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"My child attended this daycare for a year. Throughout that year, I witnessed the quality of the daycare reduce significantly. During my child's time there," there were several staff members that came and went and there would be no acknowledgement or reason for the teacher’s absence. I witnessed the staff members and teachers whispering and gossiping daily as I would arrive to pick my child up. The owner
is extremely rude and has absolutely no people skills. Some days she will walk by and speak and on other days she would not. The focus is no longer on learning in this facility. The staff members are overpaid baby sitters. The curriculum that I paid for was not being implemented. There are over 30 students in the 3 year old classes with only one teacher and
to supervise. My child had a new teacher and within weeks the teacher disappeared. No one decided to share this information with the parents. I had to ask management, and they stated that things did not work out with that teacher. I was assured that my child would have a new teacher within a week, but 2 months later there was no new teacher. There was a teenage girl in the class that the management said was "helping them out until they find a replacement". Initially I was reluctant to remove my child from this daycare (absolutely will not call it a learning academy) because I did not want to take my child from their friends, but I am finding that most of them have been switched to other facilities as well. Upon enrolling my child, the staff assured me that spanish and sign language would be taught, but my child was never taught any. They pride themselves on the fact that there are no tv's in the classrooms, however they take the children into the theater to watch disney movies daily. There were several days I arrived to pick up my child and the class would be empty. I would ask management or other teaches where the class was. They would respond by shrugging their shoulders and saying look in a different room. This is not what any parent should experience after being away from their child the full work day. This facility does not keep parents updated on their child’s progress. There are no report cards or learning updates provided. I would not recommend anyone take their child to this daycare. It is not a comfortable environment for children and there is not focus on learning.

-takeshia D.

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"They are great and very professional. They have a curriculum and are very hands on. The meals are pretty good and they make them everyday. The director, Miss
" , is extremely professional and does an excellent job at running the program. They get the parents involved, as well. It is well worth the money and they even have a daycare assistance program. I am having a baby this year and I would be comfortable trusting them with my
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-Sipriana M.

