Proudly serving families in the Washington, DC/Northern Virginia metro area, Sparkles! Early Learning Academy centers are conveniently located in Fairfax County and Arlington, Virginia. Our daycare centers feature:
- Caring, long-term staff
- Flexible, extended hours
- Research-based Creative Curriculum
- Optional Spanish language classes
- Nutritious meals
- Mobile apps for connectivity
- Regular progress reports & opportunities for parent involvement
Infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children will all find something to love at Sparkles!, where we nurture children’s natural desire to learn, communicate, and follow their unique interests through age-appropriate activities that encourage exploration and a love of learning.
At Sparkles!, security is the number one priority. We utilize BrightWheel, a child-care management software, to communicate with parents, record daily activities, and track arrivals and departures. Procare keeps financial information and allows for online payments.
Through our security system with a keypad by the front door, we ensure that only authorized personnel is admitted into our facility.
Sparkles! offers an Internet Camera Viewing System. Registered parents are able to stay connected with their children throughout the day via the Internet.
The images are sent to the providers’ secure internet server where they are encrypted. Access to the site can only be made with an approved user name and password. Parents are given authorized access to their child’s room.
Sparkles! utilizes Creative Curriculum – a complete, nationally recognized curriculum system that incorporates the latest research and best practice strategies to address the learning needs of infants, toddlers and preschool children by using age-specific objectives for learning and development. The learning and development objectives of the Creative Curriculum have been identified as strong predictors of school and life success!
Our curriculum focuses on six key areas of your child’s development:
Proper nutrition is crucial to early childhood development. So here at Sparkles!, we include balanced snacks and meals in your tuition, giving you one less thing to worry about as you start your day. Menus change monthly, and all Sparkles! locations are peanut-free. Ask your center director about our vegetarian and gluten-free options.
We will try to follow the Federal Government closing procedures, however, should the weather become hazardous during the day, Sparkles! locations may close. The safety of our students and staff is our main priority. Parents will be given a 2-hour notice of any closing. We will immediately post alerts on Facebook. Also, we will post an automated message on the phone line for each center, so that parents can call for updates.
In addition to our quality daycare and pre-kindergarten programs, we offer summer and spring break camps at our Crystal City and Fairfax locations. Specialty programs, such as gymnastics, foreign language, and tutoring, are available as well. Schedule a tour today!