Meet Diana Orbegoso, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2014
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Communications and an Associate Degree in Child Development
Favorite Children's Book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Meet Diana Orbegoso! She is the Center Director at Broadlands KinderCare in Ashburn, VA. Diana has earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications and an associate’s degree in Child Development. She has been with KinderCare for seven years, and before that she was a teacher and assistant director. “Just when we think we figured things out, the universe throws us a curveball. So, we have to improvise. We find happiness in unexpected places. We find ourselves back to the things that matter the most. The universe is funny that way. Sometimes it just has a way of making sure we wind up exactly where we belong.”
Broadlands KinderCare Programs
Infant Programs (6 weeks–1 year)
Leaving your baby in someone else’s care is a big step. Everyone at our centers—most importantly, our naturally gifted infant teachers—will work with you to make sure the transition goes smoothly. When you step into our infant classroom, you’ll see how much we want your infant to feel safe, loved, and ready to explore their world.
Toddler Programs (1–2 Years)
Everything in our toddler classroom is designed for little explorers. That’s because a lot is going on at this age. When your child is wandering all over the place, that means they’re learning and discovering new things every day. We’ll help them explore their interests (and find new ones!) as they play and learn.
Discovery Preschool Programs (2–3 Years)
This age is filled with so much wonder and curiosity. That’s why we offer a ton of books and toys and bring artwork down to kids eye level. Children in discovery preschool also begin to learn how we all work together in a classroom. Simple math and science, pretend play, and group play help them get used to a more structured school setting.
Preschool Programs (3–4 Years)
This age is all about expression, when kids really start to form their own ideas about what they want to play and how they want to create. Every day in our preschool classroom, your child will explore science experiments, create artwork, and play pretend—all the skills needed for their big next step: kindergarten!
Prekindergarten Programs (4–5 Years)
When you walk into one of our pre-K classrooms, you’ll see artwork and writing displayed around the room. Labels are everywhere to help kids connect letters with words. You’ll also see pictures on the walls that reflect the families in our community. Your child will also deepen their knowledge in language, math, science, Spanish, and social skills.
Before- and After-School Programs (5–12 Years)
You can count on us to provide reliable care for your school-ager while you’re at work, with safe transportation from our center to your child’s school and back! Whether your child wants to start a drama club, build a volcano, or create a comic book, they will have a place to follow their dreams. Your child will start and end the day with a whole lot of fun!
School Break Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
Winter break, spring break, summer break—when school’s out (but you still need to work), you can count on KinderCare to provide a safe and supportive learning environment that’s focused on fun. We welcome children ages 5–12 during school break times and make sure they have a sensational, screen-free experience they won’t forget.
Participating Child Care Aware Center
KinderCare partners with Child Care Aware® of America to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and flexible support to fit their needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.
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. They’ll 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! Kids will learn to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. Our original curriculum 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. While your child experiments, they’ll discover how to use technology to do amazing things!
“ We currently have two girls at Kinder Care. My oldest is four and has been at the center since she was fifteen months old. We were extremely happy with her teachers and have gotten to know them very well through the years. Ms. Maria and Ms. Leslie were her teachers in the Toddler room and my daughter absolutely loved them. It is a difficult age when they are not yet speaking and it always made me feel good to see my daughter run into Ms. Leslie’s arms at drop off in the morning or come home with her hair done by Ms. Maria in the evening. Ms. Brandi was the main teacher in the next room (Discovery Preschool) and I was amazed at her skill and patience in potty training the kids in that classroom. With the tremendous help and effort of Ms. Brandi, my daughter was potty trained a little after he second birthday in less than a week. She used a very positive method and she worked very hard to maintain a structured environment with some very active two-year-old kids! The current teachers in the Preschool classroom, Ms. Arti and Ms. Parmjit, are truly a gift to the school. They work very well as a team and do amazing crafts and activities that correspond to the curriculum they are currently covering. Each day at pick up I would be able to not only read about what subjects were covered and what activities my daughter participated in that day, but there were also pictures posted of said activities. It was a great way for my husband and I to take part in our daughter’s day and we truly appreciated their extra efforts. Our daughter is now in the Prekindergarten room and the main teacher, Ms. Naila, has done a tremendous job of teaching our her how to write her name, count, and recognize spot words in only a few months. The classroom is run with precision and Ms. Naila is doing a great job in preparing the kids for Kindergarten. Our daughter has also participated in the Phonics program since she was three, and we have seen some amazing progress with her writing skills and letter recognition. We also have a daughter who is one-years-old and has been in the Infant room since she was three-months-old. We are so grateful for the main teachers in that room, Ms. Rebecca, Ms. Mary (and occasionally Ms. Brandy) who treat the babies and Toddlers as their own. We have watched our daughter grow and develop and shared many milestones with the teachers. When I see how happy my daughter is at drop off in the morning, it is evident how much she loves being there. Ms. Rebecca and Ms. Mary have given us invaluable advice and shown us over this year how they much they care about our daughter. Lastly, for the