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Stringfellow Road KinderCare

Mr. Justin Knight, Center Director

4216 Stringfellow Rd. Chantilly VA 20151
(703) 817-0430 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
across from Chantilly High School next to Chantilly Library

Neighborhood:
Chantilly, Fair Lakes, Greenbriar area.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Brookfield, Greenbriar East and West, Poplar Tree, Lees Corner, Navy, Collin Powell

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Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare at Stringfellow. We are very excited to get the opportunity to meet your family and introduce you to ours. We believe in developing the whole child by creating a nurturing, yet challenging atmosphere that promotes your child's development at any age. We focus on enrichment through social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.

Here at KinderCare, your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have the support from a team of educators who have a true passion for education and nurturing children. Our parents consider us an extension of their family, and we know you will too. We’d love to give you a glimpse into our fun filled learning environments, give us a call today!

Mr. Justin Knight, 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

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

The educators with KinderCare at Stringfellow are dedicated to continuing your child's education. Whether it be helping your child take their first steps or supporting them in Elementary school, our teachers are ready and excited to help. The education background of our educators range from them having their Child Development Associate's Credential to a Master's in Education Degree, but they all share one thing in common; their love and passion for educating children. Our team of highly trained educators love helping our students work hard to obtain their developmental goals. Please take a moment and explore the educators of KinderCare at Stringfellow.

  • Mr. Justin Knight

    Mr. Justin Knight, Center Director

    Sometimes I believe as many as six impossible things before breakfast." ~Alice

    Being a center director is Justin's passion. It gives him the ability to help support our families, students and educators to ensure every child is receiving the best education possible. He loves being our center director because he is able to meet new families and show them that becoming apart of our KinderCare family is the best and easiest decision. He loves that he is also able support our current families and educators.  He prides himself on making the center have a very warm and nuturing feel, A Family Feel! Justin grew up in Manassas, Virginia and went to school at Lord Fairfax Community College. Justin has been working with children in a variety of roles over the past twelve years, from being a camp counselor to being a Center Director. Every morning he comes to work excited to see his KinderCare family. You will not be surprised to see him singing, dancing, and having fun in the classrooms with his students and teachers! But if he is not there he is more than likely around the school engaging with our parents.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Justin worked with other early childhood education providers in different roles including Center Director, Assistant Director, and a teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Dr. Seuss is my favorite children's author; my favorite book by him is "Oh, The Place You'll Go!" I remember teaching my three year old class this book for our graduation and it is a lasting memory that will never be forgotten.
    Year Started:
    2/15/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    Education:
    Associate of Arts & Science Degree from Lord Fairfax Community College, Child Development Associate
  • Maryam Farjam, Assistant Director

    Being a former teacher I have always had a passion for instilling a love of learning in all my students. But it's the connections I make with my families and students that makes my work seem like no work at all. We have a family here and I love knowing that I get to be part of it everyday.

    Maryam has been part of our KinderCare at Stringfellow family since January 2010. She can found spending time with the children and teachers. Ms. Maryam has a passion for creating a well organized, caring and warm school for our KinderCare family. Her love for learning and educating children is evident everyday as she makes her self available to all teachers and families throughout the day. When Ms Maryam is not with her KinderCare family she can be found traveling and enjoying life to the fullest.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Maryam was a history teacher in Richmond, VA.
    Year Started:
    6/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Master's Degree in Education, Bachelor's Degree in History
  • Ms. Linda Keo

    Ms. Linda Keo, Assistant Center Director

    The rainbow fish shared his scales left and right, and the more he gave away, the more delighted he became.

