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Golden Meadow KinderCare

Amy Terranova, Center Director

43599 Golden Meadow Cir. Ashburn VA 20147
(703) 729-9110 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
near Broad Run High School across from Superfresh

Neighborhood:
Greenway, Ashburn farm parkway

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
All elementary schools in Ashburn areas.

Our families enjoy monthly Parents Night Out evenings.  Every third Friday of each month children have an option to stay here after hours, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM. They always stay with teachers they know, dance, draw, watch a movie, and eat pizza. It's a lot of fun!

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Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare at Golden Meadow. We are located in a beautiful setting of Ashburn Farm residential area. Our school is very private and you will meet the most amazing teachers and children here. We pride ourselves on longevity of our teachers and retention of our families. Every teacher here is very genuine, their care and dedication shows throughout the school. Our team's hard work resulted in our recent national accreditation. We always strive to be the best in Early Childhood Education and we will be very happy if you come and visit our school!

Amy Terranova, Center Director

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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

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.

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. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

Please come and visit our wonderful school here at Golden Meadow. We will be very happy to to give you a detailed tour of our center. We plan many fun and educational things for our students every day and we will get you engaged in our projects right away. We are a great team and we have been teaching here for a long time! This school is our home away from home!

  • Amy Terranova, Center Director

    So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act. And will you Succeed? YES! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.) KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS! -Oh, the Places You'll Go! -Dr. Seuss

    Ms. Amy was born and raised in Stroudsburg, PA (near the Poconos).  She attended IUP in Indiana, PA obtaining her degree in Political Science-Public Administration.  She moved to Davis, CA with her husband Fred where she began her Early Childhood Education Career working for the State of California.  She has never looked back...she fell in love with making a daily difference in the lives of the children.  She and her husband settled in Ashburn to raise their family.  They have 3 amazing children, they have 11 year-old twins Max and Lilly and 6 year-old Henry.  She has created her home in Ashburn and welcomes you to visit the home she and her staff have created here at Golden Meadow KinderCare!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Amy has been working as a Center Director of Early Childhood Education for over 20 years, 15 of those years have been right here in Ashburn. She started out as a two year old teachers and feel in love with educating yound minds.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Right now my favortie children's book is: The day the crayons quit by It is a fabulous story that helps the children use their imagination and see their daily word in a new prespective.
    Year Started:
    2/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Public Adminastration and Early Childhood Education Teacher's Certificate
  • Paula Strokes

    Paula Strokes, Assistant Director

    I love that my "inner child" gets to sing, dance, and be silly. To be able to impact children's lives with a daily kind word or compliment makes coming to work meaningful and exciting. "I have an amazing opportunity everyday to make a difference in the life of a child. Whether it be a kind word, a hug, a conversation; I CAN make a difference to someone small. I adore the children at our school and look forward to coming to work everyday!

    Paula has been with KinderCare since 2008.  She begun her ECE career with KinderCare as a two year old teacher where she helped the children in her class gain self confidence and made curriculum fun! She acted as the Assistant Director as well as the Center Director here in Ashburn and Sterling KinderCare Learning Centers.

    Previous Experience:
    Mr. Paula previously worked in the HR department of Marriott, she also ran her home daycare for ten years before coming to work for KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Yaneth

    Ms. Yaneth, Infant Classroom

    I happy to be able to teach children something new every day.

    Ms. Yaneth originally from El Salvador. She started to work at KinderCare Learning Center in 2007. She is a mother of an 11-year-old daughter and an 8- year-old son. Ms. Yaneth loves working with children of all ages. Teaching is her passion. Ms. Yaneth wanted to help the children in her native El Salvador gain the knowledge needed in order to be successful in school and life, so they did not have to live in poverty. Her passion for education continues in her new home in the United States. Ms. Yaneth wants to be able to help the children grow and develop and lead successful and rewarding lives. All in all, the children help her just as much, if not more, as Ms. Yaneth helps them.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree, Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Marylee

    Ms. Marylee, Pre-School

    I love teaching the children new things and experiencing the growth and excitement of reaching new milestones.

