This is not only because of the unsurpassed academic curriculum that is offered to all children, but also because of the plethora of on-site attractions which make this facility unmatched to any other. BeanTree Learning is a 21,000 square foot establishment, privately owned and operated by Jennifer Bower, who has a long standing background in curriculum and instruction. Her resume includes working for more than a decade as the Associate Headmaster for a prestigious K-12 private school in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as serving as the President for seven years at a multi-market child care center.
“BeanTree Learning was carefully crafted to be a revolutionary, one-of-a-kind school offering an unparalleled educational environment for children,” says Bower. “My career and professional experience helped me create a school that had no boundaries in terms of design, size and impact. My motivation gained steam after having my son and feeling guilty and isolated when I could not find a suitable preschool for him to attend. I had no limitations when designing BeanTree; it is the school I always dreamed of owning.”
And a dream, it is. What makes this establishment shine brighter than the rest is not hard to see. The front entrance includes state-ofthe- art biometric fingerprinting, a fully staffed front entrance and 32-closed circuit video monitors which can be viewed as soon as you walk through the door. Four directors are on site each day to be sure everything runs smoothly and safely. Short on time? BeanTree offers an on-site hair salon so weekend appointments won’t take up your quality time with the little ones. There is the International Market and Café, Pagoda Theatre, Olympic Gym, Global Courtyard, Literacy Loft, Art Studio, Tech Hub and Music Hall. Outdoors, you will find a water park, outdoor garden and six age-appropriate play areas for children to enjoy the outdoors. “Our creative campus for children offers an environment where an exciting world awaits every single child who learns by doing.”
BeanTree takes pride in the staff that operates the facility. “We are designed to be unique and one of a kind in every way from hiring only college degreed, experienced educators to forming a talented team of fulltime directors. We provide ongoing in-service training year round to our entire teaching staff, and we work diligently each and every day to meet and exceed our own demanding standards.” Teachers are able to focus on the most important part of their day by giving all of their attention to the children. BeanTree uses a catering service to provide nutritious and balanced foods to their children, as well as a full time housekeeping staff to keep the classrooms and surrounding areas virtually spotless.
BeanTree offers small class sizes which foster the child-teacher relationship and includes classes such as Spanish, Art, Music and Technology. These classes are taught daily in 30-minute, rotating increments. Full-day kindergarten hosts a program that exceeds the Virginia Standards of Learning. It is no secret that Northern Virginia is known for excellence in academics and home to competitive schools. BeanTree assists in preparing these young learners for their future endeavors. “Many of our BeanTree Kindergarten graduates are accepted into challenging, competitive private schools throughout the D.C. metropolitan area.”
BeanTree first opened its doors in Ashburn, Virginia in 2005. A year long wait list was created after only 16 months of business, which allowed Jennifer to expand her dream to open yet another campus in Chantilly, Virginia in 2007. “We are committed to making a significant and lasting impact in the lives of young children through our innovative approach with our curriculum and making a lasting impression with our revolutionary, state-of-the art campus. Our goal is to provide extraordinary educational offerings specific to each child’s growing needs and to continue to provide our team of professionals with the training they need to maintain their edge.”
BeanTree Learning offers one-on-one guided tours by appointment at both locations every day of the week. Both facilities are open from 6:30am-7:00pm, Monday through Friday, in order to cater to the commuting families of Loudoun County.
Stop by one of their locations and “Discover the BeanTree Difference.”
BEANTREE LEARNING CENTERS
43629 Greenway Corporate Dr Ashburn 571.223.3110
5003 Westone Plaza Chantilly 703.961.8222
ANN NERI GAUSE: Ann has been a middle school counselor for 5 years with Loudoun County Public Schools. She graduated from Ferrum College in 2002 and went on to complete her Master of Arts Degree in Psychological Services K-12 from Marymount University in 2005. Ann currently resides in Leesburg with her husband Joey, their son Ashton and dog Charlie