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Sully Station KinderCare

Mr. Kurtis Barrows, Center Director

5124 Woodmere Drive Centreville VA 20120
(703) 815-0017 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Neighborhood:
Sully Station

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Brookfield, Cub Run, Deer Park, Virginia Run, Centre Ridge and London Towne.

We are a Nationally Accredited KinderCare in the Centreville Area!

Welcome

Welcome to Sully Station's KinderCare webpage. We are very excited about sharing our school with you. Our goal is to build a foundation for each child that fosters a love of learning. With our strong curriculum, amazing teachers, and our partnerships with our families, we strive to help each child reach their full potential.

Mr. Kurtis Barrows, Center Director

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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.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

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

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.

Monthly Activities

July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

November's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Foods and Flavors
This month infants, toddlers, and the little ones in Discovery Preschool will be exploring foods and flavors! It’s never too early to expose children to healthy food—even babies who aren’t eating solids yet. All children will explore, read about, play with, and create around different foods, but each age group will have a different focus. Infants will practice sensory exploration and create their own pretend soup, toddlers will count and measure food items, and the children in Discovery Preschool will learn about the different food groups—including a pretend farmers market. 

Children 4–5 years old: Farms and Community
The older children will focus on learning first about farms, and then their community! Farms are filled with so many science- and social science-based learning opportunities for children. Children will learn all about barns and farming equipment, which animals are raised on a farm, and which crops are grown. They’ll also focus on their own communities and learn all about the different kinds of places that exist, the people who live there, and the jobs that those people do.

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.

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

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.

Teachers & Staff

The staff at Sully Station KinderCare are amazing. Our teachers not only care about our families but they also have a love each other. We are a big family and enjoy celebrating each other! All of our staff are CPR and First Aid Certified and have their Virginia Preservice Credential.

  • Mr. Kurtis Barrows

    Mr. Kurtis Barrows, Center Director

    Childcare professionals are granted monumental privelage and responsibilty. Supporting children in their journey to grow physically, socially, emotionally and cognitavely is placed in the highest regard. We at KinderCare understand how lucky we are to work with children each day, and sincerely thank you for your support!

    Kurtis Barrows, 'Mr. Kurtis', is the Center Director at Sully Station KinderCare. He has over 12 years of progressive childcare experience and has a deep passion for working with children and their families, along with the childcare professionals that bring it all to fruition. Mr. Kurtis and the KinderCare team would love to meet you and your child to find a place for them in one of our classrooms. We invite you to stop in and meet with us anytime to tour the center and answer any questions you might have to make you comfortable in your decision to enroll with the KinderCare family today!

    Year Started:
    9/6/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Media Studies
  • Ms. Gina

    Ms. Gina, Assistant Director

    Working with children has always been my passion. I love watching them grow in their own unique ways. The fact that I am able to build relationships with families and support their childcare needs is a huge honor!

    Ms. Gina has been working with KinderCare for 11 years. She started as a teacher in the two-year-old classroom and loved it so much that she made the decision to make KinderCare her career! Ms. Gina then became a Program Specialist which led to her current role as the Assistant Director. 

    Previous Experience:
    Arlington Public Schools, Minnieland and LePetite
    Year Started:
    7/25/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Cathy

    Ms. Cathy, Infant Classroom

    I love helping children discover the world around them.

    Ms. Cathy has been working with KinderCare since 2008. For the last five years, she has been a co-lead teacher in the Infant classroom. Ms. Cathy brings an incredible wealth of knowledge to the Sully Station KinderCare team and she looks forward to supporting families in any way she can.

    Previous Experience:
    Center Director at a different KinderCare, art teacher of programs for exceptional people - Milwaukee public schools
    Year Started:
    2/11/2008
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Bachelor's in history and sociology
  • Ms. Lenny

    Ms. Lenny, Infant Classroom

    Children always come first in my life!

    Ms. Leny has been with Sully Station KinderCare for ten years, but started with KinderCare Centers in the Manassas region. Ms. Leny has always worked in the Infant Classroom but enjoys working with children of all ages. Ms. Leny looks forward to working with your children! 

