The Merit School of Broadlands

Come to Our Book Fair!

Join us at our Book Fair May 13th-17th!
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Teacher Spotlight:
Ms. Naveen
Preschool Explorers
Mrs. Naveen has been with the Merit School Broadlands since February 2019. Mrs. Naveen recently graduated with a degree in communications. Her passion is working with children while also learning about communications, social media, and marketing. Mrs. Naveen is patient and ready for the summer time funl!

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Teacher Spotlight:

Ms. Amanda
Toddler Explorers
7:30am – 4:30pm
Ms. Amanda has been with the Merit School of Broadlands since March 2019. Ms. Amanda has years of experience in early childhood and is working towards her CDA. We are lucky to have Ms. Amanda as part of our Toddler Explorer classroom. Her fun personality makes the classroom an exciting place to learn!

Consumer Reports and doctors urge recall of Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play after 32 babies died Should Fisher-Price's Rock 'n Play be recalled? Consumer Reports suggests it should and is calling on the company to recall it immediately.

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Please bring in a prefilled pack of eggs for your child's classroom. Drop off in the front lobby. Thank you :)



[03/28/19]   How To Put A Toddler To Bed in 100 Easy Steps (try to read this without laughing)

1. Announce that it’s time to go to bed.
2. Wait for your toddler to stop crying
3. Explain that bedtime is not a punishment
4. Explain that bedtime is not a new concept.
5. Explain that, yes, bedtime will happen every night.
6. Console your toddler.
7. Announce that it’s still bedtime.
8. Let your toddler know that we don’t call names in this house.
9. Tell your toddler it’s time to go upstairs.
10. Watch your toddler move at a snail’s pace.
11. Wait for your toddler to stop crying.
12. Pick up your toddler.
13. Walk your toddler upstairs.
14. Pick out the wrong pair of pajamas for your toddler
15. Pick out another wrong pair of pajamas for your toddler
16. Explain that the right pair of pajamas are in the wash.
17. Explain that you will not be doing a load of laundry this evening
18. Console your toddler while he/she cries
19 Explain that in this house we don’t call names
20. Watch your toddler struggle to get into his/her pajamas
21. Ask your toddler if you can help.
22. Continue watching your toddler struggle.
23. Watch your toddler try to wear a pair of pants like a shirt.
24. Console your toddler.
25. Put the wrong pair of pajamas on your toddler.
26. Announce that it’s time to brush teeth.
27. Explain the benefits of dental hygiene.
28. Console your toddler.
29. Carry your toddler into the bathroom.
30. Put a microscopic amount of toothpaste (poison) on to the toddler toothbrush.
31. Wet toothbrush.
32. When your toddler opens his/her mouth 1/45th of an inch wide, attempt to clean teeth
33. Your toddler will attempt to spit in the sink, but will actually spit on the counter. Clean it up.
34. Console your toddler.
35. Ask your toddler to pick out two books.
36. Toddler will pick out the two longest books in your home.
37. Read the first line of every third page of the two books.
38. Field unrelated questions and interruptions.
39. Tell toddler it’s time for a goodnight kiss.
40. Toddler will be suddenly and urgently thirsty, give toddler a small drink of water.
41. Toddler will ask a question. Answer question.
42. Say “goodnight” and kiss toddler.
43. Toddler will ask for a hug. Hug toddler.
44. Toddler will take up a sudden interest in potty training and ask to use the bathroom. It’s poop.
45. Help toddler in the bathroom. Notice that there is no poop.
46. Toddler may become afraid. Assure toddler that there is nothing to be afraid of.
47. Toddler will ask a question about life. Answer question.
48. Toddler will need another hug and kiss. Give hug and kiss.
49. Toddler needs to urinate. Help toddler in the bathroom. Notice that toddler actually urinates.
50. Toddler requires a sticker for urinating successfully.
51. Put a sticker on toddler’s potty chart.
52. Toddler may want to tell you a brief ten minute story. Listen to story while backing out of the room.
53. Turn off the light.
54. Toddler remembers that he/she needs a special stuffed animal.
55. Ask where the stuffed animal is.
56. Toddler tells you it’s in the car. Find your keys and look in the car. It’s not there.
57. Look in the living room.
58. Look in the kitchen.
59. Look in the backyard.
60. Scout the neighbor’s property.
61. Find the toy in your toddler’s room, under the bed.
62. Ask toddler if he/she knew the toy was under their bed.
63. Toddler will ask for dinner. Explain to toddler that dinner ended hours ago.
64. Toddler will cry that he/she is hungry. Explain to toddler that he/she should have eaten said dinner.
65. Explain that we do not call people in this house names.
66. Toddler will ask for hug and kiss. Hug and kiss toddler.
67. Toddler will ask you to help arrange his/her pillows and blankets. Arrange pillows and blankets.
68. Toddler will ask you to three essay questions. Answer them.
69. Toddler will notice that the tag end of the blanket is next to his/her face and will kick it off. Fix blanket, this time with care and precision.
70. Toddler will ask for the hall light on. Turn on the hall light.
71. Toddler will ask for another story. Explain that there will be no more stories.
72. Toddler will ask what the plan for tomorrow is. Resist the urge to say, “I won’t be here. I’m running away tonight.”
73. Tell toddler “goodnight.:
74. Toddler will say his/her back, legs, or butt is itchy.
75. At your discretion, try to relieve itchiness through lotion or wipes.
76. Put toddler back in bed.
77. Arrange blanket in the proper formation.
78. Say goodnight.
79. Toddler will say “Goodnight.”
80. As you reach the door, toddler will inform you that he/she is not wearing socks.
81. Choose the wrong pair of socks for your toddler.
82. Choose another wrong pair of socks for your toddler.
83. Choose the right pair of socks for your toddler.
84. Put the right pair of socks the wrong way on your toddler’s feet.
85. Put the right pair of socks the wrong way on your toddler’s feet.
86. Get the right pair of socks the right way on your toddler’s feet.
87. Use your last thread of energy to stand.
88. Say “goodnight.”
89. Toddler will say “goodnight.”
90. As you leave the room, toddler will ask for a sip of water with pathetic sad look on face.
91. Give toddler sip of water and beg to be released from this Hades.
92. Toddler will ask for a back rub/tapping.
93. Tap toddler’s back until you lose feeling in your arm and your toddler seems tired.
94. Slowly stop tapping. Stand up. Try to float out of the room.
95. Toddler will look at you. Say, “it’s time to go to bed.”
96. If toddler cries, pretend to be serious this time.
97. Say “goodnight.”
98. Act like you’re walking downstairs but just linger by the door, out of sight.
99. Pray
100. Walk downstairs

