High Quality
Early Education Provider

High Quality
Early Education Provider

CCCC is a non-profit parent cooperative committed to quality early education and compassionate childcare.


Voted “Best of NoVa” by Northern Virginia Magazine in 2022, CCCC has been serving young families since 1987.

3650 South Glebe Road, Suite 170, Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 979 2770

Contact: Faye Gravina faye@crystalcitychildrenscenter.org

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Welcome to Crystal City Children's Center


Welcome to Crystal City Children’s Center! CCCC is a year-round, licensed early learning center conveniently located in Arlington, VA near the Potomac Yard metro stop.

About Us

About Us

CCCC was established in 1987 by a group of parents who worked for the federal government. These parents wanted a nurturing, high-quality childcare setting for their children.

Our Teachers

Our Teachers

CCCC teaching professionals are passionately committed to their profession and to the Center’s children. The average tenure of our teachers at CCCC is 8 years. Teachers can enroll in 401Ks.

CCCC follows a philosophy that emphasizes the importance of learning through play activities that are consistent with the development of the child.

Professional childcare and education to young children with a philosophy that emphasizes the importance of learning through play.

We believe the Early years are the most formative years in a child’s life.

Infants Age:

12 weeks to 1 year
Child/Teacher Ratio: 3:1
Class Size: 9


Age: 1 year to 2 years
Child/Teacher Ratio: 3:1
Class Size: 9


Age: 2 years to 3 years
Child/Teacher Ratio: 5:1
Class Size: 10


Age: 3 years to 4 years
Child/Teacher Ratio: 8:1
Class Size: 16


Age: 4 years to 5 years
Child/Teacher Ratio: 10:1
Class Size: 20

What do People Think of CCCC?

We highly recommend Crystal City Children’s Center!! Yes, it took some time to get a spot for our newborn, but it was well worth the wait. We LOVED our experience there!

JH mother of an infant

The teachers are very nurturing and want to ensure that the children are actually learning and able to apply the things that they learn to every day life. I know my daughter is going to be well prepared when she goes to Kindergarten.

AL, mother of a 4 year old

My children have attended this center for many years and have received the best care! Outstanding, caring staff, curriculum that really prepares children each step of the way up to kindergarten, lots of toys and materials in the classroom for children to explore, field trips, and a beautiful environment – this place really has it all! I can’t recommend it highly enough.

LB mother of Pre-K and 3 year old