- Available Spots: As of July 5, 2014 we have 2 newborn infants, 1 toddler enrolled with only two spots remaining. Age Range: 0 yrs - 5 yrs | Before and After Care is also available for school age children.
- Name of Care Center or Person': Busra Aydin | 202.413.2935
Kinder Academy's goal is to start small and grow into a financially strong and highly reputable organization.
We support our families through strong partnerships.
We believe that our families will testify to the quality of our early education and care.
We know established partnerships will later lead to family referrals and make our business grow.
As a interactive and proactive family day home, we appreciate feedback and value our clients.
- Available Hours: 6:30 am to 6:30 pm
- Address: 3126 Valentino Court Oakton VA
- Zip Code: 22124
- Phone: 202.413.2935 | 703.865.4778
- Website: email@example.com | http://kinderacademyva.wix.com/kinderacademy
- What differentiates your care center from all the others?
Highly qualified staff is what sets us apart from other Family Day Homes or eve Child Care Centers.
Our Program Specialist is a Certified Teacher, has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Master of Arts in Teaching and she is currently a Educational Leadership, Administration and Supervision PhD candidate at the College of William and Mary.
Our Lead Teacher has a Child Development Associate credential along with an Associates Degree in Child Development and Behavior.
Our Co-Lead Teacher has a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Arts in International Economics and Trade.
Our Assistant Teacher has a Associate of Science in General Studies. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Community Health with a concentration in Pre-Medicine.
We offer a non traditional family day home by extending our services to overnight, and weekend care. In addition to our care services we offer Turkish Language Instruction for children 3 and older. We provide babysitting services along with before and after care for school age children.
- What is your philosophy regarding childcare?
We believe that all children can learn if we are willing to teach.
We realize the importance of high quality child care services and the importance of partnering with parents in raising happy, and healthy children.
We model developmentally appropriate practices in hopes that we can learn from each other to make learning as delicious as possible for our children.
We believe in open and honest communication.
We believe in modeling, and positive reinforcement as the best forms of discipline.
We recognize the challenges that parents are faced with and this is why we believe in educating our care team and continuing our professional development as educators so that we can serve as a resource to our families.
- What lead you to operate a childcare center?
We come from a line of educators and understand the value of Early Childhood Education. We became interested in operating a child care center after noticing the amount of time we spent transporting to and from work. We also noticed a need for High Quality Family Day Homes in Oakton, Virginia.
My family and I wanted to operate a family day home in our neighborhood so that families could easily drop off their children at a location within walking distance from their home and pick up their children on their way home without having to change their route. This saved parents time and money but cutting down on their commute. This also increased the number of hours we could operate.
Our education and experience was an affirmation that we would be successful in this work.
- What safety precautions are in place for the children in your care?
We verify the child's birth certificate upon enrollment and ensure that all paper work is completed prior to providing care so that we are aware of special needs, allergies and other important information which will determine how to care for the child.
We request 3 additional emergency contacts for the child and check the identification of emergency contacts each time they come to pick up.
Children are excluded from care according to licensing guidelines and our sick policy and can return once they are healthier.
Parents are expected to notify caregivers once a child is diagnosed with a communicable illness so that we can notify other parents.
Children have access to developmentally appropriate schedules, meals, and toys.
We examine children each morning to identify any marks, or bruises and request parents to notify us of injuries which occur outside of the family day home.
We complete an incident report to notify families of incidents which take place on site in our family day home, depending on the severity of the injury we contact 911 and notify our licensing inspector.
We allow children to have their own bed, bed sheets blanket.
Each child is assigned a cubby to place his or her personal items.
Food and drinks that come from home are labeled with the child's name and the date.
Children wash hands before and after each meal and toileting.
Care Givers, sanitize toys, and or soiled surfaces and objects.
We have monthly fire drills and an emergency preparedness and responsiveness plan in place.
- What does a typical day look like for your kids?
Daily Schedule for Toddlers, Preschool, and PreK (Infant schedules vary based on their age, and stage of development.)
6:30 – 8:00 Before Care
8:00 – 8:30 Arrival – Socialization
Please be sure to have your child use the restroom and wash hands as soon as they arrive.
8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast
We will begin our breakfast at 8:30 am, and it will end promptly at 9 am. In the case that you come in late, please ensure that your child has breakfast.
9:00 – 9:30 Potty Time Only when applicable.
9:30 – 10:00 Circle Time
This time will consist of “educational activities”. We will establish our daily routines such as classroom rules, days of the week, months of the year, name, letter, number and color recognition etc.
10:00 – 11:00 Outdoor Play
11:00 – 11:30 Potty Time Only when applicable.
11:30 – 12:00 Story Time
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
If your child has dietary restrictions, we request that you notify us immediately. Parents would be responsible for making the necessary accommodations such as providing supplements for their breakfast, lunch and snack.
12:30 – 2:30 Nap Time
Nap time can also be called quiet time. It is important that children are resting quietly during this time. If your child does not sleep he or she will be engaged in a quiet activity that will not disturb the children sleeping. Nap time can extend until 3:00 pm if children fall asleep late.
2:30 – 3:00 Potty Time Only when applicable.
3:00 – 3:30 Snack
3:30 – 4:00 Learning Areas
Children will have learning areas that are open. This time is very much like free play where children decide which area to play in.
4:00 – 6:30 After Care
This schedule is subject to change. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our daily schedule, please contact us.