Welcome to
Countryside Children’s Academy

Since opening in 1993, Countryside Children’s Academy has become the premier independent child care center in Sterling, VA. Our aim is simple: to provide an outstanding education experience for all the children in our care. We do that by creating a learning environment for your child that is both fun and stimulating. As of 2017, we have become the first educational facility in the USA to become STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) accredited from the Finland-based Fun Academy.  Our approach takes the best of the Finnish educational philosophy and combines it with the Fun Learning to create the essential early childhood education program.

The teachers at our daycare promote healthy, balanced learning environments for children, where innovation, active participation, and responsibility are encouraged by The Fun Learning approach. The Fun Learning approach guides children to be curious and explore their world with positive and constructive attitudes. It also promotes overall well-being: rest, play, and work exist in tandem, emphasizing the importance of healthy nutrition and physical exercise.

Our Programs

Infant Child Care

Infants

Your baby needs a safe and loving daycare environment while you are at work, one that will stimulate their senses and help them to learn about the world around them. We are immensely proud of our infant program and our reputation fo...More
Daycare for Toddlers in Sterling, VA

Toddlers

Looking for a toddler daycare that will stimulate your child’s curiosity and provide enriching educational experiences? As your child becomes a toddler you will see their curiosity grow. They’ll ask more questions, become in...More
Preschool

Preschool

Your preschooler needs a rich and diverse variety of learning activities to expand their academic understand.  Our preschool program in Sterling, VA has been structured to offer them an excellent foundation in language, ma...More
Twos

Twos

We have created a learning environment that offers children in this toddler care program an opportunity to further develop their sense of independence, as well as key social and communication skills. Our self and group play sessions...More
Threes

Threes

By the age of three, your child has grown in confidence and has become an established member of the CCA family. They’re keen to take on new challenges and are excited about ...More
Fours

Fours

By the age of four, your child is beginning to develop at a rapid rate. As their speech and understanding of language become more prevalent, they become eager to take on new challenges and will proactively try to develop their knowled...More
Fives

Fives

At the age of five, your child has become quite the learner. They’ll enjoy—and actively seek—learning opportunities and will look forward to being taught more complex elements of language, math, and science. Our curriculum for t...More
Before and After School

Before and After School

When your work schedule prevents you from being there for your child before and after school, our daycare in Sterling, VA can be a great option. Keep your child safe and ensure that they are growing and dev...More
Summer Camp In Sterling, VA

Summer Camp

“Mom, I’m bored.” Ever hear these words during the summer? Never again! When your child attends the fun, productive, and educational summer camp here at Countryside Children’s Academy, they’ll have so much fun every...More

At Countryside Children’s Academy we believe in quality early education that optimizes learning and growth through effective differentiation and the teaching of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) to diversify your child’s skillset, inspire exploration and strengthen critical thinking and learning through specially developed activities and experiences.

We adapt the consistently top-ranked Finnish teaching methods with a fun learning-based approach to create an engaged, innovative and creative classroom environment.

We place high-value on long lasting collaborative relationships with parents to maximize the learning opportunity and take great pride in our open, honest and aspiration-filled culture that is so celebrated at our academy.

Latest News

Can Young Children Really Learn STEM Skills at Daycare?

Summer Camp “Mom, I’m bored.” Ever hear these words during the summer? Never again! When your child attends the fun, productive, and educational summer camp here at Countryside Children’s Academy, they’ll have so much fun every day, they won’t be able to contain their enthusiasm. Check out the schedule below for our 2017 Summer Camp … Continue reading Can Young Children Really Learn STEM Skills at Daycare?

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Does Preschool Education Really Do Any Good?

Summer Camp “Mom, I’m bored.” Ever hear these words during the summer? Never again! When your child attends the fun, productive, and educational summer camp here at Countryside Children’s Academy, they’ll have so much fun every day, they won’t be able to contain their enthusiasm. Check out the schedule below for our 2017 Summer Camp … Continue reading Does Preschool Education Really Do Any Good?

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Are Daycare Centers Good for Infants?

Summer Camp “Mom, I’m bored.” Ever hear these words during the summer? Never again! When your child attends the fun, productive, and educational summer camp here at Countryside Children’s Academy, they’ll have so much fun every day, they won’t be able to contain their enthusiasm. Check out the schedule below for our 2017 Summer Camp … Continue reading Are Daycare Centers Good for Infants?

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How Great Quality Child Care Can Stimulate Your Child's Emotional Development

Summer Camp “Mom, I’m bored.” Ever hear these words during the summer? Never again! When your child attends the fun, productive, and educational summer camp here at Countryside Children’s Academy, they’ll have so much fun every day, they won’t be able to contain their enthusiasm. Check out the schedule below for our 2017 Summer Camp … Continue reading How Great Quality Child Care Can Stimulate Your Child’s Emotional Development

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Benefits of Early Childhood Education That Are Harder To Deliver At Home

Summer Camp “Mom, I’m bored.” Ever hear these words during the summer? Never again! When your child attends the fun, productive, and educational summer camp here at Countryside Children’s Academy, they’ll have so much fun every day, they won’t be able to contain their enthusiasm. Check out the schedule below for our 2017 Summer Camp … Continue reading Benefits of Early Childhood Education That Are Harder To Deliver At Home

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New beginnings: Countryside Children’s Academy renovates!

Summer Camp “Mom, I’m bored.” Ever hear these words during the summer? Never again! When your child attends the fun, productive, and educational summer camp here at Countryside Children’s Academy, they’ll have so much fun every day, they won’t be able to contain their enthusiasm. Check out the schedule below for our 2017 Summer Camp … Continue reading New beginnings: Countryside Children’s Academy renovates!

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