Welcome to Kids' Station

rgb_pencilsIt is our mission to serve Mary Washington Healthcare Associates by providing their children with professional child care in a secure and loving environment.

As Associates of Kids' Station, we will project pride in our jobs, conduct ourselves professionally at all times and gain respect from those who interact with us as they clearly see our commitment and dedication to the children of Kids' Station.

WE VALUE a philosophy of child development that motivates a child to experience a variety of developmentally appropriate activities, promotes parental involvement and supports the child and caregiver relationship.

WE VALUE a learning environment that encourages hands-on exploration.

WE VALUE a process of education that enhances self-esteem, creativity, individuality and independence.

WE VALUE a curriculum that includes age-appropriate learning materials and a balance of both child and teacher-initiated activities.

WE VALUE parents, faculty and staff who support each other and the needs of Kids' Station.

WE VALUE a school community that believes in quality care for children during their formative years and constant interaction between parents and staff.

 

Location & Contact Us

We are located on the Mary Washington Hospital Campus in Fredericksburg, VA.

Our center is fully accredited by the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs.

We are open Monday-Friday, 6:00 AM-8:00 PM.

Phone: 540.741.3740

Fax: 540.741.3763
Kids' Station offers full-time, premier care for infants and children up to 14 years.

 

Tuition and Rates

Our tuition is competitively priced for the region. We are committed to providing your child with the best opportunities to thrive and grow in a safe, creative, educational environment. Please call, email or schedule a visit, to see if Kids' Station is the right program for you and your child.

In addition to our tuition program, Kids' Station offers occasional care at an hourly rate for children at least three years of age and fully potty-trained. This program is perfect for the occasional appointment, errands, school closings, or just a parent's day out!

Please contact us from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM for rates, availability or to schedule a tour. You can also contact us by email.

(All rates are subject to change)

 

Curriculum

Our curriculum operates on the belief that the child learns best by doing. It encourages children to learn and explore through use of their senses, such as, touching, tasting, smelling, listening, and looking.

We use materials such as blocks and manipulatives to help the children learn about size, shape, and color.  We use a wide variety of sensory and art supplies, all for the children to create freely!  It is the process that matters, not the product.  We provide many opportunities for reading, singing and rhyming, not only during circle time, but also during free choice time.

The curriculum's goal is to teach children how to learn, giving them a valuable tool for success in their later years as well. This curriculum encourages children to be independent, self-confident, and inquisitive individuals.

 

Amenities and Activities

  • Art table
  • Circle time area
  • Computer stations
  • Learning centers
  • Manipulatives
  • Music table
  • Playground equipment
  • Potty training facilities
  • Puppet theater
  • Reading center
  • Sandbox
  • Science table
  • Slide
  • Sign Language
  • Onsite shows and visits
  • Offsite field trips for preschoolers
  • Learning Lab
  • Music Lab

 

Resources for Parents 

Articles

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Places to Learn & Grow

Childcare Bridge

The premier website bridging parents& providers...tons of fun & advice
Family DoctorAmerican Academy of Family Physicians
Pre-K SmartiesTeach your preschool child
Learning PageLearning resources to download
Primary GamesFun place to learn
GamequariumA portal to 2000 online learning games for kids
HeadstartZero to Three... resources for parents
Fisher PriceFisher Price... online games for kids
Family Watch Dogdedicated to making computers safe and secure for families.
IVillage Parentingfrom trying to concieve through the teen years, acticles, features, and advice.
Parenthood useful articles on parenting
Code AmberKids ID kits, Amber Alerts, and sex offender registries
PBS KidsInfo on all PBS kids shows, Arthur, Barney, Teletubbies, ect.
National GeographicBe a National Geographic kid! Games, photos, and animal facts
White House for Kids History and tour of the White House for kids
NASA for kidsBest place for kids interested in space
Kids HealthDoctor approched health information about children
Monterey Bay AquariumInformation, games, activities, and web cams for kids interested in ocean creatures

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