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Reston KinderCare

Crystal Howard, Center Director

1802 Old Reston Ave. Reston VA 20190
(703) 709-8416 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
across from the Reston Town Center

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Forest Edge, Lake Anne, Hunters Woods, Sunrise Valley, Buzz Aldrin, Dogwood, Fox Mill, Terraset - All schools in Reston

We are now enrolling for the Fall Season.  Contact us to set up a tour to meet our teachers, take a peek at our classrooms and see what quality early childhood education looks like!

Welcome

Welcome to Old Reston KinderCare. At our center, our main goal is to provide a safe environment in which your child is able to comfortably explore the world around them. Our curriculum is woven throughout your child's day, allowing each to learn in their own individual way. Our teachers are dedicated professionals who love to help foster the interests and imaginations of the children in their care.

Crystal Howard, 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.

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

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

As early childhood educators, our staff is driven to provide the best instruction and care possible. We are able to deliver on our promise through years of experience and education, as well as by additional training that is gained each year.

  • Crystal Howard, Center Director

    Year Started:
    12/22/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
  • Liz Pierce, Assistant Director

    Year Started:
    5/7/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Ms. Judy

    Ms. Judy, Infant Classroom

    I like to help children grow and learn new things, especially in infancy. The children change every day at that stage.

    Ms. Judy originally worked for KinderCare from 2003-2008, then returned in September of 2010. She has over 13 years of childcare experience and has worked with children of various ages - from infancy through preschool years. Ms. Judy's attention to detail is evident as you walk into her room. She loves doing projects with the infants and enriching her classroom. She is originally from Peru and is fluent in Spanish.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Judy was a preschool teacher before she found a home in our infant room.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years
  • Ms. Coleen

    Ms. Coleen, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love working with kids. They teach you so much about yourself.

    Ms. Coleen began working with KinderCare in March of 2012. She is our Discovery Preschool teacher and enjoys working with children as they are developing their language skills. She is always talking to the children and assisting them as they learn and grow. Ms. Coleen is originally from Jamaica.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Coleen began her career in early childhood education as a nanny. She also worked for another childcare center prior to joining our staff.
    Year Started:
    3/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Seven years
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Tamara

    Ms. Tamara, Learning Adventures

    I enjoy connecting with the children on their level. They bring so much joy and energy to everything that they do, it is inspiring.

    Ms. Tamara is originally from Russia but has lived in the United States for the past six years. Although new to our center, Ms. Tamara is working hard to get to know each child and family that attends. She loves interacting with children and is excited to share that joy with all of the children and adults in the center.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tamara worked as a nanny before starting at KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    2/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Three years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree of Arts in Linguistics, Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Development
  • Ms. Tanzeela

    Ms. Tanzeela, Prekindergarten Classroom

    The thing that I love most about working with children is watching them grow and develop right before your eyes. They change so much and it is my pleasure to be a part of their growth.

    Ms. Tanzeela began working for KinderCare in September of 2003. She is our Prekindergarten teacher and is dedicated to providing great care to all of her children and their families. She takes extra time each day to check in with the parents and to let them know how their child's day went. She loves getting the children ready for Kindergarten and takes pride in the growth that she sees. She is originally from Pakistan and is fluent in Indian, Urdu, and Hindi.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tanzeela has worked as a substitute for Fairfax County Public Schools.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    Education:
    Master's Degree in Education
  • Ms. Roxana, Cook

    I like my job because I am treated well and with respect by the children. I love to cook for the children, in fact, love is my favorite seasoning!

    Ms. Roxana has worked with KinderCare as a cook since 2006. Her kitchen is always immaculate and she creates delicious and nutritious meals for the children every day. The children look forward to saying hi each day. Ms. Roxana is originally from Honduras and is fluent in Spanish.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
  • Rosa, Toddler

    Years in ECE industry:
    14
  • Azik, Infants

    Year Started:
    6/3/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Claudia, Infants

    Year Started:
    5/4/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Completing Associates Degree
  • Ms. Sholeh, Discovery Preschool

    Year Started:
    4/20/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Bachelor's in English
  • Ms. Mirna, Pre-Kindergarten

    Year Started:
    7/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
  • Ms. Thais, Floater

    Year Started:
    3/29/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Ahlam, Floater

    Year Started:
    7/14/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Bachelors in Education
  • Ms. Sofia, Toddler

    Year Started:
    6/28/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Master in Education & Master in Urdu
  • Ms. Rusul, Toddler

    Year Started:
    4/17/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Bachelors in Religion

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

  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Center Menu

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

With our secure keypad entry and our diligent staff, we ensure that the safety of your child is the top priority. We have a dedicated staff member who acts as our Health and Safety Coordinator to ensure that our center is in great condition and who helps to prepare the staff and children in case of an emergency.

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.

My son has been attending Old Reston KinderCare since he was six weeks old. He will be moving onto Kindergarten this fall and I’m fully confident he will be prepared due to the help from the caring, knowledgeable and supportive staff at the Old Reston KinderCare. My son has flourished over the years and I have been pleased with the care and instruction that the staff has given him especially his math and phonics teacher!

Thank You & Have a Great Day!
T.Jones(Wilson)

- Mother
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