Preparing For Future Greatness
With Happy, Healthy, & Confident Leaders

Pre-K - Future Leaders and Young Entrepreneurs | 4 - 5 Years | Serving McLean, VA

Toddler To Pre-K Summer Camp

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

School-Age Summer Camp

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

Our Programs Focus On Art Immersion & Language Immersion!

Your Pre-Kindergartner’s Holistic Curriculum Includes:

Math Counts

Teaches the presence of math in everyday life as your child problem-solves, identifies patterns, and understands logic with an age-appropriate individualized learning plan.

Science Adventure

Encourages your child to question, explore, record, & discuss conclusions through a wide variety of fun experiments. They learn about nature & green living through fun facts and projects.

Reading Engagement

Builds a lifelong love of reading through different reading comprehension methods.

Writers Workshop

Promotes creativity & structure as your little one learns early writing skills.

Language Explorers

Language Stars emphasizes the structure & sounds of world languages such as Spanish, Mandarin, French, & English.

Blooming Arts

Opens the door to the senses with creative art projects, instruments, songs, theater, & movement.

Leadership Starts

Develops your little leader through confidence-building activities.

World Cultures

The SS TEA Steamship travels the world as your pre-kindergartner learns about different countries & cultures while promoting respect for diverse environments.

Mindfulness

Helps your child discover more about themselves as they navigate various team and social settings.

Music & Movement

Rock City® focuses on foundational musical concepts such as fast & slow, sound & silence, high & low, and even singing and playing major scales, and with special take-home activity materials, your rock star’s musical adventures last all week long!

Physical Fun

Promotes coordination & sportsmanship and challenges skills through yoga, dance, sports, & games.

Onsite Enrichments

Enrichment classes uncover your pre-kindergartner’s hidden talents & abilities while unleashing creativity & strengthening motor skills.

Your Child Enhances Their Skills With Active Discovery

Your budding learner dives into math, science, art, reading, writing, music, world languages, and environmental awareness through playful, active discovery. Fun, hands-on activities help them develop at a kindergarten level, making it easier for them to transition to school.
Your Child Enhances Their Skills With Active Discovery
Next-Level Learning With An In-House Holistic Curriculum

Next-Level Learning With An In-House Holistic Curriculum

Teachers prepare your child for school by scaffolding their learning with hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities, in-class learning centers, leadership building, environmental awareness, and an engaging in-house holistic curriculum that features experience-based exploration through workbooks and lesson plans.

The Writers Workshop Helps Your Child Become An Author

Early learning in reading, writing, language, literacy, listening, and speaking pays off! As your child creatively writes with structure and purpose, they have the opportunity to show off their accomplishments with a self-published book!
The Writers Workshop Helps Your Child Become An Author
Social-Emotional Learning Equips Your Child For Life

Social-Emotional Learning Equips Your Child For Life

Using methods from Love and Logic® and Conscious Discipline®, your child creates new friendships, learns empathy, handles their big emotions, and becomes a better listener. Watch them carry these crucial social-emotional skills through life as they excel in classrooms, careers, and relationships.

Give Your Child The World With 4 Different Languages

Your child becomes the master of languages with 4 different immersion programs—English, French, Spanish, and Mandarin. Multilingualism boosts cognitive skills, heightens creativity, enhances problem-solving skills, builds cultural awareness and understanding, and gives them a future competitive advantage.
Give Your Child The World With 4 Different Languages

3 Convenient Programs To Choose From:

Engaging Enrichment Classes Boost Their Love Of Learning

Engaging Enrichment Classes Boost Their Love Of Learning

Your kiddo can’t wait to participate in fun enrichment classes that enhance their love of learning. Your tuition includes mindfulness, STEM, and yoga, and other onsite programs like piano, cooking, Art 3D, knitting, Lego® engineering, and more are available at a small cost.

Wow! Look At All These Amazing Enrichment Activities!

Strong Social-Emotional Skills With Unique Leadership Training

The unique 7 Levels of Leadership program teaches your child to become a fearless leader. Through confidence-boosting exercises and group-speaking activities, your little one builds their social-emotional toolkit, becomes comfortable with public speaking, and is ready to take on the world.
Strong Social-Emotional Skills With Unique Leadership Training
A Diverse, Highly-Trained Team Helps Your Little One Succeed

A Diverse, Highly-Trained Team Helps Your Little One Succeed

Diverse, highly-trained teachers hold either CDAs, Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees, or PhDs to ensure your little one learns from the best. With over 40 hours of annual training and small class sizes, your child has the attention they need to succeed.

Exceptional Early Education For Superior School Success!

Direct Messages & Daily Pics With Your Handy Parent App

Stay connected to your child’s day with Brightwheel™, the handy parent app that gives you easy access to their teachers. Ask questions, pay tuition, and receive daily updates, progress reports, adorable pictures and videos, and more.
Direct Messages & Daily Pics With Your Handy Parent App
Outdoor Play Builds Motor Skills, Muscles, & Memories

Outdoor Play Builds Motor Skills, Muscles, & Memories

Your little leader heads outside every day to test their abilities on the play structure and have imaginative adventures with friends. Being outside helps them build motor skills, muscles, memories, and a love of nature.

Learning Is Fun With A Library, Indoor Playground, & More

An impressive indoor playground, gross motor skills room, fun projection games, in-class learning centers, and a library full of exciting adventures means there’s always an opportunity for your child to move, groove, and grow.
Learning Is Fun With A Library, Indoor Playground, & More
A Delicious Breakfast, Lunch, & Snack Included In Tuition

A Delicious Breakfast, Lunch, & Snack Included In Tuition

Your child’s tuition includes kid-friendly and super healthy meals and afternoon snacks to fuel their mind and body for learning. Catered meals consider dietary restrictions and allergies and adhere to child nutritional guidelines for non-stop brain-boosting energy.

Access Controls & Cameras Protect Your Precious Child

Be confident that no unauthorized personnel can enter your little one’s safe haven, thanks to strict restricted access controls. Internal security cameras keep a close watch on the day-to-day, and tall privacy fences surround the outdoor playground for ultimate protection.
Access Controls & Cameras Protect Your Precious Child

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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