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"It is tough to write this review because I really liked half of the staff, but the other half of the staff I encountered seemed to have no idea what was going on" or what they were talking about. The reason they get a D instead of an F is because of how great at least half of the staff was. There was one incident where one of my sons fell outside and busted open his chin. There was no report completed when it happened and I was not notified. When I picked him up they had been eating a snack, so I thought the red
was food (sauce or jelly), but when I got home and cleaned him up (and NO the daycare did not clean him up before we left) I quickly realized it was an injury. When I called to inquire as to what happened, no one knew and they stated to wait until the next day for when the AM teacher would be there again and maybe she would know. The next day they did apologize for not having a report ready for me that would have informed me as to what happened. I informed them that when anything like that happens I expected a phone call. I had taken in an antibiotic lotion for them to put on the spot during the day, however, they refused to apply it to his injury. They simply stated, "We don't do that." I questioned, "Even if I write a permission note for you to apply it on his obvious open wound?" And the lady just repeated her statement. So not only does my son get injured on their property and they do not notify me or give aid to the wound, they also refused to give any kind of continuing aid to the wound. (My son still has a scar on his chin.) On another day one of the helping teachers threw out 4 ounces of my breast milk. Perfectly good breast milk got thrown down the sink because she didn't know it could be refrigerated and used again. She actually started heavily debating (I won't say arguing) with me about it. One of her co-workers finally chimed in and informed her that she was in fact wrong, and that I was right. That it could have been refrigerated and served again since it had not been warmed up. I will say the worker did apologize and admitted she apparently didn't know better. Some additional notes: My younger son got pink eye twice while being at this facility. We had never encountered this before. When he got it, I was informed there were other infants in the room who had contracted prior to him and had attended the school with it. One mother even stated, "Oh we just got over that," when she heard me telling a worker that was what he had been diagnosed with. I took off work and stayed home with him. Once he was healthy he attended again. After only 2 days back at the facility he contracted it again. Then a worker ended up catching it. Then one of the daycare staff actually tried accusing us of bringing it into the facility in the first place! I defended my family and stated how he contracted it from there and we were notified that at least 2 other children had it before him. The only other major problem I had with this place was that my older son was pretty well potty trained before he attended this facility and it's like they de-potty trained him. We literally had to put him back in diapers because he wouldn't go to the bathroom anymore.

-Kristen A.

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"The services are excellent. They are very involved in the community. They have enrichment programs for children outside of the classroom. Arts, sports, and they" are very big on service oriented programs. They do mission trips. We have foreign exchange students that come to school here.

-Toni D.

