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Welcome to Vienna KinderCare
Welcome to Vienna KinderCare in Virginia. We have been serving families in our community since 1979, and we are an experienced group of educators who strive to help children to learn and grow in an enriched environment. We build a warm, welcoming, and supportive classroom for children of all abilities, backgrounds, and experiences. It’s our mission from the moment you walk into our center that you feel welcomed and a part of our KinderCare family!
Meet Amanda Kalnitzky, Our Center Director
Meet Amanda Kalnitzky! She is the Center Director at Vienna KinderCare in Virginia. Amanda attended the University of West Florida, where she earned both an Associate Degree in Art and a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Education. She has been with KinderCare since 2013 and before that she was a teacher. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys traveling, coloring, and spending time with her son. “Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Gandhi
- Vienna KinderCare Programs
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- Family Stories
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
We’re so proud!
Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited – nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference,
and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.
What Learning Looks Like
Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.
Vienna KinderCare Programs
Infant Programs (6 weeks-1 year)
Leaving your baby in someone else’s care is a big step. Everyone at our
centers—most importantly, our naturally gifted infant teachers—will work with
you to make sure the transition goes smoothly. When you step into our infant
classroom, you’ll see how much we want your infant to feel safe, loved, and
ready to explore their world.
Toddler Programs (1-2 Years)
Everything in our toddler classroom is designed for little explorers. That’s
because a lot is going on at this age. When your child is wandering all over the
place, that means they’re learning and discovering new things every day. We’ll
help them explore their interests (and find new ones!) as they play and learn.
Discovery Preschool Programs (2-3 Years)
This age is filled with so much wonder and curiosity. That’s why we offer a ton
of books and toys and bring artwork down to kids eye level. Children in
discovery preschool also begin to learn how we all work together in a
classroom. Simple math and science, pretend play, and group play help them
get used to a more structured school setting.
Preschool Programs (3-4 Years)
This age is all about expression, when kids really start to form their own ideas
about what they want to play and how they want to create. Every day in our
preschool classroom, your child will explore science experiments, create
artwork, and play pretend—all the skills needed for their big next step:
Prekindergarten Programs (4-5 Years)
When you walk into one of our pre-K classrooms, you’ll see artwork and
writing displayed around the room. Labels are everywhere to help kids connect
letters with words. You’ll also see pictures on the walls that reflect the families
in our community. Your child will also deepen their knowledge in language,
math, science, Spanish, and social skills.
Learning Adventures – Enrichment Program
Music Explorers™ (2-4 Years)
KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning
Adventures program: Music Explorers! Kids will learn to sing, move, listen, play
instruments, and even create their own tunes. Our original curriculum blends math,
science, social studies, literacy, and mindfulness (think yoga!) for a uniquely KinderCare
way of learning the foundations of music.
Phonics Adventures® (2-4 Years)
Learning how to read is a whole lot of fun at KinderCare! We help kids grow to love
books and words (and get ready for kindergarten) in our Phonics Adventures program.
From discovering the basics of vowels to practicing poetry, kids learn all about letters
and sounds in small-group lessons made just for their age group. (Bonus: Kids who
attend our phonics program are more prepared than their peers for school—and we
have the data to prove it.)
STEM Innovators (3-8 Years)
You’ve probably heard a lot about how important STEM education is for your child, but
what does that really mean? Our STEM Innovators program takes kids’ natural ability to
make sense of the world and applies it to robotics, chemistry, coding, geology, and
more. While your child experiments, they’ll discover how to use technology to do
We’re the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn’t enough though.
KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply,
we love our teachers and your child will, too.
Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!
A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH
An Artist’s Heart
“My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.
We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We’re so proud to have been named one of Gallup’s 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award.
When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience
an amazing place to learn and grow.
Don’t take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
I also wanted to say that we are very pleased with your daycare, the staff, and everything about the daycare. [Our baby] is always smiling when we drop him off, and still smiling when we pick him up. This speaks volumes about your caring staff, in that he feels very comfortable at daycare.
