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McLearen Square KinderCare

Hayley Blythe, Center Director

3051 Centreville Rd. Herndon VA 20171
(703) 834-2830 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Floris, Coates, Oak Hill, Fox Mill, Crossfield, McNair, Navy and St. Veronica.

Our center provides a Parent's Night Out one Friday every month. This gives our parents free time for a date night or just an evening to themselves. The center remains open until 9:30 that evening for our families. During this time we have fun and exciting activities planned for all age groups attending, as well as dinner.

Welcome

It gives me great pleasure, as the Director of Mclearn KinderCare, to welcome you to the official Mclearn KinderCare website. It is a happy, vibrant learning center with a successful and talented staff, which enjoys a great reputation. Our mission is our commitment to enhancing the educational opportunities for children, families, and the dedicated professionals who serve them. I hope you will find the KinderCare website to be a great source of information. Please check back often and stay up to date on the latest news. Best wishes to everyone and thank you again for visiting the Mclearn KinderCare website.

Hayley Blythe, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

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

Accreditation

Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

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.

Teachers & Staff

Our KinderCare staff is nurturing, patient and enthusiastic. They enhance our curriculum to allow children to learn something new each and every day. We all look forward to learning and growing with your child.

  • Hayley Blythe

    Hayley Blythe, Center Director

    Hayley has been working in the early education field for five years. She has her bachelor of art in early education with a concentration in early intervention. Hayley worked as a Developmental Specialist working with children with developmental delays and disabilities prior to coming to work for KinderCare as a Center Director in Training. Hayley has been working at McLearen Square KinderCare since February 2017 and feels lucky every day to be able to make an impact on the lives of children every single day.

    Previous Experience:
    Infant/Toddler Teacher, Developmental Specialist, Behavior Support Clinician working with children with Autism
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Lorax by Dr. Suess

    Year Started:
    10/11/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education and Early Intervention
  • Ms. Sherry

    Ms. Sherry, Infant Classroom

    I love to watch the little babies grow and discover new things!

    Ms. Sherry has been with Kinder Care Learning Center for 16 years. Before joining our team Ms. Sherry had her own home day care for over ten years.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Goodnight, Moon

    Year Started:
    11/4/1998
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
  • Ms. Marta

    Ms. Marta, Infant Classroom

    I like spending as much time as I can with my little ones. I am here to help them learn and grow.

    Ms. Marta loves to see children growing and learning new things! The children inspire her to come to work each and every day! She loves to see their beautiful faces when she comes in everyday!

    Year Started:
    1/1/2005
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
  • Ms. Cristina

    Ms. Cristina, Infant Classroom

    Every day with a child is a day of discovery.

    Cristina has been working with KinderCare for almost four years. She is currently working towards her bachelor's degree. She is also our amazing Learning Adventures teacher!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Goodnight, Moon

    Year Started:
    9/2/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
  • Ms. Manju

    Ms. Manju, Infant Classroom

    Everything happens for a reason!

    Manju has been working with KinderCare since March of 2016. She is a mother & wife and loves working with children! Manju has her nursing degree, but has found her passion for teaching at KinderCare!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    My Little House

    Year Started:
    3/14/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Nursing
  • Ms. Martha

    Ms. Martha, Toddler Classroom

    I love watching children's growth and learning!

    Ms. Martha started working with KinderCare this year in the Toddler Classroom. She loves being able to watch and help every child grow and learn. Her inspiration everyday is to see the children's smiling faces when she walks in each morning.

    Previous Experience:
    Certified Nursing Assistant for six years
    Year Started:
    5/12/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Ms. Rosa

    Ms. Rosa, Toddler Classroom

    Life is beautiful.

    Ms. Rosa has been working with children for 16 years. She loves working with children because as she teaches them, they teach her. 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

    Year Started:
    10/1/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
  • Jaleh Ghorbanzadeh

    Jaleh Ghorbanzadeh, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Just smile and remember why you wanted to teach. The best teachers teach from the heart.

    Jaleh has been working with Preschool and Prekindergarten for ten years.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Giving Tree

    Year Started:
    1/24/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Counseling
  • Ms. Ramya

    Ms. Ramya, Preschool Classroom

    Working with children is one of the greatest things in the world!

    Ramya has been working with children for 2 ½ years. She has a three year old daughter who attends our Preschool Program! Ramya loves to make children happy every day of her life!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

    Year Started:
    4/10/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 ½
  • Ms. Annie

    Ms. Annie, Preschool Classroom

    If you love life, life will love you back.

    Ms. Annie has been working with KinderCare for four years. She is an amazing teacher to her Preschool children. Ms. Annie goes above and beyond in her classroom to transform her classroom to fit the themes!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

    Year Started:
    5/28/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    child development associate
  • Ms. Sharie

    Ms. Sharie, Prekindergarten Classroom

    This is Sharie's first time working in a child care setting. She has a passion for working with children and a strong dedication to learning everything there is to learn!

    Year Started:
    4/11/2017
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Criminal Justice
  • Natasha Smith

    Natasha Smith, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

    Natasha has been working with KinderCare for one year. She has a multitude of experience working with children of all ages! Natasha has her degree in Dance/Theatre and incorporates this into her classroom everyday!

    Previous Experience:
    Toddler Specialist, Choreographer
    Favorite Children's Book:

    What Makes a Rainbow

    Year Started:
    3/28/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Bachelor of Art in Theatre/Dance, MBA in Healthcare Administration, and her Child Development Associate (CDA)
  • Mr. Diondre

    Mr. Diondre, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Life rewards those who work hard.

    Diondre has been working with children for three years. He currently holds his bachelor's in psychology. Diondre's favorite part about working children watching the growth and success in learning. He is the middle child of five children in his family so has been around kids for a long time!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Where the Wild Things Are

    Year Started:
    6/25/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Psychology
  • Ms. Roxana

    Ms. Roxana, Cook

    Everyday is a good day!

