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Learning Cycle

Wonder - Students are presented with exciting and challenging concepts in an engaged and meaningful way to stoke curiousity.

Investigate - With their newfound interest, students are given the space and freedom to explore and experiment driving their own understanding of concepts. 

Share - Students then display their understanding through projects, artifacts and writings which are then shared with parents to open the door to the classroom of their child.

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Our Team 

  Garrett Wilhelm - Executive Director

Garrett Wilhelm - Executive Director

  Ms. Mimi - Assistant Director

Ms. Mimi - Assistant Director

  Ms. Adella - Teaching since 1997, CDA

Ms. Adella - Teaching since 1997, CDA

  Ms. Chanelle - Teaching since 2010

Ms. Chanelle - Teaching since 2010

  Ms. Delia - Teaching since 1985

Ms. Delia - Teaching since 1985

  Ms. Gitti - Teaching since 1977

Ms. Gitti - Teaching since 1977

  Ms. Hui - Teaching since 1982

Ms. Hui - Teaching since 1982

  Mr. James - Teaching since 2010, BA in Theater

Mr. James - Teaching since 2010, BA in Theater

  Ms. Janette - Teaching since 2013, CDA

Ms. Janette - Teaching since 2013, CDA

  Mr. Jordan - Teaching since 2012

Mr. Jordan - Teaching since 2012

  Mr Josh - Teaching since 2016

Mr Josh - Teaching since 2016

  Lek - Kitchen Staff

Lek - Kitchen Staff

  Najiba - Teaching since 1972

Najiba - Teaching since 1972

  Nana - Teaching since 2013, BA in Elementary Ed.

Nana - Teaching since 2013, BA in Elementary Ed.

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  Ms. Petty - Teaching since 2017, BA in Economical Science.

Ms. Petty - Teaching since 2017, BA in Economical Science.

  Ms. Pinky - Teaching since 2002, CDA

Ms. Pinky - Teaching since 2002, CDA

  Mr. Ridge - Teaching since 2011.

Mr. Ridge - Teaching since 2011.

  Ms. Simin - Teaching since 2002.

Ms. Simin - Teaching since 2002.

  Ms. Shannon - Teaching since 2016

Ms. Shannon - Teaching since 2016

 Josselyn Yanes  - Teaching since 2016

Josselyn Yanes  - Teaching since 2016

  Ms. Susie - Teaching since 1988, BA in Mass Communication

Ms. Susie - Teaching since 1988, BA in Mass Communication

 Brooke Nyren - Teaching since 2017

Brooke Nyren - Teaching since 2017

  Ms.Tanisha - Teaching since 2014

Ms.Tanisha - Teaching since 2014

 Allison Dempsey - Teaching since 2018

Allison Dempsey - Teaching since 2018

  Ms. Yolanda - Teaching since 1987, CDA

Ms. Yolanda - Teaching since 1987, CDA

 Vanessa Villato - Teaching since 2018

Vanessa Villato - Teaching since 2018

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45 Years

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Common Ground Childcare Center

Was founded in 1972 to create high quality programs for Reston area families.  Today, we are the highest rated, state-licensed center for infants through 12 year olds in Fairfax County according to Northern Virginia Magazine,* and were awarded four stars through the Virginia Quality program, the highest rating given to any Northern Virginia preschool, after-care, and summer camp program in the area. 

Over the years, Common Ground has been lead by many great Board members and Directors and have managed to keep the same magic that has attracted families for over 45 years.  

Under the leadership of our current Director, Common Ground is ready to grow in our area in order to give more back and make more positive impact in the community.  

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Common Ground Today

We are tucked away in the heart of Reston making it easy for families to drop off and get to work on time.

 
 
 
 
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