Brian M. – KinderCare Parent
We had a great experience at your center and I can tell [my child] began to get more comfortable every week, and loves the teachers and his friends. Snigdha is a wonderful Center Director and we felt very welcome at Vienna KinderCare. I will definitely recommend your center to people looking for daycare in the future.
Youlee D. – KinderCare Parent
We truly appreciate your entire staff at the Infant Classroom who has taken great care of [our daughter]. Thank you, Snigdha, for ensuring our daughter has great care at Vienna Kindercare!
Richard C. – KinderCare Parent
I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate everything you’ve done to help [our daughter] improve her ability to relate and play with kids her age. She’s gone from the various comments of her inability to talk at school and relate to other kids to being able to play with kids her age with less prompting by an adult. It’s truly a tribute to both her and the efforts of your team at Vienna location, including the Center Director, Snigdha Ravy, and the teachers, Ms. Larisa, Ms. Hengameh and Ms. Sharon, all of whom never stopped helping her. You’ve helped build the foundation for her improved academic achievement, focus and social interactions. The impact of your help is so significant and will help her for the rest of her life. I truly can’t thank you enough and will be forever grateful.
Eric K. – KinderCare Parent
I’ve wanted to let the staff at Vienna KinderCare know, for many years now, how much I enjoyed being at their center between 1995 when I started at age 3, to 2001 when I left there at age 9 to move to Canada. I fondly remember Ms. Sharon, and if there are other teachers that were there during that time that are still there today (Ms. Mary, Ms. Rosa to name two I remember well). I want you to know that I am now twenty one, and in college, having graduated from high school in 2011. While I was only at KinderCare on school breaks once I started elementary school, I benefited a lot from their care, and loved their large supply of toys and music tapes. (Now I guess the tapes are CD’s!) I am totally blind, and enjoyed playing with the toys that made noise the most and listening to the different story and music tapes the center had back then. Today I am still an avid music lover of all kinds of music, and I credit KinderCare for playing a part in that. I still remember some of the children from when I was there and the experiences I had with them, and now, I know that most of those children are either in the latter years of elementary school, in middle school, high school or college, just like me. How time flies.
Keep up your great work. Say hello to the veteran teachers that are still there that taught when I was attending. Let them know I fondly remember them and thank them for the kindness they showed me during my time there.
Ana G. – KinderCare Parent
I have wonderful things to say about Vienna KinderCare. The teachers and staff there have always been amazing, loving and very caring. My son has thrived and learned so much at this school! He knows every one there by name, and loves them all. It has always warmed my heart to see how much he loved being there. There have been times he didn’t even want to go home, which I always took as a compliment and assurance that he was receiving the best care and attention he needed. I will be forever thankful for each and every person there, and how they have always gone above and beyond for our family, especially how accommodating and loving they have been in regards to my son’s needs and health concerns. Vienna KinderCare has made a positive impact in our life, and have become our family.
Debora S. – KinderCare Parent
Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare,
please share your story with us
Who Are KinderCare Families?
They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common,
though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.
Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.
A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A
Home in Houston
Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure.
Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.
Frequently Asked Questions
What accreditations does KinderCare have?
We are your trusted caregiver. Our centers are state-licensed and regularly inspected to make sure everything meets or exceeds standards, including child-to-teacher ratios and safe facilities. Our centers aren’t just licensed—most are accredited, too! Find out more.
Do you offer part-time schedules at Vienna KinderCare?
Everybody’s schedule is different. We’re happy to offer quality, affordable part-time and full-time childcare. Drop-in care may also be available. Reach out to your Center Director to learn more.
How does naptime work at Vienna KinderCare?
Our teachers meet every child’s needs during naptime. Our teachers know how to get babies to nap. In fact, they are pros at getting children of any age to nap. Visit our article on “10 Ways We Help Kids Get a Great Daycare Nap” to learn more.
Do you support alternative diets?
We strive to be as inclusive as possible. To that point, we provide a vegetarian option at mealtime, take care to not serve common allergens and can adapt menus based on your child’s food sensitivities. If your child has additional needs, we’ll work with you to figure out a plan.
Are meals included in tuition? Can I choose to send my child with lunch?