    Year Started:
    6/17/2005
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Marcela

    Ms. Marcela, Infant Classroom

    Being a mother helped me understood most of the child's needs,  the most  important ingredient  to take care, raise and teach a child is love, and I have lots of it to give.

    Ms. Marcela joined the Kinder Care family over three years ago. About a year left to graduate as a dentist in her home country she had to immigrate to the US 16 years ago. She is passionate about what she does; she strongly believes that children need to feel safe and loved in order to develop and learn. She is a mother of 3, has endless patience and loves to travel.

    Previous Experience:
    Marcela previously worked with an in-home daycare.
    Year Started:
    3/1/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    CDA Certified, MAT certified, ASHI certified, CPR and AED certified
  • Ms. Adriana

    Ms. Adriana, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I believe children need guidance and love and that both of those things together will impact their lives in a positive way. I want all children to say they remember me, I made an impact, and I was their favorite teacher!

    Ms. Adriana currently attends Northern Virginia Community College in pursuit of an associate degree in IT and a minor in education. Ms. Adrina hopes to transfer to George Mason University where she will continue her pursuit of her bachelor's degree.

    Previous Experience:
    Babysitter
    Year Started:
    8/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 months
  • Ms. Nelly

    Ms. Nelly, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Children are my world!

    Ms. Nelly loves working with children and has enjoyed teaching as a profession for over ten years. Ms. Nelly enjoys watching the children learn through the many activities KinderCare offers, but has a special interest in singing, dancing and reading. 

    Previous Experience:
    Elementary School Teacher
    Year Started:
    8/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Kaley

    Ms. Kaley, Preschool Classroom

    I love my job because I am able to teach new things to children every day. Helping them learn and grow is what it's all about!

    Ms. Kaley is currently pursuing an associate degree in dental hygiene from Northern Virginia Community College and hopes to transfer to George Mason University to obtain her bachelor's degree in dental hygiene. Ms. Kaley has a German Shepard named Bear and is a huge Caroline Panthers fan!

    Year Started:
    10/15/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Education:
    CPR and First Aid
  • Ms. Sylvia

    Ms. Sylvia, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I learn something new everyday when working with my children!

    Ms. Sylvia has been at Sully Station KinderCare for eight years. She started babysitting for families in her neighborhood at 12 years old. In high school, she worked in the preschool program. Ms. Sylvia is a hands-on learner and believes the best way children learn is through interactive engagement. She is open with all of the KinderCare children and treats them all like her own.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sylvia previously worked as a babysitter, with Junior Achievement, and a volunteer.
    Year Started:
    11/29/1986
    Tenure:
    30 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 Years
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Veronica

    Ms. Veronica, Center Cook and Classroom Support

    I love my job because of the families, the children, and the daily interactions with everyone. Children are an open book full of questions that demand answers. I am able to give those answers and that makes me so happy.

    Ms. Veronica has worked at Sully Station KinderCare for almost 12 years. She enjoys working with her team everyday because the better the team dynamic, the better quality of teaching is executed. Ms. Veronica is currently the head cook and provides support in all of the classrooms.

    Previous Experience:
    Veronica previously worked as a building supervisor.
    Year Started:
    10/23/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    CDA and Technical Nursing Degree
  • Ms. Mahesha

    Ms. Mahesha, Infant Classroom

    Children are the most precious resource in the world.

    Ms. Mahesha brings a wealth of experience, fun, and energy to the Sully Station KinderCare team! She has a family of her own and always enjoys her weekends because they are spent with her loved ones. Ms. Mahesha enjoys watching animation movies and reading in her spare time. We are VERY lucky to have her! 

    Previous Experience:
    High school accounting teacher
    Year Started:
    7/20/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
  • Ms. Meranda

    Ms. Meranda, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I am passionate about working with children because they have such beautiful minds and they are amazed by everything in the world!

    Ms. Meranda has been with KinderCare for two months. She is currently enrolled in Northern Virginia Community College and is pursuing a degree in English Education. Ms. Meranda likes to see eye to eye with children and does everything she can to get on their level to ensure children remain engaged. Ms. Meranda enjoys all activities and games and looks forward to working with your children! 

