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Happy Home Child Learning Center

5001 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22311

(703) 931-1051


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

From the Director:

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Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Describe how teachers work with children who are "behind," "excelling" or "different" from the majority of students.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our goal is to be a proactive force in the lives of young children. We believe that each child is a unique and special person with individual, physical, social, emotional, intellectual needs and abilities. Our child-centered program focuses on the development of a positive self-image and fulfillment of each child's potential. In a conducive environment, with appropriate equipment and supplies, enriching experiences are provided with emphasis on sensory and perceptual skills; language development; concept formation problem solving; and abstract thinking. Each child is encouraged to explore and develop by a warm, understanding and capable staff."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

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Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Please describe the ways in which you communicate with parents about their child, the school's learning goals, their child's progress, and activities parents can be doing outside of school to foster their child's development.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Handling Separation: From the Director

Please describe how your school handles children with separation anxiety.