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Manassas KinderCare

Laura Brindle, Center Director

10496 Sudley Manor Dr. Manassas VA 20109
(703) 368-5599 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
near the K-mart shopping center

Next to NTB

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Sinclair, Sudley, Ellis, Mullen, West Gate, and Yorkshire

Our Manassas KinderCare recently achieved a National Accreditation through NAEYC (the National Association for the Education of Young Children)! This means we go above and beyond what State Licensing requires and meet the additional standards set by NAEYC! If you have visited us before, or are looking for educational childcare for the first time, please call to schedule a tour so you can visit the classrooms and meet the Teachers! We would love to have your family join our KinderCare family-so don't delay, call today! You can never start teaching your child too early, and you'll never regret giving them the best early education experience ever! 

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Welcome to the Manassas KinderCare webpage! Thank you for your interest in our Center! We believe that when families choose to enroll in our Center, they are giving us the biggest compliment possible because they are trusting us with their most prized possessions-their children! Our mission is to create an environment where families are happy and engaged and children spend their days learning and preparing for school. We strive to engage with families and each other to create a warm, home-away-from-home where children thrive and discover a life-long love of learning!
Our experts designed our curriculum — and every activity and lesson — to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning! 

Laura Brindle, Center Director

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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


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.

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. 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 Manassas KinderCare is full of exceptional teachers with over 122 years of combined experience! That experience combined with a passion for teaching, means all of our classrooms are wonderful places to learn! Our teachers want to ensure that all families are comfortable and confident leaving their children with us, and get to learn each and every child's special needs to give the children the very best first school experience possible!  

  • Laura Brindle

    Laura Brindle, Center Director

    Laura began her childcare career while studying to be a Child Psychologist, working as a Preschool Teacher during breaks she fell in love with the job. She quickly realized that her passion was in early learning and wanted to help as many children as possible find a love of learning. She spent time in every classroom to get as familiar as possible with child development. She began to take on more roles and responsibilities in the center and was quickly promoted to management. After finishing her degree she decided it was time to move on to a bigger company with more opportunities and joined KinderCare in 2007. After spending some time as a PreK Teacher and learning all about KinderCare and its curriculum, Laura was promoted to Assistant Director and then Director. She and many of her families and teachers now call the Manassas KinderCare home, and hope that you and your family soon will too!

    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Psychology with a Minor in Sociology
  • Yazira Gonzalez

    Yazira Gonzalez, Assistant Director

    Yazira began her career in early childhood education in 2002. Her first experience was in Montesorri Children’s Center in Herndon, VA as an Assistant Teacher in the Pre-Kindergaten class. In 2005 she started with Kindercare as a Teacher in the School Age classroom. In 2007 she was promoted to Assistant Director. Yazira has an Associates Degree in Accounting. Yazira was born in Paterson, New Jersey but she grew up in Puerto Rico. Yazira has a passion to work with children every day, as they are the future. She is convinced that the key to a successful future is a great start in the early years of the life of a child.     

    Previous Experience:
    Yazira worked at the Montessori Children's Center in Herndon, Virginia as a Prekindergarten Teacher's Assistant before joining KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Associate's Degree in Business Administration with concentration in Accounting
  • Ms. Alma

    Ms. Alma, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Alma is one of our fabulous Infant Teachers! She has been with us since 2004 and she loves being with "her" babies! You will often find Ms. Alma on the floor surrounded by babies either singing, reading a book, or doing a puppet show! It is clear that the babies adore Ms. Alma, and the feeling is certainly mutual!

    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10+ Years
  • Ms. Shelia

    Ms. Shelia, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Shelia is one of our fabulous Infant Teachers! She truly loves her babies and cares for them as is they were her own. After some  children have aged out of our program, their families have returned when they have new babies because they tell us they can't imagine anyone but Ms. Shelia caring for their baby! When you speak with Ms. Shelia you can tell she is here because this is her passion and she loves what she does, even after 30 years!

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30+ Years
  • Ms. Wanda

    Ms. Wanda, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Wanda is one of our spectacular School Age Teachers! She began working for KinderCare in 2012 and has worked in childcare for over 20 years! She loves working with children every day and seeing them grow and mature. Ms. Wanda has a daughter named Erika and she has been married for over 20 years! She is currently working towards her Child Development Associates and expects to have it completed by the end of the year! Ms. Wanda enjoys getting the children engaged in arts and crafts projects and is very artistic herself! The children love to see what crafts she will come up with next!

