Skip to main content

Telegraph Road KinderCare

Ms. Kathy Owens, Center Director

7136 Telegraph Road Alexandria VA 22315
(703) 971-2793 Contact this center

Ages: 14 MONTHS to 5 YEAR-OLDS
Open:

Show other centers nearby

Special Instructions:
On Telegraph Rd between S Kings Hwy and Hayfield Road

Neighborhood:
7136 Telegraph Road, Alexandria VA 22310

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Hayfield Elementary School

  • Accreditation Seal Every Day · Every Child · Excellence · Accreditated · Knowledge Universe
  • NAC Accreditation NAC

Welcome

Welcome to Telegraph Road KinderCare! We are an early childhood education and day care center located in Alexandria, VA and have been a strong part of the Alexandria community since 1977.  In 2014, Northern Virginia Magazine named our center one of the Top Daycare/ Preschool Providers! We became accredited by the National Association of Childcare Providers in 2010 and maintain this accreditation.                  

Conveniently located between South Kings Highway and Fort Belvoir, we are here to service the community, and even offer a 5% military discount. Telegraph Road KinderCare is the perfect option for a daycare or preschool near Fort Belvoir, Coast Guard, and near Kingstowne, VA.

 We provide daycare and well-rounded curriculums for children ages 14 months to 7 years of age on a full- or part-time basis. We have an amazing playground which allows the children plenty of room for movement. It also allows us to take our preschool and pre kindergarten activities outside to discover and learn. Our classrooms are small and intimate which allows staff to offer ultimate child care services. All of our staff hold a B.A./ B.S. or a CDA and are certified in CPR and First Aid.

We look forward to showing you our center and would love to have you meet our staff. Schedule a tour today to see our toddler program, preschool curriculum, pre k activities, and transitional kindergarten programs!

Ms. Kathy Owens, Center Director

Image Gallery

Accreditation

Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Our Programs

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Cooking

The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.

Math

The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.

Music

Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

      -

      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

  2. Thursday November 24, 2016
    1. Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

Teachers & Staff

Our staff has over 140 years of early childhood education experience. With a variety of educational backgrounds and experience from daycares, preschools and child care centers nearby, our team offers the best in taking great care of our students. We continue to encourage staff to participate in workshops and trainings to be kept abreast of any new early childhood educational trends. When you visit our center you will see how the continuing education classes are apparent in the classrooms. Every day, our staff go above and beyond the toddler curriculum, preschool curriculum, and pre-kindergarten curriculum with fun projects and activities to make learning fun. We would love to have you visit and meet the staff.
 



We are proud to have the longest tenure teacher, in all of KinderCare, here at our center on Telegraph Road in Alexandria, VA...
 Mrs. Wheeler!
http://patch.com/virginia/greateralexandria/celebrating-betty-wheeler-kindercares-longest-serving-teacher

  • Ms. Kathy Owens

    Ms. Kathy Owens, Center Director

    Education is offering a wholesome environment along with opportunities that stretch children's minds.

    Ms. Kathy has been working in the early childhood education field for 40 years. She started working with young children when her family began to own and operate childcare centers in Northern Virginia and daycares nearby. She has been center director at the Telegraph Rd. KinderCare for over 35 years. Ms. Kathy enjoys the children and their families and hopes that when you visit the center, you can see all the learning going on.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kathy has worked in early childhood education and day care centers near Alexandria, VA for the duration of her career. Her parents opened child care centers in Northern Virginia in 1963 and she was always a part of those learning centers. She has worked as a teacher, assistant director, and director.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Year Started:
    1/1/1976
    Tenure:
    40 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    40 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Education; Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Mame, Toddler Classroom

    I love to work with the Toddlers so I can see them grow everyday. Watching them develop from little babies into walking, talking, smiling children, makes me so happy.

    Ms. Mame moved with her family to the United States in 2010 from Senegal. In Senegal, she was a 3rd grade teacher. She joined the KinderCare team in 2012 to be the Toddler classroom teacher. Ms. Mame's warm and welcoming personality is contagious. She cares for the children in her class as if they are her own. Her favorite part of the day is Circle Time when the children are most responsive to the songs, stories, and lessons she shares. Ms. Mame devotes her time outside of work to her family, friends and shopping!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining the KinderCare team, Ms. Mame provided in-home child care.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Lion and the Mouse, Goldilocks and the Three Bears
    Year Started:
    11/2/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associates Credential
  • Ms. Adrean

    Ms. Adrean, Transitional Kindergarten Classroom

    coming soon!

    Year Started:
    4/11/2016
  • Ms. Roxana

    Ms. Roxana, PreKindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Roxana enjoys working with young children now that her own are getting older. She has a passion for teaching that is evident. She loves teaching the Pre K curriculum, helping children learn as well as learning from them.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Roxana has been a teacher in early childhood education since 2002. She began working with the infants and has since worked with preschool, pre-kindergarten and toddlers.
    Year Started:
    11/15/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Jasmine

    Ms. Jasmine, Preschool Classroom

    I love helping the children learn something new everyday!

