Meet Our Director
Our director at Countryside Children’s Academy is Meenoo Labana, a childcare professional with 10 years of child care experience who brings heart, passion, and an undying thirst to never stop improving in her work.
Meenoo started her childcare career in the Fairfax County Public Schools, where she got to collaborate with some of the finest teachers in our community and witness many of the common methods for classroom discipline, structure, and order that keep children happy and thriving.
Her passion for teaching and raising children extended beyond the public schools, however, and she began to dream of creating a safe, fun, and educationally-rich environment for children. It started small, as just a home daycare, but it experienced a tremendous amount of success. Parents and children alike loved the programs so much that before long, she had opened two children’s education centers.
Now as the director of Countryside Children’s Academy, Meenoo is not content to merely sit back and coast. Her drive to continually improve the current level of service she provides to children led her to look at the most successful educational systems around the world. She discovered that the Finnish people have developed some breakthrough educational innovations that are causing their children to grow up as global leaders. Meenoo wanted in on their success, and her initiative resulted in Countryside becoming the very first US child care center certified in the STEAM methodology
(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) that Finnish educators have developed.
Meenoo is a mother herself, and she is passionate about raising all
children with the nurture, love, and vision that she gives to her own children. The more you get to know Meenoo, the more you’ll agree that the strengths she brings to Countryside Children’s Academy set us apart as a place where children will be cared for with excellence.
If you want your child to thrive in an environment where their creativity, well-being, and thirst for learning will prosper, there’s no place better than Countryside. Bring your child for a visit today.