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Lake Newport KinderCare

Agnes Barton, Center Director

11875 Lake Newport Rd. Reston VA 20194
(703) 742-0494 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
across from Armstrong Elementary

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Lake Anne, Forrest Edge, Herndon, Drainsville, Terraset, and Clearview.

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Welcome

KinderCare Lake Newport provides a caring, loving, nurturing environment for young children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. Our wonderful teachers have a total of 160+ years of childcare experience with very low teacher turnover. Not only do our classrooms provide and implement excellent educational programs and curriculum, we also offer lower-ratio phonics,math, reading, music, and cooking programs. Our center is well-established, providing over 20 years of excellent childcare to the community. We have long-term families that happily refer their family and friends to join our KinderCare family. We strive to provide the best communication with our parents, offering monthly newsletters and emails. Excellent customer service, leadership, teamwork, and best overall center are just a few of the many awards we have received over the years. Our KinderCare is located right off of Fairfax County Parkway and Reston Parkway directly across from Armstrong Elementary, offering an easy commute for our families. We have an open door policy so feel free to stop by anytime to take a tour of our wonderful center.

Agnes Barton, 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.

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?

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  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

Our staff are very dedicated to the well-being and happiness of the children in our care. We are very family oriented and have numerous children in various age groups at our center. We have several students who started as infants at our center and have progressed through the different programs up through our School Age class.

  • Agnes Barton, Center Director

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Agnes worked as a social worker in a mental health hospital for children. She was also a nanny in Germany/USA with children with special needs. Ms. Agnes also worked as a Home Based Counselor in Fairfax, Prince William and Loudon County. With Kindercare, Ms. Agnes has experience as an Infant teacher, an Assistant Director, and Acting Director at previous centers.
    Year Started:
    12/1/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20+ Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Social Work, Special Field: Child and Youth Protection
  • Erin Linehan, Assistant Director

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Erin has been with KinderCare since 2009. Prior to coming to Lake Newport, she had experience working as a PreKindergarten and Learning Adventures teacher.
    Year Started:
    9/22/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Bachelors in Psychology
  • Ms. Betty, Infant Classroom

    I love to be with the children, they know how to show love and appreciation with beautiful and honest smiles.

    Ms. Betty is very loving and energetic. She brings a wonderful positive attitude, not only to her classroom, but to the entire center everyday. She enjoys working with the infants very much, it shows how much she cares for them through the adoration that each infant has for her.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Betty has previous experience working as a nanny before joining KinderCare. Ms. Betty was also an Elementary and Intermediate school teacher in Macedonia.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Zaki-Poki" A Macedonian Children's Book
    Year Started:
    4/27/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Education:
    Bachelors
  • Ms. Jessica, Infant Classroom

    Year Started:
    7/8/1999
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 years
  • Ms. Halima

    Ms. Halima, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Halima has been with us for three years. During that time she has proven herself an asset to our center. Her genuine love of the infants in her care has allowed her to truly bond with them. She is able to pick up on subtle differences in their mood or behavior and can easily communicate with the parents.

    Year Started:
    4/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
  • Ms. Amelia, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Amelia has become a wonderful addition to our KinderCare family this year! She enoys helping in every classroom because it allows her to see all the children. She loves being able to teach something new to a child each day!

    Year Started:
    6/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Sonia, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Working with children is fulfilling.

    Ms. Sonia has been involved with childcare for the past twenty four years. Twenty three of those years has been with our center. Ms. Sonia truly knows the in and outs of our center. She affectionately calls the children "my love" and helps them work through any problems they may have, while promoting their independence and confidence.

    Previous Experience:
    Before KinderCare Ms. Sonia worked at another childcare center for a year. She has also had managerial positions.
    Year Started:
    6/1/1992
    Tenure:
    24 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 years
  • Ms. Melissa, Preschool Classroom

    Year Started:
    3/8/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
  • Ms. Mahnaz, PreKindergarten Classroom

    I enjoy working with children. It is very rewarding.

