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Marva Collins Cottage School

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At Marva Collins Cottage School, we engage students' passions and growing sense of purpose. We will teach the skills necessary for life success and inspire students to contribute positively to the community. We embrace the 'learn by doing' philosophy. Check out our site to discover all that we have to offer!

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See a class your child would love, but can't make the date?

No problem!  Gather your friends and family and pick a date and time that at least three appropriately aged children can attend and email Ms. Amaya.  If she can make your date work, she would be delighted to teach your group as a private class.  Have an altogether different class in mind? It's very likely she could teach that too. Just reach out and ask!

“Follow the child.”

Maria Montessori

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Upcoming Events

  • Little City Preschool Playgroup - Nature Detectives
    Little City Preschool Playgroup - Nature Detectives
    Wed, Aug 23
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Aug 23, 10:30 AM EDT – Nov 15, 11:30 AM EST
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Aug 23, 10:30 AM EDT – Nov 15, 11:30 AM EST
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Calling preschoolers ages 2-4 years who love all things outdoors! The fall playgroup theme is Nature Detectives. The Family Membership includes ALL of the preschoolers in your family. Join us with your caregiver for circle time, a hands-on activity, and outdoor play!
  • Makers Series: Homes Around the World
    Makers Series: Homes Around the World
    Sat, Sep 30
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Sep 30, 10:30 AM EDT – Oct 14, 11:30 AM EDT
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Sep 30, 10:30 AM EDT – Oct 14, 11:30 AM EDT
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Children ages 6-9 years will discover the many types of structures people call home around the world. Using the engineering design process, they will design and build their own unique home. This is a three-part class on September 30, October 7 and 14 at 10:30-11:30 am.
  • Eager Readers Literacy Club
    Eager Readers Literacy Club
    Sat, Oct 28
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Oct 28, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Oct 28, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Small group instruction for emergent readers beginning their phonemic awareness journey. Learners will experience phonics-based instruction in an environment that fosters a love of literature!
  • Coding Unplugged Level 1: Algorithms
    Coding Unplugged Level 1: Algorithms
    Sat, Nov 04
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Nov 04, 10:30 AM – Nov 24, 10:30 AM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Nov 04, 10:30 AM – Nov 24, 10:30 AM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Children ages 5-7 years will explore the first aspect of coding, algorithms. Worried about screen time? This series is unplugged, without the use of devices! This is a two-part class on November 4th and 24th at 10:30-11:30 am.
  • STEM Day!
    STEM Day!
    Tue, Nov 07
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Nov 07, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Nov 07, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Arlington Public Schools are closed, but we're open for all day STEM fun! Students ages 5-8 years will experience hands-on activities and challenges sure to delight any budding scientist, engineer, or mathematician. Theme: TBA
  • Primary Pals
    Primary Pals
    Tue, Nov 07
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Nov 07, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Nov 07, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Have an appointment or meeting you can't miss? Need to focus on homeschool with another child in your family? Looking for a fun, safe & educational environment for a few hours? MCCS offers Primary Pals, a half day, drop-in enrichment program, for ages 3-7 years.
  • Wee Love Math™
    Wee Love Math™
    Sat, Nov 11
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Nov 11, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Nov 11, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Children ages 3-7 are invited to join us for a fun and experiential math class. Whether the desire is to reinforce a concept or take on a new challenge, there's something for every mathematician! This is a recurring class with different lessons every time...sign up for as many days as you'd like!
  • Tell Me A Story
    Tell Me A Story
    Sat, Nov 18
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Nov 18, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Nov 18, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Children ages 5-7 years will learn about the art of storytelling. Does every story need to follow an arc? Are books meant to always teach a lesson? As they explore wordless picture books and story cards, the students will create their own stories and answer these and other questions for themselves.
  • Free Play Day!
    Free Play Day!
    Sat, Nov 25
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Nov 25, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Nov 25, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Does your child (ages 3-7) love exploring the shelves and bins at MCCS? Join us for self-directed play! That's right, this is 'choose your own adventure' style. Ms. Amaya will guide and demonstrate how to safely and successfully use materials, but that's it. Hip hip hooray for free play!
  • Celebrations of Light Around the World
    Celebrations of Light Around the World
    Sat, Dec 02
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Dec 02, 2023, 10:30 AM – Jan 06, 2024, 11:30 AM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Dec 02, 2023, 10:30 AM – Jan 06, 2024, 11:30 AM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Each week children ages 6-9 years will learn about holiday celebrations of light. As we adventure around the world, we will also learn traditional holiday songs on the handbells. This is a six-week class on Saturdays, December 2 - January 6 at 10:30-11:30a.
  • Free Play Day!
    Free Play Day!
    Sat, Mar 02
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Mar 02, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Mar 02, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    DoeDoes your child (ages 3-7) love exploring the shelves and bins at MCCS? Join us for self-directed play! That's right, this is 'choose your own adventure' style. Ms. Amaya will guide and demonstrate how to safely and successfully use materials, but that's it. Hip hip hooray for free play!
  • Robotics Level 1
    Robotics Level 1
    Sat, Mar 09
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Mar 09, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Mar 09, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Children ages 5-7 years will explore computer science and robotics with programmable floor robots. Students are able to learn algorithms, sequencing and problem solving.
  • Primary Pals
    Primary Pals
    Fri, Mar 15
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Mar 15, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Mar 15, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Have an appointment or meeting you can't miss? Need to focus on homeschool with another child in your family? Looking for a fun, safe & educational environment for a few hours? MCCS offers Primary Pals, a half day, drop-in enrichment program, for ages 3-7 years.
  • STEM Day!
    STEM Day!
    Fri, Mar 15
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Mar 15, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Mar 15, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Arlington Public Schools are closed, but we're open for all day STEM fun! Students ages 5-8 years will experience hands-on activities and challenges sure to delight any budding scientist, engineer, or mathematician. Theme: TBA
  • Coding Unplugged Level 2: Active Algorithms
    Coding Unplugged Level 2: Active Algorithms
    Sat, Mar 16
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Mar 16, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Mar 16, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Children ages 7-9 years will explore the first aspect of coding, algorithms. Let's get active in the outdoors! Worried about screen time? This series is unplugged, without the use of devices! Prerequisite: Level 1
  • Riddle Me This???
    Riddle Me This???
    Sat, Mar 23
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Mar 23, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Mar 23, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Calling all lovers of riddles, brain teasers, breakout rooms and math puzzles! In this class, children ages 6-9 years will enhance their critical thinking and problem solving skills with mind-bending exercises sure to delight those who love a challenge!
  • Imagineers
    Imagineers
    Sat, Mar 30
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Mar 30, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Mar 30, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Children ages 5-7 who love to build and create are invited to join us for a class fit for a budding engineer! This is a recurring class with different lessons every time...sign up for as many days as you'd like.
  • Egg Hunt and Crafts
    Egg Hunt and Crafts
    Sat, Mar 30
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Mar 30, 2024, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Mar 30, 2024, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Children ages 3-7 years and their caregivers are invited to an egg hunt and craft activities with MCCS! Sweet treats and tiny treasures will be hidden in the eggs. This is NOT a nut-free event and will be held outdoors.
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