    Ms. Jasmine makes time every morning to greet her preschool class with a good morning song. She loves to read to her class and always makes sure her class has exciting new books related to the curriculum theme.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jasmine has woked with children for over 10 years. Beginning with babysitting and tutoring working up to a lead teacher position in early childhood education.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Green Pocketbook
    Year Started:
    4/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Ms. Wheeler

    Ms. Wheeler, PreKindergarten Classroom

    What I love the most about teaching is being a part of the children's lives and watching them grow.

    Mrs. Wheeler loves enhancing her Pre Kindergarten classroom with themes, decorations, special activities, and books related to the curriculum and season. Her energy and experience enables her children to be successful Kindergartners. Mrs. Wheeler has worked in the early childhood field for over 40 years and her knowledge and experience are evident in her classroom and teaching style. Mrs. Wheeler is recognized as the longest tenure employee in all of KinderCare! (Please see articles below)
    http://patch.com/virginia/greateralexandria/celebrating-betty-wheeler-kindercares-longest-serving-teacher
    http://www.kueducation.com/press-release/kindercare-unveils-list-cities-longest-serving-teachers
     

    Previous Experience:
    Mrs. Wheeler has decades of experience working with children of all ages. She has built childcare centers, worked with every age, managed, and settled in as a Pre-K teacher. Mrs. Wheeler is recognized as the longest tenure employee in all of KinderCare!
    Year Started:
    1/1/1974
    Tenure:
    42 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    41 Years
  • Ms. Faye

    Ms. Faye, Bookkeeper

    I enjoy putting a smile on every child's face.

    Ms. Faye joined the Telegraph Rd. KinderCare team in 2008 after retiring from the government. She enjoys seeing the childrens' smiling faces and all of the hugs she gets. Ms. Faye is always here to help staff, children, and families.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining the KinderCare team, Ms. Faye retired from the Government.
    Year Started:
    4/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
  • Ms. Angelica

    Ms. Angelica, Learning Adventures Coordinator

    Students don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.

    Mrs. Angelica has been part of the Telegraph Rd. KinderCare team since 2007. She spent her first two years helping multiple centers in the Northern Virginia area to get their Learning Adventures programs off the ground and is currently the district lead for these programs. She also does marketing for the district. Outside of work, Mrs. Angelica enjoys spending time with her family, dogs, and shopping!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Angelica began working with children in high school, babysitting, tutoring and being part of the early childhood development and day care programs. She instructed the Learning Adventures programs for 7 years and now oversees them for 13 centers throughout the Northern Virginia region.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Amelia Bedilia
    Year Started:
    5/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in International Affairs
  • Ms. Monica

    Ms. Monica, Learning Adventures Specialist

    I love to that see my kids are learning something new and I love to have fun with them.

    Mrs. Monica has been with the Telegraph Rd. KinderCare team since 2008. She worked as a Pre-K teacher until taking a promotion to teach the Learning Adventures programs in Fall of 2014. She loves to see the children's' improvements everyday and to receive so many hugs and kisses.
     

    Previous Experience:
    Mrs. Monica has been in the early childhood education field for over 20 years. She's taught all ages, managed centers and now is the Learning Adventures Specialist.
    Year Started:
    3/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Arshia

    Ms. Arshia, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Arshia loves coming to work in  happy and friendly environment. She loves how each day is different and taking on new challenges. She enjoys helping children read and create fun art projects. Ms. Arshia's love for kids drives her love for her job!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Arshia brings over 10 years of experience in the early childhood education field. She's worked with all ages from infant to after school programs.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Go Away Big Green Monster
    Year Started:
    1/26/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree in Math & Science
  • Ms. Naila

    Ms. Naila, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Live your life happily everyday!

    Ms. Naila's degree in Early Childhood Education brings out her love of taching kids. She loves when kids ask her questions and she has to help them find the answers. She loves art and always engages her Toddler class in various art activities.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Naila has worked in early childood education for almost five years. She has worked with two year olds up to prekindergarten.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Anything by Dr. Seuss!
    Year Started:
    2/2/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    BA Childhood Development
  • Ms. Claudia

    Ms. Claudia, Food Service Manager

    Ms. Claudia is dedicated to providing the children at our center with nutritious and delicious snacks and meals throughout the day. She enjoys helping nourish the children and watching them grow.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining the Telegraph Road KinderCare team, Ms. Claudia was a food service manager for 14 years with the Fairfax County Public Schools.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Unfortunate Series of Events
    Year Started:
    7/21/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Food Service Manager License
  • Ms. Violette

    Ms. Violette, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Violette has been working with kids for over 15 years. She loves seeing children grow and achieve important milestones such as walking and talking. Mrs. Violette enhances our learning center everyday with her bright smile and positive energy.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Violette first joined the KinderCare team in 2010. She's worked with all ages from infants to school agers. She's also worked with children as a crossing guard, in home daycare provider and children's gym instructor.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Barney
    Year Started:
    5/12/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5

September 2016 Events

September Hero Image
Filter Center Calendar
  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

About Our Center

We were voted a Top Daycare Center/Preschool in Northern Virginia Magazine in 2014!

