Is Your Child’s Center Participating in Virginia Quality?


Smart Beginnings Rappahannock Area is working to increase the number of preschools and early learning centers that participate in Virginia Quality. This is a voluntary program that assesses, improves and communicates the level of quality in early care and education settings. Participating providers are demonstrating their commitment to quality beyond expectation or requirement. Programs are given tools to improve their quality through mentoring and other assistance. If you would like to learn more about having a preschool or early learning center rated, contact Janine Sewell at or call (540) 479.6944.

fall-conf-sponsor-thanks-webThe following local early learning centers are participating in Virginia Quality.
An asterisk (*) denotes that the center has a summer camp program.

Caroline County

Caroline Family YMCA *
Bowling Green Elementary-Head Start
Lewis & Clark Elementary-Head Start
Madison Elementary-Head Start
Pink and Blue Child Care Center *
The Carmel School *
Miss Alyson’s Daycare  *

Culpeper County

Culpeper Baptist Child Development Center  *
Culpeper County Child Care  *
Culpeper Human Services Head Start
Heritage Child Development Center  *
Rainbow Child Care

Family Provider:
Ritu Bastola

Fauquier County

Children of America – Bealeton  *
(FCAC) Head Start
HM Pearson Head Start- FCAC
Lois Atkins Head Start I & II – FCAC

City of Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg Regional Head Start
Fredericksburg United Methodist Preschool
Fredericksburg Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI)
Minnieland at Central Park *
Sunshine Child Care Center  *
St. George’s Episcopal Preschool

King George County

Four Seasons Daycare  *
Kid’s Cottage, LLC  *
King George County Preschool  *
King George Family YMCA Preschool  *
Precious Gems Christian Child Care Center  *

Prince William County (including City of Manassas and Manassas Park)

Aquinas School Day Program
Carousel Children’s Academy *
Caterpillar Clubhouse
Chris Yung Elementary and Preschool
Dale City Elementary Head Start
Ellis Elementary Head Start/VPI
Featherstone Elementary Head Start
Fitzgerald Elementary Head Start
Garfield Head Start
ImagiNation Learning Center *
Kilby Elementary Head Start/VPI
KinderCare Learning Center *
King Elementary Head Start/VPI
La Petite Academy  *
Manassas Park Community Center *
Manassas Park Head Start- Cougar Elementary School
Merit School of Old Town Manassas *
Minnieland at Ashland *
Minnieland of Cloverdale *
Minnieland at Dominion Valley *
Minnieland at Gainesville *
Minnieland at Heathcote *
Minnieland at Heritage Hunt *
Minnieland at Technology *
Minnieland at The Glen *
Minnieland at Wellington *
Mullen Elementary VPI Plus
NVFS Georgetown South Early Head Start
Potomac View Elementary Head Start
Old Bridge United Methodist
Proverbs Place *
SERVE Early Head Start
Triangle Elementary Head Start
Westgate Elementary VPI Plus
Willowcreek Academy *
Wonderful Virginia Academy/EHS Partnership *
Yorkshire Elementary VPI Plus


Family Provider:

Cristibel Alfaro – Lissy’s Daycare
Mary Braxton- Giggles and Grins
Debbie Ellis- Debbie’s Daycare
Shelly Ficeria- Play and Learn Daycare
Silva Miranda and Sheila Howell- Step by Step Education Services Inc.
Christine Mensah- A Mother’s Touch
Grace Quashigah- Uniques Child Care
Lafye Russell-Faith Academy
Phyllis Singh- Granny Land Daycare
Earmie Washington – Little Lambs Home Daycare
Elizabeth Wheeler-Building Minds Preschool and Daycare *
Meschelle Williams – Precious Bookworm Daycare & Learning Center *



Rappahannock County

Child Care and Learning Center *

Spotsylvania County

Children of America – Lee’s Hill *
Children of America – Salem Church *
Creative Childcare Academy – Harrison Road *
Creative Childcare Academy – Tidewater Trail *
Learn-n-Play Preschool & Children’s Center *
Minnieland Academy – Courthouse Road *
Minnieland Academy at Salem Fields *
Ron Rosner Family YMCA of Spotsylvania Preschool *
Salem Fields Learning Center *
The Learning Center at Encounter *
Cedar Forest Elementary Head Start
Courtland Elementary Head Start
Livingston Elementary Head Start
Riverview Elementary Head Start
Robert E. Lee Elementary Head Start
Salem Elementary Head Start
Wilderness Elementary Head Start

Family Care Providers:
Tamara Gilchrist
Juliana Grant, Juliana’s Childcare

Stafford County

Bright Beginnings *
Children of America – Deacon Road *
Children of America – Doc Stone *
Cornerstone Preschool *
KinderCare Learning Center *
Massad Family Branch YMCA of Stafford Preschool *
Minnieland Academy – Heritage Commons  *
Stafford County Head Start

Family Care Providers:
Cynthia Lynch, Farriswheel Preschool & Childcare

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