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Centreville KinderCare

Kristen Smith, Center Director

6215 Stone Rd. Centreville VA 20120
(703) 830-6712 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
at Stone Rd & Rt 29 Just off Route 66

Neighborhood:
London Towne, Lee Overlook, Chalet Woods, Bent Tree, The Meadows, Sully Station II, Country Club Manor

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Londone Towne, Centre Ridge, Bull Run

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Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare at Stone Road! Our staff is dedicated to helping each child thrive. Children are naturally curious and we are committed to providing a safe and fun environment so your children can explore, question, learn and grow. Our team of dedicated teachers work hand in hand with our families to develop a true partnership and to build a community within our center. We understand that all children's needs are different and we will work to ensure each family gets the customized care that their family deserves.

Kristen Smith, 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.

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.

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

We have a wonderful staff full of many experienced teachers who love children and value our families.

  • Kristen Smith, Center Director

    Those who are happy will make others happy.

    Kristen has been the director of the KinderCare on Stone Road since April of 2016. She was previously the director at KinderCare on Burke Commons Road in Burke, VA.  Before coming to work at KinderCare she had a successful career in retail management, but wanted a career that allowed more time with her family.  Kristen has two children that attend KinderCare - an infant and a rising Kindergartener.  She loves building relationships with families and their children. The most rewarding aspect of Kristen's job is getting to be a consistent presence in a child's learning journey and watching them grow and develop into very capable little people!

    Previous Experience:
    13 years retail management
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Goodnight Moon
    Year Started:
    3/3/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Child Developmental Associate Certificate and BA IN JORNALISM
  • Rebecca Shadle, Assistant Director

    Happiness is in the heart.

    Rebecca joins KinderCare with experience working in many childcare settings. She recently managed four infant and toddler classrooms at another school. She also operated her own in home daycare. Rebecca is going to school now for her business and early childhood education degrees. It is her goal to provide each child with exceptional learning experiences. She also wants to make a positive impact on each person that she comes in contact with. Rebecca enjoys being able to work with each teacher, child, and family on a daily basis.
     

    Previous Experience:
    Specialized in infant curriculum implementation and program development.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
    Year Started:
    5/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Certificate and working toward business degrees
  • Ms. Amy, Program Specialist

    Let your love be stronger than your hate or anger. Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend a little than to break. Believe the best rather than the worst. People have a way of living up or down to your opinion of them.

    Amy studied nursing at EPCI University. She is a licensed practical nurse. She received her associates from NOVA Community College and is studying psychology at George Mason University with a concentration in developmental psychology.

    Previous Experience:
    Amy worked at other centers for six years before joining KinderCare as both a teacher and a manager.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Crown on your Head"
    Year Started:
    2/3/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2.5
    Education:
    Working towards Psychology Dregee
  • Ms. Heba, Infant Classroom

    Never let someone steal your happiness.

    Ms. Heba is our infant room teacher. She has been with KinderCare for 9 years. Her specialty is the infant classroom. She also helps out in the kitchen and other classrooms on a daily basis. She enjoys getting to know each family and child.

    Previous Experience:
    Heba worked at the Vienna KinderCare for several years before transferring to our KinderCare location. She has experience in all of the classroom but her favorite is infants.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?"
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
  • Ms. Blanca, Infant Classroom

    Live each day like it is your last.

    Blanca is our infant room teacher. She enjoys watching the babies learn and grow each day. She enjoys making connections with the families each day by building relationships.

    Previous Experience:
    Blanca joins our KinderCare team with experience in the younger classrooms. She enjoys the infant classroom most.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "5 Little Ducks"
    Year Started:
    5/15/2016
    Education:
    Pursuing CDA
  • Ms. Ereen, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Ereen is the lead toddler teacher. She also enjoys working with the infants. She comes to work every day with a smile on her face. She has a positive influence on every person that she comes in contact with everyday.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Ereen has been with KinderCare for 9 years. She previously worked at the Vienna center for several years before transitioning to this location.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Pajama Time"
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
    Education:
    Pursuing CDA
  • Ms. Molly, Toddler Classroom

    Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.

    Ms. Molly works in our toddler room. She has been here for 2 years and she has received her CDA. She has a daughter that attends our center.

    Previous Experience:
    Molly previously worked as a nanny as well as worked in a home daycare before joining us here at KinderCare in 2014.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Giving Tree"
    Year Started:
    5/29/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Aziza, Discovery Preschool

    What I love most about teaching is the great honor I feel to be able to share my knowledge with children.

    Ms. Aziza has worked at KinderCare since 2003. During her time with us she has worked with Infants and toddlers. She is currently the lead two's teacher. Each day Ms. Aziza provides children a stimulating and safe environment that will stimulate their curiosity and develop their emerging social skills.

    Year Started:
    5/27/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Humanities
  • Ms. Hanan, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Hanan is one of our two's teachers. She comes each day with a smile and enjoys teaching the two year olds. Sh enjoys  providing individual love and care to each child on a daily basis.

    Year Started:
    10/9/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Jillian, Discovery Preschool

    Life is 10% what happens to us, and 90% how we react to it." "Faith Over Fear

    Ms. Jillian has enjoyed working in the two's classroom. She enjoys watching them learn and grow.  She loves being able to have an positive influence on their lives each day.

    Previous Experience:
    Jillian started working with children when she was 13 years old. She has babysat, was a nanny, and was a junior coach.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Corduroy"
    Year Started:
    7/1/2016
  • Ms. Luz, Preschool Classroom

    I love working with kids and teaching them something new every day.

