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Mary Child Care

2301 Sherwood Hall, Alexandria, VA

Starting at $275/wk

We currently have full-time and part-time openings for infants through toddlers. I am an experienced daycare provider (20+ years), and a mother of four children (all grown adults now). My daycare has been a welcoming home to many young children throughout the years offering a clean & safe environment, indoor/outdoor activities, reading and nap times, arts & crafts, working with special needs children, and a trained assistant. We offer flexible schedules, year-round operations, and affordable rates.

I have:
Virginia State Licensed,
First-Aid/CPR certified,
Virginia Department of Social Services Medication Administration Training (MAT) certified,
Regularly attend Virginia Department of Social Services training courses that have included:
* Understanding Temperaments to Help Infants and Toddlers Learn and Develop,
* Ages and Stages of Development of Preschoolers Ages Three to Five,
* Virginia's Milestones of Child Development,
* Emergency Preparedness,
* Stress Management for Early Childhood Educators: How to Stay Calm in the Midst of Chaos.
This is an in-home daycare, with a dedicated floor for the children. Our location is very convenient for those traveling from the 495 beltway or from old town Alexandria. Either way, we are 10 minutes away. Our location is convenient for those traveling from Fort Balvoir. We are 10 minutes away from there, too.

All meals and snacks are provided adhering to the USDA Food Program. No pets in the house. References are available - both current and old.

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please contact Kashi.
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The Butterfly House

3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA

Costimate: $326/wk

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.

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.
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Aunt Molly's Playcare

5901 4th St North, Arlington, VA

Starting at $375/wk

Aunt Molly's is a dynamic home daycare run by a social worker and now adding an elementary teacher. We have over thirty years of experience working with kids and families. We are in a large, single family home right on Bluemont Park with two large, sunny playrooms, separate nap room, a deck, patio,and endless backyard! Our focus is on twenty months to four-year-olds and the developmental stages they go though during this age.

Please note that I do not accept infants.

To learn to love learning, kids need to have fun and feel good about themselves. We offer a comfortable home environment where your child will have lots of opportunity to play and be a kid! We believe that children should have an early period in their lives when they can experience the world at their own speed in a non-rigid environment. We offer young children the opportunity to run and play and express themselves in their own special way. My program is small, so we can get to know each child and offer them the attention and time they deserve.
Here your child will enjoy learning the life skills and the preschool basics they need to start school.

My program provides nutritious food (2 meals and snacks) with lots of variety as part of the USDA Child Nutrition Program. We teach healthy eating habits with lots of outdoor activity and daily exercise. I keep a clean home but know children learn through sensory experience. Here they will be allowed to dig in to learning and get messy while doing so. They will also learn to clean up after themselves!

Along with playing and learning, we read, listen to and play music, do arts, crafts and imaginative play, take nature walk, learn how to follow rules, listen to adults and to be considerate of others. I respect and love children's individuality and will support you in developing your child's sense of self esteem. We go on regular field trips to the park and take the time to enjoy the fun of childhood!

I believe in being considerate, committed, consistent and disciplined. I am somewhat old-school in terms of rules and respecting adults and believe in constant positive reinforcement to keep negative behavior at a minimum. I treat children with respect, love, lots of fun and wackiness,while, as my niece says: Aunt Molly runs a tight ship!
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