Lorton Campus

 Monday-Friday, 6:30am – 6:30pm

8931 Ox Road
Lorton, VA 22079-3216
Call: (703) 690-1939

Email Ms. Cheryl

Director: Cheryl Verrett – Meet Ms. Cheryl


The Lorton campus of the Northern Virginia Academy of Early Learning offers a wide range of learning programs specifically designed for children ages 6 weeks through the age of 4.


Why Choose Us?

Northern Virginia Academy of Early Learning was established in 1979 and has grown to 6 thriving campuses located throughout northern Virginia. Our newest campus, located in Ashburn, opened in 2016, is licensed by the State of Virginia, and exceeds the Child Care requirements set forth by the Virginia Department of Social Services.

Children enrolled in a Northern Academy of Early Learning campus receive individualized attention to ensure learning, development and growth is achieved through play-based learning in a warm, nurturing center supported by a loving, caring staff.

Complete Learning Experience

The caring staff at Northern Virginia Academy of Early Learning – Lorton Campus offers the best in early learning opportunities. Our daily programs include computer education, Spanish, and sign language. In addition to daily our programs, we offer monthly activities such as cooking, music and science workshops.

More than Just a Day Care

Much more than just basic child care services, we are focused on the educational development of the children. Whether your child is here for infant care or our preschool programs, our professional, dedicated and enthusiastic staff focus on preparing each child for the journey to elementary school and beyond, helping to build the skills needed for a successful life.

With ongoing training for each teacher, we ensure that we meet the highest standards for both early childhood education and child care services.

Lorton Campus Programs:

Infant & Toddler Program

Two-Year-Old Program

Three-Year-Old Program

Four-Year-Old Program

Infant/Toddler Care

Get a head start on your child’s learning with the infant and toddler care programs at Northern Virginia Academy of Early Learning.  Our early learning center offers specialized programs to enhance the educational development of your children.

In our infant and toddler care programs, a specific Primary Care Team is assigned to each child and is responsible for his or her daily care and education.

Parents receive daily communication about their child’s activities, including meals, naps, diaper changes, and how their child’s overall day went. A variety of activities are scheduled throughout the day, depending on the age of the child. These activities take place one-one-one, or in small groups and include:

  • Music
  • Story Time
  • Games
  • Basic Sign Language
  • Creative Play
  • Art

Two-Year-Old Program

For our two-year-old program, we focus on stimulating language, creativity, cognitive and emotional learning,  social, and physical growth. A day-to-day schedule and weekly plan is created and shared with parents for these six areas.

Each day your child experiences creative play, story time, art, language development, music and movement along with other activities designed to promote all areas of development. Parents receive a daily report that outlines daily and creative activities, toilet progress, and disposition.

Three-Year-Old Program

The core of our three-year-old program is to develop language and concept skills using hands-on activities that provide explanation of concepts such as classifications, spatial relationships, and numbers. Children listen to stories, re-telling of events, and watch dramatic plays with puppets, props, and music. A copy of the lesson plan containing weekly themes is sent home each week.

Features of our Three Year Old Program

  • Math
  • Circle Time
  • Spanish
  • Table Manners
  • Music and Movement
  • Outside Play
  • Computers
  • Group Time

Four-Year-Old Program

In this program, your four-year-old child explores concepts in reading, math, and science as we continue to promote language and physical development. This hands-on approach to learning new skills is introduced through daily stories and games that teach your child math concepts, the alphabet, and phonic awareness.

Your child also gets to participate in field trips in the community. These trips enhance your child’s enjoyment of our weekly themes. We provide daily reports so you stay updated and involved in your child’s development.

Features of our Four Year Old Program

  • Literacy
  • Table Manners
  • Language
  • Music & Movement
  • Weekly Theme
  • Outside Play
  • Field Trips

Summer Camp

Summer Camp begins at the conclusion of the school year and continues through the end of August. Each week includes recreational and outdoor activities with rewarding learning, discovery and play experiences. We also plan weekly field trips to local and regional points of interest. In addition, local music groups and magic workshops visit us for special events.

Sign Language Program

From the moment babies start communicating, we incorporate a sign language program enabling infants and toddlers as young as six-eight months to communicate before they speak. Infants aged 6-24 months are introduced to basic signing daily during every day routine and continuously throughout the year. Signing accelerates early learning and reduces frustration for children and adults alike. It also promotes high IQ by reinforcing memory and creative skills.

Spanish Language

The second most widely spoken language in the United States is Spanish. Being exposed to a second language can be a benefit to your child as he or she grows.  Children in our 2 year old through 4 year old classes participate in our Spanish program.  Give your child a great start at Northern Virginia Academy with our Spanish Language program.

No matter what your child’s age or interest, we have a program designed for them. Contact us to learn more.