    Ms. Linda has been part of the KinderCare family since 2007. She started at KinderCare in Fairfax as an Infant teacher. Ms. Linda moved on to become the Learning Adventures teacher with our Fairfax location. After running that program successfully for many years she felt as though she was ready to take the next step to Program Specialist. As Program Specialist Ms. Linda was able to oversee the curriculum and education of the children, from ensuring that the quality of learning was at its best in every room to helping teachers individualize the curriculum for each child. Ms. Linda decided to join our KinderCare at Stringfellow family as one of our Assistant Center Director's. She has been part of our family at Stringfellow since September of 2015 and she holds a major role in our school. You can find her bright and early every morning opening our center. This is her favorite time of day since she is able to help make any transitions easier!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to becoming our Assistant Center Director, Ms. Linda held many roles at our Fairfax KinderCare location.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
    Year Started:
    8/27/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Brie, Program Specialist

    You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose." ~Dr. Seuss

    Ms. Brie has a passion for educating young minds. She enjoys spendig time with her family and being outside during the warm weather; whether that means spending time hiking or at the pool, she loves soaking up the sun. Ms. Brie has been an assistant teacher, a lead teacher and an administrative assistant prior to joining KinderCare. She joined KinderCare as a Lead Teacher and when the chance to become our Program Specialist became available she jumped in with both feet. She is very excited to see the wonders of each child and she loves seeing how quickly they learn.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to KinderCare Ms. Brie was an Assistant Teacher, Lead Teacher as well as an Administrative Assistant with another childcare company.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Glad Monster, Sad Monster" - Ed Emberley & Anne Miranda
    Year Started:
    3/14/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Cathy

    Ms. Cathy, Infant Classroom

    Life will never be the same because there has never been anyone like you ever in the world.

    Ms. Cathy began her career with KinderCare as a Center Director. After having her first son, she soon realized that her heart was in teaching. She truly enjoys watching her babies discover new things and explore the world around them. Ms. Cathy's warm nature and soothing abilities instills trust within her babies and from all of the parents. When Ms. Cathy isn't with her Kindercare family she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 sons.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to coming to KinderCare Ms. Cathy worked with children of special needs in the Milwaukee Public School System.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Where the sidewalk ends" ~Shel Silverstein
    Year Started:
    2/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and History
  • Ms. Michaela, Infant Classroom

    Never let your fear decide your fate!

    Ms. Michaela loves coming to work and seeing the children learn new things as well as how much they grow. The children can always put a huge smile on her face. When Ms. Michaela is not here she enjoys spending time with family and friends. Ms. Michaela loves that the children keep her feeling young!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working with KinderCare Michaela working in SACC and she babysat.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" - Bill Martin Jr. & Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    1/26/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Currently pursuing her degree
  • Ms. Lovie, Discovery Preschool

    Around here, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney

    Ms. Lovie has been in the ECE industry for over 20 years, she has worked in public schools as an assistant teacher and a teacher. She also has been a center director and lead teacher with KinderCare as well. Ms. Lovie is an amazing teacher with so much love and passion for educating young minds. She loves working with children and teaching them great learning habits while they are young. She also enjoys instilling how to be themselves and how to treat and love others, so they are prepared when they get older. When Ms. Lovie is not educating her children she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children as well as dancing with her dance team!

    Previous Experience:
    Teacher and Teacher Assistant for Milwaukee Public Schools, Center Director and Lead Teacher
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" - Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    3/24/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    ECE 1 & 2 Certificates, Infant and Toddler Certificate
  • Ms. Latrice, Preschool Classroom

    I love being creative and inventive. I not only do I touch the lives of my students but also their parents everyday. I feel childcare is my dream come true! What better way to have a new adventure everyday!

    Ms. Latrice has been part of the KinderCare at Stringfellow family since before our doors opened to families. The passion she has for educating her students and creating the best learning environment possible shines through daily. The many years of experience has provided her with a true understanding of the mind of a preschooler, it has also provided her the ability to get on their level and communicate with them. Ms. Latrice has created a safe, warm, nurturing educational environment that is one of hands on learning and fun. When Ms. Latrice is not with her preschoolers you will find her spending time with her family.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Ms. Latrice worked for other Early Childhood Education centers.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Green Eggs and Ham" ~Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    9/1/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
  • Ms. Jenn, Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