    I grew up on a farm in Middleburg, Mountsville area, in Loudoun County.  I was the youngest of five children and always had a great fondness for teaching after being chosen so many times to be a substitute teacher while still in high school.  I was the first in my family to graduate the grade school, high school, and go to college.  I went to Saint Paul's College in Lawrencville, VA for four years, majoring in Elementary education.
    I enjoy bringing the outdoors and the farm life to our classroom as well as all the joy and fun I had growing up.

    Years in ECE industry:
    30+
    Education:
    Elementary Education

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!

      Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

      Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines

      The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. 

      Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

About Our Center

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 through the various training opportunities in the community.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish
  • Czech

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day,Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year's Day

Health and Safety

Keeping your child safe is most important to our center.  We take many safety precautions to keep our school the safest environment possible.  We have a door code to enter the building, parents are filling sign in/sign out sheets, and only authorized people can pick up.  When an accident or an incident occurs,  they will always be documented and parents will receive a report to sign and take home.  We have a plan in place for each type of emergency and we practice our fire drills on a monthly basis. Our bus drivers are trained, screened, re-tested, and they have to meet certain standards.

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 daughter Heaven and I moved into a new house in July 2006 when she was 1 year old. I found the Golden Meadow Circle KinderCare shortly thereafter. Having already had Heaven in a KinderCare since she was 8 weeks old and I had to return to work, I knew they were a good group, and they moved me to an open slot and we switched up immediately. This KinderCare was specific to my needs close to home and a perfect size classroom ratio. We have been with this center now for nearly 6 years and I love it, but more importantly my daughter Heaven loves it as well. The teachers and staff are like family and they provide loving care and guidance as needed. There are a wide range of programs for learning that are fun and interesting to my child. She has been enrolled in phonics, math, cooking and one or two others that have helped her have the edge moving forward into school. The child interaction that is present is also a great help in raising a single child, to help them adjust into a school environment. The center has outstanding support for the families that are here at the center, such as parent’s night out events and a super summer camp program. They have all been great teachers, friends and role models for my daughter. I am glad I found this center and I am here to stay for as long as my daughter remains interested and involved with the programs, staff and her friends.

- Father

My experience with KinderCare Golden Meadow has been fantastic. I have two sons, five and almost three years old, and the care, love and learning that they have received since they've been at this center are phenomenal. As a former preschool teacher and current elementary teacher, I know what good care should look like, and this is it. I feel completely at ease leaving them there each day because the teachers truly love them like they are their own. The things that they learn and share at home just blow me away as well. The best part is the fact that they love coming to school, and often don't even want to leave when I come to pick them up. It feels like a family, and I wouldn't want my kids to be anywhere else.

- Mother

This is our second child into KinderCare (Golden Meadow center) and it was a no-brainer decision for us, as our first child joined this KinderCare with no English speaking skills. We were really amazed to see him speak so much English with an overwhelming vocabulary in just a few weeks and soon started singing rhymes taught in the center. We absolutely credit this to the fact that they have a very knowledgeable staff and a highly responsive and energetic director, who makes this facility feel like a family and a community to parents.

- Mother

Our child is two years old and has been enrolled for four months at Golden Meadow Circle KinderCare. Prior to daycare, she was cared for by her grandparent. As most parents, we become nervous on how our child could react to daycare after having that close one on one attention. Would she feel loved? Would she be safe? Would she learn? It didn’t take long to answer those questions, the answers are yes. One thing we particularly love about the program and staff is the focus around making the children feel welcome, after-all, it is their home-away-from-home. For example, every morning our daughter is consistently greeted by name with a sincere “Good Morning” from the Director as she enters the building. The same occurs with the teacher, who warmly invites her into the classroom. Every day during the past four months, our daughter has felt important, comfortable and happy. Some days she does not want to leave! We could not be happier with the program, teachers and management.

- Mother
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