NoVA Child Care Curriculum


At Northern Virginia Academy of Early Learning our educational programs are focused on individualized learning objectives for every child enrolled at any of our six campus locations. Our programs contain developmentally appropriate methods created to meet the unique needs of each child. We incorporate all aspects of your child’s day into our education programs. Infant and toddler education includes assignment to a Primary Care Team which will ensure one-on-one care and the comfort our younger one’s need through continuity and familiarity.

NoVA Infant and Toddler Program

Infant & Toddler Program

Our Infant & Toddler Program provides a nurturing atmosphere designed to meet each child’s unique needs. Each infant enrolled at Northern Virginia Academy of Learning is assigned to a Primary Care Group which ensures the one-on-one attention and care infants deserve to thrive. This personal, nurturing process fosters a trusting relationship between the child and the Primary Care Group where the infant’s developmental needs set the day’s schedule. Our Toddler Program is designed for the child who wants to explore their world as they develop a sense of self. Soft play areas, indoor play equipment, and a variety of pull and push toys enable toddlers to discover and explore in a safe, fun, and exciting environment. Return to Top

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Two-Year-Old Program

For our two-year-old program, we focus on stimulating language, creativity, and cognitive skills along with  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.

Parents also receive periodic assessment reports detailing their child’s progress through the major expected milestones of this period. Return to Top

Three-Year-Old Program

Designed to develop a natural and life long excitement for learning, our three year old students learn how to build early writing and literacy skills, engage in concrete mathematical experiences and learn how to make friends. This is done as the children listen to stories, re-tell events, and perform dramatic play with puppets and props. The teacher selects a weekly theme to develop these skills and sends home a copy of the lesson plan each week. We also provide creative, well-equipped classrooms, field trips and special events.

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Features of our Three Year Old Program

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

Montessori Program

Our Montessori program is designed to assist children develop their potential in a warm and nurturing environment.  This educational practice embraces individualized instruction for mixed age groupings of students.  Children will utilize the Montessori equipment and curriculum to develop important life skills.  This program encourages children to explore their world through learning, to express themselves, think independently and play cooperatively. Our Montessori Program is exclusively available at our Burke campus and open to children ages 3 through 5.

 

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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
  • Culinary Classes
  • Monthly Field Trips

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Kindergarten Program

Kindergarten age children are ready for the development of reading, math and handwriting skills that will prepare him or her for the more formal learning environment of elementary school. Our full day program uses a selection of readiness materials that present science, social studies, music, language, and physical development activities in a monthly thematic format. Field trips add to the child’s enjoyment and understanding of the curriculum. Parents are informed of the classroom activities through the teacher’s lesson plans, which are sent home weekly. Return to Top

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Before & After School Program

Our Before And After School Program is offered at our Ashburn and Burke campuses. Open to children ages five to twelve who attend elementary schools in the vicinity of these two campuses. Afternoon snacks are provided to all children. Our program presents a variety of activities to meet the child’s needs: outdoor play, table games, cooking activities, quiet time, arts and crafts and a supervised homework period. Field trips may be scheduled on extended days. Return to Top

School Age Summer Camp

The end of the year signals the beginning of our Summer Camp program. Presented in weekly thematic sessions, the children enjoy arts and crafts, music and movement, cooking, dramatic play, nature study, and field trips. Water Play is also offered during the camp. Return to Top

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Sign Language

At Northern Virginia Academy of Early Learning, we believe that from the moment babies are born, they start communicating with the world around them. For this reason, we have incorporated a sign language program for our Infant and Toddlers.  The purpose of sign language program is to enable infants and toddlers as young as 6-8 months to communicate before they can speak. Parents will be given basic information about the signs being worked on and informed about their child’s progress and are encouraged to sign at home with their children.

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.  Give your child a great start at Northern Virginia Early Learning Academy with our Spanish Language program.Return to Top

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