- Address: 12301 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy. Fairfax, VA 22033
- Contact Number: 703-218-4141
- Licensed Capacity: 150 Children
- Hours of Care: Monday - Friday, 6:30am - 6:30pm
- Director/Principal: Katy Thiltgen
- Assistant Director/Principal: Carol Hoang
Fairfax Preschool and Child Care
As parents ourselves, we understand that choosing the best educational child care for your child is one of the hardest decisions you have to make. By providing an environment for your child where they can grow and thrive, we are confident that Winwood Children’s Center in Fairfax, Virginia is the best preschool you can choose.
At Winwood Children’s Center we integrate the most important elements in any child care or preschool – giving your child a fun educational experience and care from an amazing team of teachers. Combined, the value our preschool offers is unparalleled. We extend our school’s value by including nutritious meals and enrichment classes such as Spanish, Sports, and Technology without additional fees.
To give you a better idea about all that our school has to offer we are excited to introduce you to Katy Thiltgen, our Preschool Director at Winwood Children’s Center in Fairfax, Virginia.
Thank you for your interest in Winwood Children’s Center. We are located at 12301 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway. Our center has been part of the community since Sept. 1998.
My name is Katy Thiltgen and I am the Director of the center. I am originally from Pennsylvania where I attended Kutztown University and obtained my Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhoods. I started with the company in Aug. 2004 as a teacher, an Assistant Director, and since January 2009 the Director.
Carol Hoang, originally from California, is our Assistant Director. She has been with Winwood for 7 years. Carol graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Elementary Education.
We have over 30 amazing, dedicated teachers with over 110 years of experience with Winwood! The majority of our teachers are CPR and First Aid certified and many have their CDA, Associates, Bachelors, or Master degrees.
Our curriculum is designed to strengthen and broaden the emerging intellect of our students. In addition to our daily Language Arts, Art, Science, and Math small group projects we offer a STARs program which highlights weekly lessons in music, sign language, Spanish, and art and a monthly exercise program. The children experience our state of the art computer lab including a SMARTboard on a daily basis. Children in the Preschool III program through Kindergarten also have the opportunity to participate in ballet and soccer.
We offer before and after school care for Greenbriar East, Greenbriar West, Waples Mill, and Navy. We also provide care for teacher work days, snow days, Spring Break, Winter Break, and summer camp.
We strive to have great parent-teacher communication to keep you involved with your child’s day. In the infant, toddler, and two year old classrooms you receive a daily sheet about your child’s day. You will find bi-weekly progress reports in the preschool classrooms. All of our classrooms send home a monthly newsletter and twice a year a developmental assessment of your child. In addition, our Open Door Policy and web camera keeps you connected at a moment notice.
On behalf of all our wonderful teachers, I invite you to stop by and visit our school. We would enjoy meeting you and your family and introduction you to ours.
School Director, Winwood Children’s Center – Fairfax