About Robert E. Simon, Jr. Children's Center Reston, VA


Your children will learn invaluable skills from our experienced staff.

We have created a strong sense of community. To join in our "community of families," give us

a call today.

Center philosophy

Each child is unique. Our child care philosophy accommodates the developmental stages of every child. The center respects each individual and allows for flexibility and choice. Children learn best through organized and free play. We promote and support active, developmental learning through play. We welcome diversity and will support the acquisition of the home language while teaching English in the classroom.

"We sent both of our children to the Simon Center and cannot say enough nice things!  The most important endorsement I can give is that my kids came out of the Simon Center fully ready for kindergarten. RESCC [Robert E. Simon, Jr. Children’s Center] is NAEYC certified, one of the few in the area, which matched the kindergarten curriculum exactly.

The staff really do treat the children like their own and it really is a community.  We feel lucky to have found RESCC, my kids ran to their rooms excited to start the day - awesome feeling for a parent!"           - Shannon S.

Mission statement

The Robert E. Simon, Jr. Children’s Center is designed to meet the emotional, social, physical, and intellectual needs of children in a safe, child-oriented environment. The center is a non-profit corporation created to meet the child care needs of the community.

Center organization and history

The Robert E. Simon, Jr. Children's Center opened in January 1990 as part of the Reston Area Child Care Consortium, a consortium of employers, community residents, parents, educators, and varied professionals concerned about the child care needs in our community. The center is licensed by the state of Virginia, and has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) since August 2000.


Robert E. Simon, Jr. Children’s Center is organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Board of Directors is made up of parent volunteers and other members of the community. The Board of Directors sets policy, oversees administration, and establishes and monitors the corporation’s finances.


Named after Reston's founder, Mr. Robert E. Simon, Jr., the "Simon Center" meets the educational and social needs of children ages 3 months to 5 years (Pre-K).


  • To provide a safe, loving, and stimulating environment for children to grow and develop in.

  • To help each family maintain their child’s good health, and promote physical development.

  • To help each child function effectively with peers and with adults.

  • To help each child develop his or her cognitive abilities to the fullest.

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