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Marva Collins Cottage School

A Community of Learners

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 - Science Wiz
    Mon, Mar 20
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Mar 20, 10:30 AM EDT – Jun 12, 11:30 AM EDT
    shared privately w/ registered families, Falls Church, VA, USA
    Calling all preschoolers ages 2-4 years who love experiments, explosions and slime! The spring playgroup theme is Science Wiz. The $20 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!
  • 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
    Calling all 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!
  • Open House
    Thu, Aug 31
    Our Classroom
    Aug 31, 6:00 PM
    Our Classroom
    Happy Birthday Mrs. Collins! 1936 - 2015
  • Primary Pals
    Tue, Sep 05
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Sep 05, 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.
  • Primary Pals
    Wed, Sep 06
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Sep 06, 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.
  • Primary Pals
    Thu, Sep 07
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Sep 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.
  • Eager Readers Literacy Club
    Thu, Sep 07
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Sep 07, 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!
  • Primary Pals
    Fri, Sep 08
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Sep 08, 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.
  • Makers Series: Homes Around the World
    Mon, Sep 11
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Sep 11, 10:30 AM EDT – Sep 15, 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 11, 13, and 15 at 10:30-11:30 am.
  • Eager Readers Literacy Club
    Thu, Sep 14
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Sep 14, 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!
  • Wee Love Math™
    Mon, Sep 18
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Sep 18, 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!
  • Eager Readers Literacy Club
    Thu, Sep 21
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Sep 21, 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!
  • Imagineers
    Wed, Sep 27
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Sep 27, 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.
  • Eager Readers Literacy Club
    Thu, Sep 28
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Sep 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
    Fri, Sep 29
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Sep 29, 10:30 AM – Oct 20, 11:30 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 September 29 and October 20 at 10:30-11:30 am.
  • Wee Love Math™
    Mon, Oct 02
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Oct 02, 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
    Fri, Oct 06
    shared privately w/ registered families
    Oct 06, 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.
  • Family Information Session
    Mon, Oct 09
    Webinar
    Oct 09, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Webinar
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