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Common Ground Child Care logoCommon Ground Child Care Center is a not-for-profit 503(c) corporation that has been serving Reston families since 1972. We are a top-rated school that provides a loving, welcoming, family environment with enriching programs for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old.

Center highlights:

  • Experienced teachers
  • Low student to teacher ratios
  • Educational and exciting field trips
  • Limited scheduled and unscheduled closures
  • Educational and fun school age programs (full-time and à la carte options)

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Testimonials

Common Ground Child Care Center is a wonderful, caring environment for our children and we feel incredibly blessed to be part of the family there. Our two children are thriving in an atmosphere of genuine love, warmth and kindness. Before enrolling we looked at many daycare centers in Reston and Herndon. What we feel sets Common Ground apart is the wonderful staff who provide such love and care to each child, recognizing what makes each of them unique and special and finding ways to nurture their little personalities. Many of those staff have been there for 10 years or much longer (almost 40 years in 1 case).

The curriculum is geared to ensuring children can enjoy being children through thoughtful playtime while also covering more than the simple educational basics. Our 2 year old son loves learning new Spanish words and then teaching us when he gets home! We are also impressed by the quality of the social skills the teachers encourage in the children who attend Common Ground: polite manners, collegiate behavior at mealtimes and in circle time, thoughtfulness and kindness to each other, the confidence to say 'no' when appropriate...

The location can be a challenge to find but the center nestles in a quiet, residential area close to Reston Town Center and has a large outdoor playground which is used as much as possible. Although many of the childcare centers in the surrounding area are housed in more modern buildings, Common Ground is spacious and has a relaxed, homely environment.

Most importantly, we have found a family here. We moved from overseas back to the USA but were entirely new to Virginia and knew no-one here. Most of our closest friends are families who we met at, or through, Common Ground and we enjoy play dates, activities and (now) vacations together. It has become a very special and meaningful place for us and provides us with so much more than a place to leave our children during working hours.

Emma Sharma

Common Ground Child Care Center is a wonderful, caring environment for our children and we feel incredibly blessed to be part of the family there. Our two children are thriving in an atmosphere of genuine love, warmth and kindness. Before enrolling we looked at many daycare centers in Reston and Herndon.

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Emma Sharma

Before starting at Common Ground at age 3, our daughter had only been cared for by family. In researching daycare options, we looked forward to seeing her grow socially with kids her age and develop basic skills she'll need in kindergarten, but more than anything, we wanted a place where we could trust that she would be cared for by loving people, valued as an individual, and taught to be a good classmate and friend.

We found all of this at Common Ground. When she had trouble adjusting, her teachers made an individual plan to give her special attention when she was dropped off to help her ease into the day. There is a strong community feel to the place, she knows and is known by most of the staff, and the director has been accessible and personally responsive to our questions. Most of all, we are confident that her emotional, interpersonal, and academic needs are all in the hands of competent, trustworthy, and genuinely loving people.

John More

Before starting at Common Ground at age 3, our daughter had only been cared for by family. In researching daycare options, we looked forward to seeing her grow socially with kids her age and develop basic skills she'll need in kindergarten, but more than anything, we wanted a place where we could trust that she would be cared for by loving people,

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John More

Finding the "right" daycare for your child is stressful. There are so many important questions….Will my child be safe? Will they be loved? Will they learn? Will they be happy?….. Thankfully, Common Ground is amazing!

Reed Meyer

Finding the "right" daycare for your child is stressful. There are so many important questions….Will my child be safe? Will they be loved? Will they learn? Will they be happy?….. Thankfully, Common Ground is amazing!

Reed Meyer

We came to Common Ground when my older daughter (now 6) was 16 months old after a horrible experience at another Reston day care/preschool. Common Ground restored my faith in daycare and I cannot thank them enough for the incredible care they have provided us. The center is truly a family and when I had my 2nd daughter (now 3), there was no question that she would also attend Common Ground!

Hannah Phillips

We came to Common Ground when my older daughter (now 6) was 16 months old after a horrible experience at another Reston day care/preschool. Common Ground restored my faith in daycare and I cannot thank them enough for the incredible care they have provided us. The center is truly a family and when I had my 2nd daughter (now 3),

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Hannah Phillips

Common Ground is a loving, family oriented day care, pre-school, and school-age center that we are SO happy to be part of. My daughter (almost 7) started there as an infant and attended full-time through pre-k. She and her classmates were all thoroughly prepared for elementary school. My son (now 3) also started as an infant and is having the same great experience. CG has wonderful, experienced teachers that have been there for 10, 15, 20 years plus!

Cara Arehart

Common Ground is a loving, family oriented day care, pre-school, and school-age center that we are SO happy to be part of. My daughter (almost 7) started there as an infant and attended full-time through pre-k. She and her classmates were all thoroughly prepared for elementary school. My son (now 3) also started as an infant and is having the same great experience.

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Cara Arehart

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