Start Your Baby’s Learning Journey
With Loving Care That Supports Budding Leaders

Infants - Budding Leaders | 2 - 15 Months | Serving McLean, VA

Infant Summer Camp

Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Pillars Of Your Baby’s Curriculum Include:

Early Communication Development

Language Stars emphasizes the sounds & structure of early language through baby sign language.

Math Counts

Teaches the presence of math in everyday life using age-appropriate activities.

Global Environmental Education

Your baby explores the outdoors with daily nature activities.

World Cultures

The SS TEA Steamship travels across the world to learn about different cultures & countries while promoting respect for diverse environments.

Reading Engagement

Explores various reading comprehension methods & aims to develop a lifelong love of reading. Your child receives 1-2-1 primary phonics with their teacher.

Leadership Starts

This program develops young leaders through early confidence-boosting activities.

Physical Fun

Builds your baby’s strength, balance, coordination, and motor skills.

Blooming Arts

Engages your infant’s senses with art, instruments, songs, & movement.

Music & Movement

Whether they’re a budding rock star or an aspiring classical soloist, Rock City® is the place to find real music education for your Infant.

Social-Emotional Learning

With research-backed methods from Conscious Discipline®️ and Love & Logic®️, your little one fosters self-awareness, builds early relationships, and introduces them to their own emotions.

Responsive Care That Matches Your Family’s Home Routine

Expert teachers get to know your baby personally to offer the same responsive care you provide at home. Nurturing caregivers soothe, talk to, feed, cuddle, and play with your little one, so they feel comfortable, safe, and loved.
Responsive Care That Matches Your Family’s Home Routine
Sensory Play Encourages Early Brain Development

Sensory Play Encourages Early Brain Development

Your little bundle of joy engages in sensory play by learning through curiosity, exploration, discovery, creativity, and problem-solving. Sensory play encourages early brain development by strengthening language skills, building fine and gross motor skills, and fostering social-emotional connections.

A Holistic Curriculum For Whole-Child Development

A holistic approach that develops the whole child allows your baby to think, solve, and reflect in a variety of settings. They build confidence as they grow physically, socially, emotionally, and academically and become the Leaders of Tomorrow at an early age.
A Holistic Curriculum For Whole-Child Development
Conscious Discipline® Supports Their Social-Emotional Growth

Conscious Discipline® Supports Their Social-Emotional Growth

Teachers use methods from Conscious Discipline® and Love and Logic® to proactively watch for and prevent challenging behavior and redirect children with respect, warmth, empathy, and positive reinforcement. Your little angel learns to express and manage their feelings and become a confident self-advocate.

Highly-Trained Teachers Build Your Little One’s Confidence

Expertly trained, highly degreed teachers, some with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees or PhDs, and all with CPR- and first-aid training, give your baby a head start by building the foundation to thrive into confident little learners.
Highly-Trained Teachers Build Your Little One’s Confidence
A Seamless Connection With Your Handy Brightwheel App™

Regular Updates For Parents Through our brightwheel Apps™

Stay connected to your baby’s day with Brightwheel™, the parent app that lets you stay in direct contact with your child’s teachers. Get daily updates on feeds, naps, milestones, activities and diaper changes, ask questions, receive heartwarming photos and videos, and more!

An Early Introduction To Nature With Daily Outdoor Exploration

Your baby spends time outdoors every day in a safe, fenced-in playground taking in the sights, sounds, smells, and sensations of nature. New environments challenge their motor skills to help them master crawling and walking, and interacting with new things develops language skills.
An Early Introduction To Nature With Daily Outdoor Exploration
An Owner Who Is Deeply Passionate About Childcare

An Owner Who Is Deeply Passionate About Childcare

With over 20 + years of experience in early childhood education, Mayosha Mends started the program in her home to provide the best care for her daughter after not finding a very high quality program in NOVA. Her life’s work is to positively influence the lives of the little ones under her care giving the same love and attention tp every child in her care as her own.

Your Little One Stays Safe In Their Nurturing Environment

Your peace of mind is important. Know that when you drop your little one off each morning, they stay safe with protective CPR- and first-aid trained teachers, restricted access entrances, internal security cameras, and tall privacy fences surrounding the playground.
Your Little One Stays Safe In Their Nurturing Environment

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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