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Franklin Farm KinderCare

Jennifer Fenner, Center Director

13220 Franklin Farm Rd. Herndon VA 20171
(703) 476-0400 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Off Fairfax County Pkwy.

Neighborhood:
Franklin Farm Road & Fairfax County Parkway - Also close to Route 28 & 50

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
St. Veronica's, Floris, Lee's Corner, Oak Hill, CrossFields, Navy, Fox Mill, Brookfield, Greenbriar East and West, Eagel View

At our Franklin Farm KinderCare, we pride ourselves on providing our families and children the most nurturing and stimulating learning environment possible. We are a smaller center, and while our focus on education is unwavering, we also strive to create a comfortable and open environment, where children can learn and grow and are encouraged to use their imaginations daily. Stop in for a tour, or call us about a FREE trial day so you can experience our center first hand.

Welcome

We would like to welcome you to our Franklin Farm KinderCare family. We are excited to offer the highest level of care to your child. We would love to meet you and introduce you to our staff and center and show you how we are different from other childcare centers and preschools around the area. We are a warm, small family orientated center and we like to welcome new families.

Jennifer Fenner, Center Director

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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.

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. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

  2. Thursday November 24, 2016
    1. Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

Teachers & Staff

My center has a great percentage of long term staff in the building. My staff love this center and they are here because they want to provide the best care for your child. They have dedicated 2 to 25 years of their lives to provide love and education the children in our care.

  • Jennifer Fenner

    Jennifer Fenner, Center Director

    Once children learn how to learn, nothing is going to narrow their mind. The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another.

    Jennifer loves being a mommy and full time director, it is the best of both worlds. She became a part of the KinderCare family in October of 2007. Jennifer was hired as the Director in training, and became an official Center Director in March of 2008 with a KinderCare in Burke, VA. Jennifer took over as the director here at this location in November of 2009, and she could not be happier! She values the wonderful staff we have at this location as well as the supportive and nurturing group of people that are a part of our center.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Jennifer worked at a childcare center for seven years with children ages six weeks to five years old.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Where the wild things are"
    Year Started:
    10/16/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood
  • Ms. Lara

    Ms. Lara, Acting Assistant Director, Health and Safety Cordinator

    I love knowing that I will make a difference in a child's life.

    Ms. Lara has been here at our center since February 2011. She started as our center cook and got promoted to lead school age teacher in the fall of 2012. In 2013, Ms. Lara was promoted as the Health and Safety Cordinator. She strives everyday to help the children in her class and in the center succeed to the best of their ability. Ms. Lara has 2 beautiful daughters that she loves dearly.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Lara taught in other Early Childhood centers and was a manager and head chef at the FBI Academy in Quanitco, Virginia.
    Year Started:
    2/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
  • Ms. Afshan

    Ms. Afshan, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Afshan has been with the company for seven years. She finished her Bachelor's degree in Physics in Pakistan. Ms. Afshan is responsive to all the unique needs and interests of every child in her care. She has two daughters. One attends George Mason University and the other is a high school student at Chantilly High. In her spare time, Ms. Afshan enjoys reading and cooking.

    Year Started:
    2/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Physics
  • Mrs. Chhann

    Mrs. Chhann, Infant Classroom

    I love children and enriching their minds.

    Mrs. Chhann has worked at the Franklin Farm KinderCare as an infant teacher since October 2015. She has her Diploma from John Adams High School from June of 2000. She studied at NVCC for Early Childhood Education in September of 2000. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and reading.

    Previous Experience:
    Mrs. Chhann has worked in the early childhood field and in the medical field prior to coming to KinderCare in October of 2015.
    Year Started:
    10/1/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Education:
    High School Diploma and currently attending college to obtain a degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Kathy

    Ms. Kathy, Infant Classroom, Program Specialist

    Ms. Kathy has loved working at this center since 1994. She has been a lead teacher of infants, toddlers, two’s and threes. Her favorite room is the babies.

    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Recreation and Sociology
  • Ms. Narbada

    Ms. Narbada, Toddler Assistant Teacher

    Teaching and caring for children are the best part of my job.

    Ms. Narbada loves her job because she loves being able to contribute something that helps children grow physically and mentally.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Narbada has worked at two other early learning centers where she taught Preschool and Toddler children.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5+ Years
  • Ms. Tiffany

    Ms. Tiffany, Toddler Classroom

    Creativity is intelligence having fun.- Albert Einstein

    Ms. Tiffany is one of most passionate teachers in our school. She loves working with infants and toddlers. She is dedicated in providing your family with the best quality care and educaiton.

    Previous Experience:
    I have worked in the past 14 years in the field of early childhood in licensed childcare centers, nationally accredited centers and as a Nanny.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    Education:
    Tiffany has completed 120 hours in child development. She is currently enrolled in the CDA program and specializes in infants and toddlers.
  • Ms. Isis

    Ms. Isis, Lead Teacher for Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I like to teach because it is the most effective and most enjoyable way to change the world.

