Avoid the Summer Slide, Learning Tips from Sparkles!

Avoid the Summer Slide, Learning Tips from Sparkles!

“The summer slide:” it reminds you of fun times at the park, but is actually a phrase for the loss-of-learning that can happen when children are out of school for extended periods. Studies indicate that teachers can spend months re-teaching forgotten ...

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Need tuition assistance? Help available for qualifying families in Fairfax

Need tuition assistance? Help available for qualifying families in Fairfax

Sparkles is proud to be an approved Child Care Assistance and Referral Program (CCAR) provider! This Fairfax County Department of Family Services’ Office for Children program provides childcare subsidies for eligible families, and offers pare...

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Join the fun! Summer Kick-off, June 18

Join the fun! Summer Kick-off, June 18

Join us Monday, June 18 for one of our favorite events of the year–Summer Kick-off ! From 4-6 pm, our Fair Oaks center will transform into a festival, complete with: Moonbounce Face painting Icee Machine & Ice Pops Music Refreshments Parents, ha...

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Parents…Virginia Sales Tax Holiday Is This Weekend, Aug. 3-5

Parents…Virginia Sales Tax Holiday Is This Weekend, Aug. 3-5

As parents and educators, one of our favorite holidays is the Virginia Sales Tax Holiday, when you can stock up on back-to-school goodies tax-free. This year, it runs Friday, Aug. 3 through Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. For these three days, pay no sales tax on ...

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Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: Connect & Win!

Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: Connect & Win!

Parenting tips, family-friendly activities and the latest classroom news await every time that you explore our website or social media. This month, connecting with Sparkles! is even more rewarding, with a chance to win one of three (3) $25 Amazon gift ca...

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Reminder: Inclement Weather Policy

Reminder: Inclement Weather Policy

While we have a few summer-like days ahead of us, the calendar tells us it is fall. Which seems like a good time to remind everyone of our inclement weather policy. Sparkles generally follows Federal Government closings. However, safety is our top priori...

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