    Previous Experience:
    Kidzole
    Year Started:
    1/20/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Brenda

    Ms. Brenda, Floater

    Children can touch your heart!

    Ms. Brenda graduated from high school in Peru. She has volunteered as an assistant and substitute teacher for children ages six weeks to eight years. Ms. Brenda quickly realized she had a genuine interest and passion for children and she began attending childcare workshops through Loundoun County Department of Family Services and KinderCare Education. Ms. Brenda is so happy to grow with your children and families.

    Year Started:
    3/20/2017
  • Ms. Emely Barrera

    Ms. Emely Barrera, Infant Classroom

    I am passionate to teach and guide children

    Emely Barrera started working at KinderCare sully station on March 27, 2017 in the Infant classroom. She enjoys being a teacher because of the relationships and connections that form with children. She learns a lot from them. Being able to form a bond with them and help guide them through development satisfies her. 

    Previous Experience:
    Spanish teacher of 3 kids in home school
    Year Started:
    3/27/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
  • Ms. Karina

    Ms. Karina, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I am not saying I can change the world, but I hope to spark the brain that will!

    Ms. Karina has been working with children for over two years. Ms. Karina’s passion is supporting children and families, and this is near to her heart because she has a family of her own. Ms. Karina has a one year old son who also attends KinderCare. Ms. Karina enjoys every aspect of her profession, but has a unique skill set for arts, crafts and music. Ms.Karina is excited to bring her passion and energy to KinderCare families!

    Previous Experience:
    Worked at Kinds R Kids
    Year Started:
    4/29/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Mr. Tyrell

    Mr. Tyrell, Preschool Classroom

    I like being a positive role model and working with children. I get the opportunity to teach kids things I wish I knew when I was their age!

    Mr. T has been working with KinderCare for one year and is an incredible mentor, leader and teacher to the KinderCare community. Mr. T is an avid reader and his favorite children’s book is Green Eggs and Ham. Mr. T is patient, understanding, positive, and fun and if given the opportunity, will support your child(ren) throughout their journey at KinderCare!

    Previous Experience:
    Basketball Coach and Volunteer Services
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Green Eggs and Ham

    Year Started:
    5/1/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Ms. Norma

    Ms. Norma, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Children are my life! Even as a kid I wanted to be a teacher, and I've been one for 21 years!

    Ms. Norma has been working with children for over 21 years and has a deep rooted passion for teaching and mentoring. Ms. Norma likes to travel in her leisure time with family and friends. Ms. Norma brings a level of quality and service to KinderCare second to none. Sully Station KinderCare is lucky to have her!

    Previous Experience:
    YMCA Loudoun County, Leesburg Christian School
    Year Started:
    4/3/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    21
    Education:
    CPR and First Aid Certified, MAT certified, VA Pre-Service Credential

Upcoming Center Activities

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July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

Tuesday July 04, 2017
Center Closed for 4th of July

Monday July 17, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Tuesday July 18, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Wednesday July 19, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Thursday July 20, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Friday July 21, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

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

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, the after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day

Health and Safety

We have a key pad at the front door that our parents use to get into our center. We have privacy fencing around our playground. A majority of the staff is CPR and First Aid certified; there is at least one teacher per classroom. Safety is our number one concern when it comes to our children here at the center.

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.

When I first moved the Centreville I tried an in-house daycare and it turned into a nightmare the first week. I didn't even know my way around town and I had to find a daycare for my daughter. KinderCare was so nice when I called and when I came in the tour was awesome. My daughter started the following week and she loves it there. The staff are so nice and very helpful. The tuition is affordable and reasonable. The hrs 6:00am-6:30pm are very good for commuters. I'm very thankful that I found this gem!

- Mother

When I returned to work, I was worried about who would watch my sons. As soon as I entered the door at KinderCare, I knew I found the right place. The staff was warm and I learned that my boys were not going to be "watched", but engaged. Now I don't worry about who is taking care of them, but instead, if they want to leave at the end of the day.

- Mother
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