Half or All Day Preschool in Northern Virginia

Welcome to Open Door Learning Center at the Paxton Campus!

One of the finest full-day and half-day preschools in Northern Virginia. For children with and without special needs and behavior challenges. 

 Teaching children of all abilities, ages 2-7 years. Click here for the main website!

Come visit our half-day or full-day preschool in historic Leesburg, VA (minutes from Ida Lee Park)

Open Door Learning Center is a preschool located on the Paxton Campus in Leesburg, Virginia. We have all-day and half-day preschool openings for children 2 years old to 7 years old. Our daily schedule offers a wide variety of activities including: learning exploration centers, fine motor skill development, interactive music activities, social skills building, library time, outside play and a whole lot more!

Teaching practices at the school are derived primarily from applied behavior analysis (ABA) and include positive reinforcement, direct instruction, continuous measurement of learning, and strategic data analysis based on graphic displays. We offer a wide range of enriching activities to meet the individual needs of each preschool child, focusing on building each child’s emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills. Our various teaching methods include hands-on natural environment teaching, traditional classroom instruction, and individualized instruction.

Our goal is for each preschool student to master all developmental milestones and/or mastery of our Starfall Standards prior to preschool graduation and entering our or a county kindergarten program. Mastering the learning blocks skills, will ensure that our students have what’s necessary to thrive in a mainstream Kindergarten environment. Our program offers students the unique opportunity to learn behavioral, social and pre-academic skills in a natural environment (play-based) setting through the use of Applied Behavior Analysis techniques. At Open Door Learning Center, we individualize each child’s educational experience so that EVERY child can succeed!

We are an intentionally inclusive preschool for kids with and without disabilities. Our innovative approach, small group teaching and reduced ratios, and our passion to help children of all abilities exceed in everything they do, are what make our school so unique.


Conversations during lunchtime provide excellent opportunities for friends to bond with one another.  Parents of children enrolled in our Half-Day Program can sign their child up to participate in our “Daily Lunch Social” for additional interaction with friends and teachers; a perfect occasion for children to learn and model appropriate table manners, meal etiquette and social skills.



Using a curriculum that was developed specifically for ODLC, rising Kindergarteners enrolled in our All-Day Program participate in an afternoon social skills program that focuses on key skillsets (through “speaker” and “listener” play activities) that are needed for children to develop the ability to begin and sustain interaction with their friends.



Each child’s learning experiences are individualized to meet his or her academic and social needs. By challenging students to achieve personal excellence they learn to become contributing members of the classroom. Your child will flourish in our preschool and kindergarten programs. Open Door offers your child a safe and exciting environment for exploring their world. We believe the natural curiosity of children should be nurtured from an early age. Each child will engage in imaginative play, creativity, and experiential experiences, while learning to master our standards-based curricula. Our teachers provide children with challenges and opportunities to learn by carefully selecting materials and equipment that reflect the developmental needs of the children, encourage their current interests, and spark new ones. See our schedules above to learn more about what your children are doing each day. Your child will thrive in our Learning Centers designed to inspire children to explore, ask questions, predict and integrate their learning.


Our teachers follow a clear and developmentally-appropriate curriculum interpreting: Early Literacy (phonics, concepts of print, comprehension and writing); Math Skills and Concepts; Social Studies; Science; Social-emotional Development; Creative Arts; Physical Movement; Health; Technology; and more!

Supporting families and maximizing the potential of children of ALL abilities so that they may THRIVE in the community” – Mission of The Arc of Loudoun at Paxton Campus

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