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I cannot say enough good things about
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and her program. My daughter attended her pre-school for 2 years, pre-school, and pre-kindergarten and continued in occasional care here and there when she got older and I needed someplace for her to go for a day. I have recommended her over and over to people who come back and say - wow, thank you for telling us about her!
When I was looking for a pre-school I researched and visited programs all over town. I was a good planner - it was June, and I was looking for placement for the Fall. I went to many schools that were pretty and modern, some in
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, some in strip malls -- and whose staff were burned out and listless, one after another. I just happened to be driving down
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Road in Roseville and saw this blue house, with a small sign out front, that said, simply, "
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" and thought, what the heck, and pulled in to check it out. I was welcomed in to watch the class in progress and it was like watching the first day of school.
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was so energized and fresh, the children were engaged, and I watched in amazement as she
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the kids through counting to 10 --- in English, then Spanish, then German, French, Japanese, and Singhalese. Her class was very culturally mixed and her lessons a combination of
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tasks, music, manners and relationships - like teaching the kids how to treat each other respectfully and that being friends was more important than fighting over a play yard
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. Her ability to teach is intuitive and she connects so well with all of her students. The play yard equipment was old but inside and out the facility was clean and organized. I was sold and there wasn't a day I was disappointed. Her daughter, Anusha, also taught with her when she wasn't in school getting her own degree and she had several other loving assistants that worked with the kids daily.
That was 12 years ago. The program was in the morning until lunch, and for kids who needed to stay in the afternoon, she had after school care, where the kids could play, take piano lessons from her, read books, and other activities. I don't recall the cost but remember it was very reasonable and far more valuable to me than the money we paid. My daughter came out of her program a Kindergartner doing first grade work and fully prepared and excited for elementary school. She loved
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(as we all did/do), who became like a beloved aunt to her. My daughter is now a sophomore in high school and we still stop in and visit occasionally, and
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is as fresh as the day I first met her. Her school is now repainted and updated and beautiful and that rickety swing set replaced with more modern equipment, but the kids are still the same, the experience still the same, because it's not what's at preschool, it's WHO. Go check it out, you'll be glad you did.
- Kerry W.
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We have had a great experience with this center. Our children have been coming here since they were 10 weeks old. Our children are very well taken care of and really enjoy their time here. We feel like their teachers really care about them and treat them like their own children.
It is one of the more expensive daycare centers in the area, but we felt it was really the best option. When our children were in the infant room the non-discounted fee was $275/week per child. In the 1 year old room it was $265/week per child and in the 2 year old room it was $245/week per child. They do offer discounts for the 2nd child - that's just the full non-discounted rate. Of course tuition increases can happen, but they can at least give you an estimate of costs if you are searching.
The center is open Monday-Friday 6:30am-6pm and full time care includes breakfast, lunch, and snack. You must provide your own diapers/wipes, etc.
Definitely worth checking out!
- Elizabeth W.
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Sent my kids for the summer. They seemed to enjoy it. I wish it wasn't so expensive however they are much cheaper than most summer camps. Thanks for taking such good care of my kids.
- Mohamed A.
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I'd like to start out by saying don't trust a word that comes out of
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's mouth. She will lie lie lie until the day she
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. She almost had me convinced that my children had become pathological liars until I spoke with other moms. My children basically roamed the class aimlessly for a few hours a day. They do know how to write their names but that might have been taught at home. Parent teacher conferences was a joke! I was told crap about someone else's kid because the stuff they told me my kid couldn't do he had been doing for over a year. They are so incredabally disorganized. You will find out about Friday's field trip on Monday and then you're expected to drop everything to go. They also have some bull p*** unwritten privacy policy that prohibits you from having any contact with other parents. Well when I was out of
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's line of sight at field trips I was able to talk to a few moms and they told me things that just blew my mind! One mom witnessed the class having 31 students and just 1 teacher on several occasions. Another mom confirmed that the story my daughter told me about not being aloud to wear her sweater in class was true. Who tells a small child to take off her sweater? A monster, that's who! My kids also told me that another student had a bathroom accident and was forced to clean it up himself. I wonder if they really made a 4 year old clean up feaces. They also make up rules from day to day that might apply to one family but not to others. This was extremely frustrating because just when I thought I was following the unwritten rules I find out I'm in violation. By the last few weeks of the year I said screw it and stopped caring about the dumb rules. To sum it up, just don't send your kids to
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. Check out St. Pats if you're looking for faith based. If faith based isn't top priority then check out
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on Commerce Rd.
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is a delight.
- Carrie K.
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While they did take care of our son and we were not worried about his safety, we were not happy with the overall cleanliness of the facility, nor the relative lack of organization. The infant room was very small and cramped, the infants played on a rug that caretakers and parents walks on with outdoor shoes (something I don't allow at home), and we repeatedly were given home articles of clothing, etc that were mixed up with another baby's. The price is great, however I personally need a little more organization and cleanliness for my son. We also decided that we were willing to pay more for a daycare that has webcams and an app to keep updated.
- Victoria W.
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Always the best environment for children and learning. This daycare is amazingly clean and the staff cares and loves each individual child. The safety is beyond compare and the children are so excited to come everyday.
- lynne T.
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My daughter is almost two and has been attending
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for about three months now. She and I both are very happy with her time there. The owner has maintained her pricing schedule. which is the most affordable in Freeport, while other places in town charge as much as double. My daughters linguistics, motor, and social skills have improved dramatically since she started attending. The carer to child ratio is more than adequate and the facilities are very safe and clean. Overall I have had an excellent experience with this child care facility. I recommend
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to any parent looking for affordable, quality childcare. **The $213 price point is their weekly rate for my 1.5 year old. It's 46/day for part time.**
- James M.
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These people are wonderful very kind and courteous and very professional. They take very good care of our son and we wish that our new house was where they are located we want him to stay there forever. he loves going to daycare every day. Love Ms
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and her staff. I would highly recommend them to anyone. I give them a 11 star rating out of 10
- Michael T.

Daycare 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

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 CHILD DAY CARE

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

Betty List

2703 MEMORIAL STREET
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 Of America Bealeton

6223 Patrick Henry Blvd
Bealeton

Children Of America Manassas

9655 Liberia Ave
Manassas

Children Of America Manassas Bull Run Plaza

11730 Sudley Manor Dr
Manassas

Children Of America Stephens City

201 Centre Dr #101
Stephens City

Children Of America Sterling

46586 S Cottage Rd
Sterling

Children Of America Waldorf

177 St Patricks Dr

Children Of America Warrenton

164 W Shirley Ave
Warrenton

Children Of America Woodbridge Dumfries

16723 River Ridge Blvd
Woodbridge

Children Of America Woodbridge II

14045 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Woodbridge

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 Learning Center Inc

17930 Bowie Mill Road

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

Destiny School of the Arts

1241 S. King St.
Leesburg

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

Goddard School-Ashburn

45091 Research Pl
Ashburn

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

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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