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Small Class Sizes Support Their Learning On All Levels

Private Kindergarten - Young Leaders | 4+ Years​ | Serving McLean, VA

School-Age Summer Camp

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

Our Programs Focus On Art Immersion & Language Immersion!

Full-day Classes From 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Our Private Kindergarten Class Helps Your Child Leap Right Into 1st Grade With:

Reading Engagement

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

Writers Workshop

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

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.

Physical Fun

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

Onsite Enrichments

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

Leadership Starts

Develops your little leader through confidence-building activities.

Language Explorers

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

World Cultures

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

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.

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 little rock star’s musical adventures last all week long!

A Holistic Curriculum Helps Them Succeed In All Areas

Your child learns from a holistic curriculum that focuses on strengthening their skills physically, socially, emotionally, intellectually, and academically. Through individual student writing workbooks, brain games packets, and fun workshops, your child excels in all developmental areas throughout their school years.
A Holistic Curriculum Helps Them Succeed In All Areas
Your Little Author Publishes Their Own Book On Amazon

Your Little Author Publishes Their Own Book On Amazon

The Writers Workshop advances your child so much in reading, writing, literacy, language, listening, and speaking, they learn to creatively write with structure and purpose and publish their own book on Amazon! Wow, what an early accomplishment!

Highly-Trained Teachers Give Them A Clear Path To Success

Expert teachers with over 40 hours of annual training hold a CDA, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, or a Ph.D. to set your child on the path to success. All teachers are CPR- and first-aid-trained and have thorough training in early childhood development.
Highly-Trained Teachers Give Them A Clear Path To Success
Small Class Sizes For Personalized Instruction

Small Class Sizes For Personalized Instruction

With a 1 teacher to 10 students ratio, your child receives personalized attention for enhanced learning following a curriculum similar to Fairfax County. An in-depth 1-2-1 reading program ensures they head to school reading at a kindergarten or 1st-grade level.

Leadership Training Strengthens Their Social-Emotional Skills

Teachers use confidence-boosting exercises and group-speaking activities from their in-house 7 Levels of Leadership program to teach your little achiever how to become more independent, comfortable with public speaking, and an assertive leader.
Leadership Training Strengthens Their Social-Emotional Skills
Enrichments Like Yoga & Art Enhance Your Child’s Focus

Enrichments Like Yoga & Art Enhance Your Child’s Focus

Your child participates in all-inclusive daily enrichment classes like yoga and mindfulness to enhance focus, concentration, memory, self-esteem, and academic performance. Uncovering their talents with arts and crafts improves patience and classroom behavior while inspiring creativity, imagination, and confidence.

Wow! Your Child Has So Many Enrichment Options!

A World Cultures Component Builds Empathy & Acceptance

Your child’s curriculum includes a world cultures component to teach them the importance of other languages, traditions, and cultures. Teachers introduce your little one to French and Spanish immersion as they develop skills like empathy and acceptance.
A World Cultures Component Builds Empathy & Acceptance
Outdoor Adventures Burn Energy & Build Muscles

Outdoor Adventures Burn Energy & Build Muscles

Your little go-getter explores the outdoors every day to burn off energy, clear their mind, and build muscles and motor skills. They stay active as they connect with nature, climb the play structure, and have imaginative adventures with their peers.

Breakfast, Lunch, & Afternoon Snack Included In Your Tuition

Preparing for school uses a ton of energy. Luckily, your little leader’s tuition includes a healthy breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack to keep them fueled for learning. Catered meals adhere to child nutrition guidelines and consider dietary allergies and restrictions.
Breakfast, Lunch, & Afternoon Snack Included In Your Tuition
They Stay Safe With Fences, Restricted Access, & More

They Stay Safe With Fences, Restricted Access, & More

Restricted access controls safeguard your little one inside while tall privacy fences surround the outside playground. Internal cameras keep a close watch to ensure the utmost safety of your child as they play, learn, and grow in a happy, healthy 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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