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Soapstone Rd. KinderCare

Ms. Kelsey Cunningham, Center Director

2300 Soapstone Dr. Reston VA 20191
(703) 476-4710 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
"Off Reston Pkwy across from Dominos Pizza "

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Hunters Wood E.S, Dogwood E.S, Sunrise Valley E.S, Terraset E.S.

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Welcome to KinderCare Learning Center on Soapstone Drive in Reston. Everything in our center is designed for learning. We focus on enrichment through social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Our staff of dedicated teachers are committed to being an integral part of your child’s life and an extended part of your family. We would love to have you visit us and see the happy, engaged children in our classrooms and to meet you and the special child in your life.  

Ms. Kelsey Cunningham, 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.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


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.


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.


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

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at KinderCare Soapstone take pride in nurturing and educating our children. The vast majority of our teaching staff have their Child Development Associates Credential, Associate's Degrees, and/or Bachelor's Degrees. Many of these higher education degrees are in the Early Childhood Education field. Our goal is to have everyone obtain one of these degrees by the end of 2016.

We want to ensure that every child in our care leaves happy and excited about the day that they have had. We want every child to be excited to return tomorrow!

  • Ms. Kelsey Cunningham, Center Director

    "Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace."

    Ms. Kelsey is orginally from Colorado, but she spent most of her childhood living in Southeast Virginia. In 2014, Ms.Kelsey moved to the Northern Virginia area to continue her career in Early Education. Her favorite thing about working with children is the ability to make life easier for families. She loves getting to know the children at the center. They have so many different types of personalities and skills! When she isn't working, she is focusing on her own family. She recently welcomed a new addition to her family in May 2016 when Carson was born!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working for KinderCare Ms. Kelsey held multiple positions in public and private sectors, preschools, and summer camps.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?"
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    BA Education
  • Donna Brown, Assistant Director

    All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence." Martin Luther King Jr

    Donna is originally from Battle Creek, Michigan, and recently moved to Winchester, Virginia with her family from Virginia Beach, VA. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Sociology from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. She has been with KinderCare since 1997 and feels that every family, teacher, and child she connects with makes her job even more enjoyable.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Alexander and the horrible, terrible, no good, very bad day
    Year Started:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
    BS in Political Science and Sociology
  • Ms. Reena, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Reena absolutely loves working with children. She loves seeing the bright and smiling faces of your babies! Ms. Reena likes to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. She is a compassionate and thoughtful teacher that understands the unique needs of each child. She is extremely enthusiastic about educating the infants as she supports them in reaching their developmental milestones. She is currently pursuing her CDA so she can better educate your children.  

    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Pursuing Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Nicole

    Ms. Nicole, Infant Classroom

    There is no better joy, than the joy of teaching.

    Ms. Nicole is currently pursuing a Child Development Associates credential and Healthcare Administration, and has been working in the educational field for over 17 years. She started at Kindercare in June 2005.  Ms. Nicole is a proud aunt of seven nieces an nephews! She loves watching our babies grow through their developmental stages. She encourages self-awareness, curiousity and growth! When she is not in our Infant room caring for our babies she enjoys singing, reading, and spending time with her three brothers!
    Previous Experience:
    Lead teaching for another child care facility.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Very Hungry Cataplillar", "Dr. Seuss, Yertile the Turtle"
    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Fatima, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Fatima has always loved working with children. She is full of passion and enthusiasm for growth and developoment of our children. She loves working with our Toddlers. As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, Ms. Fatima helps them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. She believes each day should be filled with fun and learning! She loves watching the children develop their first friendships. In her free time, Ms. Fatima loves spending time with her family and traveling.

    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    B.S. in Psychology, Pursuing Masters Degree in School Counseling
  • Ms. Marlene

    Ms. Marlene, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Marlene has been working in our Discovery Preschool class for 12 years. She greets each child with a hug when she walks through the door in the morning. She knows each child and his or her parents well, and makes a genuine effort to understand each child's needs. She encourages learning through educational projects, fun Circle Time activities and outside adventures. Ms. Marlene loves education and family. She has a daughter of her own, who is in Elementary School.  Ms. Marlene loves working with two-year-olds because they are learning to respond to the world around them and are developing a sense of independence.

    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    Bachelors Degree in Social Work
  • Ms. Kaylee, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.

    Ms. Kaylee is originally from Texas and is new to the Northern Virginia area. She has been a lead teacher in several different preschool classrooms before. She loves teaching teaching her students new skills. She is currently pursuing her CDA so she can further develop her students' minds. Her favorite part of the day is Story Time because she loves watching the kids listen eagerly. Ms. Kaylee loves greeting each of her students with a smile and a hug. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family. She has a 3-year-old son named Zayn.

    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Pursuing Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Lauren, Preschool

    Ms. Lauren is our wonderful Preschool teacher. Ms. Lauren enjoys preparing our Preschool children for the Pre-Kindergarten program. Her favorite part about teaching is watching children achieve their goals and overcoming obstacles. Ms. Lauren's classroom follows a schedule filled with fun learning activities. She loves encouraging the children to explore the world around them. She not only teaches the children about letters and numbers; she also encourages the children to be curious about the world. She loves when the children ask her questions!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to KinderCare Ms. Lauren has taught a wide range of children in different childcare settings.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
  • Ms. Kathy

    Ms. Kathy, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Kathy has been working in early childhood education for 18 years. She genuinely cares about each and every child. She loves teaching her students how to write, speak Spanish and communicate clearly and effectively. Ms. Kathy's greatest joy in teaching is the sense of pride she feels when her students have all the skills he or she needs to be successful. Ms. Kathy is extremely hardworking and passionate about both education and family. She has 4 children of her own, as well as 6 grandkids.

