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Welcome to the Childtime Learning Center in Manassas, VA. My name is Samantha Young and I am the center director! I have over 15 years of experience in the early childhood field, both as a teacher and a member of management. I have a passion for child development and truly enjoy building strong relationships with the children and their families. Partnerships between home and school are vitally important in the overall developmental success of a child. I am proud of the sense of community we have at Childtime and would love to welcome your family into our school.
Childtime Learning Center provides quality care and learning experiences for children ages six weeks to 12 years of age. With a team of incredible staff members with a combined total of 190 years of early childhood experience, I am confident that you will love the fun and safe learning environment they have created for your child.
There are warm colors and natural touches throughout the building, making it feel like a home away from home for your family. Our curriculum offers age-appropriate learning activities and experiences that target every area of your child's development. Our school is equipped with 21st century materials including Smart Boards in our Pre-K and School Age classrooms, tablet stations in Preschool through School Age, and a cameras in and around our school. We also use a fabulous program called brightwheel to send you updates, pictures, and videos of your child throughout the day!
Stop by and see us at your convenience and we would be more than happy to give you a tour and show you all that Childtime has to offer your family!
Starting at the front door, our already robust health and safety procedures have been enhanced to ensure a clean, welcoming school environment. The well-being of your child is our top priority, now, and always.
For an additional fee, go beyond regular classroom learning experiences with our enhanced series of fun, interactive enrichment programs exploring a variety of activities. We offer:
Soccer, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math
In our Preschool and Pre-K classrooms your child will discover opportunities to be creative, engage their mind and body, collaborate with friends, and learn new things. Some enhancements in the classrooms include iPads with educational apps; flexible seating options so children can move as they learn; hands-on STEAM activities with robots for early coding.
In our School-Age classroom, your child will find an immersive educational environment that is the perfect setting for productive, engaging mornings and afternoons, as we help them to be thinkers, makers, and doers. Some enhancements in this classroom include:
Is your child scheduled to start kindergarten? Will changes in your district impact their school year? We have a solution. Private Kindergarten is a small class with big opportunities for your child. Five full days of in-school learning, featuring nationally recognized curriculum, prepares your child for first grade.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education
Certifications: First Aid/CPR, DHO, MAT, EMAT, ServeSafe
I have always had a passion for children and I truly enjoy watching them learn and grow each day. Building relationships with the families in our school is my favorite part of being the director.
I am dedicated to the social and emotional development of each child and make it my goal to ensure that each child receives the care and love that they all deserve. I believe all kids deserve to have a safe, educational environment to learn and grow in. .