Friendship Child Care Center
OUR CHILD CARE CENTER
Our Child Care Center has been serving families in Falls Church and the surrounding area for nearly 30 years. We will be relocating to Friendship United Methodist Church starting in Fall 2019.
Hours of Operation
Our center is open Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Our maximum enrollment is 40 students: ten in the two year-old class, fourteen in the three year-old class, and sixteen in the four year-old class.
We employ three teachers and four instructional aides. Our child to teacher ratio is: two year-olds - 5:1, three year-olds - 7:1, and four year-olds - 8:1.
We serve breakfast, lunch, and snack. Our lunches are provided by the Fairfax Food Services & Caterers and are delivered daily.
Inclement Weather Policy
The Child Care Center follows Fairfax County Schools' closing schedule in the event of bad weather. Specifically, this means that if Fairfax County Schools announce a one-hour delay, the Center will not open until 8:00 AM. If Fairfax County Schools announce a two-hour delay, the Center will not open until 9:00 AM. Whenever Fairfax County Schools close because of inclement weather, the Center will also close on the same schedule. It is important to check with local radio and television stations for up-to-date information on delays and closing of Fairfax County Schools.
Friendship Child Care Center is located at 3527 Gallows Road, Falls Church just inside the Capital Beltway.
The Child Care Center entrance is the right-most entryway accessed from the lower parking lot.
We have a preschool curriculum tailored to the ages of the children. All the children study the alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes, and sizes. Science and math concepts are a part of the regular instructions.
The children are engaged in at least one table activity each day, such as an art project or an academic paper.
The children learn to relate to each other through play. They also learn manners and proper ways to interact with other children and their teachers.
Rest & Play
The children nap in the afternoon after lunch. When the weather permits, each class goes outside twice a day.
We have a playground and indoor activity space.
We offer chapel twice a month during the school year and music class with a special music teacher; participate in Vacation Bible School one week in the summer months.
We have the fire puppets; a veterinarian; a postman; a pilot and a dentist come to the center to talk with the children during the year. We have other programs that celebrate special days, and our parents are always invited to join us.
We strive to keep our tuition affordable for families.
- $205.00 for 5 full days
- $195.00 for 4 full days
There is a one-time registration fee of $50.00.
There is a discount of $10.00/week for families who enroll multiple siblings.
Child Care Director
If you are interested in enrolling your child in our program, please call or email us.