Premier Preschool & Child Care in Ashburn, VA

The Compass School Ashburn Campus

The Compass School, a leading preschool in Ashburn, proudly opened its doors in 2013 to families seeking high-quality Reggio-Inspired early childhood education and child care in Loudoun County. Our Ashburn preschool and child care center has a capacity of 200 children and offers flexible full and part-time year-round programs suitable for infants all the way up to school-age children.

In addition to the warm and engaging classroom spaces, The Compass School of Ashburn has an atelier for small group art projects, a light and shadow studio, and an indoor gross motor space for active play when the weather isn’t cooperating. In 2017, a fun “rec room” was created for children enrolled in after-school care in Ashburn, and for summer campers to enjoy. This area includes air hockey, foosball, pop-a-shot, a shuffleboard table, a ring toss game, a fish bowl toss game and more (don’t worry Moms and Dads, you’re invited to join in the fun!).

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The Reggio Emilia approach

The Reggio Emilia approach to education has been at the forefront of early childhood education for over 40 years (Rinaldi, C. 2006. In dialogue with Reggio Emilia: Listening, researching and learning).  This philosophy is rooted in a strong image of children as capable, rich in potential, and full of interests and ideas about the world around them.  Teachers at The Compass School of Ashburn seek to inspire learning by encouraging creative exploration and collaboration between children in a welcoming, community-based school environment. For more information about what it means to be ‘Reggio-Inspired’, please click here.

Reggio Emilia Preschool & Child Care in Ashburn, VA

In order to best serve the needs of our Ashburn, VA community, we offer a variety of programs for children from six weeks to twelve years of age. Use the links below to learn more.

Programs for Infants

Toddlers & Twos

Preschool & Pre-K Programs

Kindergarten Enrichment

Before & After School Care

Summer Camp

Afterschool & Summer Camp in Loudoun County, VA

Serving Ashburn, Leesburg, Sterling and surrounding Loudoun County communities. Transportation is currently offered for elementary students between The Compass School of Ashburn and select Loudoun County schools, including Ashburn Elementary, Cedar Lane Elementary, Discovery Elementary, John W. Tolbert Jr. Elementary, Newton-Lee Elementary, Seldens Landing Elementary, and Steuart Weller Elementary schools making our Reggio Emilia school easily accessible for parents in Ashburn area.

The Compass Schools’ Ashburn campus is conveniently located at 44128 Navajo Drive, across from Ashbrook Commons Plaza (Harris Teeter) and near the intersection of Ashburn Village Boulevard and Russell Branch Parkway. We are just a five-minute drive from the great restaurants at One Loudoun.

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Sarah Slater – Executive Director

Sarah joined our administrative team in 2019, though she has been part of our community for a few years longer as a parent with a child enrolled in our program. She holds her Masters in Teaching from Belmont University, and she also has significant PhD coursework in Teaching and Teacher Education from George Mason University.  Sarah has several years combined of elementary teaching experience in Loudoun County Public Schools and Fairfax County Public Schools, and also as a lead educator in a preschool setting.  She is a strong advocate of child-centered project-based learning, and is excited to use her experiences to help Compass students be well positioned for success in LCPS Kindergarten and beyond.

What Ashburn Parents Have to Say

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Brittany has experience teaching developmental play as a music and art teacher for children up to five years old. She also has experience in tutoring adults in English and computer science. Brittany graduated with a B.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. She ultimately chose to work with young children because she enjoys watching them grow and learn to express themselves and their interests. When she is not at Compass, Brittany enjoys watching movies, reading books, and writing about super heroes. She also has two cats- Charlie and Adrian, and has spent a great deal of her time volunteering for an animal rescue organization in Virginia Beach.

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