past two years since Ms. Alli joined the center as the Director we have seen incredible improvements in how the center is run. Communication with the families is on a regular basis and very thorough and we really feel like we are part of the KinderCare family. Even the aesthetic quality of the center has improved as it is spotless. The classrooms and reception area are well organized and the new paint and accent walls make the center very pleasing. I am always impressed with the professionalism and dedication that Ms. Alli and Ms. Jillian (Assistant Director) show in dealing with parents, students and teachers. It is very easy to see that things are going well: the kids are happy, the teachers are happy, and the parents are happy. As you can see, I have many good things to say about this center. I have not mentioned all of the teachers but can say that everyone with whom I come into contact at KinderCare really comports themselves with professionalism and their care and respect for the children really shines.Show more
“ My husband and I couldn’t be more pleased with KinderCare Broadlands. When we moved to Ashburn in August of 2011 we had originally placed our son at another area school (not a KinderCare facility). After several weeks, he seemed to be struggling with their curriculum and setting, and was becoming discouraged and unenthusiastic about school. We did not feel their staff was making a connection with him and that he was just “another kid” at the school. Eventually we took him out of that school and enrolled him in the Prekindergarten class at KinderCare Broadlands in October 2011. Since that time, our son has truly thrived. For example, during his time in Prekindergarten, his teachers lovingly and effectively prepared him for public Kindergarten by nurturing and encouraging his development. They also regularly informed us of his progress and it was obvious that they really cared about him and his future success. In addition, the fantastic work with our son on phonics has put him far ahead of most of his current Kindergarten classmates and we are regularly provided with helpful information to reinforce work with him at home. In short, the academics at KinderCare Broadlands are exceptional. But even more important, we feel the KinderCare Broadlands staff truly cares about the safety and well-being of our son on a personal level which makes my husband and I feel so at peace during the day when we cannot be with him. Words cannot fully express the sense of gratitude we feel about our experience with this school and towards all of the staff.Show more
“ Both my children started at KinderCare when they were six-weeks-old. Knowing they were well-cared for has allowed me to work with a clear mind. They have both been happy to see their teachers when I dropped them off every day, and it's been wonderful to see them develop friendships with their classmates as well. The fact that they are learning at KinderCare lets me relax and focus on playing with them when we're together, because it's clear that they'll be ready for school from the solid foundation they're building now. The entire staff is friendly and warm. I'm confident every day that my son and daughter are getting high-quality care in an enriching environment.Show more
“ Broadlands KinderCare is an awesome learning center! My daughter loves it! She even cries when I pick her up because she does not want to leave. The administration is also great! They are really flexible and supportive.Show more
Frequently Asked Questions
What accreditations does KinderCare have?
We are your trusted caregiver. Our centers are state-licensed and regularly inspected to make sure everything meets or exceeds standards, including child-to-teacher ratios and safe facilities. Our centers aren’t just licensed—most are accredited, too! Find out more.
Do you offer part-time schedules at Broadlands KinderCare?
Everybody’s schedule is different. We’re happy to offer quality, affordable part-time and full-time childcare. Drop-in care may also be available. Reach out to your Center Director to learn more.
How does naptime work at Broadlands KinderCare?
Our teachers meet every child’s needs during naptime. Our teachers know how to get babies to nap. In fact, they are pros at getting children of any age to nap. Visit our article on "10 Ways We Help Kids Get a Great Daycare Nap" to learn more.
Do you support alternative diets?
We strive to be as inclusive as possible. To that point, we provide a vegetarian option at mealtime, take care to not serve common allergens and can adapt menus based on your child’s food sensitivities. If your child has additional needs, we’ll work with you to figure out a plan.
Are meals included in tuition? Can I choose to send my child with lunch?
We provide nutritious meals and snacks developed by a registered dietician to meet the needs of rapidly growing bodies and minds. If your child has special dietary requirements and you would prefer to bring in their lunch, please make arrangements with the center director.
Does my child need to be potty-trained?
Every child begins toilet learning at a different age. Until your child shows an interest in toilet learning, we’ll provide diaper changes on an as-needed basis. When your child shows an interest, we'll discuss how to work together to encourage toilet learning.
We're so proud!
AMERICA'S MOST ACCREDITED
What Learning Looks Like
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!
A KinderCare Teacher With 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.
An Educator Dedicated to Making Readers
Soft-spoken, creative, and laser-focused on literacy, Alisha Jackson is a real role model for early childhood educators. “I am being the change I wish to see in the lives of children,” she says. Watch and find out how she helps children find a love of books and reading.
This Top Educator Teaches With Her Whole Heart
Music is learning. It lights up everything” says this award-winning early childhood educator. Attiya Mirza is particularly adept at using music to teach: She recorded a pop album in her native Pakistan and was also the captain of the Pakistani national cricket team (leadership skills are extremely helpful in a class full of three-year-olds)!
Gallup - Great Workplace Award
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.
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.
This Inspirational Family Puts Love First
Music to our ears. Meet the Bachmans, an all-American, multi-racial family from Chicago who show us all what love is really about.
A Family That is Busy with a Capital "B"
When both parents are professionals, carving out some family "together" time can be a serious challenge. See how the Dorazios do it—from Taco Tuesday to trips to the shore.