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Silverbrook KinderCare

Sidney Howell, Center Director

8350 White Feather Ct. Lorton VA 22079
(703) 690-8105 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
On Southrun Rd. and White Feather Court Off Silverbrook and Southrun, near Hooes Rd.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Lorton Station, Laruel Hill, William Halley, Silverbrook, Newington Forest

Now offering a free day to new families and see if we are a good fit for you!
We are a dually Accredited School- both NAC and NAEYC.  
We now bus to William Halley Elementary school for our before and after school program.

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Welcome

We know how important it is for you to choose the best for your child- to know they are in a safe, clean, positive environment.  Our teachers believe that children learn best by doing, interacting with their environment, and playing with friends. Our passion for a hands-on approach sets us apart from other early childhood learning providers. This is a place where your child can explore, discover and learn alongside the most caring teachers and community.

Take a tour today and join our family.

Sidney Howell, 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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Friday October 28, 2016
    1. Fall Festival

      Come join us for our fun filled annual fall fest! This is a free family fun event and everyone is welcome. We will have a variety of things like arts and crafts, snacks, games and prizes for the children. Bring your neighbors, friends or grandparents and come for some fun!

  2. 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.

Teachers & Staff

Our teachers are committed to making sure that your child and family are happy in our school.  Our passion is providing quality education and ensuring that each child gets the most out of the opportunities and experiences in our curriculum.  We are a Nationally Accredited Center (NAC) and a NAEYC accreditation.  We welcome staff from all around the world, which allows children to expand their knowledge of the world around them.  Come visit us and become a part of our family!
 

  • Sidney Howell

    Sidney Howell, Center Director

    Sidney has worked with children for 12 years.  Her passion for providing you with the comfort that your child is in good hands shines through every day.  She has completed her Associate's degree from Northern Virginia Community College in Early Childhood Development and her Bachelor's degree from George Mason University in Child Development Psychology.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sidney previously worked as an Infant teacher, Preschool teacher and a children's fitness instructor.
    Year Started:
    8/22/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    Education:
    Associate's of Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Development, Bachelor's Degree in Child Development Psychology
  • Aubrey Babar

    Aubrey Babar, Assistant Director

    I love coming in to work and seeing the smiles on the children's faces. I love watching them grow and learn new things each day.

    Aubrey has been working with children for over 13 years with many ages and different positions. She has one son named Hayden who is three years old, and has been married to her lovely husband Taimure for four years. Aubrey loves her job as the Assistant Director becasue of the realtionships she builds every day.

    Year Started:
    3/5/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    BA in Human Services and Management
  • Ms. Melanie Oderwald, Program Specialist

    Ms. Melanie has been with the company for 10 years.  Her drive and passion are what set her apart from her peers.  She is ready to help you with any questions you have with a smile and a laugh.  Her positive attitude and cheerful personality add to our team at Lorton!

    Year Started:
    1/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
  • Tiffany Qreitem, Manager & Learning Adventures Teacher

    Ms. Tiffany's smile and friendliness are two things that bring life to our center & Enrichment Program. She is commited to helping your child advance their understanding and skills through small group activities, assessments, and lots of encouragement!  Classes begin at age 1 and continue through your child's attendance with us.

    Year Started:
    12/5/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
  • Ms. Krystal

    Ms. Krystal, Infants

    Ms. Krystal's love for the infants shines through!  Her playful attitude and sense of humor allows te children to interact with each other and the teachers for a fun day every day.

    Year Started:
    12/10/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
  • Ms. Jenepher, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Jenepher's dedication to our infants and their families shows in her tenure with our school.  She is known as the 'Grandma' of all our classes.  Many children stop by to just say 'Hi' once they've gone to middle school.

    Year Started:
    4/29/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
  • Ms. Shabina

    Ms. Shabina, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Shabina loves to share cultures from aroudn the world with our infants.  She brings a level of understanding that is essential to your child's happiness in our school.

    Year Started:
    2/13/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
  • Aliyah, Infants

    Year Started:
    9/8/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Emilia

    Ms. Emilia, Toddler

    Ms. Emilia's sweet smile is a welcome site for all children and families.  Her kindness and guidance allow your child to explore the environment in a safe setting.

    Year Started:
    8/20/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Laresha, Toddlers

    Year Started:
    8/1/2016
  • Miss Diana, Discovery Preschool

    Ms. Diana loves her two year olds! She is dedicated to every child’s growth and development. Ms. Diana helps them explore by showing them some independence, potty training and giving unconditional love!

    Year Started:
    9/11/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Pearl, Discovery Preschool

    Mrs.Pearl loves our 2 year olds.  Her commitment to engagment and development help your child reach their full potential for development and happiness.

    Year Started:
    8/15/2016
  • Ms. Irasema

    Ms. Irasema, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Ira's attention to detail shines through every day.  Her sweet smile and understanding way allow your child to explore their environment to the fullest.

    Year Started:
    7/8/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15+
  • Ms. Elizabeth

    Ms. Elizabeth, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Elizabeth's commitment to preschool shows through the activities for your child.  Her patience is unmatched in our school!

    Year Started:
    2/15/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10+
  • Allison, Preschool

    Year Started:
    9/9/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Mehigan, Preschool

    Year Started:
    2/10/2016

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 06, 2016
    1. First Day of School

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  2. 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!

About Our Center

We are so excited that Mrs. Deedee won the legacy award. Join us to help your child grow and develop with her!
 

Special Features

  • Child care aware program for military families

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Persian, Farci, Bengali, Urdu

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • 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

Our school is surrounded by playgrounds that are fenced and seperated by age group. Our Health and Safety coordinator ensure that all teachers are following safety and health standards daily. Each staff memebr is First Aid/ CPR certified. Our lobby area ia locked with a keypad to ensure maximum protection for your child.

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.

Hello,

My daughter is in the Pre-K class and I wanted to express how happy my husband and I are with the staff, curriculum and overall friendly/loving environment which our daughter has benefited from. In particular, I wanted to thank Sidney the director, Tiffany the phonics tutor and our daughter’s teacher Mrs.Deedee. Thank you so much for making our daughters preschool experience so memorable!!

- Mother

I loved how caring, welcoming and loving the Infant teachers were with my son. They always asked me if I had any special instructions for the day and they always greeted him with a hug in the morning and smile on their faces. I love Ms. Jenepher and Ms. Shabina and I would recommend the Infant room at this center to new parents.

- Parent

My child is in the Toddler room at this location and his teachers are very good at communicating when it comes to his day and if he needs any supplies, etc. I also love the art that they make in his class and the pictures that his teachers post of him creating the art.

- Parent
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