    Everything you can imagine is real." -Pablo Picasso

    Ms. Jenn loves working with children it is truly her passion to educate them and see them grow. She has been working in Early Childhood Education field for over a decade. She has furthered her education in the field by gaining her Child Development Associate, she then moved on to gain her associates degree in Early Childhood Education and finally obtained her bachelors degree in Early Childhood Management. Ms. Jenn is our Pre-Kindergarten teacher and she loves seeing the moment when a child masters a skill they have been working so hard on. When Ms. Jenn is not here educating her children she is at home spending time with her husband and son.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to KinderCare Ms. Jenn worked in another Early Childhood Education company where she gained experience as an assistant teacher, lead teacher and an administrator. She also was a nanny for several years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Where the Wild Things Are." -Maurice Sendak
    Year Started:
    3/15/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13
    Education:
    CDA, Associates in ECE, Bachelors in Early Childhood Management
  • Mr. Joe, School Age Classroom

    Being happy doesn't mean everythings perfect, it means you've decided to look beyond imperfections.

    Mr. Joe loves working with children and making a difference in their lives. He has such a positive outlook on life that he can instill in each child. Joe started as an assistant teacher with Pre-Kindergarten before he took on the role as Lead teacher in the school age classroom. The school age children absolutely love him and how much fun he is while they are not even realizing they are learning. Mr. Joe assists in our Pre-K program during the day and takes over the School Age program each afternoon when they return from school. When Joe is not at KinderCare teaching the children, he is out enjoying time with his family.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Mr. Joe worked as an assistant teacher for Pre-K and lead a School Age program at another child care provider.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Cat in the Hat" - Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    8/15/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Pursuing CDA
  • Ms. Teresa, Mutil-Classroom Teacher

    Do a loony-goony dance 'cross the floor, put something in the worl, that ain't been there before.

    Ms. Teresa has been with KinderCare for over a decade. She has a strong passion for helping students reach their educational goals. One of her favorite classroom activities is helping students express themselves through imaginitive expression. Ms. Teresa really believes in making sure every moment with her class is a teachable moment. When Ms. Teresa is not in her classroom, you can find her making breakfast and getting great big hugs from the children as they enter the center. Ms. Teresa enjoys spending time with her 3 children and 5 grandchildren, her family is very important to her.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Ms. Teresa was a home child care provider.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Giving Tree" -Shel Silverstein
    Year Started:
    3/1/2000
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
  • Ms. Doris

    Ms. Doris, Cook

    Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you" -Dr. Seuss

    Ms. Doris has been a great help throughout the years both in the classroom and in the kitchen. She truly enjoys her time spent assisting in classrooms because it gives her the ability to connect with both the child and their families. Ms. Doris also takes pride knowing she's providing all her students with healthy meals and snacks and instilling in them healthy eating habits. When Ms. Doris is not here preparing healthy meals, she is spending time with her 3 children.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Ms. Doris was a caregiver for children ages 6 weeks to 7 years of age.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Llama Llama where's Mama" -Anna Dewdney
    Year Started:
    1/2/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree

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.

Special Features

  • Central location between major roads such as, Interstate 66, Route 50, Route 28, Route 29 and Fairfax County Parkway.
  • Close to many area Elementary Schools.
  • All staff are CPR and First Aide Certified.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

Our center is closed the following holidays: New Years Day, Presiden'ts Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving and the Friday after, and Christmas day.

Health and Safety

We here at Chantilly KinderCare take your child's heath and safety with the highest regard. Each one of our staff members is CPR/First Aide Certified along with Daily Health Observation certified to aide in keeping all of our friends and family as healthy as can be. We also have a team of MAT certified teachers and staff to help in administering medication if the situation ever presents itself.
To ensure continued safety all extrerior doors remain locked thoughout the day, requiring parents and staff to key in a code for entry. We also offer completey enclosed playgrounds with locked exits to aide in keeping your children safe at all times.

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.

I have been in the KinderCare family for about 17 years. I have two small children who love the teachers and are always busy with activities and learning. Center has gone through lots of great changes that have only made the center even better. The staff and teachers are always willing to listen and help solve any problem or concern. I highly recommend this center to everyone.

- Mother

I've been coming to Chantilly Kindercare for several years now. My child loves his friends and teachers, he's always coming home with new stories to tell. I love the family oriented atmosphere and the staff's dedication to creating a loving and learning environment.

- Mother
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