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About Winwood South Riding

Looking for a preschool or daycare center your family can call home? Winwood Children’s Center, South Riding offers a warm, homelike environment where young children thrive. A child’s first years of development are precious and we take a skill-based approach to preschool education that focuses on cognitive, social, creative, and physical development.

Our Preschool’s Programs

Educational Philosophy

Ascend Curriculum LogoWe want your child’s first educational experiences to be fun, engaging, and challenging so they develop a love of learning! Flexibility and individualization are both built into our Ascend Curriculum so we can fully support the learning needs of every child in our care. Our teachers progressively introduce sets of skills across nine subject areas such as Literacy, Mathematics, Cultural Understanding, and Technology each month, but the activities themselves can be customized to fit the interests and current skill level of each child.

Kind Child

Kind Child logoKind Child is one of the nine learning domains we emphasize in our Ascend Curriculum. We focus on developing social-emotional skills in our classrooms every month and a new character trait like a Positive Self-Image, Empathy, and Friendship every two months. The goal of our Kind Child program is to enrich friendships and to continually elevate every child’s emotional well-being, which creates a Kind School we all enjoy!

Safety & Security

Keeping children safe and security is the top responsibility of any preschool or daycare facility. Winwood South Riding maintains child-teacher ratios that are lower than state standards so our teachers are better able to respond to the needs of their students. We have a secure entry system throughout our center so we can effectively screen families and visitors.

Our school has MyToddlerLink, which is a web camera system that allows parents to check on their child throughout the day from the convenience of their home or office. We also provide our parents an app called KidReports, which keeps them updated on their child’s progress throughout the day and includes photos.

Our Preschool’s Location

Winwood Children’s Center, South Riding is located at 42851 Smallwood Terrace in South Riding, Virginia, 20152. You’ll find us on the northwest corner of Crossfield Drive and Center Street, across the street from Hutchinson Farm Elementary School and South Riding Meadows Pool. We’re less than a mile south of US-50.

Our Team

Nancy Pruckowski

Nancy Pruckowski

Assistant Director

Hello! My name is Nancy Pruckowski. I am so excited to become a part of the South Riding team! I joined the Winwood family in 2013 in Leesburg as an After-Kindergarten teacher and worked closely with management after completing their pre-management program in 2015.

I moved to Lovettsville, VA when I was three and spent all of my childhood on a quiet sheep farm in the country. After graduating from Virginia Tech, I knew I wanted to work with children which brought me to Winwood! I love to spend my free time with my boyfriend, Josh, and our chocolate lab, Morty. We live in a tiny house in Sterling where you can usually find me doing crafts or sitting on the back deck with a good book.

Ms. Leslie

Ms. Leslie

Teacher

My name is Ms. Leslie! I have been with Winwood since 2006. I have worked with infants through preschool 2. I have 15 additional years of experience working with children. I love singing with the children and doing fun art projects with them. 2 year olds are full of wonder and imagination. My favorite part of my job is encouraging them to use all five senses to learn and explore.

Ms. Mary

Ms. Mary

Teacher

Hello! My name is Ms. Mary and I have been with Winwood for over 9 years! I was the After School Age teacher for 5 years and with the AM Kindergarten for 4 years. I enjoy this age group because of their maturity and independence. I love being able to help them with their homework and listening to their stories from the day. Thank you for allowing me to spend time with your child!

Ms. Meena

Ms. Meena

Teacher

My name is Ms. Meena! I have been working with the Winwood family for 8 years in the Pre-K class; however I have over 8 additional years of experience working with children. I love this age group because of all the fun activities we get to do together, especially art and science experiments! Seeing their faces light up with excitement while they learn is why I love my job.

Ms. Shaheen

Ms. Shaheen

Teacher

My name is Ms. Shaheen and I have been with Winwood in the Preschool 3class for 9 years. Since I have been teaching for over 15 years now and children have always been a big part of my life. My favorite part of working with this age group is teaching Art and Math activities while watching their facial expressions during the Science experiments!

Ms. Stephanie

Ms. Stephanie

Teacher

My name is Ms. Stephanie! I have been with the Winwood family for 9 years. I love working with the Toddler/Preschool 2 age group! I love understanding the dynamics of the toddlers and how they interact with others at this stage in life. Thank you for allowing me to provide the fun, loving care your child needs during the day.

Ms. Zahara

Ms. Zahara

Teacher

Hello, my name is Ms. Zahara! I have been working at Winwood for 10 years, but have over 8 years of experience working with children. I take pleasure in making learning fun for my class. I love watching them enjoy playing and learning with big smiles on their faces everyday!

Reviews from Parents

4.9 Rating based on 66 Reviews
N. L. • Google
March 31, 2021
We were looking for a childcare center that met the balance between cost and amenities and this has been a great choice. It also helps that it's location is very convenient for us. The teachers show actual concern for the children and they, along with management, are always willing to listen to feedback from parents. The relationship we've been able to build over time makes this feel like a family atmosphere and we also appreciate the diverse backgrounds of the staff.
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Kiersten J. • Yelp
February 16, 2021
We love Winwood! As a first time mom, I was a disaster when I had to drop my sweet baby off for the first time. However, the teachers and the rest of the staff have been so kind and gracious towards me and my child. The photos I receive make my whole day, and I can't even begin to tell you what a relief it is to have my baby in a place that I know she is caring and loving. It gives me such peace of mind to know that I can return to work and my child is happy and safe. I am so glad our family chose Winwood!
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Giustina Leone • Google
January 26, 2021
Winwood is a fantastic center! They were very flexible with my busy schedule and my son loved his teachers and friends from the first day he attended. They have been very supportive of us and we felt like family from the beginning. I would recommend Winwood to anyone looking for quality care!
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Brynn Adams • Facebook
December 31, 2020
We love Winwood! Our kids are happy and thriving!
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