Innovation Station Child Development Center

Welcome to Our Center

Welcome to Innovation Station Child Development Center, located inside the Jefferson Building in the Carlyle Center in Old Towne Alexandria. We believe early education lays the groundwork for success, and our team strives to provide a creative environment to learn, grow, and thrive. Each classroom has a dramatic play area, perfect for imaginative and unstructured playtime. The Growing Readers nook in our lobby offers a comfortable place to foster a love of reading, an enrichment room provides opportunities for active play, yoga & group games, gardening boxes provide a place to for little hands to dig in and explore Mother Nature, and our spacious playgrounds have plenty of room for downtime and socialization.

Jacinta Nickson - Center Director

Group of young children wearing helmets and riding bicycles outside
Kindergarten Prep boy practicing his writing at a desk
Center Welcome Photo
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A Bright New Day

We focus on the health, safety, and security of each child. Our classrooms include daily activities for mindfulness, emotional and empathy development, and friendship building.

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Health & Safety

Your child’s health and safety are our top priority. Our centers have strict guidelines for cleanliness and security and we’re proud to be recognized as a health-and-wellness model for child care centers by the Partnership for a Healthier America.

Family fun activities| Fun movement games| Exercise for kids| Bright Horizons

Our Community

Our centers offers priority enrollment to USPTO and federal government employees as a GSA center and also accept community enrollment, serving nearby communities of Alexandria, Fairfax, and Arlington. Only ½ mile from the King Street Metro Station, we're easy to get to for drop-off and pick-up.


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