Skip to main content

Fordson Road KinderCare

Tanya Johnson, M.Ed, Center Director

7901 Fordson Rd. Alexandria VA 22306
(703) 780-9099 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years
Open:

Show other centers nearby

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Hybla Valley, Grovetown Elementary, Hollin Meadows Elemantery, Stratford Landing Elementary, Fort Hunt Elementary, Belle View Elementary, Wayne Wood Elm and Woodlawn Elementary (afternoon only)

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited - nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

SCHOOL-READY

What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

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.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

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.

Our Teachers

We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.

Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!

A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH

An Artist's Heart

"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.

teacher with artist educator dedicated teaching with her whole heart
gallup great workplace logo

We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.

Our Families

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • Dear Cristina, I would like to thank you and the staff for providing "Tender Loving Care" to my child. I have noticed that my daughter is showing improvement in almost all areas that were initially a concern to us. She has learned new concepts, and she now talks in complete sentences! She knows more colors, numbers, and rhymes than before. Since she started KinderCare she eats the food groups that she didn't request before which is quite a treat for us, and her potty training is now on next level :) Mahrosh likes her teachers and friends at KinderCare. This is simply great because as a kid she knows the teachers are loving, accommodating and patient with her. I would recommend this KinderCare to my friends and neighbors as the environment is age appropriate and well run. Thanks.

    Mahvash S. - KinderCare Parent
  • My children, Edwin and Alyssa have been going to this daycare for about 4 years and it is great now but before it was not . After Ms. Christina came on board, she has made a huge difference and is on top of things. There are other employees like Ms. Stacy, she has taught my daughter so much and so has Ms. Te‘Asha and I’m thankful for that. Also Mr. Deonte and Ms. Belinda (who is my son's so called grandmother at KinderCare), they had a huge impact in Edwin’s life. He has changed a lot . Ms. Hibste is awesome in the baby room. I remember when my daughter was in the baby room and I'd cry when I leave for work. Ms. Hibste would always tell me she will be Ok and I can call and check in on her. Last but not least, Ms. Kim always is in the front greeting us and answering all of my thousands of questions.

    Yasmin C. - KinderCare Parent
  • I would like to thank you and your staff at Fordson Road KinderCare. You have made a great environment in which my preschool son both learns and has fun. While at KinderCare, my son is introduced to a social environment larger than our house, and he has started to understand the world around him. He continues to develop a variety of social skills and self-confidence and is developing the skills to think through situations both critically and creatively. He will be starting Kindergarten this school year, and I feel he will be well prepared with the lessons he learned during his time at KinderCare. Keep up the good work.

    Scott B. - KinderCare Parent
  • As a military family, my children have been in childcare programs around the world, and the Fordson Road KinderCare has made its way steadily to the top of the list. I will echo other parents comments and agree, that while we liked the program before, since the new director has been on board, we have seen the program continually improve. My children enjoy "school" and I enjoy that they are learning and growing in a loving and diverse environment.
    Thank you for all of your support and the great job that you do for my children and our family.

    Jessica C. - KinderCare Parent
  • Our two children have been students at KinderCare since they were six weeks old. We have switched our childcare set up a few times as our needs changed and have subsequently returned to KC (as full-time students or for drop-in care). We continue to be impressed by the facility, the staff, the director and the unparalleled care that our children receive. The staff and teachers are incredibly loving and nurturing and fully engaged in the learning environment. I felt so comfortable leaving my six week old babies in the loving arms of the infant room teachers. The infant room was small and manageable unlike others we visited in the area.  As toddlers, they are challenged in the way they think about the world and engaged in creative and fun activities. Our children have developed beautifully and thrive in social environments. The Fordson Rd KC is a wonderful school that I highly recommend.

    Emily V. - KinderCare Parent

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

Who Are KinderCare Families?

They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.

Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.

A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A

Home in Houston

Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.

home in houston inspiration family puts love first family busy with capital