Innovation Station Child Development Center

Early Education & Preschool That's More than Daycare

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.

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Jacinta Nickson - Center Director

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Kindergarten Prep boy practicing his writing at a desk
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Health & Safety at Our Center

Your child’s safety is our top priority.  And our enhanced, industry-leading COVID-19 protocols are informed by experts, supported by child-friendly communication, and created to be a seamless part of your child’s positive experience at our center.


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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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