    Ms. Isis has been working for KinderCare for more than four years. She has been the lead toddler teacher at our KinderCare for more than two years. She has a degree in Business Administration and she loves to teach the kids Spanish, her native language.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Isis worked at a KinderCare Learning Center in Oakton, VA.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4+ Years
    Education:
    Degree in Business Administration
  • Ms. Kabita

    Ms. Kabita, Prek Assistant Classroom Teacher

    Children are a gift and it is my job to help them feel loved and appreciated.

    Kabita is married and has two children of her own. They are 19 years and 16 years old. One of her children attends George Mason University. She is excited to work at our KinderCare location in our Preschool 3's classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kabita has worked in the Early Childhood Education field for five years as an Assistant Teacher for preschool age children.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
  • Ms. Nicki

    Ms. Nicki, Preschool Classroom

    I love my children that I teach, I just love them" I am so passionate about teaching them.

    Ms. Nicki has been working at this center since June of 2012. She loves it! She got her high school diploma from J.E.B Stuart high school in 1983. She has honestly loved working in the KinderCare Learning Center programs because she loves children and the idea of helping them learn. In her classroom, Ms. Nicki does all she can to provide a fun, yet educational setting. She takes time to decorate her classroom according to the subject units taught to her class. Ms. Nicki really enjoys getting the parent's and children's feedback on what she does in the center. She knows that there are always ways to improve. Ms. Nicki works well with any age group and adjusts to their curriculum well.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Nicki worked in the public schools in the area as a cafeteria hostess and with children with special needs.
    Year Started:
    6/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
  • Ms. Phyllis

    Ms. Phyllis, Preschool Classroom

    Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are. - Jim Henson

    Ms. Phyllis has been educating children for more than 3 years now. She graduated from Herndon High School and attended Frederick Community College. In our preschool classroom, I focus on literacy, sight words, and communication. We motive our children to become excited about learning.
    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Phyllis has worked as a lead teacher in the earlychildhood development field for more than 3 years.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Medication Training, First aid and CRP
  • Ms. Amie

    Ms. Amie, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love making an impact in a child's life.

    Ms Amie has been working in childcare for almost five years and has been apart of our KinderCare family since April of 2013. She is currently studying phsychology at Northern Virginia Community College and is planning on extending her education. She is also minoring in ealry childhood education and development. What Ms. Amie loves most about coming to work everyday is seeing the impact she has truly made in a child's life.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Amie has previously taught in other early childhood centers.
    Year Started:
    4/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
  • Ms. Simran

    Ms. Simran, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I'm vey passinate about my job because I love to see each child grow & learn to be an unique individual.

    Ms. Simran has graduated from Chantilly High School in 2015. She is currently attending Northern Virginia community College. She wants to major in criminology. When she is with kids, she tries to do fun new things with them so they can learn while having fun.

    Previous Experience:
    She has been an assistant teacher in the early childhood education field.
    Year Started:
    3/1/2016
    Education:
    High School Dimploma & is attending collge know to obtain her associates degree.
  • Ms. Shayon

    Ms. Shayon, School Age Classroom

    I love working with kids.

    Ms. Shayon is new to the KinderCare family but she loves the staff and families here at our Franklin Farm location. She loves everything about her job. Ms. Shayon loves working with great people and working closely with her families and children. It is like one big family here and we work as a team.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Shayon has experience in the Early Childhood Education field.
    Year Started:
    7/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
  • Ms. Delnaz

    Ms. Delnaz, Support Staff

    People are people, no matter how small.

    Ms. Delnaz comes from a big family and has many relatives. I really love this field and enjoy working with children of all ages. My favorite classroom is the preschool three's classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Sales Associate, Customer Service
    Year Started:
    2/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Education:
    She has her high school diploma from Chantilly, HS and is studying occupational therapy at Northern Virginia Community College
  • Ms. Serah

    Ms. Serah, Tutorial Program Specialist

    Learn hard or go home.

    Serah love changing the lives of her students in her classroom by playing and interacting with them by playing all sorts of games. She also loves to read to them and ask questions to start helping them use their imagination.

    Previous Experience:
    Working in the early childhood field in Georgia
    Year Started:
    9/20/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Education:
    Attending Northern Virginia Community College to receive a business administration degree.
  • Mr. Dominique

    Mr. Dominique, School Chef

    Working with children is such a rewarding job, I love molding them to become great leaders and decision makers in the future.

    Mr. Dominique has grown up in the Herndon area and graduated from Herndon High School. He loves sports and working with children. He uses positive reinforcement and is passionate about working with children to make a difference in their lives.

    Previous Experience:
    Dominique has worked in local childcare facilities in the area and has gained wonderful experiences to use at our KinderCare center.
    Year Started:
    6/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Over 5 years
    Education:
    High School Diploma, attending College to obtain CDA
  • Ms. Makeez

    Ms. Makeez, Support Staff

    I love the process of the child's development, growing and learning new things.

