New Learning Center Harnesses Imagination

A new preschool and learning center in Lansdowne is introducing Loudoun County to a teaching philosophy called Reggio Emilia.

The preschool and learning center, called Reggio’s Treehouse, aims to guide the intellectual curiosity of students and prepare them to become self-directed learners who have a positive image of themselves, their peers and a deep respect for their environment. The center offers daytime programs for students age 3 months old to 5 years old, in addition to before- and after-school programs that delve into project-based learning and enrichment programs that incorporate community service, music, sports, yoga, dance and foreign language.

The learning center’s executive director, Ayesha Kasuri, has taught for 20 years. Most recently, she established and operated two pre-primary and primary Reggio Emilia and International Baccalaureate schools.

Reggio’s Treehouse will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, for families to get a glimpse of the Reggio Emilia teaching model. The classrooms will be set up as “exploring environments” and each child will be allotted an hour to let their imagination take control and direct their own learning. Families are encouraged to sign up for a time slot at

Reggio’s Treehouse is located at 19455 Deerfield Ave, Suite 101, in Lansdowne. Learn more at or call 703-344-2551.

A classroom in Reggio’s Treehouse [Contributed photo]

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