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We stopped by without an appointment for a tour. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. When the time came, they were able to open a spot for my daughter. She has been going for 2 weeks now and is doing really well. The teachers work with the children to help them develop age appropriate skills. My daughter is always happy at this facility.
- Christina K.
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My daughter really struggled with the transition from staying at home to daycare but GKA did so good with her. They would work with her one on one and provide her with what she needed at the time to adjust. She also had a hard time adjusting to napping on a schedule and they were just so accommodating to her needs and schedule until she caught on. She now enjoys going there and doesn't want to leave at the end of the day. This is just such a great place and everyone who works there is so amazing and genuine towards the kids.
- Amanda H.
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The teachers and staff provide superb and consistent pre-school and after school services for my grandson. The school is in our local community and the student/teacher ratio seems appropriate. My grandson loves attending their school…he happily jumps into activities when he arrives in the morning. When I pick him up in the evening he is playing with other children or one of the teachers. The facility has a nice fenced playground with sand footing. Homework projects, reading logs and monthly lesson plans are all sent home to keep family informed on what the children are learning!
- Margaret W.
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The person who gave us the tour did a fine job. She seemed knowledgable and invested in the daycare center. What we didn't like were:
1) The facility - it seemed more gloomy and cluttered and closed in than other centers we toured.
2) The level of professionalism of some staff/teachers -dressed in dirty, holy clothes, had greasy hair...it just turned me off. That aside, she was kind and engaged with our child in the 5 minutes she saw her.
3) The menu. ATROCIOUS. Some of the menu items for lunch were: corn dogs, pizza rolls, chicken nuggets... I asked why they fed this stuff to kids and whether there were other options and was told "This food is FDA approved and kid friendly." That's not food and it's not friendly to anyone - it's laden with toxic additives.
What we did like:
1) The responsiveness of the staff
2) The price. It was cheaper than comparable options. It is not accredited but I'm not sure how much that matters for kids as young as mine.
We ended up choosing a bilingual school that serves organic food.
- Amy W.
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My wife and I have been taking our son to
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since October of this year. As he is our first child and in daycare for the first time we really did not know what to expect. We called and took a tour with
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that week. They had several openings in the Infant room and we were able to get in without a wait list immediately.
Everything has exceeded our expectations in just a few short months. The teachers in the infant room that he is in are amazing and genuinely seem to have his best interest at heart. They sometimes text us pictures and are in constant contact throughout the day.
You are responsible for all of the diapers, wipes, formula/breastmilk when your child is in the infant room. For 4 days a week we are paying $255/week. It is a bit pricey but you do get what you pay for. We have needed to change which day of the week he doesn't come several times, and they are more than willing to work with our schedule when we need them to. Every time i drop him off or pick him up, the teachers never seem overwhelmed and they always have a good handle on the small class size.
The director
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is great and is always very proactive about keeping us in the loop.
I would absolutely recommend this
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to anyone looking for child care.
- Adam W.
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The staff was warm and friendly and the facility is nice. I did not feel they provided enough structure for kids and the classroom size was too large. My son was 1 at the time and I would watch him on video playing alone the days he was there. They never seemed to have a structured curriculum for learning for. We moved our son after 2 weeks, he never warmed to them.
- Venitia L.
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They have done a great job so far. Our son seems to really like going there, and smiles a lot at the teachers. I have no issues and we plan on using them as long as we stay in the area.
- Josh B.
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I originally enrolled my son in one of the chain child care centers but after being there to observe, I had an uneasy feeling about the cleanliness of the facility and care givers as well as the lack of hands-on attention they provided the babies. Therefore, I withdrew him from the center after one day and began the
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for other care. During my tour of one of the more reputable child care centers, it was mentioned they refer parents to
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when there are no immediate openings at their facility. I had only heard of
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by name since I had no desire to place my son in an in-home daycare and had not even considered that possibility. I am so, so glad that I gave it a shot and scheduled my visit.
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has been a true blessing. I immediately enrolled my son and we have both been very content from the first day. You get the best of both types of child care - the quality and "curriculum" of a facility daycare with the comfort and feel of an in-home setting. The teachers/care givers are fantastic with the babies/infants/toddlers and they've all become like family. My son is genuinely happy when we arrive everyday. Give
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a visit - you won't be disappointed! I gave a "B" for price because it is a little expensive, but the price is comparable to other child care facilities in the local
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and worth it since the teacher/child ratio is smaller.

- Michelle S.