    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21 years
    Child Development Associate
  • Mr. Josh, Pre-Kindergarten and Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI)

    You are the sum total of everything you've ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot - it's all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.

    The best way to describe Mr. Josh is that he loves to go to church, that he is a strong believer that there is a God. He loves to have fun and make people laugh. He is a person who cares about everyone and He is also someone that people look up to. His motto is "to make a diference in the lives of others and to make an impact. He was born and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia. He currently reside in the Northern Virginia area. He is a Certified Nursing Assistant and Lead Teacher. He has his Child Development Associate (CDA) in Early Childhood Education. He is currrently pursuing his degree at South University for his B.A. in Healthcare Management. He believes in helping develop Another Beautiful Child everyday as he works with the students and their families. 
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Has Child Development Associate and is currently pursuing his Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Management
  • Ms. Sarita

    Ms. Sarita, School Age/Driver/Health and Safety Cordinator

    Ms. Sarita has worked with every age group.  She started in Preschool but found a home in School Age.  Although she loves working in all the other classes, she particularly enjoys working in the school age classroom.  The school age classroom engages students in fun projects that expand learning in art, drama, literacy, math, music, science, and movement.  Helping students with projects in these learning domains has proved to be a lot of fun.  Hands on experiences really do make for the best learning opportunities! 

    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21 Years
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Lavern

    Ms. Lavern, Cook

    All children need is a little love and a big hug from time to time.

    Ms. Lavern is a life time Reston resident! She has three wonderful daughters and nine grandchildren. Ms. Lavern has been working for Soapstone KinderCare for a total of 21 years. Prior to her start with KinderCare Ms. Lavern owned and operated her own educational childcare facility in her home. Every child at our Learning Center knows and loves Ms. Lavern! She brightens up any room she walks into. She enjoys getting to know each and every child as she prepares delicious and nutritious meals!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working at KinderCare Ms. Laverne welcomed children into her home and owned a at home childcare facility.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Alice in Wonderland"
    Year Started:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 Years
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October 2016 Events

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

      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. 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!

About Our Center

Welcome to KinderCare-Soapstone! As we move forward in preparing for our NAEYC accreditation, many great things are happening! With our low teacher-to-child ratio, our teachers are able provide the best quality care possible. Not only are our teachers providing love and nurturing, but also fostering the whole child through their extensive background in Early Childhood Education.

**Our team has over 150 years of experience in the early education, preschool, and childcare field!

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Special diets

Holidays Observed

New Years Day, Presidents Day (Teacher Work Day), Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day (Teacher Work Day), Thanksgiving, Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Day.

Health and Safety

Your child's saftey and well being are our top priorities! We offer the following security measures-

  • A key pad entry system in order to gain access to our center.
  • Fenced-in playground for all ages to enjoy.
  • Monthly fire and disaster drills
We also have our Heath and Saftey Coordinator on staff whose primary responsibility is to ensure that all staff and children are safe and healthy each day. Our Health and Saftey Coordiantor also performs monthly safety observations to ensure that all potential concerns are caught ahead of time and handled properly.

Teacher recieve monthly training, in which we focus on a unique health and safety topic each month. All teachers are First Aid and CPR Certified. We have 4 staff memebers onsite certified to distrubite medication to children.

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.

Like many parents, dropping my baby off at daycare for the first time was a difficult, emotional experience. The teachers were very patient and gave me hugs and encouraging words when I left him for the first time. Soon after leaving I recieved an email from the center director, Ms. Kelsey with the words, "He is doing great!" and several pictures of my son having an amazing time playing with the other kids. As the months have gone on, my son has learned to crawl, walk, use a spoon, and even nap at KinderCare! The staff frequently send us emails with picture updates throughout the day to celebrate his accomplishments with us. Every morning, he is so excited to see his favorite teacher, Miss. Nicole, that he leaps into her arms like he's seeing a long-lost friend! He spends time with kids him own age and enjoys making crafts. We are so happy to have found a place where the staff treats our son like family.

- Mother

As first time parents, looking for childcare was overwhelming and quite frighting. We toured countless options all offering different things. Finally after almost having our decision my husband passed by KinderCare. We loved the location and quickly gave the center a call. Ms. Kelsey met with us with such a big smile. Our tour was not just a tour but a conversation. When our first day approached I was dreading the drop off time however, the teachers quickly welcomed us with warm smiles, helped put our belongings away, and answered any questions we had. To my surprise a few hours into my first day back at work we received an email of our child smiling and laughing in his teachers arms. Since our first day drop off and picks ups are always the same.... A joy! We look forward to being here for many years to come!

- Mother
Our experience with KinderCare has been wonderful from the very beginning. Ms. Barb was so friendly and accommodating. She answered all of our questions without hesitation. Nehemiah has adjusted so well thanks to the wonderful teachers at his “school” and they love him like he is one of their own. He loves to come learn and play with his friends. I am amazed every day at the new things he has learned and how his social/people skills are growing. The support, encouragement, patience and care are more than we could ask for. I couldn’t imagine having him anywhere else. 
- Mother

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