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Northern Virginia Christian Children's Center

6817 Dean Drive
Mc Lean, VA 22101

(703) 790-1514


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led, Co-op

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our philosophy at NVCCC is â??Learning through Playâ??. Young children learn through their play. The focus of their learning is on the formation of concepts about themselves and their physical and social environment. Their learning is facilitated by multi-sensory experiences, play and language development.

Through a play-based, hands-on, weekly thematic curriculum children explore their environment, try out various roles, problem-solve, and test their ideas to discover relationships. They involve their senses as they touch, move, create and develop understanding about feelings. They become fascinated by the power of language as a tool for communication and understanding through interaction with adults and peers. They need guidance and encouragement from adults as they strive toward the development of autonomy and a positive sense of self.

Various play activities and learning experiences are set up by teachers to provide opportunities for children to develop language skills, math and science concepts and large and small muscle coordination; to discover how things work; to learn about living things, about their community, to learn social and self help skills; and to enjoy music, art, and dramatic play activities.

The schedule of each class is a balance of group and individual, active and quiet, indoor and outdoor, teacher-directed and self-directed activities.

Parents are always welcome to participate in the on-going activities of the Center.

A Typical Day

Check out our website for daily schedules for all classes!

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We have progress reports and interact with parents daily to discuss any progress or happenings. From our open houses, to parent-teacher conferences to our interactive programming (concerts, picnics, field trips) we are always open to the parents.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • 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
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school