We feel privileged to send our daughter to Rock Spring. When we talk about it with her or with our friends, we say she is “going to school,” and that is how we feel. Rock Spring is not a daycare; it is a school in the best, holistic sense of the word. It is a rich, diverse community where social and emotional growth is nurtured alongside developmentally appropriate cognitive learning opportunities.
Having each spent over a decade in education,
both at the elementary and high school level, we have a deep appreciation for
the thoughtfulness, competence and commitment we see from the staff and
teachers. Our child feels a connection to the entire community, and as we
walk through the halls she is known by teachers who are not hers, and she, in
turn, knows and talks with them. Teacher conferences are not one-sided
informational sessions, but forums for the partnership between parents and
teachers to deepen beyond the excellent daily exchanges at drop-off and
The regular communications from the administration are clear, timely and thorough, and they often highlight a proactive step the institution is taking to improve part of the program. The facilities are outstanding and allow for hearty activity rain or shine, hot or cold. We honestly feel like Rock Spring is giving our daughter the best educational experience possible in the Washington area, which is a true luxury.
The Hanrahan Family
not cheap to have our child in great care for over 40 hours each week in
a stimulating educational environment. However, our son went on to
kindergarten confident and more than ready. We view the money we spent
as one of the best investments we could have made.
The Garrido Family
We currently have two children enrolled at
RSCC, Ella (age 3) and Leo (11 months) and could not be happier.
While the playground, extra classes (ballet, soccer, jump bunch, zumba),
field trips, and overall facilities are all wonderful, what set RSCC apart
is the teachers and staff. They are all so loving, friendly, and skilled
that we know our children are being well cared for, educated, and are having
Our three year old regularly tell us how much she loves her teachers
and how much fun it is at school. One of the things that has really
impressed us is the level of communciation we have with the teachers.
There is an open, ongoing dialog with the teachers and administrators about our
children and their daily activities.
You can tell that the teachers are very devoted to the children and really enjoy their jobs. For example, when one of our children is out sick, a teacher will call, ask how they are feeling, and say how much they are missed. We also really enjoy the sense of community which exists at the school. We would highly recommend RSCC to any family.
The Rodriguez Family
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We feel so fortunate have had our two sons attend Rock Spring Children’s Center since shortly after the new facility opened in 2008. From the spacious indoor play area to the interesting toys and classroom set-up, we have been pleased with all aspects of the center. Our kids are happy at morning drop-off and are often not ready to leave at pick-up.
teachers are kind and conscientious. They clearly see their positions as more
than just a job, as we have noticed they show true enthusiasm and love for the
children. We have found the teachers to be friendly and informative whenever we
have had questions or concerns about the class curriculum or the progress of
our boys. We are frequently impressed at how well RSCC is organized-- and this
is due to the wonderfully competent and engaged administrative staff. They are
always approachable and keep the center running smoothly in all situations.
In addition to the typical school day, scheduled fieldtrips and potluck dinners provide opportunities for parents to get to know each other. RSCC is not only a daycare center, but a community of families brought together through their children.
The Tender Family
What first attracted us to Rock Spring
Children’s Center (we first toured the old center) was the warmth we felt
immediately from the teachers and staff during our tour. With our first
son not even born yet I knew these were the people with whom we would entrust
our children’s care. When the Center moved to the new location we were even
more thrilled. We knew we made the right decision for our family without
We now have two children enrolled at Rock Spring Children’s
Center, and feel very fortunate to have found such a wonderful, caring and
supportive place for our children to spend their time. Our sons have a
true bond with all their teachers, from every age level, which makes us very
happy to know they are in loving arms while away from
The teachers provide such an appropriate balance of
structure and fun for our spirited boys and you can see the happiness on their
faces when they get to walk thru the Center’s doors every day. The amount
of hugs, kisses and patience they receive has helped nurture them into
the happy and smiley little boys they are today. Another important factor
on why we are so pleased to be at Rock Spring is due to the level of communication
received from the Administration. Being away from our children for so
many hours during the day and knowing we can call the office with any
questions, or know we will be contacted immediately should something come up,
keeps us at ease.
We would enthusiastically recommend Rock Spring Children’s Center to any family looking to place their child or children in a place where they will be well cared for and stimulated to learn and grow.The Larranaga Family
more than a “day care center”. It is a nursery, a school, a community and
truly an extension of our family. We have two children at RSCC (ages 2
and 5). From the caring and professional teachers in the infant
rooms to the pre-k classrooms and every class in between, we’ve been truly
delighted with our children’s learning experience.
RSCC makes everything
easy for parents – e.g. extended day pick-up and Parents’ Night Out (a
favorite). They have a solid curriculum that they weave through formal
lessons and playtime, making school fun for our kids. Other optional
activities like Jump Bunch, Ballet, Soccer and summer/seasonal field trips
along with two GREAT age appropriate outdoor play areas make RSCC second to
The sense of community is infectious and is reinforced with events like the annual Potluck, Founder’s Day Party & Halloween Parade and the Annual Fundraiser. In the words of my five year old, “I want to stay at my school FOREVER!” and I could not agree with her more.
The Bishop/Sharp Family