We provide nutritious meals and snacks developed by a registered dietician to meet the needs of rapidly growing bodies and minds. If your child has special dietary requirements and you would prefer to bring in their lunch, please make arrangements with the center director.
Does my child need to be potty-trained?
Every child begins toilet learning at a different age. Until your child shows an interest in toilet learning, we’ll provide diaper changes on an as-needed basis. When your child shows an interest, we’ll discuss how to work together to encourage toilet learning.
Kindergartens and schools in Hungary
Preschools in Hungary take children from the age of 3 and work with them until they reach the stage of development that is necessary to start a full-fledged school education. As a rule, pupils leave kindergartens at the age of 7. But, if the child is not ready to go to school in Hungary, he can stay longer in the garden.
The nursery accepts children from the age of 6 months.
Hungarian gardens are well-organized
Conditions for admitting a child to Hungarian kindergartens
A prerequisite for admission to kindergarten is cleanliness and relative independence of the child. That is, he must go to the toilet on his own and be able to eat with the help of cutlery.
Three groups are formed in kindergartens with children of different ages and one with pupils of different ages (3-5 years old). Up to 25 children are recruited into groups, with whom two teachers and a nanny work.
Kindergarten enrollment takes place in May, and it is better to do it in advance, because in Budapest and large cities it is quite difficult to get a place in the garden. If the kindergarten cannot accept the child due to the lack of free places, he is obliged to take care of the admission of the child to another nearest institution. However, again, this does not always work out, since kindergartens are overloaded.
According to Russian immigrants, extremely attentive and friendly teachers work in Hungarian kindergartens hours per day).
Non-residents and foreigners can enroll their child in kindergarten on the same basis as residents. If you want the baby to attend a nursery, then you must provide the local district administration with a certificate stating that the child’s mother is going to work (study). Nobody checks its authenticity, so after registering for a nursery or kindergarten, you just need to regularly pay bills for preschool education.
Also, the parents (parent) must provide the child’s birth certificate and their identity card (copies).
Peculiarities of a child being in a kindergarten
Pre-school education in Hungary provides for the length of the school year from September 1 to August 31. Kindergartens work 5 days a week for 10-12 hours.
Meals are provided in accordance with the request of the parents. A child can be fed both throughout the day (at least 3 times) and before lunch.
Daytime naps are not required in Hungarian kindergartens. After lunch, tables are cleared in each institution and beds are placed. But, if the child does not want to sleep, they will not force him. In addition, children are not woken up – they wake up on their own. In some gardens, children sleep in sleeping bags outdoors until the first frost.
Many Hungarian kindergartens practice daily visits to salt caves. The mandatory program for the aesthetic and emotional development of children includes regular trips to museums and theaters.
In addition, primary education in Hungary provides for the possibility of attending electives. These can be:
- swimming pool;
- sports activities;
- dance groups;
- music lessons;
- drawing groups;
- foreign language classes.
Teachers take students to classes directly from the kindergarten group.
Enough toys for everyone!
Toys in the garden are constantly updated and, unlike domestic realities, please with their diversity and modernity.
The Hungarian pre-school education system provides for private (paid) and public (free) kindergartens. In the case of free preschool education, parents pay only for children’s lunches and additional services (electives, excursions, etc.). In private gardens, pricing is completely dependent on the administration.
Kindergarten in Hungary is both learning and… bright entertainment!
In state kindergartens, payment includes two items of expenses: for staying in the institution and for food. The first part is determined by family income. For example, a family with a minimum income level may not pay for a crèche by providing an appropriate certificate. The payment for monthly meals is approximately 10,000 forints ($36.6 USD), and for days of absence due to illness, payment is not charged.
The total cost of a child’s stay in kindergarten, including meals, is about 20,000 forints ($73.2 USD).
|Monthly payment (accommodation and meals)||20000 forints ($73.2 USD)|
|One-time payment (stay and meals)||500 forints ($1.83 USD)|
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In some districts of Budapest, pre-school education is completely free, as the local authorities bear the cost of staying and feeding the children. Surprised? Then share your impressions with us by leaving a comment on the article!
