PRESCHOOL & CHILDCARE
The Children's Academy program provides experiences in music, drama, creative movement, carpentry, cooking, water and sand play, sensory development, math, science, language and reading readiness, phonics and large & small muscle development. While providing all of these enriching experiences, we never forget that a positive self concept is what will help prepare your child for a successful and happy future.
McLean - 703-734-2353 Clifton - 703-968-8455
Preschool Education and Childcare
- Morning Preschool 8:35 - 11:45
- Extended Day Preschool 8:35 - 3:00
- Fullday Preschool 8:00 - 5:00
- School Age After Care
- SUMMER CAMP
- Schedule can be 2, 3, 4 or 5 days per week
- May add Lunch to AM Preschool
- Degreed Teachers - Ratio of better than 8 to 1
Each day is composed of both structured learning in age appropriate grouping and mini-sessions. The day begins with circle, at which time the children are grouped according to age. After circle, each teacher opens a mini-session. With the instruction and direction of their teachers, the children move from one session to another, participating in all activities with increased enthusiasm. The mini-sessions encourage children to work on tasks of interest and give them the opportunity to complete their tasks.
Are you interested in having your child join one of our schools?
While we know that the placement of your child in Preschool is one of your most important decisions, we hope to make the process easier for you. We're happy to answer all your questions to help you find the best program for your child.
- Call us - we can answer your questions easily that way.
- Send us an email.
- Fill out an Application Form
- Come in for a personal tour or to an Open House
- Select the program of your choice.
- We register in Winter & Spring for the next September.
- If you are looking for immediate placement, please contact us for possible availability.
Testimonial for McLean "MCA"
McLean Children's Academy was founded in 1981, and we have graduated hundreds of happy children. Central in McLean, we are close to the Library & Community Center. Our school is small and very personal and yet our teachers are some of the most well qualified in the area. You will be pleasantly surprised when you come to visit. We have Open House dates in November & January, or you can call for a tour.
"A fun setting to meet new friends - Charlie
Our experience at MCA has provided all that we could have hoped for our kids and more. The intimate environment at MCA gave them the opportunity to develop emotionally, a fun setting to meet new friends and foster relationships and an academic program that got them ready to be ahead of the game when the time came for kindergarten.
I'm a mother of three children, who all attended McLean Children's Academy for their preschool years, and I'm a big fan of the school. Although the "little blue house on Elm Street" might seem small to an adult initially walking through it, the preschool is very creative with its space and has the children making use of every center on a daily basis. While the playground and all of its equipment have been a favorite of all three of my children, it's the balance of creative activities, academic learning and language awareness that have been my favorites. My youngest daughter "graduates" this spring and just like her brothers, I anticipate she will be completely prepared for her upcoming kindergarden year.
"We are happy you had space for our son." - Bindu
We visited many, many preschools in the area and none of them seemed to "click" for us. Either they were too big and did not have the warmth we were looking for, or they seemed too much like daycare centers rather than preschools. We fell in love with MCA, and were happy that you could accomodate our son.
Testamonial for Clifton "CCA"
Clifton Children's Academy was founded in 1997. We provide the Clifton / Centreville community with a quality preschool program and also the opportunity for an after school or extended care Enrichment Program. Degreed teachers, a small teacher to child ratio, and personal attention to each child's needs is our hallmark. Open House dates are in November & January, or you can call for a tour.
"Extremely warm & nuturing environment" - Mike CCA Dad My daughter spent two years at CCA & had the best experience, not only did she learn so much in preparation for Kindergarten, but has made some really nice friends who she continues to spend time with. The teachers are fabulous, they really take time with your child, helping them to learn & grow. This isn't only preschool, but an extremely warm, nurturing environment.
We are very pleased to be back at CCA with our second child after having a wonderful experience with our daughter. It speaks volumes that most of the current teachers have been at CCA for years & that many families come back with younger siblings. We had done a thorough research before choosing this preschool for our kids. The setting is beautiful, program excellent and the teachers are dedicated, fun, and just wonderful with the kids.