The Merit School of Broadlands

The Merit School of Virginia, established in 1980, is a vibrant early childhood learning community in which all children are given an opportunity to excel.

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Register here for your child! You can then create a personal link to share with family and friends to help fundraise for St. Jude. Children will recieve a medal for donations over $25 and then are eligible for prizes!!! St. Jude Trike-A-Thon is a free educational program that teaches preschool and daycare students bike safety and the importance of helping others while benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

KidReports Custom Notifications are now available.

Parents can now tailor the app to send your notifications in your preferred format.

Follow these easy steps: (in the app)
1) Select the 3 lines in the upper left hand corner
2) Select Welcome to KidReports
3) Select Login Here
4) Log in - Edit Profile
5) Select Preferences and Save!

You may also download a profile picture so the teachers can see your parent photos on the family accounts.
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Join us in the plaza for a BEACH PARTY!!!

Wishing all our Dads a Happy Father's Day Weekend!

[06/13/19]   TOMORROW IS OUR 2 Year Anniversary CELEBRATION! Stop by from 430-630 for a petting zoo, moon bounce, and pizza with dad!

[06/13/19]   Happy belated birthday Mrs. Anu!
We are so lucky to have you at the Merit School!


A pioneer in the field of education for more than 46 years, The Merit School provides educational experiences for infants through school age children. We are looking for highly enthusiastic individuals capable of providing consistent care and education, to ensure a stable and nurturing environment. The Merit School of Broadlands is located at 43190 Broadlands Center Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20148.

The right candidate will:
•Be committed to upholding standards for high quality child care at every level
•Meet the individual needs of the children, interact with all children to support play and learning
•Implement developmentally appropriate activities and lesson plans
•Participate in staff trainings and required teacher trainings
•Establish positive and effective communication and relationships with families
•Be able to communicate effectively with center director(s)
•Establish and maintain a safe, healthy, loving, and nurturing environment for all children
•Be able to lift 50 pounds
•Other duties as assigned

•Minimum of six (6) months experience working in a licensed child care facility required
•High School Diploma or Equivalent required
•Bachelor’s degree or higher in ECE, Elementary Education or related; or
•Current and active enrollment in an accredited Associates or Bachelor’s degree program; or
•Child Development Associate Credential (CDA).
•Ability to pass background and fingerprinting check
•CPR and First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain

Benefits Package:
•401 (k) Retirement
•Discounted Childcare
•Short Term Disability
•Paid Leave
•Paid Holidays
•Perks Program
•CPR/First Aid Training
•Team Members are valued and recognized for their service!
•We work together and we have FUN!
•and more!

Upcoming June events!

Summer soccer shots! Sign up today!

Summer camp is coming! Have you registered yet?

Tonight is the night!!!

We will be closed Monday for Memorial Day. Please have a safe and enjoyable weekend.

We are ready for our OPEN HOUSE today from 10-12!

Book fair is here!!!

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Teacher Spotlight:
Mrs. Naveena
Half Day Junior Kindergarten
Mrs. Naveena has been with the Merit School since October 2017. She has a degree in Information Technology, but has always loved working with children. Mrs. Naveena has numerous trainings in early childhood education. She is always making sure the students are not only learning, but enjoying it as well!

Welcome to our Summer Camp Guide The Merit School of Broadlands! This year, the school's goal is to provide children with the tools they need to navigate our world. Through various weekly themes, field trips, and activities, children will be engaged, excited, and encouraged to change the world!

Teacher appreciation starts this week.

Come to Our Book Fair!

Join us at our Book Fair May 13th-17th!
If you would like to order online, the link is below! Visit our school's homepage to hear the latest Book Fair news, RSVP for events, sign up to volunteer, and more!

Start signing up today!

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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!

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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!

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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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