Kindergartens in Austria and Switzerland
European countries can generally offer their citizens quality services and excellent early childhood education programs. For those who dream of moving to permanent residence in countries such as Switzerland or Austria, it may be interesting to know how the preschool education system is built in these countries and is it possible to place a child in a kindergarten?
Which Austrian kindergarten should I choose?
Austria has a developed network of preschool institutions. Approximately 265 million euros are allocated annually for public kindergartens, and every year this amount is only increasing. However, not everyone manages to get a place in the kindergarten group. Sometimes you have to queue up.
For those who have a residence permit, getting a referral to a kindergarten is much easier. It will take about 10 minutes to leave the completed questionnaire at the district magistrate’s office, but then you will have to wait 2-3 months for the issue to be resolved.
When looking for a place in a kindergarten, you need to know that in Austria almost 40% are private kindergartens and only 60% are public kindergartens. According to citizens who have moved to this country, the quality of services in these kindergartens is not much different, because there are uniform standards for everyone. However, there are still differences.
State kindergartens employ professional educators who have many years of experience and work on quality developmental programs. Various leisure activities are held with children, they visit museums and theaters. Kindergarten fees range from 50 to 100 euros per month, and in Vienna there are even free kindergartens where parents pay only symbolic amounts.
The main disadvantage of public preschool institutions is a long queue.
Naturally, the monthly fee in private kindergartens is much higher, up to 350 euros. And although teachers work on the same programs as state institutions, there are more of them in each group, and the number of children is limited. In addition, children are offered additional education in the form of swimming, tennis, music and dancing. There are even bilingual kindergartens, for example, Russian-German.
Otherwise, private and public kindergartens are very similar. There is no division of children by age, in each group there are children from 1 to 5 years old. Many regime moments differ significantly from those adopted in Russian preschool institutions. There is no such thing as a general quiet hour. During the day, children can sleep only if they wish, lying on standard mattresses right on the floor. From the age of five, all children begin to prepare for school.
Important to know! According to the laws of Austria, citizens who apply for a residence permit as a financially independent person do not have the right to employment. Therefore, a preschool institution can legally refuse non-working parents to receive children for the whole day, that is, until 18.00. Children only come to class.
Pre-schools in Switzerland
Pre-school education in Switzerland is different from the Austrian system. You should know that in this European country, the cost of preschool education is the highest in the world. Only 25% of kids attend public kindergartens, and private institutions cost parents a tidy sum. But even in this situation it is difficult to arrange a child in a kindergarten, and in a nursery it is almost impossible.
Places for children under the age of three are sorely lacking.
For parents whose children attend kindergarten, there is a flexible system of tax benefits. However, citizens who have issued a residence permit through the payment of a lump-sum tax, these benefits are not allowed. The fact is that foreign citizens do not have the right to employment in Switzerland, therefore they do not receive any income, and benefits do not apply to them.
Due to the high cost of pre-school education and the lack of places in children’s institutions, the concept of home education has been developed in the country. Preschool children are usually taken care of by mothers-housewives or grandparents. Of course, you can use the help of a nanny. However, the cost of one hour of professional babysitting is at least 25 francs.
What are Swiss preschools like?
Kindergarten attendance is obligatory from the age of 4. There is no division by age. Groups are formed by the number of children, which should not exceed 15 people. When a child turns 4 years old, he or she begins attending preschool classes. The academic year runs from August to April 30th.
The population of this country at the state level has accepted as a standard the idea, which is the free development of preschool children. Adults believe that you should not interfere with the natural development of the child. It is the teacher’s duty to keep order. Kindergarten workers nurture independence in children. It is considered quite natural when the teacher does not pay attention to the kid who took off his hat or planted a bruise on a walk.
Children are not taught to read, they are not taught to write or count, all this is transferred to the school. They play a lot with children, learn poems and sing popular songs.
Most of the time children walk in the fresh air, so they grow up physically developed and independent.
What you should know
There are three Russian-speaking kindergartens in the capital. On average, the cost of 1 day is 150 francs, that is, per month – 3,300 francs.