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Fordson Road KinderCare

Michelle Conroy, Center Director

7901 Fordson Rd Alexandria VA 22306
(703) 780-9099 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Hybla Valley, Grovetown Elementary, Hollin Meadows Elemantery, Stratford Landing Elementary, Fort Hunt Elementary, Belle View Elementary, Wayne Wood Elm and Woodlawn Elementary (afternoon only)

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

We’re proud to offer distance learning for elementary school kids, grade K-6! We’ll ensure your child is logged on, help them with their school schedule, make sure they have plenty of mental and physical breaks throughout the day, and our highly-trained teachers are here to help your child stay on track! As always, we also offer care for all children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Check out the industry-leading health and safety measures we’ve put in place to protect your family and our staff. We can’t wait to see you soon!


We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited - nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.


What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

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.

Elementary School Distance Learning

Healthy bodies, happy hearts, growing minds. We make distance learning easy on your whole family! Our teachers are trained to facilitate safe and dynamic learning experiences online and in-person. Since every school has their own learning plan, we’ve added flexible enrollment options to meet your family’s needs. Whether you choose to enroll full-time, part-time, or before and after school, we’re here for you!

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Cooking Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)

In Cooking Academy, kids learn new recipes from cultures around the world and develop a healthy relationship with food. Kids in this delightful and delicious program whip up everything from Southwest rainbow lettuce wraps to pumpkin muffins, building their skills in STEM, communication, and more along the way. And yes—little chefs get to eat their culinary creations!

Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)

KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning Adventures program: Music Explorers! Built entirely from scratch, our new program teaches kids to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. It blends math, science, social studies, literacy, and mindfulness (think yoga!) for a uniquely KinderCare way of learning the foundations of music.

Phonics Adventures® (2 – 4 Years)

Learning how to read is a whole lot of fun at KinderCare! We help kids grow to love books and words (and get ready for kindergarten) in our Phonics Adventures program. From discovering the basics of vowels to practicing poetry, kids learn all about letters and sounds in small-group lessons made just for their age group. (Bonus: Kids who attend our phonics program are more prepared than their peers for school—and we have the data to prove it.)

STEM Innovators (3-8 Years)

You’ve probably heard a lot about how important STEM education is for your child, but what does that really mean? Our STEM Innovators program takes kids’ natural ability to make sense of the world and applies it to robotics, chemistry, coding, geology, and more. Your child will experiment with activities like learning how lemon juice and baking soda interact to uncover secret messages, watching fizzy reactions in action, and discovering how to use technology to do amazing things!

Our Teachers

We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.

Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!


An Artist's Heart

"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.

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We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.

Our Families

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • Dear Cristina, I would like to thank you and the staff for providing "Tender Loving Care" to my child. I have noticed that my daughter is showing improvement in almost all areas that were initially a concern to us. She has learned new concepts, and she now talks in complete sentences! She knows more colors, numbers, and rhymes than before. Since she started KinderCare she eats the food groups that she didn't request before which is quite a treat for us, and her potty training is now on next level :) Mahrosh likes her teachers and friends at KinderCare. This is simply great because as a kid she knows the teachers are loving, accommodating and patient with her. I would recommend this KinderCare to my friends and neighbors as the environment is age appropriate and well run. Thanks.

    Mahvash S. - KinderCare Parent
  • My children, Edwin and Alyssa have been going to this daycare for about 4 years and it is great now but before it was not . After Ms. Christina came on board, she has made a huge difference and is on top of things. There are other employees like Ms. Stacy, she has taught my daughter so much and so has Ms. Te‘Asha and I’m thankful for that. Also Mr. Deonte and Ms. Belinda (who is my son's so called grandmother at KinderCare), they had a huge impact in Edwin’s life. He has changed a lot . Ms. Hibste is awesome in the baby room. I remember when my daughter was in the baby room and I'd cry when I leave for work. Ms. Hibste would always tell me she will be Ok and I can call and check in on her. Last but not least, Ms. Kim always is in the front greeting us and answering all of my thousands of questions.

    Yasmin C. - KinderCare Parent
  • I would like to thank you and your staff at Fordson Road KinderCare. You have made a great environment in which my preschool son both learns and has fun. While at KinderCare, my son is introduced to a social environment larger than our house, and he has started to understand the world around him. He continues to develop a variety of social skills and self-confidence and is developing the skills to think through situations both critically and creatively. He will be starting Kindergarten this school year, and I feel he will be well prepared with the lessons he learned during his time at KinderCare. Keep up the good work.

    Scott B. - KinderCare Parent
  • As a military family, my children have been in childcare programs around the world, and the Fordson Road KinderCare has made its way steadily to the top of the list. I will echo other parents comments and agree, that while we liked the program before, since the new director has been on board, we have seen the program continually improve. My children enjoy "school" and I enjoy that they are learning and growing in a loving and diverse environment.
    Thank you for all of your support and the great job that you do for my children and our family.

    Jessica C. - KinderCare Parent
  • Our two children have been students at KinderCare since they were six weeks old. We have switched our childcare set up a few times as our needs changed and have subsequently returned to KC (as full-time students or for drop-in care). We continue to be impressed by the facility, the staff, the director and the unparalleled care that our children receive. The staff and teachers are incredibly loving and nurturing and fully engaged in the learning environment. I felt so comfortable leaving my six week old babies in the loving arms of the infant room teachers. The infant room was small and manageable unlike others we visited in the area.  As toddlers, they are challenged in the way they think about the world and engaged in creative and fun activities. Our children have developed beautifully and thrive in social environments. The Fordson Rd KC is a wonderful school that I highly recommend.

    Emily V. - KinderCare Parent

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Who Are KinderCare Families?

They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.

Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.

A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A

Home in Houston

Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Fordson Road KinderCare open?

Yes! Fordson Road KinderCare is open to serve hardworking families in your community! We have new health and safety measures in place to protect families and staff.

What are your health and safety measures at your child care centers?

Check out the industry-leading health and safety measures we’ve put in place to protect your family and our staff. We can’t wait to see you soon!

What programs are offered at Fordson Road KinderCare?

At Fordson Road KinderCare, we offer a wide range of programs, including:

  • Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)
  • Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)
  • Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)
  • Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)
  • Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)
  • Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)
  • Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
  • Elementary School Distance Learning
  • Cooking Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)
  • Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)
  • Phonics Adventures® (2 – 4 Years)
  • STEM Innovators (3-8 Years)

What are the operating hours of Fordson Road KinderCare?

Fordson Road KinderCare is open from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM, Monday through Friday

What accreditations does Fordson Road KinderCare hold?

Fordson Road KinderCare is accredited by NAEYC.