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20+ Years
    Working towards her Child Development Associates
  • Ms. Dee

    Ms. Dee, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Dee is our wonderful Toddler Teacher! Before Ms. Dee joined our Center she was a Teacher for Prince William County Public Schools for over 26 years. She retired from the County and began working a part time job to pass the time but quickly began to miss working with children. She has made a wonderful addition to our team and we've NEVER seen a Toddler room so full of learning! Ms. Dee keeps "her" Toddlers busy doing projects, reading books, and playing outside! The children are so used to the schedule of the day that when Ms. Dee begins to sing a song they know it means a transition to a certain activity and they rush to that area of the room in excitement of what is to come!

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    27+ Years
    Master's in Education
  • Ms. Carmen

    Ms. Carmen, Discovery Preschool Classroom (2's)

    Ms. Carmen is one of our terrific Discovery Preschool (2's) Teachers! She has been with KinderCare since 2005 but was working with Manassas Park Public Schools and other schools since 1996. Ms. Carmen keeps her class busy learning all day long and you can see the evidence when you enter the room! Parents are amazed to see a room full of 2-year-olds sitting calmly at the table painting together or playing with play-doh they made together! Ms. Carmen is a big kid herself and loves to joke and be silly with kids and parents alike!

    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Kabaso

    Ms. Kabaso, Preschool Classroom (3's)

    Ms. Kabaso is one of our terrific Preschool (3's) Teachers! She started with KinderCare in 2011 at a Center in Burke and transferred to our Center after moving to Manassas. Ms. Kabaso has a son enrolled in our Center and is expecting her 2nd very soon! She is a wonderfully patient and caring Teacher who truly knows how to get on the child's level and explain the "whys" of everything-which is great for the oh-so curious Preschool class!

    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Child Development Associates
  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Maria is one of our fantastic Pre-K (4's) Teachers! She has been with us since 2005 and has since earned her Child Development Associates! Ms. Maria is a wonderful Teacher who ensures that all of her Pre-K students are ready for Kindergarten! She has 3 boys of her own so she knows how to make learning fun and exciting! Ms. Maria always has the sensory table filled with something fun and messy and the science area stocked with hands-on experiments!

    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10+ Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Carla

    Ms. Carla, Prekindergarten Classroom (4's)

    Ms. Carla is one of our fantastic Pre-Kindergarten (4's) Teachers! She began working for KinderCare in 2013. Ms. Carla’s son is enrolled at KinderCare in the After School Program. She enjoys working with her class and also loves to help in other classrooms and learn a little bit about each and every child in our Center. She loves to work with families as well and to share all of the positive things that the children are learning each day! She truly believes in making partnerships with the families to help the children grow in school and at home!

  • Ms. Teresa

    Ms. Teresa, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Teresa is one of our spectacular School Age Teachers! She began working for KinderCare in 1999! She loves working with children and enjoys each age. Ms. Teresa has four children of her own and grandchildren as well. She is in the final stages of earning her Child Development Associates! Ms. Teresa enjoys going on field trips with the School Age children each Summer!

    Year Started:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16+ Years
    Working towards her Child Development Associates

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 Center's mission is to create an environment where families are happy and engaged, and children spend their days learning and preparing for school. We strive to engage with families and each other to create a warm, home-away-from-home where children thrive and discover a life-long love of learning!

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

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

The Manassas KinderCare has a secure entrance that can only be accessed through entering a keypad code. The code to the Center is only given to enrolled families and is changed often to make sure only the most current families can enter. The building also has a security system that is directly linked to both the fire department and police in case of emergency. All playgrounds are surrounded by brand new privacy fencing and doors to the playgrounds are kept locked from the inside so that intruders cannot gain access to the building. All Teachers receive bi-annual First Aid and CPR training and at least one person is on site at all times who has received Medication Administration Training as well. The Center practices monthly drills for fire, disaster, and evacuation and has a Health and Safety Coordinator on site. Your child's health and safety are the most important thing to you and to us! 

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.

Thanks to KinderCare for all the love and guidance you have given to Natavia over the last 7.5 years she has been there. I know she will remember you all for years to come. Best of luck to you all. ~Angie H.

- Mother

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