    Ms. Makeez decieded to take an early childhood course her senior year of high school and fell in love with the field. She decided to study ECE and persue her career as a head start teacher. She volunteered in a head start classroom in her high school. She started working at KinderCare in 2013 as our literacy lead for the curriculum in the center. Makeez is very passionate about early childhood and literacy.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Makeez has volunteered in a head start program and a martial arts program as an assistant teacher.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Over 2 years
    Education:
    Attending college to obtain an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Terri

    Ms. Terri, Support Staff

    My passion is for children and watching them learn and grow.

    Family has always been important part of Ms. Terri's life. Her sisters are her best friends and a major influence in her life. Ms. Terri loves sports and it is her hobby outside of work. She loves baseball and football, Go Skins! She enjoys movies and watching TV. Ms. Terri thinks that children are an important part of her life and providing love and happiness is the greatest reward. She loves teaching them new adventures.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare six years ago, Ms. Terri worked at another Preschool for four-and-a-half years.
    Year Started:
    10/1/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 06, 2016
    1. Yoga with Ms. Phyllis every Tuesday in Sept.

  2. Thursday September 08, 2016
    1. Red Day

      How much read can you wear?

  3. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

  4. Thursday September 15, 2016
    1. Shape Day

      Wear a shirt or dress with shapes on it!

  5. Friday September 16, 2016
    1. Parents Night Out 6:30-9:30PM

      Pizza Party!

  6. Wednesday September 21, 2016
    1. Family Dinner Night 5:15-6:15PM

      Baked Ziti! Come meet other families and have dinner on us.

  7. Thursday September 22, 2016
    1. Favorite Color Day

      Wear your favorite color to school.

About Our Center

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

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

We are closed on the following hollidays: New Years Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Day After, Christmas Day. If a holiday falls on the weekend, we are closed the Friday before or the Monday after. We will communicate with you prior to the date.

Health and Safety

Our number one concern is security, and we provide a key pad entry to enter our center. All of our staff are CPR and first aid certified.

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.

I feel that Lily’s overall social and educational development has been really benefited by coming Kindercare. I love that she knows everyone, all the teachers in all the classrooms and the other kids. It means a lot as a parent because I know that she must be taken care of by everyone enough that she has learned everyone’s names. The phonics and music programs with Ms. Terri have been great too. Memorization of songs and letters is so critical to the development of children’s cognitions and she loved participating in it too. Most importantly I feel that she is safe there. As a working mom I dreaded the idea that “other people” would be in charge of part of my child’s development. I feared that her self esteem would suffer and that she would be lost in the crowd of kinds. Quite the opposite has been true! She has gained knowledge, self-esteem, friends, and benefited from the influences of so many different and wonderful care givers. We are so pleased she is having this experience!

- Mother

Having had Zachary at other centers, I would say there are a few things that set this center apart.
* Your staff. They truly care about each child and their families. Its a community of caring and really getting to know each child. They are not numbers, they are part of the family. I love when I call and say it's Zachary's mom, you know exactly who I am.
* Education. Zachary has learned so much during the last two years. The teachers know when to challenge him, encourage him or help him when needed. They adapt to each child and learn what helps them foster. The center also offers music, phonics and math which helps with his education and development too.
* Communication. Your emails to the parents, notes coming home and conversations with the teachers, I always feel like I know what is going on.
Overall, I'm pleased with the education my son is receiving and feel the center has prepared him for Kindergarten.

- Mother

Kindercare (Franklin Farm) will forever hold a special place in our hearts. We knew right away from our first visit that this daycare was the perfect one for us. Jennifer and all the teachers during the four years we have been a part of the center have had the best interest of our children, Sophia and David, at heart. The care and love they have shown and the instruction and teaching they have provided has made a great impact on Sophia and David's lives.
 
We are also very impressed by the strides Jennifer and her staff have made to excel in the area of education and accreditation. During our time at this center, they became nationally accredited and have provided up-to-date, rigorous academics for the children. Sophia is more than ready for kindergarten, thanks to the academic and instruction provided by Kindercare and the teachers. We are so happy for our decision to invest in this center and forever grateful for the impact they have had on our family. They will always be family to us.

- Mother

I could go on and on but in short, this preschool is one of the best we have seen. A big happy family of very efficient staff and a very reliable person to manage the center. My husband and I love this place and would recommend this place to anyone we know!

- Mother

The teachers and the center director have been supportive all along. Every morning starts with a smile from the director and any teacher that receives the children, followed by what we know is a fun-filled day where children have the opportunity to learn so much while still having the best of times!

- Mother

I believe the teachers actually like what they do partly because of where they are doing it. Jennifer has established a culture that you don’t often see at a daycare center. It’s not just a business, but a family.

- Mother
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