LANK is currently closed due to the pandemic. However, we still welcome inquiries for future enrollment.
Welcome To LANK!
Where Curiosity is Cultivated
Founded in 1965, Lake Anne Nursery Kindergarten was Reston’s first preschool under the “New Town Plan” created by Reston’s founder, Robert E. Simon.
For over 50 years, LANK has had a rich tradition of providing an exceptional preschool experience in the Northern Virginia community. Our school has thrived in Reston by providing children with a welcoming, safe and stimulating environment. Our children, parents, and teachers exude happiness as we experience a child's first learning journey together. This is a time for children to play with enthusiasm, explore the environment, ask questions, and seek out new friendships. We are very glad to have you join us during this wonderful adventure!
Our Preschool Programs
At LANK our history combined with innovation continues to set us apart and informs how we approach the school day. Our school is committed to play-based learning because of the joy it affords our young learners. Visit any classroom area and you will see smiles abound, and a zest for the day! Whether observing the steps in making a pumpkin pie, or exploring shapes on a classroom light table, our students feel at ease and at home.
Children are encouraged to ask questions, problem solve and explore the environment using their senses. Our wooded surrounding lends itself to hands-on learning as children explore the life cycle of trees, observe birds in their natural habitat, and collect acorns with glee! STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) is emphasized as it encourages creative thinking, imagination, and playfulness.
Our days are planned with purpose, and accompanying activities are developmentally appropriate for children in their first school years.
Education at LANK is a joyful journey filled with success and validation, while providing the skills children need to succeed in elementary school and beyond. Our hands-on approach is enhanced by the guidance of dedicated, loving and passionate educators. Our school is located on 2 ½ wooded acres which allows our children to fully engage with nature and appreciate the beauty around us. LANK offers a variety of preschool programs for children aged 18 months to 5 years of age. Enjoy visiting each of the programs below!
Preschool Programs For Children
18 Months - 5 Years
- JM. Burke
"If you are searching for a preschool that will inspire a love of learning that will last well beyond the preschool years, then I encourage you to visit LANK."
- C. Moreno Hines
"My three children have all been LANK students, and we have been so happy with every experience at this wonderful school..."
- G. Bayse
"Joan Wain and her staff do a phenomenal job of providing a nurturing and educational experience for the children there..."
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