Potomac Valley Academy Daycare & Preschool


The teachers and staff at PVA are wonderful and take care of our kids like they are their own. They are great with communication and very responsive to our needs. PVA truly cares about are kids and we could not be happier with our experience there.
-Laura Z
Potomac Valley Academy has been such a blessing to our family over the past 13+ years! All 4 of our children have attended PVA from infant through Pre-K and we couldn’t be more pleased with the love & care they received during their early, formative years.
The center is always clean and the classrooms are beautifully organized. The PVA staff works diligently to provide a bright, welcoming environment for the children to grow in and they continue to raise the bar every year with new, engaging activities for the children to enjoy. Most of all, we love that Christ is at the center of all things at PVA, from the biblically-based curriculum to the values & teachings imparted by the PVA staff.
With our youngest child starting Kindergarten in September, it will be bittersweet for us to leave PVA but we are so grateful all our children had the opportunity to learn and thrive in such an enriching & educational atmosphere. I would enthusiastically recommend Potomac Valley Academy to anyone looking for top-notch, quality care for their little ones!
-Joe & Mary-Kate C
My two daughters have been attending PVA for a few years now, aged 2.5 yrs and 4.5 yrs. We have had the pleasure of having experience in all of the classrooms starting from baby all the way up to pre-school and we couldn't be more thankful for the wonderful teachers and staff. Every single teacher has had a special connection with my girls and in turn they have both had and continue to have amazing experiences. The teachers are very aware of where your child is milestone wise and communicates openly in terms of getting them to where they need to be or congratulating their progress. Everyone seems to work really well together under the Director, Chamise Washington, who is equally wonderful and very hands on. We love PVA!
-Ashley C
We have been sending our boys to PVA Academy for 2 years, since our youngest’ birth! We are thankful for PVA Academy and the amazing teachers and staff who love the boys, provide exceptional care and teaching with them, and incorporate Jesus into their training and also day to day activities! We have been long time members at PVA Church and are grateful to see the consistent spirit of love and Jesus following displayed from church life to school life! Happy to be part of the PVA Academy family! The boys always have exciting adventures to share about their class time with friends!
-Carly N
We cannot thank Ms. Cierra and Ms. Alicia enough. Often times I’m at work- missing my family- and it’s so hot in DC that I just do not want to be there sometimes- and at the exact right time they send a picture on the app and it carries me through the afternoon! I swear they are professional photographers! We are so appreciative of both of them because we know for 100% certainty that Lincoln is in the best hands with them!! They truly care and love him! And the holiday arts and crafts stuff that he brought back to me for my first Father’s Day put me in tears and it’s something I’ll definitely save forever! We could not be more thankful for this program and the amazing staff there! We are truly blessed to have Lincoln at the best possible daycare in the world.  It means the world to us to have Lincoln cared for and loved while his mommy and daddy are working. Thank you both so much and to Ms Washington for the amazing program that she is leading. To God, be the glory! 
In everything that I did, I showed you by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: "It is more blessed to give than to receive." Acts 20:35
-Michael and Jenny Hagan
We are very happy to send our son to Potomac Valley Academy which has a very nurturing environment, dedicated staff and teachers, comprehensive curriculum and values integration. We express gratitude to the PVA teachers for their dedication in nurturing discipline, fostering learning through engaging stories and books, and promoting awareness of the environment and the wonders of the world. I wholeheartedly endorse PVA for all children.
We are so lucky to be part of the PVA community. We are so incredibly lucky to have found PVA. Our boys have been there for over two years and are absolutely thriving. The teachers and staff foster a loving and caring environment where all the children are friends. They provide a structured schedule, while also allowing plenty of time for creativity. PVA also provides lots of hands-on learning opportunities and entertainment with various educational guests. We couldn’t imagine a better place for our sons to learn and grow as kind and intelligent members of the community.
-Garrick Bodnar
Our family loves PVA. We have two girls there thriving. Our youngest started when she was 2 years old, and PVA was instrumental with helping her potty train, learn her alphabet, and socialize. Our oldest is now graduating from the program and is more than prepared for kindergarten. The summer schedule has also been amazing - lots of fun activities like water play, magic shows, and live animals to see. Lastly, the staff is amazing—patient, attentive, and most of all loving.
-Lisa Song
We are so happy to have found PVA for our daughter's daycare. The staff and teachers care for the children as if they were their own. The importance of learning through play is like no other. My daughter has grown so much academically and emotionally. Thank you PVA for all that you do for our daughter.
PVA Daycare has been a huge blessing in our lives. We have seen remarkable changes in our daughter’s academic and social advancement over the years and it’s all thanks to the amazing teachers and staff. Our daughter absolutely loves attending PVA as she is greeted every morning with the warmest smiles and hugs by teachers and friends. We are so fortunate to have found such a wonderful place for her and highly recommend it to anyone looking for the best daycare in the area!
-Lauren Kim
Our soon to be 2 and 4 year olds have been attending PVA for about 2 years and they love it. We feel they are in a safe and loving environment and the director exhibits great leadership and professionalism.
-Bridgette Dowsey, CHS
Our daughter has attended PVA for one month now and we are so happy with this program! The team is so friendly and attentive and they utilize the Procare software to keep us informed with pictures of her playing and eating and written updates on bathroom breaks, how much food she had, and activities she's enjoying. Our daughter is happy when we drop her off and when we pick her up. The director keeps families well-informed and is very responsive. We feel very blessed to have such a good daycare option that is affordable, nearby, and so well run!
-Kiersten P