    Ms. Mahnaz is an obvious leader and a very strong teacher. She manages the perfect combination of being firm, yet loving. She works daily to teach the children about accountability and positive decision making along with the many skill sets that will put them ahead of their future classmates. Parents do not hesitate to express their satisfaction in Ms. Mahnaz's work.

    Previous Experience:
    Before joining us here at KinderCare, Mr. Mahnaz worked at the Garden of Eden Educational Center.
    Year Started:
    2/1/1992
    Tenure:
    24 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 years
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Margie, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Margie is wonderful with the School Agers. She has worked hard to create a structured learning environment in the classroom. She takes her time to make sure each child has an opportunity to work on their homework after school and she is always there to assist them. Ms. Margie brings extra activities and projects into the classroom to share with the children, she is very passionate about each and every child's education!

    Previous Experience:
    In addition to being the School Age teacher here at KinderCare, Ms. Margie also works in an Elementary School as a teacher's assistant in a Special Needs classroom.
    Year Started:
    5/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
  • Ms. Tanya, Cook

    I am very comfortable being around the children everyday, it makes me happy.

    Ms. Tanya enjoys creating nutritious meals for all the children everyday, she likes to make sure that everyone is eating a high quality and healthy meal each day. In addition to cooking at the center, Ms. Tanya enjoys helping in each classroom!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to coming to KinderCare, Ms. Tanya had her own business before moving to the United States.
    Year Started:
    2/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 year

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 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
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Thai, Korean, Farsi, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Serbian

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

Holidays Observed

New Year’s Day
President’s Day
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Thanksgiving Day
Friday after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day
**If a holiday falls on a Saturday we will be closed the Friday before. If a holiday falls on a Sunday we will be closed the Monday following. **

Health and Safety

We have a keypad entry and a fenced-in playground. Our center's teachers are CPR and First Aid Certified, and we have Medication Administration Training (MAT) certified teachers as well who are certified to administer medication.

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.

I have a three-year-old at the Lake Newport KinderCare and he has been going there since he was 9 months. The staff is amazing and is great with communicating to me about anything going on with my child. He loves his teachers so much that sometimes he doesn't want to leave! I am forever grateful!

- Mother

This letter is to make known our high level of appreciation for Ms. Hala Hachwi. Our daughter has been enrolled in KinderCare since 2011. Since the very first time we visited the KinderCare center at Lake Newport, we have been extremely impressed by Ms. Hachwi's professional demeanor. At that time we were evaluating several day care facilities. It was because of Ms. Hachwi that we decided to send out daughter to the KinderCare at Lake Newport Rd. in Reston. Ms. Hachwi has built an excellent rapport with us. Her open door policy allows us to reach out to her anytime we have a concern. She is very prompt in resolving issues and she is open to suggestions as well. This has helped us build confidence in her as well as KinderCare's facilities. We believe that Ms. Hachwi is very approachable - as if Ms. Hachwi was a close family member. We feel that this is due to her kindness and patience towards children. Overall, we feel that Ms. Hachwi is an excellent center director. We continue to patronize KinderCare due to Ms. Hachwi. We would like to take this opportunity to thank her for her outstanding services, and are happy to recommend her leadership to KinderCare.

- Parents

Thank you for providing a comfortable, safe, and educational environment for our little ones!

- Mother

I look forward to seeing you every day. Your happy laugh and helpfulness lets me know that you care. I love coming to school and never want to leave. Thank you for everything.

- Mother

Thank you so much for your caring, loving, and teaching of my child. We remember your caring and smiles. We will miss you and friends at KinderCare. Thanks

- Parent

Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication towards KinderCare and my children's education these past five years. We have been so happy to have our children there, and you are a wonderful director.

- Parent

Thank you so much for all that you and the wonderful staff at KinderCare have done to prepare my child for school. He has had a great time with you all and has grown into a confident and caring Kindergartener!

- Parent
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