Growing The Future For All Children

Giving Kids the Tools and Time to Learn through Discovery
Sharing common concerns, children learn to build friendships
Authentic hands-on projects every day makes learning fun.

Affordable, Quality Preschool Prepares All Children for Success in School and in Life

Children growing up in poverty often miss the basic experiences of childhood -- building block towers, drawing pictures, or having stories read to them-- ordinary experiences that stimulate children's curiosity, love of books, and social skills essential for success in school and life. Fortunately, children from low-income, working families can have these experiences at Falls Church-McLean Children's Center. Guided by trained preschool teachers, children from diverse backgrounds whose families may have immigrated from all corners of the globe quickly build vital English language, social, and cognitive skills. Those who need special help receive services to get them over developmental hurdles and on track for school. By the time they leave for kindergarten, more than 85% of children have skills at expected levels and are ready to fully engage in today's heavily academic environment; those with ongoing delays have a plan for continued services. Let's give these children the strong start they deserve so they won't be left behind.

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Contact Falls Church-McLean Children's Center :
Crystal Jean
Executive Director

    7230 Idylwood Road
Falls Church, VA 22043