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Oakton KinderCare

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2869 Hunter Mill Rd. Oakton VA 22124
(703) 281-1332 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
Off Rte 123 (Chain Bridge Rd.) next to Oakton Shopping Center

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Oakton, Flint Hill, Mosby Woods, Waples Mill, Providence, Marshall Road, Navy Elementary Schools.

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Welcome

Welcome to Oakton KinderCare where we strive for the best possible environments for our families and children. We pride ourselves on meeting individual needs of the children in our school and building strong relationships and partnerships with our families. With the understanding that we have your pride and joy all day, we are honored that our families have picked us and we would love for you to join our family too!

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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.

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. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

  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 the heart of our center. Their genuine love of the children in our care and the passion behind the nurturing and education we provide, sets Oakton KinderCare apart from other preschools. We strive each day to provide the best possible learning and nurturing environment to children, and to ensure a strong partnership with families in order to inspire young minds to become life-long learners.

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    Emily started her journey in a formal Early Childhood setting many years ago as an assistant Prekindergarten teacher at a Preschool in North Carolina, and from there she knew that this field would be her career. During her time as a Prekindergarten teacher, she earned her Early Childhood Lead Teacher Credentials in addition to her college coursework. Her educational background focuses on Business Administration, as well as Education and Child Development. Before taking on management roles in the Early Childhood field such as Assistant Director, and then Center Director, Emily was a Lead Teacher in almost all age groups including Toddlers, Two and Three-year-old and Prekindergarten children. She also acted as a Team Lead and curriculum support for Preschool classrooms.
    She has also contributed works and writing to several national Early Childhood publications. In her free time, Emily enjoys spending time with her large, close-knit family including her two daughters who attend KinderCare, and traveling.

    Year Started:
    3/3/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
  • Carmen Guinand, Assistant Director

    Year Started:
    4/7/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
  • Ms. Ana

    Ms. Ana, Discovery Preschool

    There is nothing more rewarding than watching the children experiment during different activities!

    Ms. Ana joined our KinderCare family in 2010 and we wouldn't be the same without her! She works in the the Discovery Preschool room on a daily basis but is always willing to help anywhere in the building if needed. Ms. Ana is great at going above and beyond to make sure the needs of the children are always met and her creativity and love of teaching makes her classroom a strong and fun learning environment.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Ana has previous experience in an in-home daycare.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
  • Ms. Nazanin

    Ms. Nazanin, Infant Classroom

    I love to be with the babies! Their smiles are priceless and just light up the day!

    Ms. Nazanin is a lead teacher in the Infant classroom where she takes her time getting to know each child and their own special needs. Her calming personality and passionate for making her classroom a great environment make her an asset in the Infant room.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
  • Ms. Nancy

    Ms. Nancy, Infant Classroom

    I love to share my knowledge with the children and help them learn and grow.

    Ms. Nancy has been with our family for seven years and with KinderCare even longer. Ms. Nancy started off as the Cook in our center but it was clear to see that working hands on with the children day to day was the best place for her. Her love of the infants is palpable and her creativity makes her classroom a wonderful environment.

    Year Started:
    10/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Spanish
  • Ms. Mina

    Ms. Mina, Infant and Toddler Classrooms

    Watching children learn, grow and smile makes me happy.

    Ms. Mina joined our family in 2012 and her calm nature, attention to detail, and willingness to get down on the floor and play with the Infants and Toddlers not only make her dynamic, but also fun for the children to spend their days with.

    Year Started:
    2/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
  • Ms. Deepa

    Ms. Deepa, Toddler Classroom

    I love to teach the children and watch them discover. The Discovery Preschool age is so fun to watch them learn to voice their likes and dislikes.

    Ms. Deepa joined KinderCare years ago and is a lead teacher in the Toddler classroom, but also willing to lend a hand in the neighboring Discovery Preschool classroom when her Toddlers are making the transition to the next step in their learning journey. The children love Ms. Deepa's energy and enthusiasm, and now Ms. Deepa has so lovingly taught several generations of KinderCare children as they've grown with us.

