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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, Fox Mill, Lowes Island, Hunters Woods, Herndon, Drainsville, Terraset, Sunrise Valley, Horizon, and Clearview.

We are currently enrolling for Summer Camp. We would love for you to visit our center and see all the great activities we have planned!

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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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?

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:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20+ Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Social Work, Special Field: Child and Youth Protection
  • Lindsey Bryant, Assistant Director

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Lindsey taught Special Education for Pre-K students.
    Year Started:
    11/1/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Bachelors in Education
  • 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:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
  • Ms. Mimi, Infant Classroom

    I watch them grow up. They always come back to visit from the other rooms.

    Ms. Mimi is very playful with the children. It is no surprise that many of them go back to her room every day to say hello. She has a great and lasting relationship with the parents as well. Many of the children in the older groups have had Ms. Mimi and will ask for her if they are having a particularly rough day. She brings a smile to everyone's face and is just a pleasure to be around.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Mimi was an assistant cook in an elementary school before she came to join us at KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    6/1/2006
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Marketing
  • Ms. Sonia, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Working with children is fulfilling.

    Ms. Sonia has been involved with childcare for the past twenty two years. Twenty one 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:
    23 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 years
  • Ms. Gladys, Preschool Classroom

    I love experiencing the uniqueness of each child.

    Ms. Gladys is definitely a teacher who wants to see all children reach their full potential. She has high expectations for each child she works with. She expects them to work constantly to be their best. These are all qualities that a beloved teacher should possess. She has been with us since 1996.

    Previous Experience:
    Before Ms. Gladys joined us at KinderCare she was a nanny for four years.
    Year Started:
    6/1/1996
    Tenure:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 years
  • Ms. Mahnaz, Preschool 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:
    23 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 years
  • Ms. Sharmila

    Ms. Sharmila, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I greatly enjoy teaching and learning. I can honestly say I learn something new each day I come to work. The children teach me as much as I teach them.

    Ms. Sharmila is a highly motivated teacher. She is eager to learn from the more experienced teachers at our center while developing her own methods of teaching. She has a strong educational background and many years of experience working with children. She is always willing to step in and help anywhere that she can, and that is a great quality in a constantly changing and adapting environment.

    Previous Experience:
    Aside from her educational background, Ms. Sharmila was a babysitter for many years.
    Year Started:
    4/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Education:
    Master's Degree in English and Child Education
  • Ms. Sudipa

    Ms. Sudipa, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I have been involved with childcare for a very long time. I couldn't see myself doing anything else. This is what I love.

    Ms. Sudipa is a very special teacher. Her classroom is always warm, inviting, and open. She has a very warm personality and happily greets every child when they walk in the door. She manages to keep every child's attention from the moment they walk into the classroom until the moment they leave. There are always new and exciting things to learn and do in that room.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sudipa taught music to children from preschool to high school. She also took courses in American Sign Language.
    Year Started:
    6/1/1996
    Tenure:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    19 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in South Asian Studies and History
  • Ms. Chiniqua, School Age Classroom

    I really enjoy getting to know the School-Ager's. There is such a wide age range, and they have so much personality. I feel like I can be someone they look up to, and that is a great feeling.

    Ms. Chiniqua has only been with us a short time, and during that time the School-Ager's have really grown to respect her. She has many creative and fun ideas. They absolutely love working on the projects she comes up with. It is a hard job getting 30+ children between the ages of five and 12 interested and involved in the same project. Yet, she has really taken to the challenge. She enjoys coming up with activities that would interest any age range and in doing this she keeps them active and involved.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Chiniqua has experience as a youth mentor, a children's church instructor, and a babysitter.
    Year Started:
    2/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year

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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

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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.

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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

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

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 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

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

- 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
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