many child care centers. I started my own Family Child Care in 2011. I achieved my Child Development Associate (CDA) in August 2011 by completing over 120 hours of childcare related classes, a written and oral test and an on site observation during business hours. I am currently enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College to earn my Associate Degree in Early Childhood Development.

As a State of Virginia Licensed Family Childcare Provider I am required to annually take Infant and Child CPR plus 16 hours of childcare training courses, along with First Aid which is required every 2 years. I have also been fingerprinted by local and federal authorities and have had a criminal background check to meet all requirements of a Certified Virginia Childcare Provider and to assure my clients that they have their children in a safe and crime free environment.

My mission for your family is to provide your child a loving, safe, fun, stimulating and structured learning environment that will help your child to develop the proper skills that will turn them into lifelong learners.
I am a very patient, loving, caring, trustful professional and a knowledgeable Child Care Provider. Vanessa's Daycare is a place that both you and your child will feel comfortable, safe and nurturing. Call now to schedule an appointment. I can assure you won't be disappointed!

Bilingual (English and Spanish)
Outdoor Activities/Playground
Home Cooked Meals
Arts and Crafts
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The Butterfly House

3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA

Costimate: $328/wk

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Our History
Established at Virginia Theological Seminary in 1986, The Butterfly House Preschool (TBH) is a licensed childcare facility in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Our Program
At The Butterfly House (ages 2 to 5 years) and The Caterpillar Club (ages 6 weeks to 24 months), children interact daily, not only with children their own age, but with older and younger children. A diverse, mixed-age grouping gives every child an opportunity to successfully interact and allows for a gradual transition from one age group to another, thus minimizing anxiety by maintaining caregiver consistency.

Each week, we expose children to language, math, media, geography, science, and social studies, as well as opportunities to participate in drama, music, art, and physical education activities.

We operate our program both indoors and outdoors, as outdoor play is essential to healthy physical and mental development. Children spend minimum one hour outdoors every day except for in inclement weather.

Mission
The Butterfly House and Caterpillar Club (children under the age of 2) provide a healthy, safe, positive, and nurturing environment for all children. We optimize opportunities for each individual child's growth in these developmental areas:

- Social-Emotional
- Cognitive
- Linguistic
- Physical
- Creative

We encourage diversity in all aspects of our program, invite family participation, and foster positive community relationships.

Our Philosophy
We integrate emergent, child-centered, and play-based curricula, the theories of Loris Malaguzzi, Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, Howard Gardner, and Arnold Gesell into a holistic approach to early childhood education. Based on these principles, we offer children a path to self-expression, communication, logical thinking, and problem-solving.

Our Teachers
We employ and train educators who understand children's developmental stages and are committed to providing experiences that encourage optimal learning. Our continuing education allows all staff to meet state licensing requirements, as well as better assisting you and your child's daily needs.