703-930-9043 (Admissions)

1509 Leslie Avenue Alexandria, VA 22301  

420 Hume Avenue Alexandria, VA 22301  


Enriching and Nurturing 

Learn Why We’re Voted Best Daycare and Preschool in Alexandria!


Welcome to Discovery Time Learning Center

About Us

Established in 2014, we have been dedicated to providing high quality early childhood education to infants, toddlers and preschoolers in our daycare and preschool in Alexandria using our research-based curriculum and highly trained teaching team. 

We encourage parent involvement at all age levels and offer a variety of parent-oriented activities throughout the year. In addition, we have an open door policy and secure classroom cameras that allow parents to view their child from anywhere at anytime. 

Our program is open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. and offers full-time care and part-time care options at two convenient locations.  

Our program is Nationally Accredited!

Discovery Time Learning Center is ranked as a 2019 and 2020 top and best daycare and preschool in Alexandria, VA in Northern Virginia Magazine. Congratulations to our entire team at our Del Ray location!

Our Programs


Hands-On Science! Our weekly STEM enrichment is included with tuition and begins in our preschool classroom. Each morning, our teachers lead our children through exploring open ended materials as part of the daily STEM station and ‘tray play. Classroom lessons build upon the open exploration as children engage in STEM enrichment.

Music Class

Our Music for Life music program teacher visits every classroom each week to immerse little musicians in a varied musical experience. Children have opportunities to sing, sign, dance, listen, and play instruments from all over the world. Children in our preschool program are offered the additional opportunity to begin piano lessons and love performing at our Spring Music Recital.

PowerTots and Gymnastics

In our weekly gymnastics class, children are exposed to a range of special motor skills with a clear emphasis on the joy of movement, evident by Ms. Kelly’s energetic enthusiasm. The PowerTots program is designed to encourage whole body exercise, including development in strength, flexibility, and coordination for children 18 months and older.

Our Expert People

Our Teachers

The Discovery Time Difference

  • Safe & Secure Facilities    
  • Passionate Teaching Team

  • Part-Time (16 Months+) & Full-Time Options

  • Nationally Recognized Curriculum

  • Saturday Parents' Night Out 

  • Classroom Cameras for Parents 

  • Nutritious Catered Meals

  • Electronic Daily Reports

  • Nationally Accredited (DTLC) NECPA

  • Soccer, Music, Gymnastics & Dance Enrichment

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