    Ms. Luz is often celebrated as our most veteran teacher. She is consistently working to build her relationships with children, parents and the KinderCare teaching team. Ms. Luz is from Peru and lives in Centreville with her family.

    Year Started:
    8/11/1998
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
  • Ms. Diana, Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

    M.s Diana is our pre-kindergarten teacher. She comes in each day excited and with a smile. The children love her joy and friendship. She is outgoing and loves to teach the children some of her language.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Diana previously worked at other centers. She has a variety of experience with all ages, but prefers the four year olds.
    Year Started:
    2/11/2016
  • Ms. Chandler, Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

    Everything will be okay in the end, if it is not okay, it's not the end.

    Ms. Chandler is one of our Pre-Kindergarten teachers. She has previous experience with a variety of ages and is excited to be a part of our team. She is the mom to a beautiful boy who attends our center. Ms. Chandler is a big kid at heart and enjoys connecting with the children on a daily basis.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Chandler previously worked in a home daycare before joining the KinderCare family.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "I like me."
    Year Started:
    3/28/2016
    Education:
    Pursuing CDA
  • Ms. Alma, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Every day is a new day of teaching experience. I learn from my children and coworkers, as they learn from me.

    Ms. Alma is our exceptional Prekindergarten teacher. She is from Bosnia and has two children enrolled at KinderCare. Ms. Alma is a creative teacher, always designing new games and interactive props for the children to learn from and explore.

     

    Year Started:
    11/20/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing CDA
  • Ms. Lauren, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Lauren is one of our school age teachers. She is always willing to help out wherever is needed. She loves building relationships with the children and their families. She is pursuing her teaching degree at George Mason University.

    Year Started:
    8/18/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Pursuing Teaching Degree
  • Ms. Emily, School Age Classroom

    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning to dance in the rain.

    Emily studied physical therapy at James Madison University. She is currently in nursing school with the plan to graduate very soon. She is hoping to become a pediatric RN.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Emily has been babysitting for ten years before joining the KinderCare team. She also worked as a mentor for several years for 4-6 year olds through The Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Amellia Bedilia Series
    Year Started:
    6/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    Physical Therapy, Nursing
  • Ms. Crysti, School Age Teacher/Health and Safety Coordinator

    I love how much knowledge is absorbed with each child and their curiosity for learning.

    Ms. Crysti is the lead teacher of our School Age program. Ms. Crysti is devoted to helping children learn and thrive at our center. She always goes the extra mile to make families feel welcome and supported. She is also our health and safety coordination for our center.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Light in the Attic"
    Year Started:
    6/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    CDA

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 center is centrally located in the heart of Centreville, where we have been a fixture of the community for almost 30 years.  We are a learning center that is committed to early childhood education and partnering with your family to provide the best possible start for your child.

We are a pround partner with Fairfax County Office for Children Virginia Preschool Initiative(VPI), which is a grant that provides quality Prekindergarten children of qualifying families.

Special Features

  • Virginia Preschool Initative Site
  • We work with state and county subsidy agencies

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Arabic
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Bosnian

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day
President's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Thanksgiving and follwing Friday
Christmas

Health and Safety

Safety is our first priority.  Our staff is American Red Cross certified in CPR and First aid.  Additionally we offer trainings in medication administration, common communicable diseases, child abuse prevention and chemical safety.  We have a coded keypad access to our building, and ensure children are only picked up by authorized individuals.

Additionally we provide information and articles written by experts so that you can always have up to date information about keeping your children safe at home.

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 children (twin boy & girl) completed the Pre-K program (9/2013 - 6/2014) at this KinderCare location after moving to Centreville from Alexandria. As a parent you are always nervous about changing routines for your children at the 3.5-4 year old age. We sat and spoke to the director, Kara and she couldn't have been any better putting my wife and I's nervousness/hesitation to rest. To this day I still talk to her and we plan on using the after school care program when my children start going to the public school in 9/2015. I appreciate people who don't handle me with kiddie gloves or sugarcoat things. If you ask Kara a question, she will be honest with you and that is all I ask.

My kids were slightly younger than the other children in the Pre-K class but that program was absolutely perfect for them. At their previous daycare, they weren't being challenged and as a result they were acting out at home. Within 2 weeks of being there, my kids were able to write their name and started behaving better at home, something the previous place in Springfield wasn't teaching them. They were always learning something new and it was shocking how fast they were catching on to things. When my kids went there, the teachers for the Pre-K program were Ms. Alma & Ms. Ereen. They were fantastic.

Another great thing about this place is that they make their own decisions with regards to snowstorms and "cold" weather. As Kara told me, they do their best to always open on time since they understand parents have to work. I sometimes didn't bring my kids to school when it snowed when every other entity closes but they were open. I learned that with the bigger centers like this one and the one my kids currently go to (My kids graduated from the Pre-K program and moved on) is that they are always open in the snow and makes it easier to manage "life" when bad weather hits.

I would recommend this daycare, Pre-K to anyone looking for something new in the Centreville area or moving to the area. As I said we plan on going back there in the Fall for after school care.

- Father
I have had a child enrolled her for over a year now and simply love it. The staff is always super nice and will try to accommodate anything reasonable or even make suggestions to help me and my child. They collectively have FAR more experience than I do as a new parent and will always be up for a talk or discussion about my child.

The center director is just about always available for questions or concerns (unless she's busy filling in where an extra hand is needed). The rest of the staff is super nice and even staff in areas that have nothing to do with my childs age group know him by name. Which goes a long way to making us all feel very comfortable and familiar.
- Father
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