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Knight Point Systems Sponsors the Robert E. Simon, Jr. Children’s Center

July 18, 2015 – Reston, VA – As a Platinum Sponsor, Knight Point Systems is excited to be a part of the Robert E. Simon, Jr. Children’s Center grand opening at its new location in Reston, VA.

While the Center’s move remained within the limits of Reston, it allowed for an expansion of 3,000 square feet. In addition to this year marking the Center’s 25th year anniversary, it was also the milestone for being at the location where it was considered a “hidden treasure” in Reston. Attending the ceremony were families and local dignitaries including Reston founder Robert “Bob” E. Simon, U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-11), Del. Ken Plum (D-36), State Sen. Janet Denison Howell (D-32), Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins (D-Hunter Mill) and others. A Community Open House was held after the ceremony.

“The conclusion has been education starts primarily in the home, the peer group, and school room. When you think about it, the first years are the most important years,” said Mr. Simon. The real estate visionary bought 6,750 acres in Fairfax County in 1961. In the past 50 years, the Reston community has grown to include nearly 60,000 residents and about 60,000 daily workers. Mr. Simon had his 101st birthday this year, and took the opportunity to tour the preschool’s new facility.

The “Simon Center” meets the educational and social needs of children ages 3 months to 5 years (Pre-K). The Simon Center preschool classes have learning centers that include art, reading, dramatic play, science, math, computers, sensory, music, etc. Children are encouraged to explore and choose activities to foster their development in all these areas. The Simon Center opened in January 1990 as part of the Reston Area Child Care Consortium, a consortium of employers, community residents, parents, educators, and varied professionals concerned about the childcare needs in the community. The center is licensed by the state of Virginia, and has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) since August 2000.

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