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Lee Highway KinderCare

Srijana Khadka, Center Director

11723 Lee Highway Fairfax VA 22030
(703) 385-1150 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
Lee Shopping Plaza

Neighborhood:
Monument Drive and highway 29

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Waples Mill; Eagle View, Providence, Fairax Villa, Willow Springs, Greenbrier East

We are currently enrolling for our fall school year. We would love to hear from you regarding your family's needs and how we can best accommodate your family!

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Welcome

Our center is a NAEYC accredited center. Our focus is providing children educational experiences for all ages. We provide a variety of enrichment to support the classroom curriculum and encourage children and families to take advantage of these opportunities.

Srijana Khadka, 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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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.

Mandarin

A limited number of our centers offer a bilingual immersion preschool program featuring Mandarin and English, created in collaboration with leading foreign language educators. Children will have the opportunity to learn Mandarin through stimulating, age-appropriate, hands-on activities. Using this creative approach, children enhance their skills in a second language in the same natural way they learned their first language.

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

We welcome staff from all around the world. This allows our children to get not only the best education, but also to expand their cultural horizons and understanding. Our staff is highly educated and focused on providing the best environment and educational opportunities for children. Educational degrees range from Child Development Associate's Credentials to Master's Degrees in Special Education. Many of our staff members are currently pursuing degrees and we welcome their involvement in continuing their education.

  • Srijana Khadka

    Srijana Khadka, Center Director

    Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don't listen eagerly to the little stuff, when they are little, they won't tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff." ~ Catherine M. Wallace

    Amanda has been the Center Director at KinderCare in Fairfax, Virginia for a year after relocating from Winchester, VA. Amanda has grown up in Northern Virginia and attended school in the local area for Early Childhood Education. She is currently finishing her Degree in Human Services. With two children of her own, along with her passion for children and early childhood education, Amanda feels this job has always been perfect for her. Her daughter Kaylee, 4, and son Ryan,2, attend the center as well.  Amanda believes early childhood education is where children first have the important opportunity of developing a love for learning that can last them a lifetime.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to becoming the Center Director, Amanda was a Center Director in Winchester, VA for Valley Health Systems Child Care Center.
    Year Started:
    3/20/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Education
  • Ms. Srijana Khadka

    Ms. Srijana Khadka, Assistant Director

    Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops." – Henry Brooks Adams

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Srijana has worked at this center for 8 years. She began as a Pre K teacher and did Learning Adventures tutoring for this center for 4 years. She loves interacting with children and their families and looks forward to continuing building those relationships.
    Year Started:
    7/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Education:
    Associate’s Degree in Business Management, Pursuing Bachelor’s Degree
  • Ms. Ana

    Ms. Ana, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Ana has been with the company since August 2005. She has completed her Child Development Associate's Credential and continues to provide excellent care for our infants and parents.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Neelu

    Ms. Neelu, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Neelu has been with the company since May 2007. She took a brief absence to visit her family in India in 2010, but has returned to provide our Infants with the best care. She has completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education.

    Year Started:
    5/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor’s & Master’s Degrees in Education
  • Ms. Emelia

    Ms. Emelia, Infants/Toddlers

    Year Started:
    9/3/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
  • Ms. Ayesha

    Ms. Ayesha, Toddler Classroom

    Year Started:
    9/10/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Beatriz

    Ms. Beatriz, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Beatriz has been with the company since September 2009. She has completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Special Education. Her goals are to be continually warm and responsive to children’s needs and stresses the importance of enriching the environment for children.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor’s & Master’s Degrees in Special Education
  • Ms. Nermin

    Ms. Nermin, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Nermin has been working with children for over 10 years. She loves seeing each child's face as they engage in play and learn about the world around them.

    Year Started:
    4/10/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Joyce

    Ms. Joyce, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Joyce has been with the company since May 2013. She is working on completing her Child Development Associate's Credential. Children mean the world to Ms. Joyce. She is a very passionate teacher and enjoys watching them develop their skills and blossom in every aspect.

    Year Started:
    5/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Salwa

    Ms. Salwa, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Salwa has been with the company since August 2008. She has completed her Diploma of Technical Industrial Advanced Electricity Section in Egypt. She is currently pursuing her Child Development Associate's Credential. Ms. Salwa continues to provide excellent care for our Preschoolers, their parents and her fellow staff members.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate's Credential, Diploma of Technical Industrial Advanced Electricity Section
  • Ms. Violeta

    Ms. Violeta, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Violeta has been with the company since November 2006. She has completed her Child Development Associate's Credential and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Communication Science from Peru. She has worked with our Preschool program for many years and continues to provide excellent care for our Preschoolers and parents.

    Year Started:
    11/1/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor’s Degree in Social Communication Science, Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Colleen

    Ms. Colleen, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Pursuing Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Samira

    Ms. Samira, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Year Started:
    9/23/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
  • Ms. Jeanie

    Ms. Jeanie, Cook

    Ms. Jeanie has been with the company since April 2012. She prepares all the meals and snacks for our school. Her passion for providing the best for children and families shines everyday.

    Year Started:
    4/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Hillina

    Ms. Hillina, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Hilina is excited to be working in our School Age room. She brings energy and fun for the all the children in her class. She enjoys helping them with projects, homework and having fun.

December 2016 Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Filipino, Nepali

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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

Our school has playgrounds surrounding the entire building, each is fenced and separated by age groups. Our building has a lobby and features a keypad entry next to the front desk. Our Health and Safety Coordinator ensures that all classrooms and teachers follow the health and safety guidelines. All teachers have First Aid and CPR training.

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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In case you didn't know, your attentive teachers in the Infant room noticed one Monday morning earlier this month that my son wasn't himself and investigated right away by taking his temperature. Management called me right away when it was discovered he was running a fever (101.3). The Infant teachers continued to take his temperature while I was en route to pick him up. When I got there 45 minutes later his fever had gone up even more (102.3). I ended up having to take him to the emergency room, where a chest x-ray revealed he had pneumonia. What a relief to know that the Infant room folks know my son well enough with him being there just two days a week on average to notice a problem right away and taking action right away rather than assuming he was just cranky and/or tired and letting it go! It feels good to know that your team is looking out for my son's well being when I can't be there. Thank you.

- Mother

My daughter is in the two-year-old room. Although she has loved her time in the Toddler room, I can see her blossoming more and more each day. I noticed a difference in her communication, daily activities and stories that she loves to share with her brother and me. When she gets home she says, “Mommy, let’s talk!” and she proceeds by naming all of the people who are her friends, including the teachers in that room. They have truly made a difference in my family’s life and I love being a part of this school. Thank you!

- Mother

We have both of our children in KinderCare and love the staff. Our daughter has special needs and we were very particular about her teachers and the classroom. Her teachers treat her so wonderfully. She loves to come to school and we are so grateful for the teachers and how they have helped us with this transition every day!

- Mother

My son is in the Kindergarten class with Ms. Rebecca.  He has learned so much and my experience has been so wonderful with all of the management and his teacher that I am delighted to add my second child to their school.  I am looking forward to continuing my relationship in the years to come.  Thanks!

- Mother
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