Telegraph Road KinderCare is a very unique early childhood education center. If you are looking for daycares or preschools near Kingstowne, Fort Belvoir or the Coast Guard, look no further! We are accredited, offer smaller class sizes, college educated teachers, and even bathrooms in each classroom. Our staff is dedicated to maximizing learning in every aspect of each child's day.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

Quality early childhood education and day care centers begin with a safe environment. At our learning center, keypad entry systems are located on the front and back doors. You must have the key code to gain access to the building; code is changed every 6 months. All of the staff are CPR and First Aid certified. Management and selected teachers are trained and certified in MAT (Medication Administration Training). Each day, families clock their children in/out using the computer located in the entrance and teachers account for all children in their care every 30 minutes with a name-to-face check. Our enormous playground is completely fenced in and the gates are secured. All Virginia state licensing standards are vigorously upheld in addition to all of KinderCare's corporate standards. Center policies are in place concerning allergies, emergency preparedness, authorized pick-up, and injury reporting. Fire and disaster drills are regularly performed.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

My son came to Telegraph Road KinderCare at 14 months and he really loves being there. Each day when I take him there he's always happy to be there. I would love to thank all the staff members who made the transition easy for me with placing him in day care. The staff is great and the teachers are as well. 

- Mother

I write to say, "thank you." Both our girls attended your pre-school program and were more than prepared for elementary school. Our second grader was just accepted into Fairfax County Public School's Advanced Academic Program. In addition, our kindergartner is thriving in her classroom. Her teacher says she wishes every student was just like her. She can add and subtract double digit numbers in her head and she reads on a 2nd grade level. All this in Kindergarten! We're so glad we used Kindercare's Learning Adventures reading program.

We're just so proud of them and know their time in preschool helped them tremendously. Everyone at Kindercare helped to shape my children, but I'd like the send a special thanks to Ms. Kathy, Ms. Angelica, Ms. Monica, Ms. Jasmine, and Ms. Andrea. They all contributed to the education of my girls! Thank you!

- Telegraph Road KinderCare Parent

Thank you for showing so much love and patience with Piper, Fletch, and Deacon. The teachers have made my kids' day so fun and happy, while also teaching them with love and patience.

- Telegraph Rd. KinderCare Toddler & Pre K Parent

Thank you for making my daughter feel loved, valued, smart, and safe every day!

- Telegraph Rd. KinderCare Pre Kindergarten Parent

KinderCare Family - We absolutely love what care, love, and education you have provided for Naomi these last few years! We wouldn't' change it for the world. Naomi has blossomed into an articulate, hilarious, little girl with help of your care & guidance. We can't thank you all enough for the peace of mind!

- Telegraph Rd. KinderCare Pre Kindergarten Mother

Our son has made huge strides in terms of social interaction because of you guys. The original daycare we had him at was huge, so there wasn't a lot of curriculum or personal attention. We noticed an immediate change to his personality when he went to KinderCare. After only a few weeks, he knew the names of all the teachers and was excited about going to school! In fact, he said he didn’t want to leave school the first week he was there. We were hesitant to place our kids in an "off base" facility (meaning away from a military base). We are completely satisfied! Your center is worth every penny, and I know it will pay off in years time when our kids continue to benefit from the solid foundation that you've provided. Telegraph KinderCare is worth its weight in gold!

- Telegraph Rd. KinderCare Preschool Parents

Michelle has learned a world of information already. She has tremendously improved her ability to write her full name. This is a great foundation for Kindergarten.

- Telegraph Rd. KinderCare Pre-Kindergarten Parent

One year in Phonics has completely changed my child's life. Everywhere we go, she is sounding out the store names, the sign names, and basically every word we see. Ms. Angelica's tireless energy and positive attitude are just a bonus on top of a great class. My daughter looks forward to every second spent with Ms. Angelica and really enjoyed the 'take home' books, puppets and stickers!!

- Telegraph Rd. KinderCare Pre Kindergarten Mother
×

See what’s happening on the blog

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and though the various training opportunities in the community.

View More

Resources for Parents

Download helpful guides and other resources to make your child care decisions easy.

What should I look for when choosing a childcare center?:

Enrollment Agreement: