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Reviews & Recognition

Take a look at what our clients have to say about their experience with us.

  • Northern Virginia Magazine Best Preschools Award 2021
  • Best Day Care and Preschools 2021 Winner
  • Quality Rated Child Care

Heather Hamtak

We love this daycare! My son is learning so much and enjoys his time every day.

Melissa Abel

I love this daycare my kids loves going there to learn and play with other kids there age.my kids also love all the staff. its close to my home were I can walk my kids every day there before I walk to work.

Colin Lineberger

Great establishment, but it’s the people that make it absolutely amazing. Completely trustful, caring, and professional. There’s not another daycare we’d leave our kids with. Highly recommended.


Marlene is excellent with kids of all ages. She’s patient, kind and is diligent in keeping the facility clean and organized. She’s fair in pricing and very professional. I would recommend her to anyone!

Wesley Calayag

The staff are very friendly and caring towards my son. They are also great at keeping him enthusiastic about learning and reading. My son has definitely advanced in learning since I’ve taken him here.

Jazmin De Vore

The best daycare I’ve had the pleasure of allowing my children to go to. They provide a nurturing atmosphere and treat your children as if they were their own. It’s small and quaint; your child is not a number.


I really love how they take care of my one year and a half old daughter. They have patience with the kids, even if its your first time leaving your kid in a daycare facility, trust me your kid will be fine…mine was, and now she loves it. Anyone can check this place out, its it’s awesome 🙂

Lamar Irby

Outstanding Child Development Center that easily serves the greater Quantico, Dumfries, triangle, Woodbridge area. As new parents, we had no experience with daycares. It was difficult to choose a location. We wanted a place that would be safe, educational, and close to home. We found what we were looking for and more with rising stars daycare and a great alternative to cdc’s on base.

Anstin Grimmingson

Absolutely love the staff and facility. Our daughter has been her since she was born and it has been very beneficial to her development.

Tyler Archote

This daycare has my daughter smiling and wanting to come back day after day. Sometimes I have a hard time getting her to leave! The staff here is amazing and the interior of the daycare is absolutely perfect for children.

Courtney Goode

My daughter started here in April. I was nervous about the transition being that we left a center that we loved. Now that it has been a few month’s my daughter loves it. She loves Mrs. Marlene and her staff. We look forward to her blossoming at this center and would recommend.

Victoria Tatianna Juarez, RRT.

Although my son has been there for less than a month, I’ve got to say I’m so grateful to have found this place❤️. My son Jason had been at home this whole time and I was so scared for daycare/pre-k due to his speech delay. But I took a tour here and felt it was a home away from home for Jason and signed him up right away! It took Jason less than a week to adjust and he looks forward to going to daycare and being with his friends and teacher! He’s even improving on his speech and is almost fully potty trained. Thank you so much Mrs. Marlene and teachers for everything you guys are doing! You guys gave me the peace of mind when it comes to having my child in daycare! Forever grateful!!!!


After touring many daycares in the area we settled her for many reasons. The staff is very friendly, enthusiastic, loving and nurturing and all seem to truly care about the kids. We’re able to pack our own lunch which we preferred, but many daycare didn’t allow. Our daughter is 12 months and is in the infant class but due to the setup of this facility she is able to see and occasionally interact with the older children which we love!! Many other daycares kept the older infants isolated with the younger and we felt it would delay or hinder her development. Overall we are pleased with this Daycare and would definitely recommend to others. Our daughter stayed at home with me for almost a year and she has adjusted well here.


This place is absolutely wonderful. I feel at ease leaving my daughter each day because I know she is in great hands. The material they teach the children is useful and innovative. There are always crafts coming home and even cute gifts during the holidays. Very clean facility and professional staff. I highly recommend this daycare center:)!

Amanda Moreira

I loved everything about this daycare! I can honestly say it’s the best daycare ever. Ms. Marlene is the director and I love and appreciate the staff in caring for my son during COVID-19. They take proper care and ensure the safety of all the kids during this pandemic. My son absolutely loves the staff and I appreciate everything they do for him. I recommend this daycare to anyone who is looking for a second home away from home for their child while you’re at work. Definitely gives you peace of mind!

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