All Childcare Centers in Alexandria, VA

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ABRACADABRA CHILD CARE

700 COMMONWEALTH AVE
Alexandria

ACADEMY OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

1808A MICHAEL FARADAY CT
Reston

Adventure Kids Playcare

5268-A Nicholson Ln

ALDERSGATE METHODIST DAY SCHL

1301 COLLINGWOOD RD
Alexandria

ALIVE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CTR

2723 KING ST
Alexandria

Always Sunny Daycare

5119 Kenside Court
Annandale

AMERICAN DAY SCHOOL

917 PRINCESS ST
Alexandria

Andre's Technology Empire

1200 Delaware Avenue SW Suite 303

Annandale United Methodist Church

6935 Columbia Pike
Annandale

AOL Child Development Center

44825 Prentice Dr
Sterling

Arlington Children's Center

1915 N Uhle St
Arlington

Aunt Judy's Daycare

5537 Belle Pond Dr
Centreville

BABY HOME DAYCARE LLC

6340 Oak Ridge Dr
Alexandria

Baby Toddler & Preschool Land

1101 Park St SE
Vienna

BeanTree Learning

43629 Greenway Corporate Drive
Ashburn

BECKY'S BABY BUG CHILD CARE

6109 REDWOOD LN
Alexandria

BEVERLEY HILLS PRESCHOOL

3512 OLD DOMINION BLVD
Alexandria

Black Rock Learning Center

17326 Germantown Rd.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions LLC

1300 Wilson Blvd
Arlington

Bright Start Learning Center

4920 Brenman Park Dr
Alexandria

BRIGHT START PRESCHOOL

4915 BRENMAN PARK DR
Alexandria

BROWNE ACADEMY

5917 TELEGRAPH RD
Alexandria

BRYANT EARLY LEARNING CTR

2709 POPKINS LN
Alexandria

Burtonsville Early Learning Center

14411 Old Columbia Pike

BUSH HILL PRESBYTERIAN SCHOOL

4916 FRANCONIA RD
Alexandria

CAMPAGNA CENTER

2601 CAMERON MILLS RD
Alexandria

CAMPAGNA CENTER

5651 RAYBURN AVE
Alexandria

CAPITAL KIDS INC

8758 RICHMOND HWY
Alexandria

Cardinal Gymnastics

5581 Guinea Rd
Fairfax

Centreville Preschool

13916 Braddock Rd
Centreville

Chantilly Academy Gymnastics & Preschool

14088 K Sullyfield Cir
Chantilly

CHILD & FAMILY NETWORK CTRS

3700 Wheeler Ave
Alexandria

Children In The Shoe

4401 E West Hwy 100

CHILDREN'S INTERNATIONAL

25 S QUAKER LN
Alexandria

CHILDREN'S WORLD LEARNING CTRS

6323 GROVEDALE DR
Alexandria

CHILDREN'S WORLD LEARNING CTRS

4616 MINOR LN
Alexandria

CHILDTIME LEARNING CTR

2272 HUNTINGTON AVE
Alexandria

Chrysi's Child Care

5413 Ives Place N
Springfield

Clifton Children's Academy

14315 COMPTON RD
Centreville

CREATIVE PLAY SCHOOL

845 N HOWARD ST
Alexandria

CREATIVE PLAY SCHOOL INC

8331 WASHINGTON AVE
Alexandria

CREATIVE WORLD LEARNING CTR

241 S REYNOLDS ST
Alexandria

CRYSTAL CITY CHILDREN'S CENTER

3650 S Glebe Rd Ste 170
Arlington

Curiosity Zone

43135 Broadlands Center Plz
Ashburn

Daycare Coddle

5683 Derby Ct
Alexandria

DEW CARE KIDS

245 BUCHANAN ST
Alexandria

EARLY LEARNING DAY CARE

3303 Collard St
Alexandria

EDITH'S HOME CARE

14335 REHFIELD CT
Woodbridge

Fitness First Health Clubs

7900 Wisconsin Ave

FLAGSTONE OF ALEXANDRIA

618 N WASHINGTON ST
Alexandria

FORT HUNT CO-OP PRE-SCHOOL

1909 WINDMILL LN
Alexandria

Franklin Montessori School

4473 Connecticut Ave NW

GODDARD SCHOOL

601 TAVISTOCK DR SE
Leesburg

Gold's Gym Rockville

5520 Randolph Rd

Grasshopper Green

4955 Sunset Ln
Annandale

GYMBOREE

318 S PICKETT ST
Alexandria

HAPPY HOME CHILD

PO Box 3600
Alexandria

Happy Kids Child Care

4758 Tapestry Drive
Fairfax

