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Railstop KinderCare

Valina Tshibungu, Center Director

43323 Railstop Terrace Ashburn VA 20147
(703) 729-5680 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS

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Ashburn Farm Parkway, Claibourne Parkway, Ashburn Junction Plaza

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Belmont, Sanders, Hillside, Mill Run, and more


Our center is a warm community of teachers and parents that are dedicated to creating a strong foundation for the children that learn here everyday. Our center encourages growth through hands on activities and confidence builders. We believe that daily interaction and communication between teachers and parents is a key factor in helping every child to reach their full potential. Stop by and experience this unique environment first hand!

Valina Tshibungu, Center Director

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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.

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Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.


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.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


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.


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.


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.

Schoolage Reading Club, Schoolage Math Club

Teachers & Staff

Our teaching staff here at KinderCare Railstop are not only dedicated but also passionate teaching professionals. Our priority is to partner with families to bring out the best in their children. We go above and beyond to create positive and exciting classroom experiences that are sure to have your child running out the door every morning excited to come to school and learn!

  • Valina Tshibungu

    Valina Tshibungu, Center Director

    Children are our future and I am glad to be able to positively impact them.I look forward to everyday because tomorrow isn't promised. Every morning, when I am blessed with a new day, I am excited to get to work to teach, learn and have fun with my coworkers and families here at KinderCare Railstop.

    My name is Valina and I am the center director here at Kindercare Railstop. I have been working with KinderCare for eight years and I just love it. The children are wonderful, the families are amazing and the teachers are the best in town. I started working for KinderCare as a high school senior and continued to work at KinderCare during breaks while I was in college. I attended West Virginia University were I studied psychology. I spend a lot of time in the classrooms and I was a Prekindergarten teacher before I became the director . I love working with children and I wouldn't trade it for the world!

    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Nasima

    Ms. Nasima, Infant Classroom

    Hi! My name is Nasima  and I am from Bangladesh, Asia. I majored in Bangladesh History in 1988. I have been living in America for the past 16 years. I have a very loving family that consists of my husband and our two grown up daughters, Naziba and Nasiba. I have been a teacher at KinderCare for 8 years. I love taking care of children; it is not only my job but my passion as well. It gives me great happiness to see them smile and know that I am helping them grow in every possible way. I am here bright and early in the morning and am always available to help or answer questions!

    Year Started:
    9 Years
  • Ms. Tina

    Ms. Tina, Toddler Classroom

    Hi, my name is Christina  but the children call me “Tina” and you can too! I am originally from Bolivia but have lived in the United States for many years. I am happily married and have two sons. They both attend school and work full time. I also have a granddaughter who is 3 years old and attends our lovely KinderCare here at Railstop. I have worked in childcare for over 16 years. I started working at KinderCare in February of 2006. I enjoy coming to work each day with the playful bunch in the Toddler room. I look forward to getting to know your child and your family. If you ever have any questions or concerns please feel free to ask, I am always here and happy to help!

    Year Started:
    11 Years
  • Ms. Jen

    Ms. Jen, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Hi and welcome to the preschool classroom! My name is Jen. I have lived here in Ashburn for 16 years. I have been married for almost 17 years and have 3 children. I earned a BS in Psychology in 1994, an Ms in Dance / Movement Therapy in 1996 and my Child Development Associates in 2011. I enjoy reading, crocheting, music and traveling. I have worked with children of all ages in many different settings. I have been at the Railstop KinderCare going on 6 years. I enjoy working with all of the children that come to see us each day. I am eager to have fun with your children while helping them learn something new each day. I look forward to getting to know them and your family!

    Year Started:
    7 Years
  • Ms. Sosan

    Ms. Sosan, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Hello my name is Sosan and I was born in Afghanistan. I have lived in Ashburn for 12 years; I’m married and have two beautiful daughters both at KinderCare; Sarah is 10 years old and Zahra is 6 years old. My hobbies include watching movies, reading, cooking and of course spending time with my family! I have worked here at Railstop for over 8 years; I absolutely love it here and feel like I come to work with my family each day. My goal is to come here, share my knowledge with your children, and see them learn and grow. I’m looking forward to getting to know you and your children!

    Year Started:
    9 Years
  • Ms. Grey

    Ms. Grey, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Hello, my name is Grey. I have lived in Virginia for eighteen years.  I have 2 sons that grew-up in this area along with our family dog named Court.  Both of my sons are in the military and I am a very proud mom. I have worked locally in the childcare field -enjoying all age groups years. I love watching all of the children learn and grow everyday and discover new and interesting things. I am very excited to be a part of the Railstop KinderCare family.

