Sparkles! Daycare and Preschool at Crystal City

1235 S. Clark Street Arlington, VA 22202 | | 571-312-1052
building tomorrow's leaders


Our center in Crystal City, Arlington is all about helping parents build tomorrow’s leaders. Through our Creative Curriculum approach, our students are able to thrive in every learning environment once they head off to Kindergarten.

Why? Sparkles! curriculum is innovative, responsive, developmentally appropriate, comprehensive, and designed to meet the highest standards of early learning education. 

Our teachers are consistently looking to improve our curriculum and resources through research-proven strategies to provide all our students with a fun, play-based learning experience.

Our Preschool in Crystal City, Arlington is also packed with enhanced security measures such as cameras that allow parents live connection to their childs classroom. 

The Idea

Helping parents build tomorrow's leaders through a research-proven approach aimed at providing high quality early learning education.

Overview Of Crystal City Daycare
and Preschool

Sparkles! offers safe and reliable childcare in Arlington. Our Sparkles! Crystal City center is conveniently located near the Pentagon and Crystal City Metro stops, servicing corporate and military families in the busy Arlington, VA area. This state-of-the-art childcare center in Arlington boasts an open, spacious design with tons of natural light.

When you walk in, you will be welcomed by well-trained and caring childcare professionals who make learning exciting and fun! Our classrooms offer enticing toys, arts and crafts, plenty of books and engaging educational activities for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old. Outdoors is a brightly colored, secure playground where your child can safely play and explore.

Our childcare in Arlington also offers:

  • Extended hours (6:30am – 7pm) & flexible schedules
  • Research-based educational curriculum
  • Optional Spanish language classes
  • Online secured streaming video available from cameras in your child’s classroom
  • Stay connected throughout the day with BrightWheel
  • Long-term, caring staff
  • Children Portfolios, progress reports & parent-teacher conferences are available to ensure you are a participant in your child’s development.

Our infant through pre-K programs in Crystal City are based on Creative Curriculum, which incorporates the latest research and best practices in early childhood development, taking into account the needs of every type of learner. Please call or use the contact form to schedule a tour; we would love to meet you!


Schedule a Crystal City Center tour, register a child, or request more information.

Ready to enroll?

Live Streaming Cams

All our classrooms are equipped with secure video streaming through Watch Me Grow, so parents can have access to their childs class and can follow along during the day to curricular activities.

BrightWheel App

SPARKLES! allows parents to stay connected with the teachers through the BrightWheel app to follow their childs progress day by day, attendance tracking, and daily reports.

Entrance Code

Only parents and teachers have an access code that is required to enter. Those that do not have the code even if authorized for pick-up have to ring in and be brought in by our office staff.

Sparkles! offers a Military Discounts of 5% and a sibling discount of 5% off the oldest child’s tuition.

We also accept child care subsidy programs: 

Child Care Assistance and Referral Program (CCAR) determined by your county of residence and funded by the State of Virginia

Child Care Aware of America (formerly known as NACCRA) provides assistance for Military and DoD families. 

Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA) provides assistance for Federal Public Servants.

Beginning your enrollment process is simple. Print the Enrollment Package and complete the required sections. You may submit the completed form by fax, mail or email. Additional paperwork will be required for the completion of enrollment. Registration will not be completed until the receipt of a non-refundable registration fee and deposit.