Children learn naturally through their environment. Each class is enriched with centers. They have a listening/reading center, science & math center, art center, writing center, housekeeping/pretend center, computer center, water table and blocks. A playground is used every day for gross motor. Children enjoy music and movement with parachute, musical instruments, bean bags and lummi sticks. Special music is offered twice a month.
The center contracts with Reading Is Fundamental to provide free books three times a year for every child. Extra books are purchased so that they also are given at least three more books during the year. Many children have no books at home and look forward to receiving their special books. A lending library is offered weekly to promote parents reading to their children. Books are the windows to the world to children. A volunteer librarian does special story time with the children twice a month. Despite the fact that English is a second language for many children, all children leave the center fluent in English and ready to succeed in school.
Each child receives free screenings with a speech pathologist, audiologist, dentist, mental health consultant and Prevention of Blindness. Parent trainings are offered with a translator from a psychologist, nutritionist and Child Find. All children receive breakfast, hot catered lunch and snack daily.
Together is better
• We value our diversity
• We create powerful relationships
• Respect for all guides our interactions
• We practice and support the development of understanding and empathy for our children
• We create a welcoming place
• We make every day special for every child
Our mission is to provide a quality, affordable, comprehensive program in a nurturing, educational environment to low to moderate income children.
Seven Corners Children’s Center was founded in 1971 by First Christian Church in Falls Church as an outreach to low income families in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County. It outgrew its space due to the demand for more children. With the advocacy of the church and support of Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, a new center was built in 1987 at its current location.