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About Winwood Children’s Center Preschool in Gainesville, VA

Just one visit will show you that Winwood Children’s Center, Gainesville II is not an ordinary preschool. Formerly known as Lake Manassas Academy, our campus was designed by early childhood educators and arranged to give young children endless opportunity for positive interactions with the environment, peers, and teachers. Our preschool children explore a vast array of Learning Labs throughout the day and we take a balanced approach towards physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development that prepares young minds for success in elementary school and beyond.

Kind Child

Kind Child Program LogoKind Child is a beautiful program that helps us elevate the emotional well-being of every child in our care. Kind Child is one of the core subjects in our monthly curriculum and we focus on social and emotional skills every month and positive character traits like a Positive Self-Image, Responsibility, and Thankfulness every two months. Our mission is to make kindness a habit and create a preschool environment where everyone feels welcome and at home.

Kindergarten Readiness

Providing your child an exceptional education is an important part of our promise to you. The educational experiences that children take part in at Cadence Academy Preschool are much different than what you’ll find at other preschools because our curriculum takes a skill-based approach to early education.

Our proprietary Ascend Curriculum helps children reach important developmental milestones and progressively builds valuable skill sets within 9 subjects every month. These experiences start in our Infant & Toddler program and progress all the way through Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten. Important skills are taught in every program and fine-tuned just before kindergarten in Kindergarten Club.

Getting to Our Preschool

Winwood Children’s Center, Gainesville II is located less than a mile south of Lee Highway (US 29) in Gainesville, Virginia. Our school is next to Baltusrol Boulevard at 14930 Holly Knoll Ln, Gainesville, VA 20155.

Need Before & After School Care? We provide transportation to Pine Branch Elementary School in Bristow, Haymarket Elementary School and Mountain View Elementary School in Haymarket, and Glenkirk Elementary School and Buckland Mills Elementary School in Gainesville, VA. We are also offering expanded School-Age programs to support all-day distance learning and more.

Our Team

Kaila Ventura

Kaila Ventura

Assistant Director

I started working in early childhood education in 2015. I have learned that teaching will never be the same for each class or child and that is what keeps me so interested in early childhood; you are always learning new ways to teach your students to help them be successful. I started my career as an assistant teacher 9 years ago and am proud to say that I have now progressed to Assistant Director, I am excited to start this journey and see where it will take me. I love being able to be apart of a child’s early learning experience; being able to set them up with a fun experience of learning to help them prepare for primary school. It is refreshing to see how they view the world and navigate through, and I believe it’s an honor as teachers/caregivers to help them with molding their foundation of early learning and emotions.

In my free time, I enjoy to read, crafting, and spending time with my family. I also love learning new recipes and throwing charcuterie parties too! I also I like designing digital art, learning about interior design and styles, photography and editing photos.

Reviews from Parents

4.7 Rating based on 102 Reviews Leave A Review
Caitlin Gilhuys • Google
We have been going to Winwood for about 2 years now! We have transferred between 3 classrooms so far and each time the teachers have reassured us that our daughters best interested was their main goal. Our daughter had a hard time transitioning into daycare but the teachers were great with helping with that! They would find ways that would help drop off smoother! Each of my daughters teachers have touched her little heart in special ways! She loves each of them and even though she is not in all of the past teachers classes when we see them in the hallways going to her current class they always are so excited to see her and our daughter is just as if not more excited to see them! She comes homes and talks all about her day at school with her friends and teachers! I highly recommend Winwood! I also have the say great things about the management team as well! We love our Winwood family and are adding to our family and will be having our new addition go to Winwood as well!
Nabeqa Sultani • Google
I was so excited to bring my son to Winwood! When I came for the visit, I experienced such a friendly environment. His teachers are kind and very responsible. I am so happy that I’m part of the Winwood family! It is such a beautiful school!
Tamanna Haidari • Google
I really love the Toddler teachers. They have made my daughter’s transition easier for her. We just moved to the area and we were so afraid of how she would react to the change. Her teachers have shown her so much attention and she is thriving in her classroom! We couldn’t have asked for more!
Megan Layne • Google
My daughter is attending the junior summer camp this year and she absolutely loves it! They do so many fun things with the kids including field trips as well!! The staff is so friendly and we love it!

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Gainesville, VA

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