The Circus Comes to Town

Main Street’s Circus is a fun-filled, family-oriented event. It serves the additional purpose of demonstrating student gains in creative expression and literacy skills, which are developed through arts enrichment activities. ...

Cox Curbs Summer Learning Loss

Mayor Scott Silverthorne joined Cox Communications’ JD Myers to present a check to Main Street on June 27th. Recognizing the impact of summer learning loss, Cox Communications has partnered with ...

National Recognition for Main Street

Main Street has earned reaccreditation from National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) —the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals. Approximately 8 percent of all preschools and ...


Listen to the ocean

Using “shakers” (shell-filled eggs that create a rattle), students learn about rhythm and movement without forgetting important lessons learned about the ocean.

Meet Our Teachers

Each of our classes features highly-qualified, loving and creative teachers. Learn more about our outstanding faculty!

Featured Donors

Main Street is fortunate to receive financial contributions from many outstanding organizations. Thank you for your support!

Latest News

Cox and Main Street partner to curb summer learning loss

Summer learning loss is a growing problem in today’s society, particularly in low-income populations. The average summer learning loss in math and reading for American students amounts to one month per year. More troubling is that it disproportionately affects low-income students: they lose two months of reading skills, while their higher-income peers make slight gains. […]

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Keller Williams Capital Properties Visits Main Street

Significant Volunteer Efforts a Hallmark of Real Estate Firm’s RED Day Celebration On Thursday, 22 volunteers descended upon Main Street Child Development Center (Main Street) from Keller Williams Capital Properties’ Fairfax offices. To celebrate RED Day 2014, Keller Williams’ annual day of service, the firm’s affiliates shut down worldwide so that employees can serve local […]

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Main Street Recognized for Inclusive Practices

On Tuesday, March 25, Main Street Child Development Center was recognized by Fairfax County Public Schools with an Exemplary Inclusive Practices Award for continually demonstrating exemplary inclusive practices for students with disabilities. Awards also were given to Bonnie Brae Elementary School and Halley Elementary School. Main Street is the first center to be recognized with […]

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Katherine Pardo Polo Named Main Street Administrative Assistant

March 18, 2014 – Each and every supporter who visits Main Street Child Development Center is met by a warm greeting and a welcoming smile belonging to Katherine Pardo Polo, who was hired as a full-time employee at Main Street in June 2009 after a brief stint as a volunteer. As our staff, Board members […]

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Main Street Welcomes Jim Dempsey as Development Coordinator

February 10, 2014 – The Board of Directors of the Main Street Child Development Center has named Jim Dempsey as Development Coordinator. Mr. Dempsey comes to Main Street Child Development Center by way of Community Lodgings, a non-profit organization that lifts families from homelessness and instability to independence and self-sufficiency, where he spent five years, […]

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