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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Never Miss a Minute of Your Child’s Day

Never Miss a Minute of Your Child’s Day

Stay connected to your child at Sparkles! We know it can be difficult to not be with your child during the workday.  And as educators, we also recognize that parental involvement plays an essential role in your child’s success. This is why we offer a n...

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3 Ideas to Encourage Innovative Thinking

3 Ideas to Encourage Innovative Thinking

You hear a lot about the value of innovative thinking—it can be the key to success at school.  At Sparkles! Early Learning Academy, we encourage children to problem solve and innovate right from the start. But the learning adventure does not have to st...

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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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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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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 helps parents find quality providers, with guides and seminars on ch...

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Need a Week Off? Share & Save

Need a Week Off? Share & Save

With Open Houses coming up at our Crystal City (April 26) and Fair Oaks (April 27) locations, now is a great time to invite your friends to see all that Sparkles! Early Learning Academy has to offer. Once they enroll, in addition to your child having a ne...

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Gardening With Kids

Gardening With Kids

Gardens are nature’s classroom, creating the perfect environment for children to learn and explore. Gardening teaches children so much more than how to plant seeds. Planning and tending a garden teaches children: Responsibility Independence Problem solv...

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Flu Fighting: Resources for Parents

Flu Fighting: Resources for Parents

We have put together some resources to help parents weather the flu season. Check out the CDC-issued list of flu symptoms above, visit the links below and click here to learn about healthy, flu-fighting habits at Sparkles! Test your flu knowledge – ...

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Flu Epidemic: What Caregivers Can Do

Flu Epidemic: What Caregivers Can Do

Childcare centers, educators, and parents all play crucial roles in stopping the spread of flu, which is particularly hard-hitting this year. For the first time in its history of monitoring flu outbreaks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Th...

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Making Resolutions Achievable & Fun for Kids

Making Resolutions Achievable & Fun for Kids

Even elementary school children can start practicing the beneficial habit of goal setting, and the New Year is a perfect time to get started. Here are five ways you can help your children set achievable resolutions for the year ahead, and making sure that...

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