An Engaging Holistic Curriculum
For Physical, Social, Emotional, Intellectual, & Academic Growth

Preschool - Visionary Leaders | 3 - 4 Years | Serving McLean, VA

Toddler To Pre-K Summer Camp

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

Our Nature Based Program Focus On Art & Multi Language Immersion!

Your Preschooler’s Holistic Curriculum Includes:

Language Explorers

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

Science Adventure

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

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.

World Cultures

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

Reading Engagement

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

Writers Workshop

Promotes creativity & structure as your preschooler learns early writing skills.

Leadership Starts

Develops your little leader through confidence-building activities.

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!

Blooming Arts

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

Mindfulness

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

Physical Fun

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

Onsite Enrichments

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

Active Discovery Builds Confident Little Learners

Expert teachers introduce your child to new information through multi-sensory learning experiences that enhance motor skills, creativity, and imagination. Daily discoveries through playful exploration, questioning, investigation, problem-solving, and group discussions build happy, confident learners.
Active Discovery Builds Confident Little Learners
Ready For School With A Whole-Child Curriculum

Ready For School With A Whole-Child Curriculum

Your little learner’s holistic curriculum prepares them for school by amplifying their physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and academic skills. Hands-on, experience-based exploration using workbooks, guided activities, and fun lesson plans boost their math, science, art, music, reading, writing, world languages, and environmental cognition.

Conscious Discipline® Boosts Their Social-Emotional Growth

Conscious Discipline® is a gentle philosophy that models respect, empathy, self-regulation, and appropriate behaviors. Combined with methods from Love and Logic®, your child learns crucial lifelong social-emotional skills like managing and expressing emotions, self-advocacy, good manners, positive self-esteem, and confidence.
Conscious Discipline® Boosts Their Social-Emotional Growth

2 Programs For Your Convenience:

Your Child Discovers The World Through Language Immersion

Your Child Discovers The World Through Language Immersion

Your child engages in a language immersion program that focuses on 4 different languages—English, Spanish, French, and Mandarin. Through structured play and engaging problem-solving activities, they prepare for a lifetime of learning and a competitive edge enhanced by the multilingual advantage!

A Leadership Program Fosters Their Skills & Self-Confidence

Your little learner’s prestigious 7 Levels of Leadership program fosters their developing social-emotional and academic skills, setting them on the path to becoming a positive example for the global community. Confidence-boosting exercises and public speaking activities help them become fearless leaders.
A Leadership Program Fosters Their Skills & Self-Confidence
Unique Programs Enrich Your Child’s Education

Unique Programs Enrich Your Child’s Education

Your little learner explores fun enrichment classes included in tuition, like yoga, STEM, and mindfulness to boost concentration, problem-solving skills, and focus. Additional onsite programs like Lego® engineering, Art 3D, piano, cooking, knitting, and more are available at a minimal cost.

Look At These Incredible Enrichment Opportunities!

Highly-Trained Teachers Help Them Reach Their Full Potential

Your child’s diverse teachers are CPR- and first-aid certified, have over 40 hours of annual training, and some even hold Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees or PhDs. Investing in thorough training brings your child’s unique potential to life.
Highly-Trained Teachers Help Them Reach Their Full Potential

Your Preschooler Heads To School Reading At A Kindergarten or 1st-Grade Level!

Your Parent App Captures All Their Magic Moments

Your Parent App Captures All Their Magic Moments

Curious about your child’s day? Use your handy Brightwheel™ parent app to send their teacher a DM. Be part of all their magic moments with adorable, heartwarming pictures and videos, progress reports, daily updates, and more.

Playing Outside Every Day Ignites Their Love Of Nature

Your preschooler gets plenty of sunshine, fresh air, and outdoor play every day to boost their social-emotional and physical well-being. They climb play structures, have imaginative adventures with friends, build strong muscles, and calm their minds as they learn to appreciate nature.
Playing Outside Every Day Ignites Their Love Of Nature
Gross Motor Skills Area & Indoor Playground Keeps Them Active

Gross Motor Skills Area & Indoor Playground Keeps Them Active

There’s no shortage of physical activity when the weather is crummy. Your little one stays active with an indoor playground, a gross motor skills area, and fun projection games. A library full of books and in-class learning centers adds to their adventures.

Tasty Meals & Snacks Included In Your Tuition

Save money on your grocery bill with catered breakfasts, lunches, and afternoon snacks included in your child’s tuition. Your little leader stays energized for learning with delicious meals that adhere to child nutritional guidelines and consider any dietary allergies or sensitivities.
Tasty Meals & Snacks Included In Your Tuition
Staying Safe With Cameras, Restricted Access, & Fences

Staying Safe With Cameras, Restricted Access, & Fences

You have peace of mind knowing your little one steps into a safe environment every day with security cameras, restricted access entrances, tall privacy fences surrounding the playground, and CPR- and first-aid-trained teachers.

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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