Reston Children's Center

Before & After School Care

Our Before and After School Program offers children a unique environment where they can learn, play, and explore.

Serving children ages Five years to twelve years old.

Our professional well-educated experienced staff strives to get to know each child as a unique individual, instilling self-confidence, while making RCC a fun and rewarding place to be with a special clubhouse feel.

The program features a rotating schedule of exciting daily clubs, field trips, and numerous free play opportunities. The children are encouraged to “choose their own adventures” inside of our open flexible environment, forging valuable friendships and learning important life lessons along the way.  Children are also able to enjoy quiet areas for homework and free art, as well as reading time. 

Programs Include:

Before School, After School, Before & After  School & All this options with or without School Out Days.

Busing may be available to the following Elementary School for K – 6th grade:

Aldrin, Armstrong, Crossfield, Sunrise Valley, Fox Mil,

Hunters Woods. 

School Out Only Program:

If you don’t need regular care RCC has this option that covers Winter/Spring Break, FCPS Holidays, meals included. 


Our facilities include a large open indoor space, complete with a cozy children’s library, homework area, educational toys, board games, computers, and tables for healthy snacks and meals prepared in our own RCC kitchen. We also offer a large wooded outdoor area complete with our large RCC Children’s Garden, fenced sports court, wooden decks, sandbox, picnic benches, environmentally friendly “green” playground, and plenty of trees with ample shade.

We maintain a 1:15 teacher-to-child ratio, providing opportunities for children to work with teachers on a one-to-one basis, or in small or large groups.

We provide care for children during regular RCC hours, opening at 6:30 am and closing at 6:30 pm. RCC provides school bus transportation to various elementary schools in the Reston area, escorting our children to and from their respective buses each day. Breakfast and an afternoon snack are provided, with a warm lunch on full days.

A unique facet of our program is that we provide care on many days when Fairfax County public schools are closed, including winter and spring breaks, teacher work days, and most snow days. A variety of field trips and activities are planned for these days.

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Weekly Clubs

Lego Club

Students utilize Lego and teamwork in a variety of STEM activities that challenge them to think critically and creatively. In Lego Club, students build everything from balloon-powered cars, ziplines, inclined planes, boats, and more. 

Art House

An RCC staple, Ms. Pat Mac returns and helps students explore their creative side with a variety of amazing art projects.


Students build good sportsmanship and get their sweat on with unique physical activities and games not usually done on other school days.


Boutique Club

Does your child ever dream of running their own business selling something they love? This club helps explore that idea and teaches young entrepreneurs how to take an idea and turn it into a business. Students work together in small groups to create a product, a business plan, and a storefront to sell everything. At the end of the session, students show off their hard work with our very own “RCC Farmer’s Market.”

Cooking Club

Students dive into the wonderful world of cooking! In this club we learn how to cook snacks and desserts while exploring the importance of reading instructions, measuring ingredients, and kitchen safety. All recipes are nut-free.

Tech Club

Students explore education through technology using iPads and different apps. Learn how to create a stop motion movie, your own interactive game, and more. 

Our program


Membership in the Before and After School Program gives “In-House Families” the first chance to enroll for our very popular RCC Summer Camp.

Teacher and Girl Students
School Meals

RCC provides fresh daily meals, including:

Hot launches are provided by RCC’s kitchen, as well as breakfast, morning snack and afternoon snack. RCC participates in the USDA CACFP Program.


I am a parent of RCC and my son Ben has really enjoyed being there. He was in the preschool for 2 years and this year is in the Kindergarten program which has been wonderful for him. He is a social little guy so the open environment with the preschool was perfect place for him to learn and make his own choices. Thanks RCC.

Fondly - Heather

Non-Discrimination Policy

Reston Children’s Center does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, physical or mental health, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected by law, and is in compliance with all requirements of law and regulations with respect to the provision of services, employment decisions and volunteer participation.