HAPPY TIME CHILD DEVELOPMENT

7932 JANNA LEE AVE
Alexandria

IN CARE PLACEMENTS

6216 OLD FRANCONIA RD
Alexandria

INNOVATION STATION CDC

500 DULANY ST
Alexandria

JEFFERSON-HOUSTON CMPAGNA KIDS

1501 CAMERON ST
Alexandria

kid's club family daycare

8232 laurel heights loop

Kid's Villa Learning Center

9503 Fingerboard Rd

KINDER-CARE LEARNING CENTERS

5680 OAK LEATHER DR
Burke

Kinder-Care Learning Centers

7901 Fordson Rd
Alexandria

KINDER-CARE LEARNING CENTERS

4287 BUCKMAN RD
Alexandria

KINDER-CARE LEARNING CENTERS

6123 GUM ST
Alexandria

KINDER-CARE LEARNING CENTERS

6301 KINGSTOWNE COMMONS DR
Alexandria

Lily Pad at Metro Park

6361 Walker Ln suite C110
Alexandria

LITTLE PEOPLE'S PLACE

2720 ARLINGTON DR
Alexandria

MARIA TERESA'S BABIES

825 23rd St South
Arlington

MEETING HOUSE COOP PRE SCHOOL

318 S ROYAL ST
Alexandria

Minnieland Academy @ England Run

151 LICHFIELD BLVD
Fredericksburg

Minnieland Academy @ Heritage Commons

628 CAMBRIDGE ST
Fredericksburg

Minnieland Academy @ Leavells

11117 LEAVELLS RD
Fredericksburg

Minnieland Academy @ Salem Library

5707 SALEM RUN BLVD
Fredericksburg

Minnieland Academy @ Southpoint

4713 SOUTHPOINT PKWY
Fredericksburg

Minnieland Academy @ The Castle

6306 OLD PLANK RD
Fredericksburg

Minnieland Academy Corporate Headquarters

4300 Prince William Pkwy
Woodbridge

MOPS PRE-SCHOOL

2911 CAMERON MILLS RD
Alexandria

Morning Star Family Child

8616 Lombardy Ln
Alexandria

Morningstars

Barker Hill Road
Herndon

Ms Delia's Daycare

3249 Jerman Town Rd
Fairfax

NATIONAL HEADSTART

418 S WASHINGTON ST
Alexandria

National Presbyterian School

4121 Nebraska Ave NW

Noble Kids Care

2821 Myrtlewood Drive
Dumfries

NORTHERN VIRGINIA ACADEMY

6396 LINCOLNIA RD
Alexandria

OLD TOWNE MONTESSORI SCHOOL

112 S Columbus St
Alexandria

Peekaboo Daycare

1804 SANFORD RD

PLYMOUTH HAVEN CHRISTIAN

8523 FORT HUNT RD
Alexandria

POOR SISTERS OF ST JOSEPHS DAY

4319 SANO ST
Alexandria

Rainbow Road Preschool

6040 Wilson Blvd
Arlington

RESURRECTION CHILDREN'S CTR

2280 N BEAUREGARD ST
Alexandria

Rita Arteaga

Great Falls

Sleepy Hollow

4315 Huntingtown Rd

Sparkles Child Care Centers at Chantilly

4229 Lafayette Center Drive
Chantilly

SPRING-N-DALE PRIVATE SCHOOL

6574 EDSALL RD
Alexandria

ST ANTHONY'S SCHOOL

321 FIRST ST
Alexandria

ST CLEMENT EPISCOPAL DAY SCHL

1701 N QUAKER LN
Alexandria

ST LUKE'S DAY SCHOOL

8009 FORT HUNT RD
Alexandria

ST PAUL'S NURSERY SCHOOL

228 S PITT ST
Alexandria

Sugarland Learning Academy

83 Sugarland Run Dr.
Sterling

Sunita's Family Daycare

3916 Fairfax Farms Road
Fairfax

Sunset Hills Montessori School

11180 Ridge Heights Rd
Reston

Sweet Home Child Care

12150 Blue Topaz Lane
Fairfax

TAUXEMONT PRE-SCHOOL INC

7719 FORT HUNT RD
Alexandria

TEDDY BEAR DAY CARE

375 S REYNOLDS ST
Alexandria

TEDDY BEAR DAY CARE

5708 MERTON CT
Alexandria

Teddy Bear Day Care and Preschool

10689 Braddock Rd
Fairfax

Temple Emmanuel - Kensington

10101 Connecticut Ave

The Goddard School - Chantilly 1

5001 Westone Plz
Chantilly

The Learning Experience Chantilly

4150 Pleasant Valley Road
Chantilly

The Merit School @ Parkridge

81 PARKWAY BLVD
Stafford

TOM THUMB DAY NURSERY

6907 HIGH BRIDGE RD

Whitehurst Family Daycare

13174 Diamond Mill Dr
Herndon
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