    Year Started:
    10/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
  • Ms. Mehri, Preschool Classroom

    I love the kids, they are like my own grandchildren.

    Ms. Mehri joined us and has been a true blessing! The children love her! The parents love her as well! Ms. Mehri has great classroom management skills and is genuinely respected by all. She is a nurturer by nature and has a love for each child in the building that you can feel when you walk in.

    Year Started:
    5/1/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    37 years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree

September 2016 Events

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  1. 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

Oakton KinderCare is passionate about providing the best possible learning and nurturing environment for children, dedicated to building strong, lasting partnerships with families, and striving for top quality in every aspect of service. Our NAEYC Accreditation validates that formally, but our families are the biggest testament to our mission for quality.

Special Features

  • Fresh Healthy Meals
  • Transitional Kindergarten
  • Garden Club
  • Lending Library

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish
  • Farsi

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

Oakton KinderCare places a strong emphasis on the safety and security of the children and staff in the building. The door is locked at all times with a keypad entry, all teachers and staff are CPR & First Aid certified, trained in emergency preparedness, and are committed to the safety of the children in our school each and every day.

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.

Our son, Ty, started at KC Oakton when he was a toddler. It is with great joy that we have watched him grow and thrive under the caring, attentive, and loving supervision of our KC family. Everyone on staff, from the administration to the teachers, shares in making the children and their families feel safe, cared for, and highly valued. It means so much to us to know that Ty is in such great hands every day. What's more, everyone is so warm and loving to my older son, who is not even a student there! He feels just at home there as if he were enrolled himself!  And now, as Ty gets ready to head off to kindergarten, I look back with amazement at how much he has learned - socially, emotionally, and educationally. Thank you, Team Oakton!

- Mother

Our kids have been at Oakton Kindercare for four years now, with our third child starting here as an infant. We know the teachers love our children and all of the kids they care for. The excellent continuity of the staff speaks volumes about how good the center is and is a testament to the center director.

- Mother

My husband and I both work full-time jobs, which is a challenge with two young children. I never thought we would take our children to a childcare facility, because I thought I would either stay home, or we would go the Nanny route. However, we were in a bind one day and called a friend of ours who recommended Kindercare, so we decided to give it a try.

Every parent remembers the first time they drop their child off at daycare. Try to convince yourself to be strong and everything will be okay. There was added nervousness from my European office colleagues. Their culture allows for them to take time off to raise their children until they can attend school, so they would ask, "why are you letting someone else raise your babies?"

However, after just a few short weeks, we stopped looking for a nanny because of the great care. For instance, while our eldest son was in the infant classroom, the center let me go up and nurse my little three times a day, which was highly important to me. My son soon came home crawling at nine months and, shortly thereafter, he started talking up a storm. I also remember coming into his classroom to visiting him. They were letting him try eating cereal with milk while using a spoon, which was shortly after he started using utensils! I thought, "wow they are brave!"

When he transitioned into the two-year-old classroom, he started regular potty-training. One day his teachers were able to get him to go by himself, so he came home proud thinking that he was such a big boy. By learning potty-training at school, it made learning at home very easy for us!

However, the best part of our experience these past two years has been walking in each day and being greeted by the teachers, who are eager to tell me how my son is doing in their classroom. They get excited when my child has reached a milestone, which shows how much they are invested in their learning and growth. I've laughed with them, cried with them, and truly enjoyed having them be part of our family.

When the folks in Europe now ask questions, like "how can you let someone else raise your children?" I just look at them and say, "My boys go to school with a lot of friends that they love and play with, they are very socialized, they learn a lot, and they are truly loved by their teachers." It's been a great experience!

- Mother

Our three-year-old daughter, Kendall, has been with Kindercare since she was a few months old starting in Connecticut and now Oakton, VA. In the nine months she's been with the folks in Oakton, she has continued to grow and learn things that amaze us on a daily basis. The center directors, Wendy and Katie, have been great in helping with whatever needs Kendall may have, and the center teachers have been great as well. We couldn't be happier about the learning experience and fantastic environment that she is in, and the level of trust we have for the Oakton staff.

- Father
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