Simeon Lehmann, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Floris, Coates, Oak Hill, Fox Mill, Crossfield, McNair, Navy and St. Veronica.
Our center is accredited by the National Accreditation Commission.
Meet Simeon Lehmann, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2021
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education Master’s Degree in Educational Administration
Favorite Children's Book: Where the Sidewalk Ends
Meet Simeon Lehmann! He is the Center Director at McLearen Square KinderCare in Herndon, Virginia. Simeon attended Temple University, where he earned a Master's Degree in Educational Administration. He also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. He joined the KinderCare team in 2021. Outside of work, Simeon enjoys going to basketball games, cooking, fitness, trying new restaurants, and being outdoors. "Work hard and be nice to people."
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
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.
McLearen Square 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.)
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.
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.
Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
New to the NoVa area, after visiting 14 local childcare facilities, we knew that McLearen Square KinderCare was the best choice for our toddler and preschooler. Our family needed extended hours and a place that was more than a business. From the first day all of the teachers and staff have been amazing. They truly know, care, and love our children. The facilities are warm and inviting. It is an environment that promotes both learning and discovery. As an educator, I know that my children are gaining the skills that they will need to succeed socially, emotionally, and academically. I highly recommend it to anyone in the area.”
Tiffany A. - KinderCare Parent
My daughter joined KinderCare at McLearen Square when she was 17 months and stayed there until she turned three. Recently we moved to a different place so I shifted my daughter to a new daycare. I am so used to wonderful welcome and loving, caring teachers at your place that I am unhappy with all the other daycares. Ms. Tina, Ms. Hasna, Ms. Lorena, Mr. Dan, Ms. Roxana etc. are so sweet and my daughter enjoyed every minute with you guys. My daughter and I miss you all so much. Keep up the good work guys!”
Sowmya B. - KinderCare Parent
My daughter has been enrolled at McLearen Square Kindercare for a few months. Previously, she had been home with her Grandmother every day while I worked. I was nervous that it would be a hard adjustment for her but have been pleasantly surprised! Ms. Lorena did such a great job helping her transition. Also, Mrs. Hasna and Mrs. Kaitlin made my her feel very welcomed! She is now very eager to tell me about her day when I would pick her up. I'm very happy that she is now in a learning environment that supports her individuality!”
Amber - KinderCare Parent
I love my daycare! It is clean; the whole staff knows all the kids and parents by name. My son started at KinderCare when he was 2 and he will be 5 in June. It has been an amazing experience. My son has learned so much while here. He gets to socialize and interact with kids his age. They have taught him so much already and have worked with him in areas that he has had trouble in. He will be well prepared to start kindergarten in September. His teacher Ms Sharon is very impressive! She does MANY arts and crafts with him and has great patience with the kids. I have seen this center go through some immense changes in the last six months and Ms. Hasna and her staff do an AWESOME job with ALL the kids. Thank you for taking care of my son I really appreciate you ALL!”
Kimberly B - KinderCare Parent
My children have been with KinderCare Bloom for three years. My son was two, and my daughter was five when they first enrolled. I am super happy with KinderCare as are my kids. I have ease of mind that they are being taken care of. The staff is reliable and understanding. The center feels like family to us. The center is big and roomy and is not crammed like other centers. When looking around for a daycare, I loved how organized and roomy it was. I recommend it to all parents.”
Iris R. - KinderCare Parent
My nephew has been attending McLearen Square KinderCare for five weeks now, and we absolutely love it! Previously, he attended another local child care facility, and he always cried going into the center each morning. Now at KinderCare, I can't get him to go home! He absolutely loves his teacher Ms. Lorena. He always shares with me the things she says. He knows most of the teachers by name and they know him. That says a lot about how the whole staff loves and cares for my child. I love how the center is always clean and smells great! I also enjoy that the teachers put up pictures in each classroom so that the parents are able to see what their child does throughout the day. I appreciate that the Director and Assistant Director, Ms. Hasna and Ms. Kaitlin, take the time out to greet my child every time they see him. The McLearen KinderCare is a family. The teachers are always welcoming and smiling, the parents greet each other in passing, and the children always seem to be enjoying themselves. I absolutely love OUR KinderCare.”
LaVonne F. - KinderCare Parent
My daughter has been going to KinderCare for almost two years, and my expectations have been blown away since day one thanks to Hasna. My daughter loves to tell family and friends the activities she did at KinderCare. I have always been impressed by the professionalism and genuine care under Hasna's Team. Thank you for your hard work and kindness Hasna.”
N.P. - KinderCare Parent
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.
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 McLearen Square 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 McLearen Square 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.