What Makes Kiddie Country So Special?

• A professional staff of teachers with bachelor’s or advanced degrees and highly trained assistants.

• A Music Director who introduces the children to a wide variety of music. This is accomplished through enriching, fun experiences that include singing, movement, and experience with rhythm instruments. Music classes are conducted in a specially designed and equipped music classroom.

• Our impressive Preschool through Kindergarten Programs filled with active, challenging learning experiences.

• Our fantastic Elementary Before and After School Program for 6 — 11-year-olds, and our very popular Elementary Summer Camp Program. Both designed with the natural interests of school-aged children in mind.

• A plethora of age-appropriate educational materials that stimulate exploration and creativity.

• An award-winning facility designed especially for children.  Includes heated outdoor swimming pools and spacious, shaded playground.

• Numerous special events that include school-year orientations; a winter musical program; a phenomenal off-site, end-of-the-year theatrical extravaganza; graduation for kindergartners; a school-age overnight camp-out; an abundance of spectacular field trips and on-site presentations; and a variety of other meaningful planned happenings.

• Years of established commitment to low child/staff ratios so that the attention each child deserves and needs can be realized.

• Licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, accredited by the National Accreditation Commission, and designated as a Virginia Quality program.

Philosophy

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We believe that inspirational experiences in a nurturing and safe setting energize young children to be excited about learning.  Kiddie Country optimizes each child’s growth and development through our engaging and robust curriculum that promotes progress across all domains, including language, cognitive, physical, and social/emotional development.  Our highly qualified, degreed teachers and classroom assistants advance learning through exploration, open-ended activities, intentional play, hands-on experiences, reflective assessment, differentiation, scaffolding, and individual and group interactions.  Classroom staff are knowledgeable about child development, caring, and responsive to children’s needs.  Kiddie Country believes the quality of care that children receive in the early years has a lasting effect and strives to maximize the overall development of every child in an atmosphere of warmth, love, and expertise.

Policies of Interest

School Closures

Kiddie Country closes on Federal holidays and on announced Federal Government closure days, e.g. severe weather, special events, etc.  If the Federal Government announces a one, two, or three-hour delay, we will delay opening by the same amount of time.  If the Federal Government has an early dismissal, we ask that parents pick up their child(ren) as early as possible.  Please note that we reserve the right to close at any time.  We are also closed for three staff professional development days as well as the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.

Snow/Severe Weather
Kiddie Country will make every possible effort to open on snow/severe weather days. Emails and text messages will be sent to families addressing any changes in our normal operating hours. You can also visit this website or check our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KiddieCountry/ for closing updates.