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Mary Child Care

2301 Sherwood Hall, Alexandria, VA

Starting at $275/wk

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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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Fordson Road KinderCare

7901 Fordson Rd, Alexandria, VA

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     Welcome to the Fordson Road KinderCare Learning Center, proudly serving the Alexandria community since 1987. We are conveniently located 10 minutes from Fort Belvoir and are proud to provide child care services to military families. Here at Fordson Rd. KinderCare, we value making each child and family a part of our own. Through constant communications; daily notes, newsletter, KinderCare Family Connection, and courtesy calls, we want to ensure you that your child is part of a safe and loving environment. We welcome you to come for a tour and witness the fun and learning for yourself.

    Our curriculum provides stimulating experiences and hands on learning activities developed by experts. Early childhood education is critical to ensure life-long leaning. We structure our early childhood education curriculum around four key elements of development (social, emotional, physical, intellectual) to ensure the growth of the whole child, from infant to age 12. We incorporate math for kids and children reading daily, to ensure school readiness.  

      Our environment is full of energy and excitement; our staff takes great pride in helping each child learn, grow and develop. From nurturing creativity and growing a healthy body, to building communication skills and making new friends, our number one goal is to make sure your child's experience is a life long one. 
      
      We welcome you again to stop by and tour the wonderful things happening here at Fordson Road KinderCare!

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The Butterfly House

3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA

Costimate: $339/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.
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Tiny Hearts Daycare

5003 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, VA

Starting at $15/hr

Contact: (703) 347-5416

After raising three children in the Northern Virginia area, I understand how difficult it can be to find quality childcare that is affordable. I further understand the importance of securing a loving environment for your child to grow and thrive. Look no further! Conveniently located on Franconia Road in Alexandria, Virginia, I am a licensed Fairfax County Daycare provider. I offer flexible hours and intermittent care. Part-time, full-time and weekend care will be available, as well as before and after school care. I am conveniently located walking distance from Rose Hill Elementary School, and very close to Clermont and Bush Hill Elementary Schools!

I previously had an in home day-care in Springfield, Virginia for 10 years. I have also worked in Fairfax County Elementary Schools with children for the last couple years. Most recently, I worked as an assistant teacher in Crestwood Elementary School's Early Head-Start program, which I thoroughly enjoyed. As a licensed Fairfax County Daycare provider, I am CPR and first aid certified and have a clean, smoke and pet free home.

I will follow a daily schedule, just as I have working in Crestwood Elementary School's Early Head-Start program for the last year. I will provide breakfast, lunch, and healthy snacks. Your child will follow a daily schedule, which will include but is not limited to circle time, story time, naps, arts and crafts, and other stimulating activities.

KEY POINTS:
-Fairfax County licensed child care provider
-CPR and First Aid certified
-Part-time, intermittent, full-time, weekend, and evening care available
-Clean, pet and smoke free, safe environment
-Indoor and outdoor activities
-10+ years of daycare running experience; former FCPS early head-start teacher
-References and reference letters available upon request

Discounts are available for siblings. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions.
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What types of preschool can I find in Alexandria, VA?
There are two main types of preschool programs you can send your kids to in Alexandria, VA. The first is a full-time preschool program that usually works well for parents working full-time shifts. The second is a part-time preschool program where you can enroll your child for 2-3 days per week and typically choose between a morning or afternoon shift. A part-time preschool can be a great option if you want to ease the transition of this new learning experience for your child. You can also check your options in Alexandria, VA for traditional preschool centers, or private home-based preschools.
What should I look for in a good preschool program in Alexandria, VA?
When you begin looking for preschools in Alexandria, VA ask about the ratio of learning time to supervised play time so you can get a good sense of whether you believe your child's needs will be met. From there, ask about what a typical day consists of, what the safety protocols are and how discipline will be handled. Also, make sure to check directly with the preschool for information about their local licensing and credentials in Alexandria, VA.
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