Before & After-School Care For 5 - 12-Year-Olds
Nurturing Teachers Build Strong, Happy Leaders

Before & After School Extended Care Serving Arlington, VA, Falls Church, VA, Vienna, VA, & McLean, VA | 5 - 12 Years |

Fall Enrollment

2023-2024 & 2024-2025

Open From 7:00 am to 6:30 pm For Your Convenience

Expert Homework Help Frees Up Time At Home

Your child gets their homework done every day before or after school, so you have more free time together at home. Expert teachers are always available to answer questions, offer support, and guide them through challenging assignments. We proudly offer the best tutoring program in Falls Church, VA and the surrounding area!

Expert Homework Help Frees Up Time At Home
Small Class Sizes Allow Extra Time For Your Child

Small Class Sizes Allow Extra Time For Your Child

With a low teacher-to-child ratio of 1:10, leaders have more time to focus on your little learner’s unique needs, personality, and skill level. All teachers are thoroughly trained in early childhood development and are CPR- and first-aid-trained for care.

Yes! We Provide Transportation To & From The Following Elementary Schools:

Social-Emotional Learning Fosters Lifelong Success

Your little one learns crucial social-emotional skills like recognizing and managing emotions, understanding, respect, empathy, manners, sharing, and being comfortable with public speaking to foster lifelong success in classrooms, careers, and relationships. Watch them become strong, self-advocating future leaders.
Social-Emotional Learning Fosters Lifelong Success
Fun Weekly Themes Stimulate Your Child’s Mind & Self-Worth

Fun Weekly Themes Stimulate Your Child’s Mind & Self-Worth

Engaging weekly themes and creative projects stimulate your child’s mind to develop their self-worth, independence, and confidence. Daily reading, mindfulness, yoga, and world culture awareness enhance focus, concentration, and overall academic performance to help them become strong, empathetic little leaders.

Breakfast & An Afternoon Snack Included In Tuition

Your child enjoys a healthy breakfast or afternoon snack (or both if they attend the before and after-school program) at no extra cost to you. Catered meals meet all childhood nutritional standards and adhere to any food allergies and sensitivities.
Breakfast & An Afternoon Snack Included In Tuition

Experience The Best After-School Program In Falls Church, VA! Full-Day Programs Are Available On In-Service Days & Holidays!

Dedicated Outdoor Play Gets The Wiggles Out

Dedicated Outdoor Play Gets The Wiggles Out

After a long day of learning, your child spends time outdoors every day to get the wiggles out and give their minds, muscles, and motor skills a boost. Connecting with nature improves their mood and physical health and helps them sleep better!

Spend Time With Friends Making Lasting Memories

Your little leader looks forward to spending time with peers who attend different schools. Using their ever-growing social-emotional skills, they engage in healthy conflict resolution, find their social voice, and create lasting friendships and memories.
Spend Time With Friends Making Lasting Memories

Nature based curriculum and program to blossom the young mindful leader

Nature education is vital for fostering happy children and, subsequently, content adults. The World Happiness Report underscores the role of regular nature connection in personal well-being. Even in an Unburn neighborhood, the T.E.A. Center offers a nature-based holistic curriculum, aiming to instill environmental leadership in children. This equips them to be effective advocates and conservation leaders in their communities, contributing to a happier and sustainable future.

FAQs

Staff works diligently to keep spaces and surfaces clean and sanitized during the day, and a professional cleaning crew does a deep clean every evening. Air purifiers remove harmful dust, germs, allergens, and irritants to keep everyone healthy and happy.
NOT AT ALL! Most of our parents aren’t bilingual – but many pick up many words and phrases from their children! So if you’ve ever wanted to learn Spanish, French, or Mandarin, you get a little fringe benefit of having your child attend the T.E.A. Center!
Actually, it’s the opposite – studies show that learning additional languages at a young age creates new neural pathways in the brain, which has all sorts of benefits, including a greater ability to focus and task switching – both critical life skills that are a huge advantage in school and future work!
The younger you start with a second (or third!) language, the easier it will be for your child, and the greater the benefits. We begin our immersion program here in the Toddler program with 2 hours of instruction in each language per week.
Yes, there is 1-2 hrs per day. If your child does not nap we have quiet time activities.
Breakfast, Lunch and PM snack are all included.
Follows state licensing standards for each age group. 1 teacher for 10 students in preschool and Prek, however at the TE.A. Center – its 1 teacher for 7 students.

World Language begins at 2 years – toddler program
Spanish – 2 hours per week
Mandarin – 2 hours per week
French- 2 hours per week

No – regular school year – August 1 to June 30 of next year.


Summer camp – register by the week for the months of July and August (optional) and families can start later pending availability and the tuition is prorate by the later start date.

The center is closed on- labor day, Thanksgiving, Winter break (between Christmas and Jan. 1), Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, and Memorial day – for details Contact Us.

We open a limited number of spots – depending availability -Availability- Contact Us.
Please Contact Us to updated fee information.
Our lead teachers hold  PhD’s, Master’s, Bachelor’s degrees, Associate’s degrees in early childhood education or a minimum CDA.

Assistant Teachers- Holds Bachelor’s degrees, Associate’s degrees, or working towards a CDA. All Teachers and staff are certified in CPR and First Aid, and have Continuing Education and some have Food Handler certificates. All leads teachers have 100+ hrs of T.E.A. Center Standards and Curriculum training with continuing education of 40+ hrs annually.

Teacher qualifications
State T.E.A. Center Staff
12 hrs 40 +hrs
Lead education CDA PhD to CD’s
Lead Training hrs to start 0 100 hrs

The average tenure of teachers is 2+ years  

The average tenure of our leadership is 5+ years. Rest assured of the consistency of care and administration of policies and procedures.

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