Welcome to Bright Horizons at Inova Fair Oaks

Meet the Center Director

Melanie Edmunds

M-F: 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 703-391-4700

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Our Educational Programs

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An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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Where curious children become inspired and ready for school

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Kindergarten Prep

Preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond


Meet Our Teaching Team

Heidi P.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy seeing them grow and learn new things each day. They always put a smile on my face

Teaching since: 1986

Ana M.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I get to teach them something new each day.

Teaching since: 1997

Ancilla D.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: Everyday is different with the kids; there is never a dull moment!

Teaching since: 2015

Allison P.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to watch children learn, grow and discover the world around them!

Teaching since: 2015

Cherrie T.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: Everyday is a new adventure. My goal is to make each day special for the children.

Teaching since: 2013

Dominique B.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing children grow and being a part of it. I love watching the new things they learn every day. It brings the biggest smile hearning the kids say my name when I enter the class and when they run and give me hugs.

Teaching since: 2016

Paula H.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: They have a light in their eyes showing us that they are willing and ready to learn. Seeing the excitement in their faces when they discover they have mastered something new is a reward in itself.

Teaching since: 2012

Carley W.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching the children learn and grow. I love thier imaginations and how they inspire me to be a better person and to never lose my inner child.

Teaching since: 2016

Flor S.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: Every day is different and I learn somehting new every day.

Teaching since: 1993

Kirsten G.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: Being able to watch them grow and learn in the short amount of time I have them as my stufents is an awesome feeling. They impact my live just as much as I do theirs.

Teaching since: 2016

Sasha C.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love the looks my students faces when they learn something new or achieve a personal goal. I also love being silly with kids and singing and dancing with them.

Teaching since: 2013


The World at Their Fingertips

Our own World at Their Fingertips® curriculum is based on the research of the most renowned education experts. Designed by our education team, it’s created to support these important early years, to inspire children to be bold explorers today and joyful, confident learners for life.

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Language Works

Literacy, language, and love of books cultivated through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Science Works

Spurring a sense of wonder through observations and experiments in which we ask questions and form, record, and describe conclusions.

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Art Smart

Fostering an interest and appreciation of art, music, theater and dance, while encouraging individual talents and artistic expression.

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Math Counts

Early math concepts experienced through counting, sorting, patterning, one-on-one correspondence, and problem solving.

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Well Aware

Healthy living developed through physical activity, good nutrition, and healthful habits incorporated into every day routines.

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Towards a Better World

Experiences and activities designed to help children learn to respect our world, its diverse people, and the environment we live in.

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Caring Matters

Support for important social skills including compromise, self-regulation, negotiating with peers, and forming positive relationships.

“Ms. Anna, thank you for all your help throughout Zay's journey in both Preschool and Pre-K. We're always happy to see your warm and welcoming smile!”



“Ms. Flor, thank you for ever being a cheerful presence in my child's life. He is always happy to talk about you. We truly appreciate your positive energy and reinforcement!”



“Thank you so much for taking care of our baby girl. She always smiles when she sees you at drop off and we can tell she is happy. We appreciate that more than we can put into words. ”


Christine H. -Bright Horizons Parent

“Ms. Ancilla is a wonderful teacher who works hard to keep my child safe, happy, and successful. My child loves her, and we love her! We couldn't have done this year w/out you! Thank you so much!!”



“My appreciation for the teachers at Bright Horizons goes beyond the words that I can express. They extend themselves daily to our children's learning. Both of my sons were more than prepared to move forward in Kindergarten, thanks to Bright Horizons.”


Jessica F. -Bright Horizons Parent

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Healthy Food for Growing Children

Healthy food is part of children’s development. Our menus align with our wellness commitment to Partnership for Healthier America. By eating family-style and serving themselves, children learn about making healthy choices and the connection between food and community.

Early Education Awards & Partnerships


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