    Roxana has been working with our center for eight years! She loves cooking for her family, staff, and all the children in our program. She always adds a touch of love with all of her meals!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Green Eggs & Ham

    Year Started:
    3/30/2009
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8

Upcoming Center Activities

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August's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: All About Me and Dinosaurs
Infants and toddlers will learn all about themselves while kids in Discovery Preschool will take a look at our favorite extinct creatures: dinosaurs! Infants will look at their reflections in mirrors, listen to voices through cardboard tubes to encourage babbling, and practice self-expression as they move while listening to music. Toddlers will create body-related artwork (like paintings of their faces) and imagine the future as they pretend to be all grown up while playing dress-up. Meanwhile, children in Discovery Preschool are in for a “dinomite” time learning all about dinosaurs and their habitats, and they’ll build essential skills through fun, theme-related activities—like counting dinosaur eggs and going on pretend fossil hunts!  

Children 4 to 5 years old: Foods and Flavors, Shapes and Colors, and Alphabet Letters/Review
For the first two weeks of August, older children will be learning all about the basic food groups, where food comes from, and how to make healthful food choices. After that, preschoolers will be getting artsy as they explore shapes and colors using materials like blocks, paint, play dough, and colored water—and they’ll even take their knowledge outdoors with scavenger hunts for colors and shapes! Their older friends in Pre-K and Transitional Kindergarten will be getting up close and personal with the alphabet as they learn uppercase and lowercase letters, the sounds the letters make, and how those sounds can be combined to make words—all culminating with the creation of a classroom alphabet book. 

Monday August 14, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Tuesday August 15, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Wednesday August 16, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Thursday August 17, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Friday August 18, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

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

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

Center Menu

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

To maintain the safety of all of our staff and children, our classroom doors remain locked and secured. All enrolled families receive a number to enter in and out of our lobby area. We also have a secured playground area that remains locked to the outside access at all times. KinderCare staff members are First Aid, CPR and MAT trained throughout the center. We also have a Health and Safety Coordinator on site Monday through Friday.

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.

New to the NoVa area, after visiting 14 local childcare facilities, we knew that McLearen Square KinderCare was the best choice for our toddler and preschooler. Our family needed extended hours and a place that was more than a business. From the first day all of the teachers and staff have been amazing. They truly know, care, and love our children. The facilities are warm and inviting. It is an environment that promotes both learning and discovery. As an educator, I know that my children are gaining the skills that they will need to succeed socially, emotionally, and academically. I highly recommend it to anyone in the area.

- Mother

My daughter joined KinderCare at McLearen Square when she was 17 months and stayed there until she turned three. Recently we moved to a different place so I shifted my daughter to a new daycare. I am so used to wonderful welcome and loving, caring teachers at your place that I am unhappy with all the other daycares. Ms. Tina, Ms. Hasna, Ms. Lorena, Mr. Dan, Ms. Roxana etc. are so sweet and my daughter enjoyed every minute with you guys. My daughter and I miss you all so much. Keep up the good work guys!

- Mother

My daughter has been enrolled at McLearen Square Kindercare for a few months. Previously, she had been home with her Grandmother every day while I worked. I was nervous that it would be a hard adjustment for her but have been pleasantly surprised! Ms. Lorena did such a great job helping her transition. Also, Mrs. Hasna and Mrs. Kaitlin made my her feel very welcomed! She is now very eager to tell me about her day when I would pick her up. I'm very happy that she is now in a learning environment that supports her individuality!

- Mother

I love my daycare! It is clean; the whole staff knows all the kids and parents by name. My son started at KinderCare when he was 2 and he will be 5 in June. It has been an amazing experience. My son has learned so much while here. He gets to socialize and interact with kids his age. They have taught him so much already and have worked with him in areas that he has had trouble in. He will be well prepared to start kindergarten in September. His teacher Ms Sharon is very impressive! She does MANY arts and crafts with him and has great patience with the kids. I have seen this center go through some immense changes in the last six months and Ms. Hasna and her staff do an AWESOME job with ALL the kids. Thank you for taking care of my son I really appreciate you ALL!

- Mother

My children have been with KinderCare Bloom for three years. My son was two, and my daughter was five when they first enrolled. I am super happy with KinderCare as are my kids. I have ease of mind that they are being taken care of. The staff is reliable and understanding. The center feels like family to us. The center is big and roomy and is not crammed like other centers. When looking around for a daycare, I loved how organized and roomy it was. I recommend it to all parents.

- Mother

My nephew has been attending McLearen Square KinderCare for five weeks now, and we absolutely love it! Previously, he attended another local child care facility, and he always cried going into the center each morning. Now at KinderCare, I can't get him to go home! He absolutely loves his teacher Ms. Lorena. He always shares with me the things she says. He knows most of the teachers by name and they know him. That says a lot about how the whole staff loves and cares for my child. I love how the center is always clean and smells great! I also enjoy that the teachers put up pictures in each classroom so that the parents are able to see what their child does throughout the day. I appreciate that the Director and Assistant Director, Ms. Hasna and Ms. Kaitlin, take the time out to greet my child every time they see him. The McLearen KinderCare is a family. The teachers are always welcoming and smiling, the parents greet each other in passing, and the children always seem to be enjoying themselves. I absolutely love OUR KinderCare.

- Aunt

My daughter has been going to KinderCare for almost two years, and my expectations have been blown away since day one thanks to Hasna. My daughter loves to tell family and friends the activities she did at KinderCare. I have always been impressed by the professionalism and genuine care under Hasna's Team. Thank you for your hard work and kindness Hasna.

- Parent
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