You may now relax for 2-5 minutes before you’re called back in. Congrats!

Cauliflower Mac & Cheese - My Fussy Eater | Healthy Kids Recipes

Not all kids love veggies. If you’re struggling with introducing your children to our veggie of the month, the cauliflower, it might be time to get sneaky! Here’s a delicious recipe for Cauliflower Mac and Cheese that includes hidden veggies that kids can’t see or taste. A healthy twist on an old family favourite. This Cauliflower Mac & Cheese is packed with hidden veggies that the kids can't see or taste!

Fun event in Broadlands!

Sometimes Children’s days are filled with a lot of “nothing”. We are glad to have the precious status app so parents can see what their child’s “nothing” is.

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Parents Night Out
April 5

Spirit night March 26

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[03/14/19]   Can't come to our summer camp information night? Stop by the front desk this week to get your registration packet and information about saving $100 on your summer camp registration fee through March 29!

Mercier School of Dance Online Registration


Please click on the link to registrar:,5,9,10

Please feel free to visit Mercier School of Dance website: Online class-event registration form

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The Merit School of Broadlands

We are having a great time at the Cat in the Hat story time!

Don’t forget! Tomorrow we will have a read along with Cat in the Hat! Hope to see you there!

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[02/28/19]   Tomorrow is Friday! And we would like you to join us in #ShoutoutFriday! Post one of your favorite pictures you have gotten this week from PreciousStatus to share with us! We hope you can participate with us :) We look forward to all of your great pictures!

Great day @dullestowncenter summer camp expo!

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Due to pending inclement weather the Merit School of Broadlands will be closed tomorrow, February 20.

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Need a date night? Join our parents night out on February 15! Call for more details. 703-729-6000

[02/01/19]   Loudoun County Public Schools will be closed Friday, February 1, 2019 due to inclement weather. Administrative offices will also be closed.

In honor of the Super Bowl game, tomorrow we are having a Jeans and Jersey Day. Everybody DRESS UP to support your favorite team!

[02/01/19]   Loudoun County Public Schools are on a two-hour delay tomorrow, Friday, February 1, with Administrative Offices opening on time.

Because the weather forecast is uncertain at this time, this decision may change to a closure. If the status of Loudoun County Public Schools changes, staff and the public will be notified as soon as possible.

[01/31/19]   Loudoun County Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, January 31, 2019. Administrative offices will open at 10 a.m.

The School Board FY2020 Operating Budget Work Session will be held as scheduled tomorrow, January 31st at 6:30 p.m. at the School Administration Building in Ashburn.

The Merit School will be opening at 8am Wednesday January 30 due to inclement weather. Please be safe when driving tomorrow. Thank you.

Parents, please keep a watchful eye on the forecast today. This storm promises to be a tricky one that will likely have a negative impact on this afternoon’s commute. Most area public schools have already announced early dismissals. Please plan ahead, we want all of our families and staff to get home in a safe and timely manner. We will update you via Precious Status and Facebook if there are any changes.

[01/29/19]   Loudoun County Public Schools will close two hours early today, Tuesday, January 29, 2019. Administrative Offices will remain open until normally scheduled time. After-school care programs located on school sites are closed today. A determination for after-school activities and events will be made by noon.
The Merit School will pick all students up from school as normal unless told
Otherwise by parents. Thank you.

Our after school program allows for children to do fun activities while also getting their homework done. Check out their sand art they created last week!

W is for winter. We are practicing letter sounds, letter recognition and handwriting in our PREP classroom! Look at our amazing work!

The curriculum at Merit Schools allows for students to create, design and imagine new things everyday. For two weeks we focused on the life cycle of a toy, where do they come from? What do we need to make them? How can we reuse their pieces? The students designed them own toys and outlined what they needed to make their toys come to life! What an amazing STEM project! Using the engineering design process students created some amazing new ideas!

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43190 Broadlands Center Plaza
Ashburn, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 06:30 - 18:30
Tuesday 06:30 - 18:30
Wednesday 06:30 - 18:30
Thursday 06:30 - 18:30
Friday 06:30 - 18:30
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