  • Ms. Megan, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    My name is Megan.  I born and raised in Ashburn Farm.  I am a   single mother of two children, Ryan and Emily.  Before the birth of my second child, I worked at Kinder Care for 5 years and enjoyed working with all age groups of children.  I am glad to be back and look forward to getting to know you and your child.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
  • Mr. Steven

    Mr. Steven, School-Age Classroom

    Year Started:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Marisol

    Ms. Marisol, Preschool Classroom

    Hi! My name is Marisol and I live in Inwood, West Virginia. I am married and have two grown children and a 9-year-old grandson who is currently enrolled in the School Age program in Railstop KinderCare. I have been working at KinderCare for nearly 12 years. I have worked in multiple classrooms including the Infant, Toddler , Two’s and Pre-K A room. I absolutely love the children’s smiles. I enjoy getting and help children learn new things everyday. I can’t wait to meet your child!

    Year Started:
    13 Years

Upcoming Center Activities

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Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor Day

About Our Center

Our family is home to long term staff and long term families who have created a family oriented culture that nurtures passion, love, creativity, and safety!
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Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Farsi, Urdu,Bangladesh

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

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

Please remember: We are a PEANUT AND TREE NUT FREE school. Please do not allow your child to bring in any food item that contains these items. If you want to bring a food item for your child to share with the class you must follow these guidelines:
*bring in all boxes that contain product name and ingredient list 
*contains no peanuts or tree nuts 
*may not be manufactured on equipment that also manufactures peanut and tree nut products

We have children that are highly allergic to these items and their safety is important to us!

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

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

Our son has been attending KinderCare, Railstop Terrace since he was about 9 months old and he recently moved to the toddler room. We are extremely happy with the care that we receive here. The biggest thing that you will notice at Kindercare is that the staff all seem to love what they do and it shows in how they care for your child. When I drop my child off, he is always greeted with a resounding Good Morning! and a smile. One thing that set KinderCare apart from other centers in this area is that this center is Nationally Accredited which means that the center follows very strict guidelines for everything that they do and has proven this through the accreditation process. You notice the difference in the infant room. There are no bouncers, chairs or other "baby jail" type devices. The staff members spend most of their time on the floor with the kids either holding or playing with them. Everything in the room is very well organized down to how the milk is separated in the refrigerator to ensure that each baby is given the correct bottle. I can't speak highly enough of the staff here. When we got there my son went from taking no naps (which led to a very cranky attitude in the evenings) to taking a consistent nap every day at 12:00. Our son participates in many educational activities and is learning important skills such as using words and how to use a spoon. I highly recommend KinderCare to all of my friends and to anyone seeking high quality child care.

- Father

Our family has been part of Kindercare for about 4 years, and I could not recommend Kindercare enough! The staff is friendly, helpful and has become great friends! Over the years Carrie Ann Jiridly has shown our daughter Aanya how a learning center can be a home away from home, and yet learn and grow in so many ways. Aanya just loves her time there, I can quickly drop her off without there being any problem, and know she is in safe hands and is being well looked after! Carrie Ann goes above and beyond in making sure information about the center is communicated and her ability to handle emergency situations is what sets her apart. She carries out parent’s wishes and keeps the kids routine as normal as possible!

She has paid exceptional attention in ensuring school activities like Parents Night Out, Summer Kick-Off, holiday observance, and other events are incredibly organized, and as much fun for us parents as it is for the kids.


She goes the extra mile in ensuring teachers and staff are recognized and appreciated for everything they do for our kids on a day to day basis.

Keep up the AMAZING work; I can't thank Carrie Ann enough for bringing such joy to Aanya's life!!!





- Mother

I’ve had my son at Railstop Kindercare for  over two years now and have been very happy with the care he’s received.  We have had the greatest teachers for him and I believe they love him as if he was their own. I had him at in-home daycare prior to his Kindercare enrollment and  once he was there, watched his learning accelerate immediately and continue to grow.  He’s a year out from having to go to Kindergarten and he knows his letters, numbers, colors, shapes, how to write his name and so much more. 
The biggest benefit of Railstop Kindercare is the teachers, they are so loving and caring. One morning I forgot to bring his yogurt, and he was on the verge of tears.  Miss Sosan offered her own yogurt for him to eat and I was able to go to work without being late.  It’s this kind of quality care that keeps me coming back to Railstop and puts my mind at ease knowing that my little guy is taken care of as I would. 




- Mother

KinderCare has been like a second home to both of our children.  From day one, we were immediately impressed with the infant care. Handing over your precious bundle of joy as a new parent can be scary, but those fears were quickly put to rest when we saw the attention and affection that were given to our children, and witnessed how they thrived in this special environment. We were equally pleased with the education they received from preschool to school age. Our oldest is excelling in elementary school and we know it is because of the great teachers at KinderCare! We highly recommend this center to those in the community looking for a total "loving and learning" environment.

- Mother

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