Ms. Karla Cova - Alexandria VA Licensed Family Day Home

Colonial Springs Court, Alexandria VA 22306
(703) 969-6220
1 Review

About the Provider

Description: Ms. Karla Cova is a Licensed Family Day Home in Alexandria VA, with a maximum capacity of 7 children. The home-based daycare service helps with children in the age range of 0 years to 12 years 11 months. The provider does not participate in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 7
  • License Number: 1077078
  • Age Range: 0 years to 12 years 11 months
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: Virginia Dept of Social Services - Division of Licensing Programs
  • District Office Phone: (800) 543-7545 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Shelly Bell Aug 20, 2015
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

Karla appears to be a great provider until you have questions about what's going on at the center. The space is colorful and her assistant is really kind. I would recommend Karla for toddlers, but not for infants. My 10 month old has been enrolled there for three months. We decided to pull her out after several instances of diarrhea that was only happening at the center. The last straw was Karla leaving her in her car seat too long.

There are a few things that parents should know before choosing Karla as a provider.

-The price is reasonable
-Karla can get defensive if you ask questions about her practices or rules.
-Karla does not allow parents to come into the house when dropping off and picking up their children. Each time she or her assistant will greet you at the door or bring the child outside or have the children waiting outside.
-Karla is not consistent with giving receipts for payment or daily activity sheets.
-Karla is best with toddlers. With infants she leaves them in their car seats too long resulting in lots of soiled clothes due to neglect.
-Karla does not inform parents when a child at the center has/has had a communicable virus.

Even though I have heard parents complain about their toddler's experience none has been as extreme as my experience with an infant. Karla's staff is really nice. Her daughter's are involved with the children sometimes and they appear to be great kids as well.

Be sure to ask lots of questions upfront and hold her accountable for sending home notices of communicable virus and daily activities.

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